The Greatest Expedition you will ever undertake is the journey to self-understanding, for the real voyage of discovery consists not in discovering new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.

The Greatest Expedition you will ever undertake is the journey to self-understanding, for the real voyage consists not in discovering new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.

Daniel Comp and William H. Murray for SCOTOMAVILLE Men

 

The Pandemic has tested everyone in some way. Many, like us, have lost loved ones, business stability, and personal opportunities. Veterans, first responders, police, entrepreneurs, parents, and patriots are fighting to retain freedom, liberty, and personal responsibility.

Our biology hasn't evolved to cope with the rapidly accelerating changes confronting us. We fail to understand the chaos around us because we haven't learned much about the flaws in our thinking or the subtleties of living well with the physical body or life circumstances we were gifted.

Most people still believe that 'Know Thyself' is a luxury. Wrong. It's become a full-out competition. Storytelling is either a superpower or Kryptonite - depending on its aim. It turns out that storytelling with modern tools makes a huge difference in summiting our Personal Everest - of making sense of chaos and overcoming challenges.

SCOTOMAVILLE starts with practical examples of blind-spots and cognitive biases, and ends 30 video episodes with a convincing challenge that we can chose to change our life experiences by gaming our own handicaps. We can strengthen our independence, rather than yielding to dependency. We can each challenge our shortcomings and change our false beliefs by taking on a Personal Everest - a journey with a purpose - literally an Expedition of personal development.

"The Greatest Expedition you will ever undertake is the journey to self-understanding, for the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes." I challenge you to take up the adventure of getting out of Scotomaville."

Scotomaville Expedition of Volume 2

The Scotomaville program is especially suited for self-motivated personal development candidates, including:

  • Curious Explorers
  • Ambitious Entrepreneurs
  • Functional Aspergians
  • Military Veterans
  • Veteran Service Providers
  • Wounded Warriors
  • Christian Storytellers
  • Noble Fathers
  • Fatherless Champions

Well Said by William H. Murray

"... but when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money— booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way."

 

Challenge Your Personal Everest

The Greatest Expedition you'll ever undertake is the journey to self-understanding. I invite you on that journey!

 

Concentration....It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
James Allen

 




 

more EXPEDITION

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.06 Heiroglyphics
All across SCOTOMAVILLE story-telling is a super-power. Most of us are unaware of how often stories mislead us. We might call it fake news, mis-information, omitting facts, or simply a lie, but it narrows our world-view never-the-less. In this e...

v1.00 Prologue Reflection for SCOTOMAVILLE Explorers
If you've watched other episodes, you recall that I frequently walk to the SCOTOMAVILLE dumpster. Yes, I'm taking the trash out, physically and metaphorically. I've missed doing this during the pandemic lock-downs in SCOTOMAVILLE. I'm pur...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.14 Triangulation
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.09 Emotional Vocabulary
Learning to accurately communicate our emotions is nearly impossible without a decent emotional vocabulary. Most guys in SCOTOMAVILLE ignore, excuse, or just stuff it as being too tough. The Scotomaville series proves that old dogs can learn new...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.00 SCOTOMAVILLE Prologue
Author and Curator of 'Scotomaville' for SCOTOMAVILLE Explorers 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 b...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.10 Creating Silence
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.15 Curves
We grow up with dreams - dreams of leaving SCOTOMAVILLE. We work hard to ensure we qualify for opportunities. We imagine an an escape from a dull life in SCOTOMAVILLE, and a better outcome. We mentally slice up the journey with milestones. ...

SCOTOMAVILLE 02.00 SCOTOMAVILLE Prelude
I want for you to become more than just self-aware - seeing what it is you do in SCOTOMAVILLE. I want you to become understanding - knowing why you do what you do WYDWYD. Better than that, I want for you to have ambition and discipline to mature...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.13 Strengths Offender
Most of us are known all across SCOTOMAVILLE 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 pract...

SCOTOMAVILLE 02.01 SCOTOMAVILLE Persistence
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.16 Segue
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. Maybe you are senior...

SCOTOMAVILLE 02.02 SCOTOMAVILLE Process
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...

Daniel Comp and William H. Murray for SCOTOMAVILLE Men
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the mo...

SCOTOMAVILLE 02.05 SCOTOMAVILLE Preparation
Preparation demands that we act 'as-if' long before the evidence changes other people's thinking. In order to speak to people about our beliefs we build confidence through evidence. Experiences can be tested by trying the situation repeated times, as...

01.07 Changing False Beliefs in SCOTOMAVILLE
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.12 It Needs Work
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE Veteran Meet-up
If you are a Veteran, a Spouse, or military family member, a patriot, or service provider, then I'd love to have a conversation with you. You are invited for an evening filled with insights, and solutions to consider making sense of the chaos and cha...

SCOTOMAVILLE 02.08 Strategy for SCOTOMAVILLE
Living full-time in a 30' Airstream Globetrotter has great leverage sometimes called PURCHASE. The advantage is that you are faced with challenges that trigger emotions, amygdala hijackings, squalls, eruptions, and the sort of melt-downs that one sho...

SCOTOMAVILLE 02.03 SCOTOMAVILLE Expectations
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...

Setbacks from Living A Mobile Lifestyle in SCOTOMAVILLE
You don't need to explode when your plans go south in SCOTOMAVILLE. Having a strategy is superior to having plans. Strategy will get you to your outcome while plans will get you in a SCOTOMAVILLE corner. Dreaming of mobility, freedom and va...