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

5 Factors of Self-Guilt and How to Respond

Hi folks, I wanted to follow-up on my post Lessons in Assertiveness: Say What You Want, to share some thoughts about a common situation where assertiveness is important. To start, I want to ask you have you ever experienced these feelings when making a decision in life: Do you feel guilty when you do something … Continue reading 5 Factors of Self-Guilt and How to Respond

Lessons in Assertiveness: Say What You Want

A simple trick I picked up on assertiveness training was the importance to be open and honest with thoughts. You might feel uncomfortable not saying what you want as you perceive, what you will say is not popular with the room. Yet quite often, this is nothing but fear, actually everyone else in the room … Continue reading Lessons in Assertiveness: Say What You Want

Assert Yourself! How to Not Be a Pushover When You Don’t Want to Do Something

Your life is your life... So why do you allow yourself to be pushed into doing things you don't want to do? The time you have is precious - you only get this opportunity once, why waste it on people, projects, activities that don't interest you? If you have problems asserting yourself, check out the … Continue reading Assert Yourself! How to Not Be a Pushover When You Don’t Want to Do Something

Manifesto Reinvented

When I first started this blog, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing… In some ways I still don’t know… But I do know I’m better at this, than when I first started… And that’s what you want in life, isn’t it?... Origins… Originally a space to keep accountable to my goals, Perfect … Continue reading Manifesto Reinvented

What Is Your Mantra?

What is your mantra? Several years ago, I was invited to a job interview. Arriving in usual early fashion, I perched myself on a bench inside Leeds train station, killing time with last-minute research. Prior to the interview I was a wreck. Getting this job wasn’t about a promotion or more money – it was … Continue reading What Is Your Mantra?