Slight return

It took nearly seven months before I decided to publish on the Manifesto of Perfection again, the place I recorded my thoughts and opinions of all things self-improvement. Last week I marked my return, where for the first time ever I featured work that wasn't my own - a beautiful poem by Charles Bukowski 'So you want … Continue reading Slight return

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Habits you should adopt

This post 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 … Continue reading Habits you should adopt

….And influence people

I find this a useful infographic to remind on all the main lessons in the book How to Win Friends and Influence people. In reflection, now that I have read the book I don't want to have to keep going back to reading the book I just don't have the time to read the same stuff … Continue reading ….And influence people

How to win friends and influence people

I have recently read the book How to Win Friends and Influence People - a book that is probably one of the most famous self-improvement books ever published. From reading a number of self-improvement or business books, at some point How to Win Friends... is usually referenced at some point, but despite this I had never bothered … Continue reading How to win friends and influence people

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. For my goal setting month I have picked out my five favourite posts. You're never too old to learn new things When I finished school I did not know where to … Continue reading Manifesto of Perfection: 5 Essential Self-Improvement Posts

How many notepads does a blog writer need?

It's my first real effort at getting rid of some of my stuff and compared to previously I have decided to be more pragmatic in how I choose to clear my possessions out. I may need this one day... "How many notepads does a blog writer need?" I think, as I clear out a draw full … Continue reading How many notepads does a blog writer need?

Burnout! Action!… So what next?

Burnout! The last four weeks have been disappointingly stagnant. Sometimes you can plan all you like, yet it does not transpire.  A number of activities I was working towards did not take place. I wanted to learn joinery but the course was cancelled, with no suitable alternatives on offer. An obstacle race I had been … Continue reading Burnout! Action!… So what next?

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. Here are the five habits you should be doing.   Reading I am someone who has never been an avid reader, … Continue reading Habits you should adopt