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 episodes demonstrate that William H. Murray was correct.

"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."

The Scottish Himalayan Expedition (1951)




Most people respond to chaos and stress with coping mechanisms, amygdala hijackings, and reactive behavior. For some of us, curiosity dominates. We want to know "Why We Do What We Do." and are committed to exploring the unknown... to 'Know Thyself'. The Author cycled across America three times asking this.

The pandemic has challenged us with hardships, losses, setbacks, missed opportunities, and personal drama. (1) Americans are weary of rapidly accelerating change.

We are flooded with messaging that games our biological and psychological bents. Emotions easily overwhelm our reasoning to control our actions. We're further conflicted by being 100% wrong 50% of the time. (3) (4)

We're hoodwinked and bamboozled by tech, media, and popular narratives using trickery, flattery, and omission. (5) The adage to 'Know Thyself' is no longer a luxury. It's become a full-out competition with supercomputers pointed at our brains. (6)



The Scotomaville program utilizes an IMPARTATION METHODOLOGY that leads the participants in self-reflection via video modeling of the authors. In addition, the impartation model fosters and scales the personal transformation of the participant by nurturing them through the community development process:
I Do - You Watch, We Do - We Watch, You Do - I Watch

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The authors have unique insights as owners of a media, marketing, and web technology firm since '97 (before Google). (7) By video journaling their 'journey with a purpose', they demonstrate the use of 15 mental tools, simple tests, and insights that help to overcome day-to-day challenges.

With a smartphone participants can mimic the resiliency of Daniel and Angelina to advance, despite challenges, as they champion a decades-long recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, financial setbacks, lost opportunities, and chronic stress.

(We Do - We Watch)
The thirty episodes, and chapters of the 335-page guide, are cross-linked by QR codes to an online discussion for subscribers. Peer support, mentoring, and 1-on-1 private ticketing with the author(s) are available. Participant and sponsor recognition is optional across the syndication of 4500+ websites. (8)

(You Do - I Watch)
Upcoming are base camp summits, private retreats, and physical expeditions for leaders. With a licensed platform, a certified leader can facilitate individuals and groups to "follow in the way which they began".



By climbing a 'Personal Everest' and testing for oneself, the claims of W.H. Murray, and the Authors that Personal Expeditions are filled with "unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no one could have dreamt would have come their way" (9) participating explorers can develop clarity, stability, healing, and successes by gaming their own biases.

Personal transformation begins with awareness of one's physical and mental self. When combined with understanding, support, and discipline, incremental character change transforms one's beliefs, attitudes, and behavior.

By demonstrating that our gut and brain are interdependent, that sleep and stress affect choices, and that going alone is dangerous, SCOTOMAVILLE gives insights and examples for others to mimic while gaming their inherent cognitive biases.



A 'Personal Everest' is a journey with a purpose.

"But at least learn your inability... and ask the remedy for it. Learn of those who have been bound like you... 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... "

A Personal Everest is a journey with a purpose. It is a self-defined expedition of personal development, with support and guidance.

SCOTOMAVILLE is an unconventional and effective self-help model and platform with a convincing challenge: We can change our life experiences by gaming our own handicaps, strengthening alliances, challenging our shortcomings and changing our false beliefs by taking on our Personal Everest.



SCOTOMAVILLE is an integrated video series and print guidebook that couples with an online support and training platform. Participants can watch the 'edutainment' videos on YouTube, read through the full-color book, and click-through to YouTube from the pages of each episode. With an optional monthly subscription, readers can interact with participants in group forums, and with the author in private 1-on-1 support sessions.

SCOTOMAVILLE is an interactive guidebook spans 18 years of first-hand experience within 30 video episodes and across 335 full-color heavy-weight pages in a single spine coupling Volumes 1 and 2.

The first Volume introduces fifteen mental tools and insights that will change your awareness and worldview. "We don't see things the way THEY are. We see things the way WE are." The problem is; we haven't learned how our brain and body take shortcuts and are easily misled when surrounded by chaos, a shortage of meaning, and little time and resources to actually 'Know Thyself'.

The second Volume demonstrates the application of the tools to real-life challenges, as they appear, unscripted starting just before the global pandemic. Through a series of failures, setbacks and missed opportunities Daniel demonstrates how to discover blind spots, sort out truth vs. narrative and take action to correct one's false beliefs. Participants will learn to apply the mental tools and wellness practices to affect their clarity, temperament and physical body - which directly change the opportunities we recognize and the outcomes we pursue.

The Author and Curator

Daniel Comp is the Author and Curator of 'Scotomaville'. Daniel is a respected husband, father, entrepreneur and, US Navy Veteran. He's demonstrated decades of sacrificial commitment to human achievement by working with solo-preneurs and challenged business owners using core principles of perseverance and resourcefulness.


Daniel believes; "The greatest expedition you'll ever undertake is the journey to self-understanding."

A scotoma is a blind-spot. We all have them. People are certain they see things as they are. Wrong. We are living in SCOTOMAVILLE.

The SCOTOMAVILLE Series demonstrates how we are gamed, hood-winked, and bamboozled by the super-computers pointed at our brains. Our biology and habits can do little to challenge the rapidly accelerating change we're flooded by. It's no longer a luxury to 'KNOW THYSELF'. It's a full-out competition.

The SCOTOMAVILLE Series guides participants from a base awareness of blind spots, illusions, and cognitive biases, into a practical understanding of day-to-day emotions, stressors, and false narratives aimed at misleading us with directives, recommendations, alarming news, popular memes, and much more, Participants are shown how to use storytelling as a Superpower rather than Kryptonite to change their trajectory and make better progress summiting their Personal Everest by strengthening their independence and resisting the constant offer of 'Bread and Circuses'.

