The long game

Recently I was engaged in an interesting conversation with a young gym goer around his dissatisfaction with his progress. There’d been good beginner gains during in his first year, but was now at a point of stagnation where progress suddenly wasn’t so visible. He was obsessed with getting bigger, but muscle growth takes time – with his youthful impatience … Continue reading The long game

Let’s talk about passive aggression towards men’s mental health

It was another day at the office, as I prepared my morning breakfast I got involved in the usual kitchen conversations: “Did you hear about Mike?” Ellie my colleague asked, with a touch of sneer in her voice “…he’s quit to go work helping men or something…” Ellie gave a smirk, the type you give … Continue reading Let’s talk about passive aggression towards men’s mental health

Just let go

The original intention Perfect Manifesto was a way for me to track and be accountable for my goals – especially for the big, long term ones. My biggest vision was career progression, notably my aspiration to fight up the ranks and be a Project Manager in my company by March 2022. This was no mere … Continue reading Just let go

Six years a writer, lessons from a persistent journeyman blogger

Six years a writer, lessons from a persistent journeyman blogger It’s that time of the year WordPress sends a reminder of my continued persistence to keep writing a blog. Six years… Six years of various ups and downs crises of faith, to losing drive to write, yet through it all, I’m still standing strong with … Continue reading Six years a writer, lessons from a persistent journeyman blogger

Take the real world offline challenge!

Take the real world offline challenge! This has been a good week! I've been off work and utilised my free time spending it with my family. My intention was to spend a bit more on writing, but that didn't work out as I felt more driven to spend time offline, focus on my family and … Continue reading Take the real world offline challenge!

Power cleans: the explosive lift you must try

Power cleans: the explosive lift you must try Last year was one of making fantastic gains in my strength training, Toward the final part of the year I reflected on areas where specific improvements could be made, so I decided to mix-up my routine with a few select additional lifts with the intention: support strength … Continue reading Power cleans: the explosive lift you must try

Take the opportunity

Take the opportunity As a Project Manager, the role requires the identification and management of risk. Risk has connotations of being a bad, a quick Google search on dictionary definitions describing risk says: "a situation involving exposure to danger." and: "expose (someone or something valued) to danger, harm, or loss." Both have a negative spin, … Continue reading Take the opportunity

Happy New Year! Now here is why you won’t achieve your resolution…

Happy New Year! Now here is why you won't achieve your resolution... 1st January, the time of year when things feel samey after the merriments of the holiday season. The New Year hangover kicks in, and I'm not talking about the one caused by drink, but the feeling of nothing happening, nothing changing... The month … Continue reading Happy New Year! Now here is why you won’t achieve your resolution…

Dealing with the Christmas blues

Dealing with the Christmas blues It’s Christmas! But for some this can be a challenging time of year – they may be suffering a bereavement or loss, lonely or suffering from mental health problems. Even simply saying a simple greeting: “Happy Christmas” Can feel like a slight. If you have your reasons for not enjoying … Continue reading Dealing with the Christmas blues

4 tricks to take control of your emotions

4 tricks to take control of your emotions Emotions drive humans in our experiences - it can be the difference between finding joy and happiness, to frustration and anger in a situation. Yet most people let emotion dictate their lives reacting on impulses to anger and being quick to tell themselves negative thoughts. Want to … Continue reading 4 tricks to take control of your emotions

Old habits die hard

As a new chapter begins in my journey of being a father to two children, a week has gone so quickly. A goal I vowed to follow was to not let this wonderful change stop me indulging in my old habits - writing and hitting the gym. It goes without saving, having a child is … Continue reading Old habits die hard

The expectant father

The expectant father This week my wife gave birth to my second daughter. As an expectant father, it's scary seeing the mother of your child in pain, as unless you happen to be a qualified midwife you can't do much to help your wife/loved one/unfortunate one night stand reach the end goal of giving birth … Continue reading The expectant father