Leaving SCOTOMAVILLE Trilogy

 
 

Abundant Scarcity in Badlands National Park

We are now in the Badlands National Park, far from Babson. We're reflecting on the episode on abundant scarcity. I want to give you a strong sense of encouragement and curiosity to summit your Personal Everest and to record your journey to be an observer of your progress out of Babson. In this episode, I wanted to see if there would appear opportunities for learning in addition to those in Volume 1 and those in Volume 2.

ABUNDANT FAULT FINDING

One of the ways that scarcity shows up in my thinking is with fault finding - by finding things that are broken, or need work. I find things that demonstrate a failure or potential failure maybe because that's where I foun...

 
 





AWARENESS

Did you know that we are only 10% human and 90% microbe? There's a coup underway. It's 100 trillion microbes against your intention. By feeding our gut, rather than our taste buds, we can culture our microbiome to crave healthy food that leads toward...

Today is May 16th, 2020. 50 years ago, I clearly remember looking at the Porsche 911 that I had put together from a plastic kit on my shelf, and watching model airplanes slowly spin on their monofilament while imagining this day. It seems that life i...

It's super easy to wrongly apply the geometric axiom that; "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line." It's no wonder then that we trigger when life happens between our plans. We expect to make certain progress in a reasonable time...

Most of us are known for talents and skills that we have honed over decades. Many of our strengths are direct outcomes of childhood wounds. We're experts at our top coping mechanisms, with tens of thousands of hours practice. Our NORMAL offends other...

If you've watched other episodes, you recall that I frequently walk to the dumpster. Yes, I'm taking the trash out, physically and metaphorically. I've missed doing this during the pandemic lockdowns. I'm purposefully doing it now because I was setti...

When you look down, do you see a belly or your shoes? Do you see a gut or laces? Did you know that we are only 10% human and 90% microbe? There's a coup underway. It's 100 trillion microbes against your intention. By feeding our gut, rather than our ...

The landscape of Badlands National Park is the perfect location to reflect on abundance and scarcity. Thousands of similar landscape facets blur into bookends of memory. The park is fantastic and overwhelming simultaneously. Likewise, this reflection...

People are hording toilet paper, hand wipes, frozen and canned food. It's as if they fear the end of the world. Abundance and scarcity are concepts. You can't pick them up. You have to imagine those concepts in your mind. The problem is... our emotio...

There's a saying; "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." The street version of this goes; "great opportunities always show up looking like hard work." The banner image is from a year before shooting/writing Scotomaville. Full-time tent...

In music, a 'hook' is an intentionally addictive set of lyrics and beat. It sticks in our mind and plays over and over and over... It can be maddening. It's a fabulous thing to be able to get noise out of your head and be inside a place that is quiet...

Untangling fact from fiction, beliefs from truth, and getting traction on your Personal Everest is far more certain with this nifty tool. Using a simple principle from navigation, you can calm your fears and spouse with much more certainty and commit...

The aim of self-reflection is to discover fundamentals about our journey in life, specifically Why We Do What We Do. Looking back a couple of years at Episode v1.02 on Pattern Recognition, I feel that I barely covered the topic considering how pervas...

Learning to share the emotions within us is nearly impossible without a decent emotional vocabulary. Most guys just stuff it all. Too tough. You can learn new words, experience more adventure (and defeat) with a broader emotional vocabulary. It's one...

We're surrounded with abundance, yet few people speak about it. That's because it's NOT the normal circumstance for our history. Famine, plague, war, disaster... these were our normal, so our biology betrays us in an age of abundant food, health, pea...

Welcome to the reflection video for episode one of volume one. That's near the very beginning of the Scotomaville book and series. In episode 01.01, I presented quite a few new ideas. In this reflection video, I want to give you a perspective of what...

Living in a 19' Airstream during a global pandemic will focus your attention on the tiny stuff. A simple focus on keeping clean easily turns into fixation. The attention required in every direction becomes emotional. The 'fix' list causes stress. The...

