Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment: Fifty Inspirational Stories of Adventure and Self-Discovery

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Journey to the Power Within

Illuminate your Power

Using her own story as a framework, Jansen integrates interviews with forty-nine other women whose stories illustrate a literal and symbolic common message of empowerment; how they have tapped into their power and how it has shaped their lives. They represent all disciplines of riding and come from diverse backgrounds; including one of Hollywood’s top stuntwomen, federal politicians, artists, activists, adventurers, business leaders, racers and a dental hygienist.

Erase False Beliefs and Behavior Patterns that don't Work

From an early age, cultural training teaches us societal norms and expectations; behaviors which play out in life, and in one’s approach to riding a motorcycle. Stories reflect how the environment in which we’re raised can affect our perception of our personal capabilities. The education we receive during this time will either nourish us or conceal our wild nature.

Motorcycles are introduced as vehicles of change and empowerment, illustrating how for some women, they expose undiscovered strengths and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

Jansen goes on to depict experiences where women, restless and no longer satisfied with the status quo, felt called to step outside of their comfort zone. As frightening as it was, their ability to persist and push past their comfort zone became a key contributor to their empowerment, and the rewards that came with it.

Real-life examples continue the empowerment theme by illustrating what happens when we allow our hearts to guide us and surrender our fears and perception of control. We learn lessons on faith, trust and believing in ourselves; the foundation of empowerment.

Live the Life You Were Meant to Live

Ultimately, we ride our own ride; live our own life, and cut our own path. We learn to love who we are and embody empowerment and joyful living in all aspects of our life. We learn to trust our power and gain confidence in using it effectively. It’s always there. All we have to do is call on it.

While motorcycles are the vehicle of transformation for these women, it’s not necessary to ride motorcycles or be a woman to understand the universal message in Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment. Readers see themselves repeatedly in its pages. The stories illustrate how learning to embrace and overcome life’s challenges and reap the rewards, weaves an exquisite tapestry of empowerment that becomes the picture of who we are.

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 "We're always at the beginning of some area in our lives. As a new rider, I've learned how powerful and magical an experience riding a motorcycle is. Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment captures how empowering it is to be humbled by, accept and embrace our limits and masterfully move past them. It's a perfect read for anyone who's ready to shake things up a bit." Colette Baron-Reid, Intuitive Counselor and Life Strategist, Best Selling Author of The Map, Messages From Spirit and Remembering the Future.
"Motorcycles take you out on the road. But sometimes they are the road-to new places within, and without. Here is a chorus of four dozen powerful voices (all individuals, all women, all transformed by embracing risk and joy through riding) singing the same song of truth." 
Melissa Holbrook Pierson, author of The Perfect Vehicle and The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing 
"Good motorcycling is a fine balance between precision and passion. Liz Jansen knows this, and has found that balance in this excellent book ("Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment"). Not only does she offer an explanation of a motorcycle's value by taking us on her own enlightening two-wheeled journey, but she provides understanding through sharing the experiences of dozens of women, from backgrounds as varied as the roads and trails they ride. Theirs are lives well lived, and their stories are metaphors for life itself."
Mark Richardson, Editor, Wheels, The Toronto Star, author of Zen and Now.
 
"You don't have to be a motorcyclist to appreciate the beautiful nuggets of wisdom shared by author Liz Jansen and the 49 female riders she interviewed for this book. Motorcycling may be the vehicle by which these women discovered their own life's path, but the theme of being our authentic self can resonate with each of us." 
Genevieve Schmitt, Founder/Editor, Women Riders Now
"It doesn't matter whether you're lying in a mud puddle or perched on a podium; there is an intangible bond between women and motorcycle riding that Jansen beautifully captures as she traces the journeys of a stellar cast. Her writing is like the women she brings to us: fierce, yet vulnerable."Lorraine Sommerfeld, Writer, The Toronto Star

About the Author:

