Adventure 100 ~ Creating A Writing Space

It’s day 100 already! Reflecting on my adventuring over the last 3 months, I am beginning to get in touch with a real sense of richness, a real sense of density,a real sense of ย living. It feels like something is distilling itself .. and it feels like it has a distinctive flavour. I just can’t quite put it all into words … yet!

On this 100th day, my adventures take a new turn. It feels like I’m crawling out onto branch ย of a very old and solid tree. It feels old and yet very new. Safe and yet very exposed.

If you remember back to my Invisible Counsellors adventure, you’ll be aware that JK Rowling suggested that I’d already written a book. Based on the insights she offered, today’s adventure has been about taking the first steps to bring a book to life.

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

 

Adventure 99 ~ How To Be A Geek [Part Deux]

Today’s adventure heralds the end of ย the “Tech Series”. This morning, I woke up with a feeling of some “unfinished adventuring” and decided to scratch the itch by attempting to use the YouTube Video Editor to add some text and banners to today’s video .

I think that this may be the first adventure involving swearing (relax – it’s all behind the scenes as I wrestle with the vagaries of the editing tools). I still had fun though ๐Ÿ™‚ .

You can watch the results here ~

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 98 ~ How To Be A Geek

For today’s adventure, I decided to overcome my fear of the words “Advanced Settings”. I used to think that if I pressed any button marked in this way that it could only lead to technological disaster (and, possibly, the end of the world ๐Ÿ˜› ) .

Find out what happens when I summon the courage to press the “Advanced Settings” button on my YouTube channel in the video below. You can see the effects of my geekery hereย  ~ I’m actually quite pleased with myself!

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 97 ~ Making A Video Trailer On YouTube

It seems like I’m having an urge for a bit of technical adventuring at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚ . Today I tried my hand at making a trailer on YouTube using the Video Creation Tool!

I have to admit that it was rather frustrating (I kept getting “Oops ~ something’s gone wrong” messages which meant that I had to start all over again) and it wasn’t obvious how to use the features. I did, however, get there in the end.

It’s rather rough and ready – the next step is to learn how to “tidy up” the pictures.

You can see how I got on here :

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventures 95 & 96 ~ Making An Inspirational Video

Over the last 2 days, I’ve been adventuring into the world of movie-making! I’ve been working out how to use Windows Movie-Maker so that I could try my hand at making an inspirational video.

My video is called “How To Find Your Direction In Life.” You can see how successful I was on day 1 (Adventure 95) here. I have to say, it took longer to make this than it did to learn the entire contents of the periodic table ๐Ÿ˜› ! If you watch it on a phone, it looks fine : on the “big screen” it looks a little ropey. So today, I decided to have another play and I had a go at experimenting with a few more of the features of Window Movie-Maker.

You can watch the re-mix here ๐Ÿ™‚ ~

I am just going outside and may be some time .

JT

 

 

Adventure 94 ~ The Adventurers’ Power Nap

Today I give power napping a whirl! There seem to be lots of benefits associated with this practice ~ and with 9 months of adventuring ahead, it’s probably a handy addition to my survival kits ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Find out how I got on here :

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 93 ~ My First Live Broadcast

leslieWow – what an adventure I’ve had today ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ! Over the last couple of days, I’ve been learning about Google Hangouts On Air so that i could give today’s adventure a whirl : my very first live broadcast.

My inspiring friend, Leslie Marsh, agreed to be interviewed live about her journey through and beyond cancer. We had a few technical glitches on our first attempt but it didn’t prevent us from having another go : we struck it lucky on our second attempt.

This was all brilliant practice for a bigger adventure later this month. From the 16th April, I’ll be undertaking a series of adventures involving the making of a live daily TV show. You’ll be able to watch live here !

You can watch the play-back of today’s interview here ~

You can keep connected with Leslie on Facebook here and you can find her website here.

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

 

Adventure 92 ~ Invisible Counsellors Technique [Day 4]

It’s the last day of ย this series of adventures! Today I share my experience from last night’s meeting and from a special meeting I held today after lunch.

I am just going outside and may be some time ๐Ÿ™‚

JT

Adventure 91 ~ Invisible Counsellors Technique [Day 3]

Today I’m sharing how my second “board meeting” went! I think tonight’s session might be quite exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ .

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 89 ~ The Invisible Counsellors Technique

Today I’m starting a new series of adventures! Having stumbled across the Invisible Counsellors techniqueย this morning, for the next couple of nights I’m going to be seeking some business advice, and some insights, from my own “big name” counsellors ๐Ÿ™‚ .

In today’s video, I explain how this problem-solving technique works and introduce you to my panel of counsellors ~

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT