"The Greatest Expedition you will ever undertake
is the journey to self-understanding.
"
Daniel Comp

Leaving SCOTOMAVILLE Vol.2 EXPEDITION

 

Setbacks from Living A Mobile Lifestyle in SCOTOMAVILLE

Get Yourself on an Expedition - while you're in SCOTOMAVILLE

Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician and theologian, recommends that you find someone to follow who's been where you want to go... that's done what you want to do.

If you're hoping for a lifestyle of Airstreaming with some variety while on an expedition (a journey with a purpose), then you should:

 

    "learn of those who have been bound like you and who now stake all their possessions. these are people who know the way which you would follow and who are cured of an ill of which you would be cured. follow the way by which they began".

Airstreaming at-home in SCOTOMAVILLE

It turns out almost all of the Airstreaming life can be practiced while you are at home in SCOTOMAVILLE. You can gain experience before you acquire the Airstream that you want.

As you can tell we have the evidence now. We are finally in a 30-foot globetrotter of our own, and that's quite the story to come. We're no longer in a 19-foot Bambi. We've got the thing we've really worked for five years for so let's talk about setbacks. (You can 'follow' us now that we have evidence)

 

The Greatest Expedition You'll Ever Undertake...

This episode (and chapter) is about something you're really familiar with, but I've got some insights that you wouldn't have any clue about. This episode is my Onus Probondi. It's pretty awesome to finally have the evidence around me.

Setbacks turn out to be an excellent time to get organized, to develop habits and patterns and muscles and systems and organization. There are all kinds of creative ways that you can use your time while you're [crosswalk signal blasts] Wait. Wait. Wait. While you're experiencing the 'weight' of [crosswalk signal blasts] Wait. Wait.

You don't need to feel lost or overwhelmed when your plans fail to be realized. You get to chose the thoughts you focus on. That's a miracle tool. You see: Onas Probandi. You remember, it means 'the burden of proof is on the claimant'. I need to show you my evidence.
 

Jim Rohn used to say the book you don't read won't do you any good. "It's a mystery"; he said, "a grand mystery why people don't take the action necessary". They think 'yeah I want to' but then they don't take action.

One of the distinctions I want you to make is the difference between a dependent and an independent person. An independent person takes responsibility for their welfare and for their wellness and not just by thinking 'yeah I should do that - that's a good thing to do'. No. Taking action is the distinction. What we're saying is that the ACTION YOU DON'T TAKE WON'T HELP. It's the actions that you do take that make a difference. Incrementally, little by little, you get up your personal Everest by making small changes and sticking with it.

 

Knowing that you have complete control of your thinking you will recognize the power...
Mikhail Strabo

 




 

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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 01.16 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. It seems that life i...

Setbacks from Living A Mobile Lifestyle in SCOTOMAVILLE
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 ...

SCOTOMAVILLE 02.00 SCOTOMAVILLE Prelude
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.00 SCOTOMAVILLE Prologue
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 ...

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...

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 02.05 SCOTOMAVILLE Preparation
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...

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 01.06 Heiroglyphics
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...

Vietnam Memories by Dean Rush
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.03 Sleeves Illusion
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 ...

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 01.15 Curves
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 02.07 SCOTOMAVILLE Setbacks
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 02.04 SCOTOMAVILLE Patience
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.09 Emotional Vocabulary
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.13 Strengths Offender
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.12 Working Needs
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 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...