How To Set Your First Goals

If you want success, goals help you set a vision to obtain them.  This guide is for the beginner to help you put together your first set of goals. 

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…

Starting a New Job: How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome

New job... and imposter syndrome returns... Recently I’ve been offered a new job, after a number of issues in my current role I decided to make the difficult decision to make the move trying something a bit different to what I’m doing.  Although this is a slight change in the career path I envisioned, it … Continue reading Starting a New Job: How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome

How To Turn Failing Goals Around (That Actually Works…)

You’re in a situation where you find your goals aren’t going to the plan you set earlier in the year.  Don’t despair, it is possible to turn your failing goals around…  As we approach the last quarter of the year, I realise how little progress I’ve actually made with most of my goals.  It’s a … Continue reading How To Turn Failing Goals Around (That Actually Works…)

The Introverts Guide To Survive The First Year At University

The first day…  “What the hell have I let myself in for?...”  Here I was, a quiet, shy, introvert, living his first day, of the university experience – and I hated it…  I’d left my safe boring job, and my safe quiet home, to move into a pokey student terrace house sharing the space with … Continue reading The Introverts Guide To Survive The First Year At University

6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Twenty

It’s so long since I was anywhere near my twenties, that the digits on my birth certificate are much closer to the forty mark, rather the days of discovery and lack of responsibility.  During those ten years I did a lot of dumb things, some I regret.  But in reflection I also did things I enjoyed, … Continue reading 6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Twenty

It’s Coming Home…

This past week I was browsing Facebook and noticed a former school friend commenting on his happiness about a “well deserved promotion." As I was about to drop a comment congratulating them on their job success, I realised the promotion they were talking about was the English football team Leeds United going up to the … Continue reading It’s Coming Home…

It’s Okay To Relax

When I first got into self-improvement, I would always treat myself harshly if I took a night off to spend time on any activity deemed “unproductive” (i.e not contributing towards achieving an end goal). In these times my mind would fill itself with uncompassionate thoughts “How could you take a night off?  Your life is … Continue reading It’s Okay To Relax

Perfect Manifesto Highlights: May, 2021

Welcome to the Perfect Manifesto post highlights for May 2021. If you've been reading for a while you may know that I'm an admirer of strongman competitions - the ability to lift up a range of heavy objects is something that always inspires me to keep picking up the weights at the gym and made … Continue reading Perfect Manifesto Highlights: May, 2021

Manifesto For A Better Self-Improvement Movement

“I’m working on my business and going to the gym every day, while you sit on the couch and watch Netflix.  You and I are not alike...”  It’s attitudes like this which make me question my own involvement in the self-improvement movement.  The sheer pomposity and pretentiousness that festers from a number of people dedicated … Continue reading Manifesto For A Better Self-Improvement Movement

I tried to stop complaining for 21 days, here’s what happened…

I tried to stop complaining for 21 days, here's what happened... When I started self-improvement there was a sense of awe at the outlook leaders in the field possesed. Some had terrible backgrounds, yet didn't complain.  It made me wonder - how did they maintain such a positive mindset? Are they like that 24/7 or … Continue reading I tried to stop complaining for 21 days, here’s what happened…