This is a story about a midlife crisis that resulted in internal and external miracles…and the many miles that were traveled along the way.
Midlife crisis is usually joked about as the time when people buy the fancy sports and find a young, good-looking person to ride in it. But even if you don’t approach this time in that way, midlife is certainly a time to reexamine your life, make some big changes and perhaps go in a different direction.
This is the story about how one woman is doing that & is inspiring others to create their own “new journey”.
The Inner Journey
About three years ago, Soulo Entrepreneurs member, Tamela Rich came to me to help her deal with the loss of her business and to help her find a new career direction. Tamela did a lot of inner work to connect with what she really wanted to do. She had long loved to write but had, like many of us, not seen using her talent as a viable business. But as she connected with her passion, her energy returned and doors began to open for her.
She created a successful business writing for financial markets. And after having dealt with her own crisis, she decided to write about the trade offs everyone must make in life. With the financial meltdown still playing out, she’s researching the book by talking to financial traders across the country about their trade offs – personally and professionally.
She also wanted to have some fun, live a dream, and make a difference…All great midlife goals
So next week, she will start riding across the country to conduct her research, not in a shiny sports car, but on a shiny new motorcycle. Along the way she’ll be raising money for The National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Outer Journey
Of course, there were a few obstacles to realizing her dream. Minor ones like she had never ridden a motorcycle.
She had little money of her own, didn’t know many people around the country, and a few other “minor” challenges.
Oh yeah, and she didn’t have a motorcycle or the means to buy on
And some people who asked her, “What are you thinking? “ and other discouraging remarks.
But she had a dream and out of that dream has come some miracles –like the new BMW motorcycle and the dozens of “little” sponsorships from friends. strangers and businesses across the country. In the spirit of “If you build it, they will come,” her dream is coming tru
And on June 26, she will start her “outward journey” with lots of support. plenty of contacts, a book contract and a new bike. In the process, she has inspired all of us to reconnect with our passions and find a way to make a difference in the world…especially our own.
Tamela gives a new meaning to “You Rock, Biker Babe!
You can follow Tamela’s travels on Roadtrip.TamelaRich.com