Good day folks, I hope you are having a productive weekend. Perfect Manifesto is dedicated to discussing self-improvement – my fundamental belief is that health should always be at the foundation of this, because if you can’t manage your own physical fitness how do you expect to achieve anything else? People get into self-improvement because … Continue reading Why Self-Improvement Starts with Health…
The Battle... Life throws up challenges which you can either fight, endure or give up on. Dependent on the situation none of these options are necessarily a bad thing. The gym is a testing ground; it builds your character, and has been the foundation of my confidence, self-belief, determination, and persistence. I don’t know what … Continue reading The Battle…
I wanted to write a post today to ask a simple question: Are you being the best you? Are there things you are unsatisfied with, yet you don’t do anything about it? You tell yourself you’ll do something ‘later’, but not tonight because today has been a ‘hard day’ and you just want to just … Continue reading Be the best you
The expectant father This week my wife gave birth to my second daughter. As an expectant father, it's scary seeing the mother of your child in pain, as unless you happen to be a qualified midwife you can't do much to help your wife/loved one/unfortunate one night stand reach the end goal of giving birth … Continue reading The expectant father
One of my favourite interview questions is: "So... Tell me about yourself?" I like this question, not because it's particular good or useful but because it's so vague that without prior thought and preparation it's sure to go wrong. It's certainly the best question to hear funny anecdotes of bad responses. "Yes... well... my names … Continue reading The interview: Tell me about yourself
6am, the alarm on my phone plays its upbeat jingle, it's called Over the Horizon yet I don't feel like that. Motivation to pull myself out of bed will do for the moment. Work has become very beaurcratic and process based recently. Not surprisingly the desire to jump out of bed and go has been … Continue reading How am I going to make someone’s life better today?
A common question asked at interviews is "What is your strength and what is your weakness?" I have heard a number of methods for answering this question and thought I would focus onthe second part of this question as usually people are quite good about talking about a particular area that they excel in. The … Continue reading How to answer the interview question – What is your weakness?
In the western world we live in a very privileged society. We have safety, comfort and the freedom of leisure in ways that our ancestors never experienced. So, what I am wondering is... How did we all become such miserable bastards? I walk along the street and spot people with glum faces. You give a … Continue reading How did we all become such miserable bastards?
I bumped into someone from my old team the other day. With her was my replacement who had begun the role a month ago. I am not rude and didn't want to blank her, so I began talking to her so that she wasn't just sat back observing our conversation. I introduced myself and asked … Continue reading Dealing with the negative
If you have read this blog for a while you will know that I am a big fan of the punk band - The Bouncing Souls. One of my favourite songs by them is called Better Things. With catchy, feel good lyrics, this makes it a classic Souls anthem. But when I first ventured into the … Continue reading Better Things
As I try to make my way up the career ladder I have found the support of others is essential. I really do miss having a good mentor to coach me and call me out on any bullshit though. I have a number of experiences of 'mentors' - one was good, one was bad. Good Mentor … Continue reading Good Mentor/Bad Mentor
This week has been my most testing time in my new job. I have been optimistic and upbeat since starting, but this is the first week where I seem to have been fighting the forces of negativity from all sides. With people leaving, going on holiday or being off sick, things look light on the ground. … Continue reading Fighting the Forces of Negativity