Tag: Focus

Re-smoothing The Road

After much deliberation, I have decided to make an extreme move. I was planning, towards the end of this year, (2019), to change everything to a single name/brand.

I have lost my way. I have no less than 3 pages on Facebook and several groups of varying description. I want to make a new start this year. The emphasis will be on becoming more transparent, more centralised and, most importantly, my true authentic self.

The new theme will be the “pursuit of happiness”. After taking a course in Life Coaching a few years ago I have been wandering around in the dark looking for a way to express my particular skill-set. I have written about my experience in a Note on Facebook. In short, after a bout of serious depression which lasted for many years, I decided that I had to make my own way out. I would become fully responsible for my own emotions, and ultimate happiness. It wasn’t easy, it was a long and arduous journey, but I made it. Even now, after only six months from my wife’s passing, I can honestly say that I have finally restored myself to emotional equilibrium. I found a light switch on the borders of my darkened mind. I am happy. Still grieving to some extent, but, ultimately happy.

This closing of groups, websites and blogs and Interwebby stuff is part of my continued efforts to maintain and improve “My Happy”. I need to be more organised and more centred in what I do. Reigning it all in and deleting what’s making me feel uncentred and confused is part of that process.

I have just bought a new domain name, zanderglasgow.com and I will be making my new beginnings by the end of January 2019.

I will be fully customising my Youtube Channel to make it fit for purpose and I have recently changed up my Instagram profile, (which I’ve rarely used), to bring it into line. The group, Deserted Highway, on Facebook, is still open, at the time of writing. Whether I close this group until my new, single, one and only page on Facebook, is established remains to be decided. One account I am seriously considering closing is Twitter. I’ve never understood it and it is, essentially, a worse mess than the spaghetti junction in the feature image of this post. If the internet was ever a visual representation of “noise pollution” it culminates @ Twitter.

The domain name “self-empowermentalliance.co.uk” has been listed for sale on GoDaddy.com and the domain name of this blog, (self-empowermentalliance.com), will be listed in the very near future.

In the meantime, it remains to be seen whether I will make any more posts on this blog.

Please allow me to thank you for your interest and support over the short time that I’ve been posting here.

Happy 2019
Be Good To You, Always.

New Name – New Direction

After writing my last post on this blog, in which I said I would work at reconciling the name of the blog with the Facebook group title, I simply changed the blog name and tagline. Although it is now somewhat ambiguous, I hope it is a little more intriguing to some.

What is Self-Empowerment Alliance, now?
What is The Big Questions ?roject and where did it come from?
How does it all fit together?

I will have to take my time, over several posts, in order to redefine “Self-Empowerment Alliance”.

The Big Questions Project started as a hobby in 2016. I had just bought a new camera and I wanted to attract people into a MasterMind group that I was running. From various sources, I came up with 144 questions, which I intended to be thought-provoking. I nervously went out with my camera and “interviewed” random strangers, asking them up to six of the 144 questions and I recorded their responses, (with consent). I opened a page on Facebook and a Youtube channel where I could share the videos I recorded. However, the MasterMind group folded after only a few months. Not to be discouraged, I have kept hold of the questions and fully intend to utilise them for future use.

Beginning early in 2019, I will post one of the 144 questions on a regular basis. The timetable is yet to be decided, but my hope is still to provoke thought and self-searching as well as initiating conversation. I’d like this to be the “fun element” in my plans for Deserted Highway. The Big Questions Project will, therefore, become an integral part of this blog and the group on Facebook. I will also consider getting back out with the camera during the summer months of 2019.

How these elements will all fit together will, I hope, become clear as I write more about Deserted Highway, what it’s all about and what I hope to achieve.

The next few posts will cover some of the following intended integral parts of the whole:

  • What is Deserted Highway?
  • Why “Happiness Demystified” and what does that mean?
  • The four essential components of “Personalised Holistic Evolution” (PHE).
  • Application of the four essential components of PHE.
  • Five specific areas of interest.
  • How does all this add up to “Self-Empowerment”?

Now that I have those points entered here, I will continually review the subject matter and try to complete each entry in a timely manner. However, I am also sure that some other topics will come up as time passes. For example, I fully intend to document my own progress as I make the necessary changes to enhance my own development from the present time.

It is my hope that others will join me in the Facebook Group, Deserted Highway, and that they too will benefit from what I am doing.

Getting Back To Happy

Recently, I posted a video here on the blog explaining that I’ve not been online for quite a few months owing to the death of my wife. I closed all comments owing to the nature of the video.

Since then I’ve been taking stock on what I want to do in the coming weeks and months.

Suffice it to say that I am done with the Internet marketing bashing. People will do what people do and that’s not my business. If marketers want to sell whatever they sell in an unethical, ego-driven manner, let them go ahead. There’s nothing I can say or do to stop them.

So, what will I be doing?

Basically, I will concentrate on writing this blog. However, a change of direction will be necessary. I will be taking out all links to affiliate programmes and I will no longer be trying to teach people how to set up honest inexpensive business’.

Anyone with a Facebook account will be able to read My Story, as it pertains to the pursuit of happiness, entitled, “Getting Back To Happy“. This is quite different to the My Story Page on this blog, which will be changed in due course.

About one week ago I opened a group on Facebook called, “Deserted Highway”, as a direct result of my posting that ‘Note’ in my Fb profile. I also have a blog on WordPress with the same title but it is a free account and it has been largely neglected. I don’t even recall if there are any posts on it. Because Self-Empowerment Alliance, (this blog), is a paid sub, I want to concentrate on writing in this blog only.

In order to do so, I will first have to reconcile the blog title with the group title as well as the subject matter.

In my next post, (25/26 Dec 2018), I will make an attempt to do just that.

10 Years of Later.

No one ever wastes time. Time is a human concept. Time cannot be managed, it will pass regardless of what you are doing whilst it is doing what it does. What gets wasted is ‘opportunity’. However, no one has been able to tell you what the opportunities are or where to find them. And what we do from day to day will define how we spend our future. If you are thinking about what you are going to do, you are still not doing it. If you get started with something, and you don’t see it through to completion, you have wasted an opportunity, NOT your time.

I’ve been thinking a lot, over the past couple of years, about The Power of Choice.

What is the power of choice?
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