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

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

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

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

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

The Battle…

The Battle... Life throws up challenges which you can either fight, endure or give up on. Dependent on the situation none of these options are necessarily a bad thing. The gym is a testing ground; it builds your character, and has been the foundation of my confidence, self-belief, determination, and persistence. I don’t know what … Continue reading The Battle…

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