2013 was a difficult year…

I was still struggling from a relationship that had gone bad, in the process destroying my friends networks, and after going down a costly university route, I’d been let go from my graduate post and was struggling to adapt – I was about to hit thirty with nothing to show for it except debt.

To top the year off I lost both my grandma’s – this suddenly made me realise how fast life was going and how fragile it actually was…

On the positive, this put all my other problems into perspective – although I wasn’t where I wanted to be, it didn’t mean this was how the rest of my life had to be!

I always thought New Year resolutions were stupid, and never was one to bother for them, but the deep frustration made me open to take a new approach, and as 2014 begun I choose to take back control of my life.

Writing dozens of pages, I listed everything I ever wanted to achieve – ideas, ambitions, things I wanted to try, anything that would assist in my path for fulfilment I sought. I saved this document, with a somewhat jokey title “My Manifesto of Perfection”

Two of those goals were pretty simple and could work together – to start writing again and setup a blog.

When it came to what it should be about, a clear theme had naturally evolved – to write an accountability blog about my experiences working towards achieving those goals, along with sharing my own thoughts and knowledge as I transitioned myself into this self-improvement experience.

The site, which would change my life forever was born…

The Manifesto…

One of my biggest dislikes in life is seeing a person pissing away their potential, which was the driver to change my own life and inspiration to start writing Perfect Manifesto, a site for every person who ever thought:

“I know I can be so much more…”

When you read Perfect Manifesto you’ll get my writings on personal growth, confidence and health, along with stories from my life – past and present, about how I’ve faced challenges, overcome problems and share insights about things I’ve learnt along the way.

And as a passionate blog writer you’ll also find my thoughts on the process of writing and the mindset behind running a blog.

About the creator…

My name is James M. Lane. When I’m not sharing my words on here I’m a loving husband, father to two girls, strength trainer and Digital Project Manager.

Image: Writer and Creator of Perfect Manifesto James M. Lane

My favourite posts…

If you are new to Perfect Manifesto, then why not check out these posts as a place to start?

5 Strategies to Beat Imposter Syndrome
This will have massive value to anyone who suffers from Imposter Syndrome. I suffer from it too, and I wanted to share some concepts I’ve learnt to help me get it in check.

How Confident People Stay Motivated
This is a guide to inspire motivation from within, rather than having to constantly find motivation from external sources. I loved writing this post so much I’m offering it as a FREE Gumroad book to read at your leisure!

Why Bucket Lists Are Bad
I’ve heard a lot about ‘bucket lists’ as a way to set goals, but as I thought about it, I realised how fake and shallow they actually are. This “unpopular opinion” post, explores why they are bad and you should just live in the moment!

Me and my family.

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