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    Courage can turn your ordinary life into an 

    extraordinary adventure!

    Why do some people have the courage to make brave decisions and lead exciting, rewarding, and impactful lives while others only sit on the sidelines, watching enviously?

    Entrepreneur and adventurer Franziska Iseli believes that anyone can learn to unlock their inner courage and live an extraordinary life. She decided to write a book about courage while on a multi-year motorbike journey around the world. All of that “helmet time” allowed her to ponder what so many people ask her about her businesses and daring international adventures:

    Where do you find the courage to do what you do?


    Photo by Ben White

    In this, her third book, Iseli shares her 13 principles for living a life of courage and breaking through any barriers or obstacles life throws your way.

    The Courage Map features positive affirmations for each chapter. For example:

    “ My thoughts and beliefs are supporting me”

    “I am living boldly and without regrets.”

    “I am the author of my own stories.”

    Embark on this exciting adventure with Iseli as you discover how to unlock the boundless courage and power within you.

    Their Travel Section is spotlighted in each chapter with exercises for you to think about. It’s more like a workbook and you should write your observations in a journal, in my opinion.

    Here are a few questions for you to ponder on your journey to courage:

    “When are you most likely to close your heart?”

    “People generally have good intentions.”

    “What would happen if you trusted your instincts more often?


    Photo by Brigitte Tohm

    Here are a few of the amazing life lessons you’ll learn in this book:


    • Why courage is the most important life skill you need to learn (and yes, anyone can learn to develop more courage


    • The difference between being courageous and being fearless or reckless (and how to distinguish an impostor from the real deal)


    • How to expand your Courage Boundaries step-by-step so you can systematically grow your ability to take on new challenges and adventures in life


    • How to define the life you truly want to live, and a process you can follow for sticking to it (especially when things don’t go as planned)


    • How to develop an irresistible love for life that will draw people to you, and turn something that used to terrify you into an exciting call for adventure!


    Excerpt from The Courage Map:

    “Trust is one of the biggest key drivers to living boldly. Without trust, your actions and decisions are more likely to be guided by uncertainties and fears. Trust supports you in stepping into courage even when you are faced with challenges. “


    Photo by Gaelle Marcel

    Through her personal experiences and quirky sense of humor, Franziska Iseli will help you face everything life may throw at you with courage: from navigating past “poop showers” to making brave decisions without fear of what might happen in the future. Her fresh prose is not only a delight to read, but full of both insight and inspiration. There are so many nuggets of wisdom here that dare you to break free and live audaciously!


    Photo by Ryan Jacobson 

    Final thoughts

    What a great read! This personal development book is the real deal. It’s raw, honest, and full of practical life lessons from someone who is walking the walk and living a life of courage, meaning, and impact. It is compelling reading and holds your interest. I certainly recommend it for people of all ages who are into personal development. I think you’d find it fascinating!

    Fans of Born to Shine by Ashley LeMieux, Untamed by Glennon Doyle, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, and Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis will love this book.


    Here is the link to the book:

    The Courage Map – Franziska Iseli

    Here is the publisher’s website link:

    This is a sponsored post with TCK Publishing. I received an advanced review copy. All opinions are my own. I may receive a small commission int no additional cost to you f you purchase the book from my website with the above icon/link.


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