Be sceptical how much blame you take when in a toxic relationship. It might be a case that it isn't you - it's them! In this post I explore attributes of people pleasers always willing to accept they are at fault, and challenge you to think about what are the facts, and what are just feelings...
A Look Back: No Ambition In Life? Read This
In this look back, I focus on my post 'No Ambition In Life? Read This...' and look at my advice for giving direction for the person lacking ambition, purpose and motivation in life.
Despise The Free Lunch
Beware anything that comes for free. Whether it's being offered a free ebook, favour, or free lunch, beware that this may come at a cost. Some people use freebies as a sales tactic, to coerce the obliging to return the favour. In this post I share a story of getting caught up in being literally offered 'the free lunch'
How To Deal With A Bragger
It was the late eighties when my family went back up North to return home, though as a toddler, I had no memories of where I was from, so the concept didn’t mean much. But here I was back knowing none of the children in this new neighbourhood. My loneliness didn't last long as I … Continue reading How To Deal With A Bragger
How To Get Your Colleagues To Meet The Deadline
As a Project Manager, my responsibility is to ensure that the people I work with are contributing the required information by a specified date. One of the struggles I’ve found moving into a management role is the expectation that I need to make people take action. I know there are people who relish the opportunity … Continue reading How To Get Your Colleagues To Meet The Deadline
3 Life Lessons From Never Split the Difference: By Chris Voss
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
No Ambition In Life? Read This…
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…
The Hardest Decision I Ever Made…
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…
Perfect Manifesto Highlights: February, 2021
Welcome to the Perfect Manifesto post highlights for February, 2021. This months image features Gary V, an entrepreneur and speaker. Gary has been a big influence on my work at Perfect Manifesto over recent years, not just for his ideas around being your authentic self, but his work ethic around producing content and engaging with … Continue reading Perfect Manifesto Highlights: February, 2021
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
From Pushover to Powerhouse: How To Be More Assertive
Back in the day Perfect Manifesto was used more as a place I would use to document and keep accountable on a wide range of goals. One of those big ambitions was to improve my assertiveness, this article I wrote way back when – How not to be a pushover discusses this problem. As I … Continue reading From Pushover to Powerhouse: How To Be More Assertive
New Posts: September 2020
Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Check out some of the post highlights for September 2020: 7 Tips to Manage Your Weight Loss Goal Following on from my post Are You Struggling Counting Calories? Try This…, please find some more tips to help you manage weight loss. I discuss … Continue reading New Posts: September 2020