My name is Liz Jansen and I help people to see that when they've mastered two wheels, they can master anything. I help them discover their strengths and explore and overcome the things that hold them back so that they can start to do what they really want with their life. Because a motorcycle has figured so prominently in my life, I use the stories and metaphors from these experiences for illustration. The Road we take is one of transformation and adventure. My motorcycle adventures supply great stories for workshops, facilitation, and when I speak about discovering your own Road to Empowerment. I’ve worked directly with corporate clients and hundreds of individuals. My network reaches across Canada, the U.S. and to Europe and Australia and New Zealand. I was introduced to motorcycling when I was 16 and my younger brothers paid $85 for a used Honda 50 to get around our farm. Little did I know at the time that my relationship with riding and personal power had begun and would be inextricably intertwined throughout my life. My first career was as an Registered Nurse. In the mid ‘70s I used to ride my motorcycle to work at the hospital. A job in Occupational Health opened doors which evolved into a career in Corporate Human Resources for an international organization. To the observer it seemed that the world was my oyster, but my life energy was ebbing away. In 2003, it was time to pursue a lifestyle that was personally more meaningful. That’s when I stepped into a new world. With motorcycling in my genetic DNA, my first gift to myself was a 2 month solo motorcycle odyssey around North America. When I returned, I founded Trillium Motorcycle Tours & Events to create the environment for others to discover their personal power and grow using the motorcycle as a means of transformation. I organized guided tours throughout Ontario and became a motorcycle instructor. I soon began drawing in elements of my corporate experience and offering networking events, workshops, coaching/facilitation and online training I discovered an interest in writing and its usefulness as a creative outlet and tool in my work Life's Road is an amazing adventure that just keeps getting better every day. I invite you to share the road with me!

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Book Description Trillium Wordworks. Paperback. Condition: New. 272 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.8in.Journey to the Power WithinIlluminate your PowerUsing her own story as a framework, Jansen integrates interviews with forty-nine other women whose stories illustrate a literal and symbolic common message of empowerment; how they have tapped into their power and how it has shaped their lives. They represent all disciplines of riding and come from diverse backgrounds; including one of Hollywoods top stuntwomen, federal politicians, artists, activists, adventurers, business leaders, racers and a dental hygienist. Erase False Beliefs and Behavior PatternsFrom an early age, cultural training teaches us societal norms and expectations; behaviors which play out in life, and in ones approach to riding a motorcycle. Stories reflect how the environment in which were raised can affect our perception of our personal capabilities. The education we receive during this time will either nourish us or conceal our wild nature. Motorcycles are introduced as vehicles of change and empowerment, illustrating how for some women, they expose undiscovered strengths and open up a whole new world of possibilities. Jansen goes on to depict experiences where women, restless and no longer satisfied with the status quo, felt called to step outside of their comfort zone. As frightening as it was, their ability to persist and push past their comfort zone became a key contributor to their empowerment, and the rewards that came with it. Discover How to Deal With Lifes CurvesEveryones life has twists and turns and Jansen and the women in Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment are no exception. One chapter is devoted to dealing with the unexpected; how women have come face to face with fear, in some cases being that of their own mortality (unrelated to motorcycles). By boldly staring down that fear and calling upon skills theyve discovered through riding, theyve become aware of even greater empowerment, extending far beyond themselves. One cannot ride motorcycles for any length of time without feeling a deep connection with Spirit. Women have been able to arrive at profound insights to overcome personal challenges, either associated directly with riding, or their experience with motorcycles has prepared them to deal with life challenges. Real-life examples continue the empowerment theme by illustrating what happens when we allow our hearts to guide us and surrender our fears and perception of control. We learn lessons on faith, trust and believing in ourselves; the foundation of empowerment. Live the Life You Were Meant to LiveJust like the hero who has found the magic elixir, when one discovers the strength of their own power, its too good to keep quiet. These women have created the space for the empowerment of others through teaching, involvement in charity and organizations and advocacy. They have created a positive ripple effect in the communities in which they live, work and play. Ultimately, one rides their own ride; lives their own life, cuts their own path. We love who we are and embody empowerment and joyful living in all aspects of our life. We learn to trust our power and gain confidence in using effectively. All we have to do is call on it. While motorcycles are the vehicle of transformation for these women, its not necessary to ride motorcycles or be a woman to understand the universal message in Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment. Readers see themselves repeatedly in its pages. The stories illustrate how learning to embrace and overcome lifes challenges and reap the rewards, weaves an exquisite tapestry of empowerment that becomes the picture of who we are. Scroll up and grab a copy today. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780987758309

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