As Jack Canfield and William Gladstone describe in the Golden Motorcycle Gang, you don’t have to buy into gloom & doom as December 12, 2012 approaches.
At times like these, it can be difficult to look beyond the daily news of unemployment, economic stagnation, deadlocked government, and heroes gone wrong….let alone uncertainty about ancient Mayan prophecies about the end of the world on December 12, 2012.
Luckily, there is a new book by Jack Canfield and William Gladstone, The Golden Motorcycle Gang: A Story of Transformation, which goes on sale today.
The Golden Motorcycle Gang is a fascinating and easy-to-read antidote to pessimism and feelings of powerlessness.
From skeptical to engaged
I have to admit, I usually don’t read books like The Golden Motorcycle. But, I wanted to read The Golden Motorcycle Gang because of the respect I have for its authors:
- Jack Canfield. Although we’ve never met, I’ve benefited over and over again from books that Jack Canfield has either written, coauthored, or published. I find continuing strength from blog posts like his Chunk-Down that Goal And Get Out of Overwhelm. In one sentence he (and his coauthors) changed my approach to writing–and just about everything else–when he wrote, in The Power of Focus, “Your habits determine your success.” And, like about 500 million other people around the world, I’ve benefited from several titles in the Chicken Soup for the (fill in the blank) Soul books, which Jack co-created with Mark Victor Hansen.
- William Gladstone. Although Bill Gladstone helped me, and thousand of other authors, launch their writing and publishing careers, I’m even more impressed by the decades of support he’s extended to forward thinking authors like Thom Hartmann, author of over 20 thought-provoking books, including Unequal Protection and The Last Days of Sunlight.
What ultimately attracted me to The Golden Motorcycle, however, was the fact that neither Jack Canfield or William Gladstone “had” to write a book for financial reasons.
Yes, like others, I was interested in learning about Jack’s background. And, I was also impressed by the pre-publication quote by don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements.
But, basically, what really attracted me was the idea that both authors put a lot of effort into a project that had to be a passionate labor of love, an expression of their highest calling.
The result is a deceptively easy-to-read book that has resonated with me for over two weeks…and positively influenced my outlook and behavior.
Is The Golden Motorcycle Gang for you?
There’s a lot going on in The Golden Motorcycle Gang, and a lot to takeaway. But, you can read it on many levels. You can read it as:
- A fascinating story about the backgrounds of people who have made a big difference in the lives of others.
- An introduction to a new way of thinking, and new terms such as synchronicity and transformation.
- A way of learning more about the “end of the world” prophecies on December 12, 2012.
- An example of a well-crafted story, a fable, with beautiful and memorable imagery, that any author can learn from.
- A road to personal transformation, in terms of exploring positive alternatives to apathy, negative thinking, and powerlessness.
- A compilation of resources for further study and positive action for 2012.
Like I said in the beginning, I don’t often read books like The Golden Motorcycle Gang. But, in this case, I’m glad I had an opportunity to read it. Ideas and images from it show up at unexpected times.
In fact, the less likely you are to read books like The Golden Motorcycle, the more you probably should read it!
Help transformation take place in 2012, one skeptic at a time. Action is a great antidote for uncertainty and feelings of powerlessness. Comments welcome, below.