What Being An Open-Mic Comic Taught About Fearing Failure…

"Something I always wanted to try was stand-up comedy..." Something I always wanted to try was stand-up comedy, for a long time I spent a lot of time researching, reading books on the profession and watching a diverse range of comics to inspire my act. From there, I began lurking on stand-up forums sourcing promoters who were offering … Continue reading What Being An Open-Mic Comic Taught About Fearing Failure…

Protecting Your Mental Health During A Pandemic

It’s been nearly a year since the world was put on lockdown for the first time. Quite unbelievable that 11 months later we’re still in the same place as we were back then, if not worse.

Lockdown fatigue is setting in and more people than ever are feeling very discouraged, unmotivated and depressed. Since the end doesn’t seem to be near, I’d like to share with you my best tips for protecting your mental health during this pandemic.

Don’t Look Back

My youngest has become quite boisterous recently...  Even when she was immobile you could see by the fire in her eyes she was going to be a handful, so when she finally figured out the mechanics behind crawling, there was no stopping her, she wants to go everywhere, including up the stairs.  As a father … Continue reading Don’t Look Back

From Pushover to Powerhouse: How To Be More Assertive

Back in the day Perfect Manifesto was used more as a place I would use to document and keep accountable on a wide range of goals. One of those big ambitions was to improve my assertiveness, this article I wrote way back when – How not to be a pushover discusses this problem. As I … Continue reading From Pushover to Powerhouse: How To Be More Assertive

What Learning Mandarin Taught Me About Persistence

“John, what is the word for mouse?” Teesside John, pauses, he’s sat behind me in the lecture hall so I don’t actual get to see his body language, but I sense his discomfort as he stumbles to try and answer a question he doesn’t actually know the answer to. The sound of his voice stutters, … Continue reading What Learning Mandarin Taught Me About Persistence

New Posts: January 2021

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Happy New Year! Check out my new post highlights for January 2021: 8 Nice Things You Can Do to Make People Feel Welcome at Your Gym this New Year Online I read an unwelcoming attitude to gym newcomers in January.  This post was … Continue reading New Posts: January 2021

Massive Goal Achieved – Why Am I Disappointed?

“The first day of your new life…” Sickness rages in my stomach. Today I start a new job, something done many times before – but this time it’s different. There was no night before ritual of laying out my suit, checking train times or packing my bag. Instead, I’m looking out the window waiting for … Continue reading Massive Goal Achieved – Why Am I Disappointed?

Campaign for Using Smartphones Smarter…

If you worked in a job with an overly demanding colleague, would you drop everything your currently working on to meet their requests? No? Then why do we act like this when it comes to our smartphones? I’ve been looking around at recent stats, and although I’ve found varying accounts, it seems like the average … Continue reading Campaign for Using Smartphones Smarter…

The Blog Writers Guide to Overcome Writers Block

It’s currently 8pm here in the West Yorkshire.  As the kids sleep soundly in their beds, I hear the faint sound of the TV in the distance as my wife indulges in some boxset. You know what this means? A night for some quality writing time. Despite the privilege of having freedom from distractions, I’m … Continue reading The Blog Writers Guide to Overcome Writers Block

Obligatory Post Celebrating Continued Endurance…

Happy days folks! It’s seven years since I had the idea of starting a blog as an outlet to channel my writing aspirations. Not long after this idea, I setup the blog which was once known as Manifesto of Perfection on WordPress, a name I don't regret in anyway... Well… whoopee for me!  You may … Continue reading Obligatory Post Celebrating Continued Endurance…

Better by the Day

My daughters are my motivation role models. I’ve had the pleasure of watching them lie on the floor crying in frustration at not being able to move, to working their way to being able to move so fast, you can't even take your eyes off them for a second in the event they take a … Continue reading Better by the Day

New Posts: December 2020

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. 2020 has now been and gone. Check out my post highlights for the last month of this year: The Magic Pill There are a lot of supplements out there that promise big results. This article shares some experiences of some of the worst … Continue reading New Posts: December 2020