By analogy; SCOTOMAVILLE equips an 'Expedition' - which is defined as a 'Journey with a Purpose'. As Explorers, we rarely head out of our comfortable tent with sufficient experience, guidance, and resources. We seem to be naively hopeful - much like the Fiat 500 on the cover. Without a modern minyan, we venture unguided with our belongings strapped to our back and little awareness of the conditions ahead. By example, Daniel demonstrates that when we fully commit, all sorts of things happen, providing insights, direction, and resources to transform the life we were handed into a life we design. The 'Expeditions' that SCOTOMAVILLE facilitates provide a sustainable and self-reinforcing pattern of personal growth and healing. You can ask Daniel's wife Angelina about that!

The SCOTOMAVILLE Series proposes that the story we tell ourselves, by gaming our own cognitive biases, when combined with wellness habits like restful sleep and feeding our guts provides the history and energy to overcome multi-faceted challenges. For parents and leaders, it delivers the first-hand experience to effectively guide others to discover their blind spots and champion their character growth.




We don't see things the way that they are. We're 100% wrong 50% of the time. Through exersizes and demonstrations you will see your failures as normal, and stop believing you are singled out and alone to face hardships and difficulties.

  1. Your Scotomas | 11:19
  2. Pattern Recognition | 10:16
  3. Misperception | 5:26
  4. Scarcity | 17:04
  5. Abundance | 15:21
  6. Heiroglyphics | 16:48
  7. Onion Peeling | 19:31
  8. Fixation | 24:49
  9. Emotional Vocabulary | 18:56
  10. Creating Silence | 13:00
  11. Feed Your Gut | 13:51
  12. It Needs Work | 12:36
  13. Strengths Offender | 19:44
  14. Triangulation | 18:31
  15. Curves | 15:38
  16. Seque | 15:37


An expedition is a journey with a purpose. With new AWARENESS tools in hand, you'll watch Daniel and Angelina overcome numerous challenges, on top of the Pandemic. You'll see the mental tools applied to obstacles, and mimick practices that will slowly change your trajectory, and ultimately, your destiny. Daniel demonstrates the tools in action - applied to events as they come up.

  1. Prelude | 9:15
  2. Persistence | 24:04
  3. Process | 21:37
  4. Expectations | 21:22
  5. Patience | 20:33
  6. Preparation | 24:37
  7. Setbacks | 19:27
  8. Strategy 1 | 21:41
  9. Strategy 2 | 20:51
  10. Subtleties | 24:47
  11. Squalls | 22:00
  12. Satisfaction | 22:57
  13. Self Care | 29:23
  14. Stories | 25:26


Mimicking is a fabulous tool, so long as you follow someone that has been where you want to go. Learn from the stories of leaders across America that have overcome setbacks, losses, PTSD, TBI, and many challenges. You'll follow in the footsteps of Veterans, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Entrepreneurs, and a yet to be discovered list of peers.

Drag Zoom Click to any of the 4500+ websites for the national syndication of articles, videos and feature pages.



The reason we have a Fiat 500 on the cover of the book is because some of us have to startout with little means to overcome a mountain of problems. We did. Our journey included homelessness before the pandemic. Fortunately, you can watch the episodes and follow in the way we began - for free on YouTube. Yea!

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When you are ready to share the challenges and successes with peers, we invite you to subscribe as an EXPLORER or MOUNTAINEER. Your participation provides a private login to the Scotomaville Discussion Forum. You'll be able to ask questions, answer others with your insights and be recognized for your experience and wisdom - and we'll laugh with you as we all stumble across scotomas.

The MOUNTAINEER Subscription includes a live video session (optional) each month, with the Author(s) and other MOUNTAINEER Subscribers. In addition to the Episode Discussion you can share your story chapters and episodes for other subscribers to learn from and to gain feedback.

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The GUIDE Subscription level is for Leaders. It's for participants that are documenting their Personal Everest, and learning to guide others out of SCOTOMAVILLE. In addition to the Discussion Forum and Monthly Video Session, Daniel and Angelina will privately answer your questions and provide recommendations and insights not yet in the print volumes or video episodes. Access to the Author Support desk is by private login so that only you can see your support 'tickets'.

Once a month, the Authors host a small group video session, and a physical meetup somewhere across the U.S. You'll be able to attend, interact, share insights and find a stronger level of support and meaning to your Expedition.

Top voted stories are considered for national syndication in over 4600+ websites for recognition and to increase awareness and your market value.

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A Base Camp is a staging area used by mountaineers to prepare for an expedition. It provides supplies, shelter, and communications for persons engaged in supporting an expedition. In our case it's a 30' Airstream Globetrotter.

A Summit is a gathering of people who care deeply about the same topic, or a meeting between people interested in the same subject or the peak of the mountain.

Hosted at various locations across the U.S., Daniel and Angelina personally lead 2-5 day Leadership Summits. These are intended for Veterans, Entrepreneurs, Enterprising Couples, and leaders on a mission. Contact us for details, and to schedule a video chat about your interest and best outcomes.

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The Second Edition contains Volumes One and Two. It is full color print on heavy 'display' paper, suitable for your home, office or backpack. It's 335 pages, 8.5" x 11" about 1" thick. There's plenty of 'white' space to scribble thoughts, and question reminders.

As you have seen the series is highly interactive, packed with QR codes which open the Episode Video or the Discussion Topic for you to ask questions and get a personal application from the Authors.