On confidence

Over the last several years I have been on a mission to increase my confidence.  I am better than I used to be but still have some bad habits.  Until recently I was blissfully unaware until I got some feedback from my last job interview

“you know your stuff but you need to show more confidence in yourself”

This was pretty surprising as I thought I was coming across confident.  Upon reflection I realise that there are areas that I can focus on to make myself appear more confident.

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Sweating over weight loss

When I woke up and realised that I had gained a lot of weight, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy – I didn’t have that same motivation or self-control and I certainly wasn’t as fit as I used to be.

I had gone up to 14 stone 6 lbs (91.4 kg).   This shocked me and I vowed to step-up my exercise and look after myself better.  So since the middle of February I have probably being a bit too obsessive about my weight loss. Continue reading

Fearing the gym

I read a number of blogs about many peoples first experiences with the gym, or from the perspective of someone who has lived a unhealthy lifestyle and is trying to find a new way.

Many of these are the fears they have – that people are looking down on them because of how they look, how quickly they exhaust themselves to others, or their perceived weaknesses.

As a 15 + year gym vet I will let you onto a little secret:

No one cares…

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Where am I next year?

I got to a point in my life where I realised the only guarantee you have is what you have today is what you have got tomorrow (subject to any major disaster).

If you take no actions, risks or accept responsibility for your own fate – you will still most likely be in the same position. Continue reading

A man of many talents

This year I made a cake for my birthday.

Being aware of many of the activities I do (many of which I highlight in this blog).

Someone remarked “You’re a man of many talents”

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Fighting the Forces of Negativity

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.

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System: The Power of Three

I have had a bit of a hiatus from posting recently.

Since starting the blog I have been well disciplined to ensure that there has been new content every week (or more) because when I started I knew that I did not want to be one of the those blogs that post inconsistently and started with one of those weak, pathetic opener of:

“Sorry I haven’t post in a while guys, my life has been super hectic right now…”

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Make time for your loved ones

So much to do in a day, yet so little time to work on my goals.

If I have been out with Vicky, talked to my mum, gone walking with my dad or helped out my brother, I can forgive myself for shirking on my goals.

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“Always make time for your loved ones.  They are your life and the reason you strive to be more…..”


GOALSETTING

Manifesto of Perfection – Goal Setting Month

How blogging helped me improve (so far)

How blogging helped me improve (so far)

“When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target”

George Fisher

The story so far…

Today is special as this is the 50th post I have created since starting the Manifesto of Perfection.

I have run blogs before but have never made it this far so I am partly congratulating myself for getting here, but also you the reader for your support – this always motivated me to improve my writing.

It’s not been easy trying to keep a schedule especially when bad stuff happens in my life – the desire to sit down and write something new is not necessarily a priority after a bad day.

But that partly was the point – it wasn’t supposed to be easy and committing to a regular writing habit ensured that I was disciplined and focused to produce new content.
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