The sense of it all

My dad joked when my daughter was born "Facebook has replaced the newspaper for announcements" It was a statement I couldn't help think and laugh about (perhaps inappropriately) when I read about the premature death of a former work colleague. The Internet is supposed to bring us closer together, I can read hundreds of unsolicited … Continue reading The sense of it all

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Writing your life story

I have started writing my life story. Just by writing that statement it feels strange and narcissistic.  To write your life story you have to be a celebrity or achieve something right? But I have been motivated to do this indirectly by family. I was over at my grandfather's listening to his old stories - … Continue reading Writing your life story

Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

Let's say I asked you to put together a bucket list – a list of things that you want to do before you die. Before reading on just take a minute to think about what those things would be. Done it? Okay I will continue… Without even knowing you I bet it included something of … Continue reading Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

My Worst Year

At some point in my early adult life things were stagnant.  I went to work everyday, lived with my parents at home and every once in a while I would go out with friends - usually for a trip to the cinema. There was no relationship, no ambition, nothing except a savings account that got … Continue reading My Worst Year

The Face in the Mirror

The Face in the Mirror: When I first started working I wanted to do something in the evening.  So I went to a creative writing classes.  I was the only male in attendance, surrounded by women who were 40+ It was basically a forum for people to present ideas on the books that they would … Continue reading The Face in the Mirror

Panic attack! …. Death? It’s Funny? ha! ha!

So what next? This week was the first time I missed my weekly deadline since starting Manifesto of Perfection. I am kind of pissed off about it, as the blog always represented my desire to do something constructive and keep accountability of my self-development.  If I get in the habit of missing weekly writings how … Continue reading Panic attack! …. Death? It’s Funny? ha! ha!

Review: Bachelor Pad Economics

Bachelor Pad Economics by Aaron Clarey   As I started reading Bachelor pad economics, my first impression that this was going to be a blunt, no-nonsense approach about all things financial for men. And I do mean all things - this covers a life cycle starting with the young man considering college/university to planning for … Continue reading Review: Bachelor Pad Economics