Got any I.D on you?

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The Prey Specimen Red Cast

Here’s the debriefing from last night’s show (Round #4) which went splendidly.  I welcomed guests Peter Hitchens of the Mail on Sunday and Graeme Campbell of Glass Bullet Media who runs with his partner Laura Binnie, one of Scotland’s leading Video Production Companies in the corporate and broadcast sectors.

We had a mix of Philosophy and Mindfulness exercises to try.  Our Philosophy focused on the Conflict Management mini module I run in the course, and in particular we look at Taoist philosophy which is ideal for using as a template when being attacked by others.

I used an example scene from my childhood favourite TV series Kung Fu starring David Carradine.  In the scene, Master Po says:

“The wild boar runs from the Tiger, knowing that each well armed by nature, with deadly strength may kill the other, running.  It saves its own life and that of the Tiger.  This is not cowardice, it is the love of life.”

During the show my expectation was that this would be the end of studying conflict in the live stream.

Next morning, 9am the negativity I’ve mentioned previously, raised its ugly head – this time with internet trolling, pest phone calls and emails.

Some people just don’t know when to stop!!  Some people will dig and dig at you until they end up digging a hole so large, they’ve dug their own early grave.

In last night’s show I specifically drew attention to the lesson from Master Jason Chan who says:

“Every moment you are choosing between life and death.”  – Which I may add created with your thoughts, words and actions.

Confucius says:

“If unsure what to do, do nothing.”

Wise words, however in this cyber world we live in, if you do nothing the trolls will attack.

HOW TO DEAL WITH TROLLS

The answer is very simple – don’t feed the trolls.

You can also do the following things which I learned from a Sandwich Mentor some years ago:

Block them on Social Media

Ignore their pest phone calls or lift the receiver but don’t answer

Ignore their pest emails

Get in touch with the Police to make a statement

And as master Po advises:  be prepared to defend if they threaten your life.

Wise words indeed!

Sometimes the Universe itself will deal with trolls for you, ‘something unexpected came up’ and they are side tracked onto an alternate timeline.

We now live in a time when people are going absolutely loopy and may be capable of doing things which you could say are irrational even if it means committing a criminal offence.  I value rationale and my Live Stream Shows convey this.

The problem here is not over my CONrona theme, it wouldn’t actually matter what the content of my Live Stream was about – the same trolls would attack anyway.  You see, a Troll needs to be IDentified with something as a troll has no meaning to their life.  Give a troll an IDentity and they are ready to attack!!

So trolls IDentify with CONrona as their raison d’être.  A few months back if my live stream had been about say Brexit, those same trolls would have been attacking for or against,  just the same, or let’s choose Scottish Independence and so on – you get the picture don’t you?

This is Zen.  Zen means you can’t have the ups with out the downs in life.

Ending on a positive note, nothing but positive comments came in during last night’s broadcast.   So I now start to collate content for next week’s show.  Onwards and Upwards!!

 

 

 

Drama Queens

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Loch Leven

It’s the morning after last night’s live stream show affectionately called ‘Round #3.’  Last night had a change to the planned schedule.  I was going to start off by giving an explanation of Neuroplasticity of the Brain.

Minutes before the show went live, I received an email which was so full of negativity it was quite clearly a form of attack.  The person who sent me this email hit me with the element of ‘surprise’ coming from someone I would least expect.  It had also been sent it at a time when it would have most impact.

The person was in actual fact, trying to manipulate.  The email brought up feelings of anger, anxiety and self doubt.

However, I made an executive decision, rather than fall into this drama that the Drama Queen had set me up for, I decided to use this on the show ‘live’ as an example of how to use Mindfulness in every day situations – it was perfect!!  I even thanked the Queen on the show for giving me an spontaneous opportunity to demonstrate Mindfulness!!

The message of our course is “Don’t be a Drama Llama.”   That is, use your Mindfulness skills to watch out and identify Drama Queens who will try their best, consciously or unconsciously to bring you down.  Then you can neutralise these people quickly before they have the chance to manipulate you to their own advantage.

Very often this will happen in the work place or even in your own home.  For me this also happens in the supermarket car park:

I’m reversing my wee Micra out of a space and this has caused a flustered driver to have the indignity of having to wait a minute extra while I get out my space.  That driver then will provoke by racing past me and. cutting me off.  If I let them drag me into their drama I will react and the whole situation ends up as a police matter, and it’s a lose lose scenario for me and the Drama Queen.

Drama Queens will always pull you into their drama “just when life is going so well.”  They have an innate ability to smell your happiness which leads me to explain why they do this in the first place.

The answer is very simple, they are not in a good place and don’t wish to be alone in that place, thus they drag you in so that you’ll feel the same way they do.

That is why the arcane message is still of value to this day – “Don’t react to people!!”

Let them put on their Dramas for all of us to watch – after all, the Drama Queens can’t touch you if you’re just observing their performance can they??!!

Anyway, many of the viewers of the show gave me some positive comments and feedback during and after the broadcast and this helped quash the efforts of the Drama Queen, it back fired, you could say.

So, there is much to do, much content to produce for next week’s show!!  Stay tuned!!….

 

New Equipment Arrival!!

Well I’m excited to announce we have invested in new gear since starting live streaming our Mindfulness show.

GoPro adapter is a Bonus!!

A ball joint adapter for shooting on my bike and a Manfrotto light to do future outside broadcasts with larger studio audiences.

I have decided to subscribe to Ecamm software after taking advantage of the two week free trial.

So we’re all set to go for tonight’s live stream at 7pm British time!! All shows are backed up to YouTube after each broadcast.

I hope you will join us!!

Licence to Thrill – live stream aftermath

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Featuring Media Poodle ‘Dog Boy’

Another Live Stream has been completed.  After many hours of content gathering and editing, I achieved my 2nd ever Live Stream Broadcast.  My nerves were with me to the end as I tried to Multi Task for the entire hour.  Well actually, not the entire hour, I got a little bit of a break while running the exercise video.

The new lesson I learned from the second attempt was just how quickly time flies by when your going out live.

I’ve decided that as our classes are about an hour in duration, that would be the best guide for how long to steam mindfulness.

Saying that I’m really enjoying producing content and on next week’s show, I must throw in the classic line “and here’s one I prepared earlier….”

I’m also looking out for fellow content co creators to join me in future shows whether that be film makers, life coaches, wellbeing practitioners, therapists and anyone connected with mind body spirit industries.

Watch this space!……..