Why do I get so emotional? What can I do with false beliefs? These are reasonable questions. In this episode of Leaving Scotomaville, Daniel shares a mental tool that has helped a great deal. Learning to peel back layers of your beliefs to root out t...

Dean is a military veteran and business leader with a heart to reach, teach and heal. He has served our country and his community with honor and passion. His book; "Flying Free" is a great read for those working through challenges and hardships. It i...

We are pattern recognizing beings. We learn by building on memories which form patterns. These eventually become habits. Some are good. Some are not. Some habits come from numerous and long-standing patterns. Understanding how we are 'gamed' and misl...

"We don't see things the way they are. We see things the way WE are."...

This is the reflection video for Episode Three of Volume One which was on illusions. This is the third video on my YouTube channel about illusions - on physical things that we don't see - but it's the first included in the Scotomaville series. Why is...

Most of us are unaware of how often stories mislead us. In this episode of Leaving Scotomaville, Daniel demonstrates how storytelling is a super-power. Using Hieroglyphics and a likely tale of the power of leadership, you'll experience how easy it is...

We are regularly bamboozled, hoodwinked, mislead and biased from either side of an issue. Most people know nothing about blind-spots. We literally can not see some of what is right in front of our face. That vulnerability is leveraged by magicians an...

Our brains are as soft as easy spread butter and can be injured by a soccer ball or a bomb blast. Until recently, Babson veterans we sent home with invisible battle wounds that changed their lives. Awareness of our vulnerability and lifest...

Combining a simple illusion with a questionable story you'll experience yourself what it means to be 100% wrong half the time. You see, when a simple story meets our 20 watt brain we overlook truth in favor of the emotions connected to the story. We ...

EXPEDITION

Following 6 months of waiting, Daniel and Angelina acquire and move into their 5 year goal - a 30' Airstream Globetrotter. This episode is the first of 6 catching you up with all that has transpired over the half year of their personal Everest in Sco...

You don't need to explode when your plans go south. Having a strategy is superior to having plans. Strategy will get you to your outcome while plans will get you in a corner. Dreaming of mobility, freedom and variety without losing your security and ...

Living full-time in a 30' Airstream Globetrotter has great advantages on the challenge of 'know thyself'. Life comes with you when you live a mobile lifestyle. You can learn a lot about your Airstream and tow vehicle - and you'll have the opportunity...

Storytelling is a superpower. The story you tell yourself determines how much effort you're going to make. Therein is the superpower. The story you choose for yourself. The facts you align with your worldview determine the effort you're gonna make. I...

Untangling fact from fiction, beliefs from truth, and getting traction on your Personal Everest is far more certain with this nifty tool. Using a simple principle from navigation, you can calm your fears and spouse with much more certainty and commit...

Learning HOW to learn will accelerate skill and life mastery. This episode demonstrates the process of becoming self-aware with examples from wind-foiling in the Columbia Gorge. Becoming consciously incompetent requires courage to accept failure in o...

I really want for you to become more than just self-aware - you know seeing what it is you do. I want you to become understanding - knowing why you do what you do WYDWYD. Better than that, having the discipline to chart a path into new horizons to cr...

Combining a simple illusion with a questionable story you'll experience yourself what it means to be 100% wrong half the time. You see, when a simple story meets our 20 watt brain we overlook truth in favor of the emotions connected to the story. We ...

If you've watched other episodes, you recall that I frequently walk to the dumpster. Yes, I'm taking the trash out, physically and metaphorically. I've missed doing this during the pandemic lockdowns. I'm purposefully doing it now because I was setti...

Most of us are known for talents and skills that we have honed over decades. Many of our strengths are direct outcomes of childhood wounds. We're experts at our top coping mechanisms, with tens of thousands of hours practice. Our NORMAL offends other...

In music, a 'hook' is an intentionally addictive set of lyrics and beat. It sticks in our mind and plays over and over and over... It can be maddening. It's a fabulous thing to be able to get noise out of your head and be inside a place that is quiet...

What you can expect about expectations is that they are strongly linked to your strengths - which are your coping mechanisms from your childhood wounds. Therefore they are absolutely strong indicators of patterns and habits that are ripe for adjustme...

