Can’t hide forever

I am in a most unfortunate situation.  I work in a building where my ex works.

We don’t work for the same company thank God!  But she works for the business that has the floor space a couple of levels down.

I always accepted that there was a likelihood I would bump into her.

And up to this point my strategy for handling the situation has been to take cover and hide wherever possible.
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Love, sex and apps…

I stopped watching the Apprentice years ago because it was the same repetitive format.

But I read a piece on one of the finalists business ideas and I couldn’t help resist giving my opinion when it was revealed that finalist Vana Koutsomitis is a dating app called ‘PlayDate’.

Although the decision was most likely made months and months ago I have to say that this is a very stupid investment.  I won’t tackle this from a business point of view but a male with experience of online dating point of view. Continue reading

200 posts later… My secret is out…

As I write this to mark my 200th post it seems fitting that as I sat in my new home the other day, the ‘missus’ quiet casually brings my blog into conversation.

For those who are not aware – this blog is not something that the people in my real life are aware of.  Its a bit like I am Clark Kent and this blog is Superman.

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When you least expect it

When I was younger and I had insecurities and self-doubt about meeting someone, my mum would always say

“You only find love when you stop looking for it”

Despite my young naive age – I thought that was bullshit.  To find someone required some effort. Continue reading

Make time for your loved ones

So much to do in a day, yet so little time to work on my goals.

If I have been out with Vicky, talked to my mum, gone walking with my dad or helped out my brother, I can forgive myself for shirking on my goals.

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“Always make time for your loved ones.  They are your life and the reason you strive to be more…..”


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Manifesto of Perfection – Goal Setting Month

The parents meet the parents

It has been seven months since I started a relationship.

When I started writing the Manifesto of Perfection accepted that I would be spending my life alone.  My previous past experiences had put a distrust in women – so I could never see myself getting into a long term relationship.

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January 2015: Goals Update

A week ago I reviewed my initial goals that I set in September.  As part of this process I gave a bit of time to think how I would develop, add and drop goals – as appropriate.  This has now been updated and I will be working on these tasks for the next three months, where I will review my progress.

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The Goals

It contains some new ideas, old ideas that I have been able to articulate more clearly what I am supposed to be doing and old ideas – which I did not get round to doing for various reasons.  I have grouped them based on the categories I use with this blog: Continue reading

Help friend get laid

I set some post mid year resolutions because I wanted to get my self-improvement goals back on track after a slump. I have used SMART objectives to set out how I intend to achieve my goals.  However as this goal is a unique situation and does not relate personally to my own well-being I decided to just write what on earth possessed me to include this weird objective.

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Having a Manifesto rational

I was browsing through the Daily Post and noticed they had a task dedicated to creating a Manifesto for your blog.

Well I had to comment, as setting up a manifesto is right up my street!

All blogs can be manifestos in their own way as I feel it is a clear way of setting definition and direction to where your blog is going. It is also a way of being reflective on your own experiences.

I look through my own manifesto and realise how much I have developed since starting up the Manifesto of Perfection.
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How blogging helped me improve (so far)

How blogging helped me improve (so far)

“When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target”

George Fisher

The story so far…

Today is special as this is the 50th post I have created since starting the Manifesto of Perfection.

I have run blogs before but have never made it this far so I am partly congratulating myself for getting here, but also you the reader for your support – this always motivated me to improve my writing.

It’s not been easy trying to keep a schedule especially when bad stuff happens in my life – the desire to sit down and write something new is not necessarily a priority after a bad day.

But that partly was the point – it wasn’t supposed to be easy and committing to a regular writing habit ensured that I was disciplined and focused to produce new content.
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