I stopped watching the Apprentice years ago because it was the same repetitive format.
But I read a piece on one of the finalists business ideas and I couldn’t help resist giving my opinion when it was revealed that finalist Vana Koutsomitis is a dating app called ‘PlayDate’.
Although the decision was most likely made months and months ago I have to say that this is a very stupid investment. I won’t tackle this from a business point of view but a male with experience of online dating point of view. Continue reading “Love, sex and apps…”
I always read self-help books on various subjects – it can be about careers, business, relationships, fitness or just living a better life, it is always a good source to get ideas and influence for self-improvement goals.
There are a lot of crap books, lots of good ones and then there are those that change how you approach your life. Here are 3 insightful reads:
Into the Wild
I was living in Canada on a gap year when I was recommended this book. I was at a stage between finishing University and trying to comprehend what I would do with the rest of my life. Continue reading “3 Insightful Self-Improvement Reads”
“You’re a person who loses their temper easily…”
When a boss said that to me, I thought that was not like me at all. I am pretty well laid back and from that statement I realised they did not know me at all.
Ironically I left the room in an angry state, then again they knew how to push my buttons.
Things continued throughout the rest of the year and occasionally I got angry. It became clear that I had a problem with my emotions when I lost it during a meeting with the horrible boss. I was just frustrated, I was not being listen to and I felt my skills were under utilised. I was between punching them or crying – both would not result in great outcomes so I stormed out of the room. Continue reading “My angry year”
When I was a young comic all I wanted to do is to go on stage for 5 minutes and make people laugh. Then I thought, “Fuck that man, they better pay me.” And then they started paying me and I went, “I am better than these cunts, I’m going to be a headliner” I became a headliner and then I went to the annual festival and did fucking that and then I went, “All right I better move to America to record my DVD.” So I recorded my DVD in America, “Yeah that’s fucking right”, and now I want to be a movie star and you know what, I’m not a movie star and I want to kill myself.
– Jim Jefferies
My name is James and I’m a perfectionist.
I write a blog called the Manifesto of Perfection which is about how I improve my life focusing on the areas of Creativity, Fitness, Money, Nutrition and Sex. Being a perfectionist I base my progress on my high aspirations, which the same time are often based on unrealistic standards.
Continue reading “The life and mind of a perfectionist”
I was browsing through the Daily Post and noticed they had a task dedicated to creating a Manifesto for your blog.
Well I had to comment, as setting up a manifesto is right up my street!
All blogs can be manifestos in their own way as I feel it is a clear way of setting definition and direction to where your blog is going. It is also a way of being reflective on your own experiences.
I look through my own manifesto and realise how much I have developed since starting up the Manifesto of Perfection.
Continue reading “Having a Manifesto rational”
I kind of picked up on the WordPress Zero to Hero challenge a bit too late.
It gave some 30 day steps and I thought it would be a good idea to help shape my blog.
Of course I fucked things up completely by day two, which was to tell the reader what your blog is about.
In my head I know what the Manifesto of Perfection is about, I have just been trying to sort out the mess that is my mind to give the reader an understanding on where I am coming from. Continue reading “About the Manifesto of Perfection”