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2016 Update

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Travel | 0 comments

I am learning the virtue of patience. I have learned that expanding a business requires many new skills. As far as online marketing Everyone and their cousin in the online marketing world wants to help me do that and since I was never formally trained and didn’t learn about that from my own family network, I took several of them up on it. The problem is, they all charged and didn’t all deliver what they promised. No surprise, but it has delayed my big plans. Another set-back is that as soon as I learn one system, the trends change and I face a new learning challenge. Patience and diligence…I should be a master of these virtues soon.

I am still building my list of global contacts and developing my French and Spanish skills. All I need now is for my business to take off and then I will take off. I’m healthy enough, and am focused on getting my bank account to look as healthy.

one year progress

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Can’t believe it’s been that long since I ‘planted the seed’ for the world trip. That seed  has been watered and sprouted a bit, but won’t be ready for departure into the vast beyond until fall of 2014. The country list includes: Mexico, Costa Rica, Australia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and Peru, possibly the Ukraine, Italy, Spain, England and France.  The fund drive indirectly landed a partial subsidy, but this has been diverted to a trip to Ontario this summer for International tai chi instructors training week. I am sure to meet people there who I can connect with in my travels.  After giving massages this past week to riders from all over the globe participating in BC Bike Race, I have expanded my contact list even more. Also have invested in the tools I need to  create  a presentation called “Roots”, for stages around the globe. In other words, I’ve set my sites to become a world-class speaker in the realm of emotions.  These seminars will demonstrate and teach attendees  the best ways to get at the roots of what ails them most, using EFT and other  effective tools. These tools will  eliminate root causes of  physical problems, weight and relationship issues and a host of other common problems that are not easy to find solutions to. I may even be able to present in three languages, as I am now refining my weakest (Spanish) by taking lessons with my tutor Elio Masci, via SKYPE. It’s all very exciting and this year you will witness a real growth spurt in this venture as it reaches its full potential. I feel fortunate to have these wonderful opportunities available to me, which are the culmination of all the knowledge and experiences of the first half of my life. More to come 😎


Planning stages of my work-travel round-the-world trip

Posted by on Dec 18, 2011 in Travel | 0 comments

Planning stages of my work-travel round-the-world trip

I am in the beginning in the fall of 2015 (maybe!)  and probably taking two years. I’m working on a detailed route for only the first half now; plane tickets are only issued one year in advance. On my list of top countries to visit are: Mexico, Spain, Italy, France, Costa Rica, Argentina, Columbia, Peru, Australia and Thailand.

These are places where I have contacts through the Taoist Tai Chi Society and friends. Also many of these are countries where I can speak the native French and Spanish languages and where my English tutoring skills will be useful. As well I am giving preference to places where I might be most likely to manage trading massages for room and board. There were many deterrents to planning such an elaborate trip before, but after some scrutiny I discovered that those “why nots“ were really all in my head. Sure, I`m not twenty any more but I’m healthy, unattached and multi-skilled. I can’t afford to “just travel” (without having to earn some as I go) at this point and if I wait until I can, then I may indeed be prevented by more substantial “why nots” that arise. So the planning has begun and this is one of the most exciting parts because there are no glitches, just wonderful discoveries and dreaming.

I Google travel sites and email contacts, letting them know my plans and finding out what I need to know about countries I decide to visit. It’s creating a new life, actually, which I can choose to somehow continue four years from now or return to my life in Squamish. Besides the research, I’ll be doing a lot of weeding out and selling off things. Also on the agenda over the next two years is paying off my debts so I won’t have to carry those around with me. My new practice of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) should help with that and I will be doing that via SKYPE as I travel as well, in order to bring in some income.

Any suggestions just email me por favor, s’il vous plait and please hdonald4@gmail.com .

Entry on June 25,2012: Had a brainstorm about raising at least $3000 towards the work/travel venture by organizing several EFT training sessions in Squamish and Vancouver over the next year, having a garage sale and asking for donations on Facebook page.

Haha it is now two years later…life goes on and I’m evidently not a consistent blogger. But I am staying on this path to trek around this lovely globe of ours. Slight delay with cash flow means the travel date pushed ahead again.Plans continue with ideas for earning, growing global contacts, Spanish speaking training and preparation of seminar content to take with me along the way. All is focused on nurturing close, intimate relationships with self and others.  I am still asking the universe for $3000 for the trip but my call must have been confusing because the $3000 went in the wrong direction…towards ICBC in fact as a surcharge for my rushed trips to Vancouver and Whistler to do mobile massages and tai chi classes (how ironic is that!)  And yes there is a strong message there. I’m getting it. My dream is still alive. Onwards I go…