How am I going to make someone’s life better today?

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. Continue reading “How am I going to make someone’s life better today?”


How do you handle a bragger?

If there is one type of attribute I despise in a person it is a lack of humility.

But it is inevitable in life that we will encounter braggers on a regular basis.

The best approach for these people – absolutely nothing.

I came to this conclusion, because the reason a person may brag is that they are insecure and seeking validation.  By not reacting you starve them of this.  But there is temptation to take another approach.  Here, I explain why you shouldn’t:

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How did we all become such miserable bastards?

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?

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My own world

I had finished University and I thought “What do I want to do with my life?”

I decided that I wanted to help people and took on a voluntary job for an environmental charity.  It was interesting to see how unorganised the voluntary sector was.  My job title where I ‘worked’ was called ‘Campaign Officer’ and even in reflection I still have no idea what the job role was. Continue reading “My own world”

All the small things

It was exactly 10 months ago today that I started the job that, for the first time gave me hope I had a career.

Although my job was relatively small and I got stuck with a lot of the crap jobs, I was eager to prove myself to get ahead in a project management office. Continue reading “All the small things”

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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Watch less than two hours of TV a week

In my January goals update I set myself the challenge to watch only two hours of TV a week.



As things stand, it looks pretty good, I no longer ‘marathon’ TV boxsets of shows I must watch.

And I limit myself to watching one episode of a show a week.


The only disadvantage is when I meet up socially with friends or at work when someone says “Did you watch…”

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New Year Goals 2015

Towards the end of September I set myself some targets.

I called it the post mid year resolutions to reinspire a lack of focus.  I am please to say it worked – I have developed, and completed some of these objectives.

Now it is a New Year, I did not want to come up some random new objectives, but continue working on what I had set.  I found 2014, one of the most fulfilling years of my life for improvement and want this to continue.  So I reviewed what I set, with the plan to realistically develop my goals: Continue reading “New Year Goals 2015”

Stop looking after my friends so much

I set some post mid year resolutions because I wanted to get my self-improvement goals back on track after a slump. I detail how I will go about achieving my goal using SMART objectives, with a contingency plan for if I am not able to do this

Why have I set this?

During my birthday I shared my Blackpool story with a mutual friend.  They helped me reach peace with the endless guilt I had felt all those years.

I realised that generally – I carry my friends too much.  I constantly find jobs for them to apply for that they never bother to do, I pay for drinks and meals because I make more money than them, which I only do because I am willing to work harder and I go out of my way to give them lifts. Continue reading “Stop looking after my friends so much”

The Post mid Year Resolutions

The Manifesto was inspired by New Years resolution goals, with the aim of making my hopes, dreams and targets a reality.  This blog was here to log my progress and keep me accountable.

Today I am being accountable – I have lost focus, with the pressure of work, the nights getting darker and time spent with the new girlfriend I have found my self-improvement goals have suffered

So I came up with a list of things I want to do:

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