Create Your Ideal Riding Schedule

02
Jun
2015

Do you fit your rides in with your day to day schedule….or do you fit in everything else around your bike rides?

I’ve talked a whole lot about living with your core values in mind, and how it helps you make the right decisions and know where to focus your time and energy.  Well if you’re like me and hold your cycling as a major core value, then I hope you’ve prioritized it into your day and are out there riding when you want and when you have the most energy.

Cycling and Core Values

I love mornings, but would absolutely dislike having to get up and ride at 5:00AM so that I’m back in time to get ready for my day.   Efff that.  If you could choose your ideal riding time, what would it be?

What I can tell you is that no matter how many reasons or excuses you have for not being able to ride at your ideal time…..it’s totally possible to do so.

When you hold it tightly as a personal core value, your attitude and decision making enable it to happen.  Sometimes it may take a little work to convince others to bend to your plans, but the results are worth every word.

Are you a nine to fiver in an office, but would love to ride at 10:00AM?  Make a deal with those in charge so that they let you fulfil your core value, and their core value of increased productivity from you will significantly rise.  Oh, and make sure they install a shower for you as well.

If it is really a core value of yours, the Universe will align the dots to make it all come together for you.

Photo c/o www.invisiblehillcycling.com.

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4 Responses to “ Create Your Ideal Riding Schedule ”

  1. Eric Hutchins on June 2, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    While there definitely are some progressive companies like that out there they are pretty scarce as far as I can tell. But that does not mean we all should not keep trying. Ask for something enough times, in enough different ways, and prove to whomever you are asking WHY it is good for them to say yes, and maybe you can make a difference. Not just in your life but others as well.

    • Darryl (@lovingthebike) on June 3, 2015 at 6:06 am

      Yeah, I wish all companies could see the benefits of having happy and healthy employees. There’s definitely some out there, but we need more to get rid of the old fashioned thinking and move forward.

  2. Bethel Strong on June 2, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Hello Darryl,
    In the Corporate World, there is no such thing as 9:00-5:00.It’s all about meeting quota’s and deadlines. How much can you do for me today?? Most Bosses would have a Heart Attack, if you said that you wanted to go ride you bike in the morning. Mine would say would you rather ride your bike or work and have a paycheck.
    While it all sounds good, in my case that would never work.
    Bethel Strong

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on June 2, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks Bethel, it really is all about attitude and belief systems. There are several successful companies who have a total flex work day where as long as the results are there, employees are able to work on their own schedule. Look at Virgin who is a huge International company and they have no set vacation days for their employees. They can take as many days as they want as long as the work is always being done.

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