Leaving SCOTOMAVILLE Trilogy

 

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.16 Segue

"We are no longer in Scotomaville! You can tell right ? Absolutely! "We have left the station" as they say. So far, I've introduced to you 15 tools and now it's time to segue. No no no no, I don't mean that little scooter thing (Segway). I mean a smooth transition to the next section of the book. The first half is just introducing the tools. The next half, by volume, will be actual stories and examples from individuals on how to pick yourself up by your own bootstraps... without any boots."

"At this time in life this might be a familiar sound. [empty jar clanking sounds] Are you now familiar with this? [showing empty jar] I think March, April and May of 2020 certainly opened your eyes to what your triggers are and gave you the experience of being doubtful and worried, possibly depressed, anger, rage. You've discovered a whole bunch of things about yourself but you're not sure why you do what you do. [WYDWYD] That's why I'm creating Scotomaville and hopefully showing you a way OUT."

"When I talk about an empty jar. [empty jar clanking sounds] Our current situation is not this. [showing full jar] We've exhausted our resources being sure that our team was taken care of and that our clients still had servers. That means we've had to do this, like most companies have had to do to sacrifice everything try to keep th...

 

 




AWARENESS

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.13 Strengths Offender

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 01.02 Pattern Recognition

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.02 Pattern Recognition
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.16 Segue

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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.10 Creating Silence

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 01.11 Feed Your Gut

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.11 Feed Your Gut
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 ...

Dean Rush Author of Flying Free

Dean Rush Author of Flying Free
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.04 Abundant Scarcity

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.04 Abundant Scarcity
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.05 Abundant Awareness

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.05 Abundant Awareness
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.15 Curves

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...

Seeing My Blind Spots

Seeing My Blind Spots
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.12 Working Needs

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 01.06 Heiroglyphics

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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.08 Fixation vs Attention

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.08 Fixation vs Attention
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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.03 Sleeves Illusion

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 01.09 Emotional Vocabulary

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 of adventure (and defeat) with a broader emotional vocabulary. It's ...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.01 Scotoma Awareness

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.01 Scotoma Awareness
"We don't see things the way they are. We see things the way WE are."...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.07 Peeling Onions

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.07 Peeling Onions
Why do I get so emotional? What can I do about getting triggered? What do I do with false beliefs? These are reasonable questions. How about the answers? In this episode of Leaving Scotomaville, Daniel shares a mental tool that has helped a great dea...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.14 Triangulation

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...

EXPEDITION

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.12 Working Needs

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 01.14 Triangulation

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 01.16 Segue

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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.03 Sleeves Illusion

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 01.10 Creating Silence

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

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 01.09 Emotional Vocabulary

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 of adventure (and defeat) with a broader emotional vocabulary. It's ...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.13 Strengths Offender

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...

Vietnam Rocket Memories on R&R

Vietnam Rocket Memories on R&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...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.06 Heiroglyphics

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...

CHALLENGE

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.12 Working Needs

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 01.07 Peeling Onions

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.07 Peeling Onions
Why do I get so emotional? What can I do about getting triggered? What do I do with false beliefs? These are reasonable questions. How about the answers? In this episode of Leaving Scotomaville, Daniel shares a mental tool that has helped a great dea...

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.11 Feed Your Gut

SCOTOMAVILLE 01.11 Feed Your Gut
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 ...