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9 Checks for Effective Communication

Effective communication means messages passed between sender and receiver are understood as intended. On a motorcycle, that means learning how to read traffic and ride in a manner that enables them to read you. If the message isn’t getting through,

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9 Defence Mechanisms – Protective Gear of the Spirit

by Liz Jansen Defence mechanisms are like protective gear, worn to protect you from perceived harm. Although effective in reducing anxiety, they can distort reality, interfere with clear communications and mask authenticity. In riding, there’s a real danger to your

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9 Steps to Prioritize Your Day

Aside from proficient technical skills, riding a motorcycle requires the rider to prioritize, focus and pay attention to detail. The rider who has long-term success in arriving safely prepares for the ride, then while in the saddle, takes in only

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9 Aids To Mindfulness

by Liz Jansen Mindfulness refers to being completely in touch with and aware of the present moment, on purpose and without judgment. It’s usually associated with meditation, closed eyes and deep breathing. Riding is an excellent teacher of mindfulness, done

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9 Signals That Communicate Intention

With the plethora of sensory inputs in the world today, the ability to communicate intentions explicitly is vital if you expect to be seen, heard and most importantly understood. Checking your motorcycle’s turn signals, brake lights and headlights prior to

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7 Reasons for Building Intent into Communication Skills

The vulnerability of riding a motorcycle makes it an excellent teacher of communication skills. The immediacy and potential severity of the outcome when others misinterpret or ignore us, offers little room for forgiveness — so we have to be good.

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7 Life Lessons from Motorcycles on Communications

The basic communications model is simple. There’s a sender and a receiver. In between are filters. Often it’s not what we say but how we say it that carries the meaning. Responses are influenced by the verbal and non-verbal messages

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