Most of us are unaware of how often stories mislead us. In this episode of Leaving Scotomaville, Daniel demonstrates how storytelling is a super-power. Using Hieroglyphics and a likely tale of the power of leadership, you'll experience how easy it is...

Welcome to the reflection video for episode one of volume one. That's near the very beginning of the Scotomaville book and series. In episode 01.01, I presented quite a few new ideas. In this reflection video, I want to give you a perspective of what...

It's super easy to wrongly apply the geometric axiom that; "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line." It's no wonder then that we trigger when life happens between our plans. We expect to make certain progress in a reasonable time...

There's a saying; "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." The street version of this goes; "great opportunities always show up looking like hard work." The banner image is from a year before shooting/writing Scotomaville. Full-time tent...

Author and Curator of 'Scotomaville', Daniel Comp shares the background and purpose of the book and video series. "Know Thyself is no longer a luxury - it's a full-out competition." If you are willing to leave the garbage in your backpack behind and ...

Why do I get so emotional? What can I do with false beliefs? These are reasonable questions. In this episode of Leaving Scotomaville, Daniel shares a mental tool that has helped a great deal. Learning to peel back layers of your beliefs to root out t...

Full-time Airstreaming is a dream for many people. There's a side of the RV lifestyle most people aren't aware of, so they can't consider it. Incrementally building a strong strategy will help, as will paying attention to little things. After all, Ai...

Preparation demands that we act 'as-if' long before the evidence changes other people's thinking. Most people are being gamed by algorithms tuned for profit. The recommendations and search results you get are precise, but often not accurate. Do the h...

Once you fully commit so you can't turn back, then all sorts of manner of things occur that we never would have expected. In the most wonderful ways, people and resources, and events turn up. I finished the first Trans-America believing that at the r...

We can learn about our character and convictions by thinking back on our reactions to life experiences. This memory is from the early years of the Vietnam War when I was a pilot flying combat missions over North Vietnam. I'll bet you have similar rea...

This is the reflection video for Episode Three of Volume One which was on illusions. This is the third video on my YouTube channel about illusions - on physical things that we don't see - but it's the first included in the Scotomaville series. Why is...

Today is May 16th, 2020. 50 years ago, I clearly remember looking at the Porsche 911 that I had put together from a plastic kit on my shelf, and watching model airplanes slowly spin on their monofilament while imagining this day. It seems that life i...

Learning to share the emotions within us is nearly impossible without a decent emotional vocabulary. Most guys just stuff it all. Too tough. You can learn new words, experience more adventure (and defeat) with a broader emotional vocabulary. It's one...

CHALLENGE

Did you know that we are only 10% human and 90% microbe? There's a coup underway. It's 100 trillion microbes against your intention. By feeding our gut, rather than our taste buds, we can culture our microbiome to crave healthy food that leads toward...

There's a saying; "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." The street version of this goes; "great opportunities always show up looking like hard work." The banner image is from a year before shooting/writing Scotomaville. Full-time tent...

The landscape of Badlands National Park is the perfect location to reflect on abundance and scarcity. Thousands of similar landscape facets blur into bookends of memory. The park is fantastic and overwhelming simultaneously. Likewise, this reflection...

This is the reflection video for Episode Three of Volume One which was on illusions. This is the third video on my YouTube channel about illusions - on physical things that we don't see - but it's the first included in the Scotomaville series. Why is...

Preparation demands that we act 'as-if' long before the evidence changes other people's thinking. Most people are being gamed by algorithms tuned for profit. The recommendations and search results you get are precise, but often not accurate. Do the h...

The landscape of Badlands is a half surrounding circle with many fabulous facets. It resembles my conversation with Steve yesterday. He let me do a complete panorama of Scotomaville. I learned it's not considerate to stuff that much information into ...

When you look down, do you see a belly or your shoes? Do you see a gut or laces? Did you know that we are only 10% human and 90% microbe? There's a coup underway. It's 100 trillion microbes against your intention. By feeding our gut, rather than our ...