Habits you should adopt

This post on assertiveness was originally posted on April 2014

Additional note: It’s interesting to go back through my old posts to see how my writing has changed, reading it can be a bit embarrassing but I guess it shows I have changed and evolved…


Life is short, some people choose to waste their free time doing much of nothing, others spend free time on interesting hobbies, improving themselves and developing skills that they can use later in life.

Here are the five habits you should be doing:

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Unlucky for some…

I play bingo – no lie.

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Nearly every Friday for the last six month I go down to the local working men’s club and play four rounds of bingo.  I haven’t won that cash prize once.

Logically I struggle to understand why some regulars win it more than others.  They are there pretty much every week – but then so am I.  If I went by mathematically probability I would have won by now. Continue reading “Unlucky for some…”

Goal Setting Month: Retrospective

It is the last day of goal setting month and as a mini goal for March I set the aim of writing a blog article everyday.

I have never had a theme month before so wanted to make it special and try to keep it relevant to goal setting – though this was not always possible.

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Manifesto of Perfection: 5 Essential Self-Improvement Posts

I have run the Manifesto of Perfection for over a year. During that period I have spent a lot of time talking about Self-Improvement.

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For my goal setting month I have picked out my five favourite posts.

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My angry year

“You’re a person who loses their temper easily…”

When a boss said that to me, I thought that was not like me at all.  I am pretty well laid back and from that statement I realised they did not know me at all.

Ironically I left the room in an angry state, then again they knew how to push my buttons.

Things continued throughout the rest of the year and occasionally I got angry.  It became clear that I had a problem with my emotions when I lost it during a meeting with the horrible boss.  I was just frustrated, I was not being listen to and I felt my skills were under utilised.  I was between punching them or crying – both would not result in great outcomes so I stormed out of the room. Continue reading “My angry year”

You’re never too old to learn new things

Recently someone I worked with left.

He is 65 and I assumed he was retiring.  Perhaps spending his time going on holidays or filling out the newspaper crossword.  But as it turns out he isn’t.

He is taking up consultancy work and in September he is undertaking a short course at University that will give him the ability to specialise in a new area of expertise in what has already been a long, successful career. Continue reading “You’re never too old to learn new things”

Habits you should adopt

Life is short, some people choose to waste their free time doing much of nothing, others spend free time on interesting hobbies, improving themselves and developing skills that they can use later in life.

Continue reading “Habits you should adopt”