365 Days

When I returned back to work on 31st July 2014 after two weeks off from stress, I swore that I would make it do next year about not taking a single sick day. I wanted to do this because I'd already had a few sicks days, so with taking two weeks off for stress they … Continue reading 365 Days

Simplify your goals – Do, Doing and Done

I admit, I probably enjoy planning my goals a bit too much.  Sometimes I feel like I do too much planning and need to just get on with it. So I welcome ways that make planning goals easier. Working in project management I handle plans daily.  I see GANTT charts that detail a projects progress … Continue reading Simplify your goals – Do, Doing and Done

A man with a plan (and aspirations)

I recently started a new job and I set two goals: The first was to "Become comfortable in my new job/make it my own." I mention in this post how I went about achieving that. The second goal was "Develop my skills/knowledge so that I can achieve for promotion." In my reflection this was always going to … Continue reading A man with a plan (and aspirations)

What makes people buy?

The iPad I was at a friend's house where he was proudly showed off a new tablet he got. "How much did that cost?" I asked He told me that he got it "free" as part of his new phone contract where he had to pay an extra £20 a month, which was said in … Continue reading What makes people buy?

How to set goals

As I start off goal setting month, the best place to start is from the beginning, as I show how I set goals.  If you have never done this before get a sheet of paper and write down what you want to achieve. Simplicity On the paper you will have a variety of ambitions.  Some … Continue reading How to set goals

Manifesto of Perfection Goal Setting Month

It is now March. Perhaps the New Year resolution has fallen by the wayside. Maybe your a habitual goal setter, but your objectives are a bit stale and the enthusiasm is no longer there. Maybe you don't have goals at all. I have decided for March, purely because I have got so much out of … Continue reading Manifesto of Perfection Goal Setting Month

Never dismiss the power of a New Year’s Resolution

Its the middle of January and by this point many of us have either progressed or given up on New Year's Resolutions. But I have noticed a trend where people dismiss this idea - it could be because they see it as lame, cliché, they know they won't stick with or are saying "Well you should … Continue reading Never dismiss the power of a New Year’s Resolution

Nobody starts a new job in January

I arrive 45 minutes early.  I sip a drink to keep my throat moist in preparation for all the talking I was about to do. I fumble through the notes ready for the interview.. I set myself the goal of getting a new job.  I wanted this, firstly for my own professional development and because … Continue reading Nobody starts a new job in January

Time Management for the Perfectionist

"Time - unlike money, opportunity or good looks - is the one resource that is allocated equally to all of us" Duncan Bannatyne - How to be smart with your time Here at the Manifesto of Perfection I write about self-improvement, my goals and reflect on what I have learnt. I do struggled to meet … Continue reading Time Management for the Perfectionist