Chris Voss is a former FBI Negotiator. Using his knowledge and experience of negotiation he setup the Black Swan Group, which offers training courses utilising the techniques he learnt to help business and leadership professionals. His book Never Split the Difference explains the approaches he used in the FBI. What makes it more interesting than … Continue reading 3 Life Lessons From Never Split the Difference: By Chris Voss
Welcome back... This week I was honoured to be published on the website Addicted2Success. Addicted2Success often features in the top ten of recommended personal development websites, so right now I'm on another stratosphere to know my words are now included amongst a codex of priceless information. My article is called Are You Feeling Behind In … Continue reading Featured Elsewhere: Are You Feeling Behind in Life? Read This
As we welcome another New Year, it will be a time many people will reflect on their life and what they have done over the past year, deciding how they can change it for the better going forward. New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity to sit down and write a list of all the things … Continue reading How To Set New Year Resolutions (You Can Stick To)
This week I wanted to talk about goals.... my goals to be precise. I’m usually quite private to discuss these, I believe more in showing not telling. But because I haven’t achieved as much as I would have like in 2021, I decided to share with three aims: Give insight into the goals setting process … Continue reading 2021 End Of Year Goals Review
Happy Christmas! I’m taking the week off posting as I enjoy the festivities of the season, enjoying spending time with the family. Before I wish you well, I wanted to thank you for your continued support. Over the past year I’ve received hundreds of wonderful comments, and I always enjoy reading and responding to … Continue reading Season’s Greetings From Perfect Manifesto!
If you want success, goals help you set a vision to obtain them. This guide is for the beginner to help you put together your first set of goals.
As I creep towards 40, I often think how my life would have been different if I’d had no ambition. I know if I hadn’t been driven in my twenties knowing I was capable of so much more that I would probably still be working in the same dead-end job, probably single with no prospects … Continue reading No Ambition In Life? Read This…
Over the last five years I’ve worked hard for my company. When I started, my role was performing lots of mundane tasks like ensuring the photocopier paper was fully stacked. Yes, these jobs were crap only because some lazy guy in management didn’t want to get his hands dirty when he went for his printout. … Continue reading When it All Goes Wrong: Lessons from a Failed Project
Assertiveness is about taking a positive, direct approach allowing you to resolve problems and address issues. It's clear confident people are assertive communicators... but how do they do it?
Recently I enjoyed reading this inspiring article by Jordan Thomas in The Independent: Losing my chance to compete in the Tokyo Olympics taught me valuable lessons about mental resilience: by Jordan Thomas Jordan shares his personal experience where he failed to achieve his dream to represent his country in the sport, he loves the most … Continue reading What To Do When Your Dream Passes You By?
Whilst at university... Whilst at university, I met a guy on my course who happened to be from the same town as me. As we were living over 100 miles from our home town and the course only had 23 people taking it, I figure the odds of that happening were pretty small. Because of … Continue reading The Hardest Decision I Ever Made…
New job... and imposter syndrome returns... Recently I’ve been offered a new job, after a number of issues in my current role I decided to make the difficult decision to make the move trying something a bit different to what I’m doing. Although this is a slight change in the career path I envisioned, it … Continue reading Starting a New Job: How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome