October 24, 2011
I am well aware of the fact that I am currently not able to keep my weekly schedule with the blog and I also admit that I am DROWNING – in work! One person is only able to do so and so much and finally something has to give.
My own little business is picking up because we are looking into the holiday season and this is the first time I’m having to contemplate in how to move forward. It is getting too big for one person to handle. This new situation clearly presents another roadblock and new challenges for me but hey I already made it that far and things will work out. Nevertheless I am happy and I am still trying to accommodate all my other responsibilities like for example keeping everyone up to date with the progress of the To Drink the Wild Air project. I am drinking the Wild Air on a daily basis all right and as unbelievable as it sounds I still was able to contribute with a little Interview to a very special blog.
You can find my short contribution in the Blog tab at Trillium Motorcycle Tours and Events which contains the Women Rider’s Speak series.
Women Riders Speak is an interview series with female motorcyclists which appears every Monday. Through their stories, they illustrate the trans formative role motorcycling has played in their life. In this interview, Birgit Soyka of San Francisco, CA reflects on how at 51, after a riding gap of sixteen years, she reconnected with her youthful spirit.
When I read the mission statement of this blog it spoke to me immediately. I never looked at it that way because I always felt this oneness with the bikes and it took effort on my part to quit at one point in my life. However, the final statement in the About us tab in the Trillium blog is reflecting my personal journey in precise words and I am hoping that I can share my personal transition and mental transformation with others on this platform. Every transition has its own story, and there is any which way possible to change things in life when there is the willingness to do so. Read on, Trillium’s blog is full with stories well worth to be read.
Since it’s creation in 2003, Trillium’s purpose has been to create an environment which facilitates personal and professional growth through motorcycling. Hundreds of clients have enjoyed fantastic motorcycle experiences throughout the best part of Ontario, made wonderful friends and visited new places – geographically and metaphorically.
While continuing to fulfill its purpose, Trillium’s focus has changed to reflect this perspective-discovering the road to personal and professional leadership and transformation- while still retaining adventure and networking opportunities.
October 9, 2011
I have to admit – last week I was too busy to compose a blog post. Frankly, every week is busy but now the wave of my life transition has swept me of the ground and I am in free flow (so to speak).
Some blog posts ago I talked about my personal transition recipe to emphasize the must have’s for this inevitable life and career transition. To make sure to get all the ingredients to create a change in the flow of things, acting upon my inner vision and reading the appropriate books to complement my current mindset.
In the reading material section I found Jim Lindsey’s A flaw in the fabric – a travelers guide for a lost soul. I wonder what the recommendations are for a “lost” or rather inquisitive soul like mine.
An absolute must for people who want to change their lives is to apply spiritual leadership and willingness to create or to do something else. The burning desire to break out of the current rut, to do something new and create something incredible for the future. To be a visionary and to be a producer and let yourself be that person to takes charge of creating the path you will walk on.
The first step of my change was to re-connect with my youthful spirit to re-experience the thrills of my youth. For this I needed a motorcycle to travel back to that mindset. This is only a little piece of the puzzle but complements the big picture. I have to admit I am having the time of my life with the bikes.
The constant and ever present roadblock in this transition is called survival and this is the harsh truth. In other words – what to do to create money but still stay flexible in hours and involvement. I am beyond the 8 to 5 experience but I have no idea for how long. Is my current lifestyle sustainable forever? Difficult question! To combine a life transition with a career transition is double as challenging and takes a lot of contemplation, perseverance and mental strength.
My little Bird Hotel which I founded in 2006 out of my love to parrots and all other feathered creatures grew over the years into a full blown business. I am working in my own company and I never thought this would be possible. I extended our services with another business purchase and now the pressure is on. Can I make it work? Is the flow of time on my side? Is my intuitive and spiritual approach enough to carry me through the motions of business ownership? Only time will tell.
I breathe the Wild Air in any which way possible and I know that the Universe threw me onto this path to accomplish something. I have no plan to give up or to stop. Instead I will create more motion and movement to increase the speed of the transition carrying me forward.