When it comes to personal attributes, bragging is not a revered trait. Several years ago I wrote the post How do you handle a bragger?, which has experienced continued traffic over the years, from people I can assume seeking coping strategies to deal with a boastful colleague, relative or friend. In my own upbringing, I’ve … Continue reading The Humble Person’s Guide to Hype and Self-Promotion
What makes a confident person? It might not be what you think? This post explores the attributes listed again and again that a highly confident person possesses...
"Something I always wanted to try was stand-up comedy..." Something I always wanted to try was stand-up comedy, for a long time I spent a lot of time researching, reading books on the profession and watching a diverse range of comics to inspire my act. From there, I began lurking on stand-up forums sourcing promoters who were offering … Continue reading What Being An Open-Mic Comic Taught About Fearing Failure…
My youngest has become quite boisterous recently... Even when she was immobile you could see by the fire in her eyes she was going to be a handful, so when she finally figured out the mechanics behind crawling, there was no stopping her, she wants to go everywhere, including up the stairs. As a father … Continue reading Don’t Look Back
Back in the day Perfect Manifesto was used more as a place I would use to document and keep accountable on a wide range of goals. One of those big ambitions was to improve my assertiveness, this article I wrote way back when – How not to be a pushover discusses this problem. As I … Continue reading From Pushover to Powerhouse: How To Be More Assertive
In January, I challenged readers of this blog to Take the Real World Offline Challenge! This was motivated by my own anxieties triggered by spending too much time plugged in, not dedicating enough time to personal passions such as writing because I was so busy on social media. Since that time I have spent more … Continue reading Take the Real World Offline Challenge! (Infographic)
Take the real world offline challenge! This has been a good week! I've been off work and utilised my free time spending it with my family. My intention was to spend a bit more on writing, but that didn't work out as I felt more driven to spend time offline, focus on my family and … Continue reading Take the real world offline challenge!
Self-limiting beliefs are the biggest hindrance to our true potential. When you have goals, or you just want to get something done, the first battle often is fighting against these beliefs, which can sometimes use a lot of the motivation that would actually be better used to get the task done. Training to run races … Continue reading Be your crowd
Trying to Passing my driving test, exposed me to some of the worst advice I ever received. "You've failed your test, just book straight back onto it..." this didn't consider that I should reflect where I went wrong or find a better teacher - this resulted in a waste of time and money. A Pattern … Continue reading Learning how to drive