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. Thank you for taking the time to follow my blog. I hope you will find something engaging and inspiring on the site. Feel free to stop by and say hello anytime. In the meantime, please be well.

    1. Hey Risty, lovely to hear from you, Ann just sent me a message … I’m following your blog, and hope that we’ll get to know each other a little over the course of time 😉

  2. Hi Don,

    Thank you for discovering my photography blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com.

    You gave me the opportunity to discover, explore and follow your blog. I hope we both enjoy our journeys.

    To help launch you on your journey, I thought you might enjoy a couple of “Quick Links” to a few of my favorites, from over 200 posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:

    “Five Senses”

    “Maiden Mild”

    “Shaken, Not Stirred”

    On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you the best.


  3. Well, this is delightful. Thank you, Don Charisma, for the “welcome” to your world. I am most happy to be here! And – as others have said – thank you for stopping by my blog. Believe me, I am honored that you found it.

  4. Hey Don, thanks for following my painting blog! You have a lot of good messages and lovely pictures up here, can’t wait to check more of them out. 🙂

  5. Thanks for your recent follow on my blog, DonC! Looks like you have many things going for you. I wish you well as you continue your life’s exploration! 🙂

  6. Hi Don, thanks for checking out my other blog – the books authors read – and I apologise for having neglected it for so long. I still think it’s a great idea but just don’t have enough time to do much with it.

  7. I smiled when I saw your awards. I’ve decided to start a new blog with the specific aim of being nominated for the disco butterfly award. And also recently I decided I wanted to learn to dive so thanks for the inspiration. Cheers Cat

    1. Hey Cat, well you know what they say about wishes ! And do learn to dive, it’s a wonderful experience underwater … just don’t forget that safety and routine are the foundations of being able to relax and have fun diving 🙂

  8. Hello Don, I must say, after seeing your site and all of the serenity you project, I’m a little surprised that you want to follow my blog!! I am political, I am confrontational, and bold spoken. I don’t apologize for my beliefs. I haven’t blogged in a while, I am actually trying to write a book. But I miss it and will resume soon. Thank you for taking the time to check me out. I am humbled.
    Miss Brandi

  9. Hello Don Charisma,

    Thank you for checking out my blog and following. We seem to share much in common: Men who explore, enjoy aiding others, and trying to do our best in all our endeavors. Your blog seems fascinating and I really do wish you the best in finding something you love and making a living at it. I think that goes for many of us.

    -Brian @LfeFrm

    1. Thanks Brian, that’s very heartwarming 🙂 I’m always finding things I enjoy doing, have to make the financial maths add up though too 🙂

  10. Thank you very much Don for checking my blog; you are welcome. I appreciate your gesture. I saw your blog and it is fantastic. Very good. It’s really true: life is the art of meet each other. I hope we can share a lot of humor, fun and good emotions.
    I hope to meet you… one day.

    1. Hey Renato, you are very welcome too my friend … it’s good to meet new people, see new places and embrace the changes in the world … let’s hope we do meet … see you soon 🙂

    1. I’ve done a bit of DJing and had some equipment, and experimented with digital mixing on PC … one of these babies, well don’t know how it’s built but sure would have fun playing with it !

  11. Hello Don,

    Master Red appreciates your stopping by the blog and for following

    It gave me a chance to discover your blog as well

    Many thanks,
    Nuttnhoney aka Master Red

  12. Thanks for checking my page…and following too..English is my second language hence my hesitation to put my poetry online…but I decided to share them…hoping someone’s life somewhere might be touched…Again….your gesture is appreciated….and I will have to come back to yours to learn a fair bit more….liked and enjoyed your photos…

  13. Don,
    Love your cool site. Also, I agree — Life is a mystery. Stop trying to figure it out. — Just live it. I’m happy I dropped by. It’s nice to experience the work of a multi-talented guy. Thanks for coming by my blog and following it.

  14. Thank you for following my blog. The best thing is, that I now know your blog with many wonderful photos. I need to come back to your blog several times of course to watch them all.

  15. I feel like Steve Martin in The Jerk, when the new phonebooks come out … a follower! A follower! Thank you for following my petite blog, O Charismatic One! I guess I’ll pull up my Big Girl Panties and keep writing! Thank you, very much.

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