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…

The Wisdom of Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes was more than your average comic for the newspaper funny pages, but one of the most clever and funny pieces of art ever put to print. Here is some wisdom the comic shares...

The Humble Person’s Guide to Hype and Self-Promotion

When it comes to personal attributes, bragging is not a revered trait.  Several years ago I wrote the post How do you handle a bragger?, which has experienced continued traffic over the years, from people I can assume seeking coping strategies to deal with a boastful colleague, relative or friend.  In my own upbringing, I’ve … Continue reading The Humble Person’s Guide to Hype and Self-Promotion

3 Reasons to Be Grateful

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”Germany Kent Today I wanted to talk about practicing gratitude. In the UK we have been sitting through another lockdown. As we’ve gone through each order … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Be Grateful

My Broken Mind: An Unwanted Life Story (Guest Post)

Has something happened in your life which impacted how you feel? Several years ago, I suffered a run in with my manager, which left me feeling broken down and destroyed my confidence. I covered some of the coping strategies to this incident in the post 7 Approaches to Develop a Bulletproof Mindset When Facing Adversity. But … Continue reading My Broken Mind: An Unwanted Life Story (Guest Post)

5 Strategies to Beat Imposter Syndrome

Here’s my Imposter Syndrome Ted Talk… You could say the Imposter manifested due to my lack of assertiveness or self-esteem, but throughout life I’ve often had the feeling that I’ve not been deserving of the opportunities presented to me, achieving them through luck. Or when I have been successful, I’ve dismissed these victories not from … Continue reading 5 Strategies to Beat Imposter Syndrome

The 42 Habits of Highly Confident People

What makes a confident person? It might not be what you think? This post explores the attributes listed again and again that a highly confident person possesses...

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…

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