About Don Charisma

Don Charisma – Blogger, photographer, writer, promoter, scuba diver, web designer/developer/ninja, SEO guru … tinker tailor soldier spy … well, you get the idea, my talents are varied as are my interests …

Don Charisma… because anything is possible with Charisma

  (Beach Sunset Selfie (c) Don Charisma 2014)

I’m a bit of a phoenix, as my life changes, so do I and the things I focus on and do, I guess it’s much the same for everyone.

“Life has three rules: Paradox, Humor, and Change.

– Paradox: Life is a mystery; don’t waste your time trying to figure it out.

– Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure

– Change: Know that nothing ever stays the same.”

Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

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(How I Cartooned Myself (c) Don Charisma 2013)

Don Charisma’s Realms

sea,scuba diving,ocean,water,light,diver,underwater,camera,diving,swimming,exploring,blue,blue water,blue sea,blue light,blue camera,blue ocean,DON CHARISMAIn the teaching realm I’m a qualified and certified diving instructor, helping people to learn to dive is fun. What I love about teaching is – what’s more satisfying than helping someone else achieve their dreams and become all they can be ?

tools,diy,do it yourself,hammer,carpentry,construction,wrench,repair,work,carpenter,service,builder,screwdriver,handyman,set,wood,build,workman,spanner,equipment,repairman,fix,maintenance,brown work,brown wood,brown building,brown construction,brown tools, DON CHARISMAIn the practical realm I’ve been an engineer fixing boilers and designing central heating systems. Not many a tradesman’s job that I can’t do or haven’t done. Whilst I can be incredibly creative, I can also be incredibly technical. So art + geek, or any degree in between.

ingredients,cooking,preparation,spices,knife,food,kitchen,cook,cuisine,wooden,homemade,prepare,recipe,traditional,board,preparing,chef,tools,brown food,brown kitchen,brown cooking,brown tools, DONCHARISMAIn the thought realm I’ve also been an engineer fixing bank’s humongous computer systems, building new parts and adding a little creative sparkle where possible. I like to fiddle, play, hack, build, create or what-ever-you-like, with software and hardware, DIY in the world of technology, love it! Cooking up ideas in the thought kitchen, ideas-chef, sometimes I am 😛

buddha,buddhism,statue,religion,asia,spiritual,meditation,believe,figure,meditate,contemplation,reflection,spiritual exercise,prayer,rest,force,relaxation,heat,sitting,beautiful,warm,psychic,mentally,holzfigur,DONCHARISMAIn the spiritual realm I’ve explored myself and my mind through channels like meditation and relationships. I believe in God, but I’m not religious. Knowing myself and taking responsibility, I know are key. Also “let it be, let it change, let it go.”. So simple wisdom, “KISS”, ie Simple Stupid !


DON CHARISMA,mac,freelancer,macintosh,macbook,laptop,computer,iphone,workplace,google,self-employed,blogger,internet,seo,investigationIn the internet realm I built a successful company that SEO’ed number one for quite some time, all my own doing… well a little help from my family and friends. Right now we’re doing well on Google etc with DonCharisma.com and DonCharisma.org

DONCHARISMA,business,cash,coin,concept,credit,currency,finance,financial,gold,golden,isolated,market,money,background,pound,savings,pounds,stock,wealth,single,brown background,brown business,brown money,brown finance,brown companyIn the financial realm I’ve been involved in property, I’ve worked for employers and traded the financial markets, I’ve made money, I’ve lost money. Making money isn’t so hard, keeping it, now that’s a challenge:) Financial freedom and passive income would be nice, but for most of us it’s hard work that keeps the bank manager at bay.

DON CHARISMA,children,silhouette,cheers,forward,positive,view,joy,light,bill,holidays,cheerful,enthusiasm,expectation,hope,future prospects,outlook,presentation,ray of hope,perspective,star,sunset,birds,clouds,sky,colourfull,wave,water,mirroringIn the future realm it’s not always certain for any of us. The best of both worlds is to be do something I love and make a decent living doing it. That said, happiness trumps wealth, for me, almost any day of the week, so I’m happy doing something I love, like blogging 😀

My Blog My Way

This is my personal blog for things that interest me, from the mundane and everyday, to the very exciting and fun. Art, design, geek, writing, photography, videography, improv and opinions … oh and did I mention I love watching movies, and my life wouldn’t be the same without music.

BUT Overall, Charisma is “what it’s about”.

If you’ve found this page I hope you enjoy what you find here, and I wish you happiness and success in your life.

Most of all I hope that some of you reading this will become friends. WHY? Well, it’s not possible to have “enough” good friends, the world is a far far better place for those that like us and probably wouldn’t turn without those that love us 😀

Thanks for reading,

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1,263 thoughts on “About Don Charisma

  1. Trying to follow the Guest Posting contest criteria. I read your About Me page and will try and make my guest post jive with it. Now, on to your photos.

  2. Hi there, I am not sure if you “do” blogging” awards, but if you do, you will hopefully be pleased to know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Here is where you can read the post: http://wp.me/p4Do1g-so.

    All the best!

  3. Just a little FYI — I noticed you followed my new blog, and then I went and changed the name and address because of a pip of a misspelling. I must have been rather under the surface when setting it up. The corrected address is vestiary.wordpress.com, if you are still interested. Cheerio!

      1. LOL … not quite … further on :

        *Please Note – I do not answer comments on this page*
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  4. Thanks for the follow Don. I look forward to reading more of your blog. The Philippines is a great diving spot. Went there last January and going back again this next May. Your Photos are great and as well as your blog. Thanks again for the Follow.

  5. Hello Don. I find some of your views interesting. I found out about you when you sellected to follow my humble blog about AirRifles and AirPistols, hunting, and making a good life with out money. Though mostley about AirRifles and AirPistols.

    One question: Where is your AirGunning content?

  6. Hey Don. Thanks for following my blog memyselfnegypt.wordpress.com. I’ve moved it now to tumblr (memyselfnegypt.tumblr.com) where I primarily post. So please be sure sure to follow it there. By the way, my husband and I are divers too. Have you ever dived in the Red Sea, Egypt? It’s a whole other world of diving here!

    1. You’re very welcome, and thanks for the heads up on tumblr … I’ve heard some fantastic reports on Red sea, although not dived there myself, 99.9% in Thailand … a whole world of diving it’s true 😀

  7. Hello Don, thanks for the follow on my theatre/stage manager blog. Your site looks great and I look forward to reading more of it.

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