New Posts: June 2020

Thanks for reading, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Check out some of the post highlights for June 2020: What is Your Mantra? All about how a personal mantra I look at everyday is used as an affirmation to help inspire and motivate me to get results. What is your mantra? >> … Continue reading New Posts: June 2020

Five Things Life Teaches You About Failure

Showing fear of failure to such an extent that you won't take on any challenges and risks shows that in many ways you have failed - at life.

With each personal failure, this is an opportunity to learn, to get better at life...

Here is what I have learned about failure by living life:

3 Things Learned From Failing My Driving Test 5 Times

The first time I failed my driving test was because I nearly ran over another student as I was leaving the test centre.

The worst part was...

Win big like Churchill

Throughout history there is no leadership figure with so many documented failures, like Winston Churchill, who inevitably kept bouncing back. The infographic below explains Churchill's magic... This image is based on my post Mindset of a Serial Failure, published through the Tribe Media Newsletter.  You can subscribe here. Like this post?  Join the Perfect Manifesto … Continue reading Win big like Churchill

Happy New Year! Now here is why you won’t achieve your resolution…

Happy New Year! Now here is why you won't achieve your resolution... 1st January, the time of year when things feel samey after the merriments of the holiday season. The New Year hangover kicks in, and I'm not talking about the one caused by drink, but the feeling of nothing happening, nothing changing... The month … Continue reading Happy New Year! Now here is why you won’t achieve your resolution…

Life Experience: a natural cure to get over fear of failure

Today I am pleased to announce that I have done my first  post my first collaboration post with Angie over at Confessions of an Awakened Youth – a blog focused on self-improvement, mental and physical wellness, and spirituality. For this collaboration, we challenged ourselves to write a post on a set topic – our focus … Continue reading Life Experience: a natural cure to get over fear of failure

Learning how to drive

Trying to Passing my driving test, exposed me to some of the worst advice I ever received. "You've failed your test, just book straight back onto it..." this didn't consider that I should reflect where I went wrong or find a better teacher - this resulted in a waste of time and money. A Pattern … Continue reading Learning how to drive

All the past mistakes

Of all the past mistakes I have made in my life, I don't regret a single one because if I hadn't made them I wouldn't be who I am today. Don't live life with regrets, dwelling on mistakes or failures.  The past is the past - so learn from mistakes and move on.  The only … Continue reading All the past mistakes

Any Given Sunday: between winning and losing

Being an English gent.  I really don't understand what is going on in (American) Football.  But I know this - it seems to make a fantastic subject for films and has some great "inspirational speech" scenes Here is Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday. So how does this inspire? Whether it it sport, fitness … Continue reading Any Given Sunday: between winning and losing

Road Trip to Leicester: Reflection on idealism and work

It's funny that the last time I was in Leicester I was young and idealistic. I was full of hopes and dreams. I was going to change the world. I was naive. Leaving Leicester I left Leicester after my graduate placement failed to materialise with a permanent contract.  I should have realised then that working … Continue reading Road Trip to Leicester: Reflection on idealism and work

How failing goals can be good

When I first started the Manifesto of Perfection.  It functioned as a tool to meet my writing goals and more importantly as a way of keeping me accountable to the objectives I set. Around November last year I looked back at what I had originally set out to do and was sad, as I felt … Continue reading How failing goals can be good

2 steps to making change

It is nearly time for many to make New Years resolutions. It is not up to me to say what you want to change in your life, but in 2014 - a year where I had a lot of changes, I found that the following approach was the best attitude to making a change..... Step … Continue reading 2 steps to making change