Welcome to my Mordant World. I’ve been talking with various friends of mine about creating and continuing a blog. This to promote various aspects of my life—mostly the creative parts. After hemming and hawing, then not doing much about it, I figured I might as well put something down, thus making ready for that auspicious moment when I actually do put an official blog together.
For those of you who don’t know, I am a man of many hats. My Facebook & Twitter bios read:
Globetrotting Renaissance Man…Actor, Author, Entrepreneur…Universal Healing Tao Instructor, Quantum Manifestations Life Coach…Tortuga Twin.
This pretty much says it all. I crisscross the United States, performing comedic stage shows at various festivals—mostly of the renaissance variety. It is true that I am a world traveler. I was born in Karachi, Pakistan in the 60’s. Next came the Philippines and Laos during the Viet Nam War before settling down in Tarpon Springs, Florida. All of this before entering third grade. As an adult, I’ve hit Europe, Asia, Mexico, and Canada. Boy, are my arms tired.
I am a hopeful on-camera actor. I say “hopeful” because I haven’t gone so far as to get an agent yet (again at the time of this writing), and only worked on independent and student films—none of them paying gigs. It doesn’t sound very hopeful, but I am. You’ll have to take me at my word on this one. I’ll do my best to prove it to you later.
I have co-authored a dating/relationship self-help book titled Why Real Women Drink Straight Tequila—The Tao of Intimacy. Currently, I am working on a fantasy novel as well as yet another self-helpy type book. I’m hopeful about these, too.
I am a Universal Healing Tao certified Instructor, trained under Grandmaster Mantak Chia at Tao Garden in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Using various methods of Chi Kung meditation, I guide others in learning how to transform negative aspects of their energy and live a life of positive vitality. Sounds a little woo-woo I know, but it works for me.
Though writing this illustrious, long-winded blog, I haven’t officially set anything up yet. I’ve been thinking WordPress, but good friend and fellow writer Allison said she likes Blogger. I should probably ask Marrus what she uses, as she is a big fan of blogging to inform, promote, and entertain (not necessarily in that order). I guess you could say I’m hopeful about blogging, too. We’ll see.
Sooo…if there were a theme to my wannabe blog, it would have to be…have hope. I’m not talking about the kind of hope where you sit back and wish for good things to happen to you. No, I’m a firm believer in imagining what you can do, then doing something about it. Yes, you should dream dreams. These dreams will become the blueprints for your fantastic life if you let them. But, you can’t stop there. Not if you want to succeed. You have to visualize your success, seeing it in your mind’s eye and believing it can happen. Then comes the work part. The setting down tangible goals, then getting off your butt and knocking them out one by one part. Big steps or baby steps, it doesn’t matter. It’s the forward momentum that counts.
So, that’s the gist of this first blog. Dream your dreams and take the steps necessary to see them to fruition. Above all, have hope. It will keep you going through the character-building rough spots. Don’t worry; I’m not going to Pollyanna my way through everything I write. I’ll share some of my trials, conflicts, and failures. Besides, they’re all a part of this growing process, and extremely necessary if we want to develop into the kind of people we dream about becoming.
R. Mordant Mahon