How Hard You Get Hit

It’s not been an easy year so far...  In some ways I knew this moment was coming, my head hasn’t been into much recently.  You could say too many lockdowns, too many gym closures,... too many setbacks were responsible for the frustrations.  But I know that’s a lie and a bit of self-sabotage was involved … Continue reading How Hard You Get Hit

Feel Disappointed After Achieving a Goal?: Try this…

For the past year, you’ve set yourself a habit working towards that goal to achieve that thing you really want. And after all that time working through the challenges and setbacks, you’ve finally done it! So why do you feel so down and disappointed with the end result? Why do I feel so down now … Continue reading Feel Disappointed After Achieving a Goal?: Try this…

It’s Coming Home…

This past week I was browsing Facebook and noticed a former school friend commenting on his happiness about a “well deserved promotion." As I was about to drop a comment congratulating them on their job success, I realised the promotion they were talking about was the English football team Leeds United going up to the … Continue reading It’s Coming Home…

The 7 Habits Of Highly Ineffective People

Although there is no exact formula to success, our mindset and attitude can be baggage holding us back.  We may not realise it, but the way we think maybe having an impact on our how effectively we achieve our goals and live our lives.  Many of us are unaware we are doing any of these, … Continue reading The 7 Habits Of Highly Ineffective People

It’s Okay To Relax

When I first got into self-improvement, I would always treat myself harshly if I took a night off to spend time on any activity deemed “unproductive” (i.e not contributing towards achieving an end goal). In these times my mind would fill itself with uncompassionate thoughts “How could you take a night off?  Your life is … Continue reading It’s Okay To Relax

When Your Teacher Told You, You Couldn’t Draw…

Like most kids I used to love cartoons. My favourite pastime was drawing doodles, inspired by British comics like the Beano and Newspaper strips like Calvin and Hobbes. For my tenth birthday I received a book “Make Your Own Comics” a rather simplistic how to draw book which was inflated in price by the dozen … Continue reading When Your Teacher Told You, You Couldn’t Draw…

What Are Your Fears?

The school days... What are you fears? The white collar pierced my neck, pushed back by the tie representing the colours of my house and school. I compressed a finger against the shirts top button, a futile attempt to engulf some air. The school I attended was a stickler for formality and professionalism, so I … Continue reading What Are Your Fears?

Manifesto For A Better Self-Improvement Movement

“I’m working on my business and going to the gym every day, while you sit on the couch and watch Netflix.  You and I are not alike...”  It’s attitudes like this which make me question my own involvement in the self-improvement movement.  The sheer pomposity and pretentiousness that festers from a number of people dedicated … Continue reading Manifesto For A Better Self-Improvement Movement

The Self-Improvement Guru Is Not Your Friend…

Why Hacks To A Better Life Aren't Working… Following hacks, tricks and a generic written program for a mass audience is all very well.  A person starts with a good intention - to lose weight, save more, be a ‘success’.  Blueprints of someone else’s path might seem like a sure thing to reach your desired … Continue reading The Self-Improvement Guru Is Not Your Friend…

The Essential Home Workers Morning Routine

In another episode of “Lessons Coronavirus Lockdown Taught Me…” this week, I focus on the importance of a morning routine.  Yes, if you’ve been reading blogs for a while, you’ve probably seen hundreds of takes on a good morning routine, usually involving nice platitudes like taking time for positive self-talk, gratitude, meditate, but these often … Continue reading The Essential Home Workers Morning Routine

Let’s Get Inspired: Perfect Manifesto Interview

Welcome back... Have you ever wanted to understand the background behind Perfect Manifesto? How about insight into the writing process I carry out to write this blog? Or maybe just read some of my tips, likes and dislikes about blogging? Well I'm delighted to say I've recently had the opportunity to share my insights over … Continue reading Let’s Get Inspired: Perfect Manifesto Interview

The Importance of Giving Without Expecting Anything in Return…

“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit...” Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the definition of giving without expecting anything in return. Several years ago my life was not in a good place.  My career was floundering, a relationship had fallen apart and … Continue reading The Importance of Giving Without Expecting Anything in Return…