How To Find Meaning After Being Dumped (And Move On!)

When a relationship ends you will experience a feel of loss – like you’ve lost a sense of purpose and meaning in your life.  This is because you’ve identified as a couple – making couple type decisions, it can be an odd feeling to know you are now in the position of facing this world alone.  … Continue reading How To Find Meaning After Being Dumped (And Move On!)

The Ultimate Guide For Building Long Term Blogging Habits

Introduction: It’s that time of year again...  Logging into WordPress a notification popped up to inform me it was my eight year blogging anniversary.  WordPress 8 Year Anniversary. Eight years maintaining a regular blogging habit, being driven to keep going, and having the mindset to push through difficult times, where my vision has given me … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide For Building Long Term Blogging Habits

Saying Goodbye To The Canadian Dream

“There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.” Mark Nepo The check-in guard gazed over my body with vigilance, distracted in his professional duties by the purple butterfly bag draped over my left shoulder.  The stern, dower face softened, and I knew a witty comment had arisen into his head the moment a glowing grin heightened … Continue reading Saying Goodbye To The Canadian Dream

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