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 …
(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
(How I Cartooned Myself (c) Don Charisma 2013)
Don Charisma’s Realms
In 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.
In 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 😛
In 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 ?
In 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 !
In 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
In 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.
In 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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