New Posts: June 2020

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Check out some of the post highlights for June 2020: What is Your Mantra? All about how a personal mantra I look at everyday is used as an affirmation to help inspire and motivate me to get results. What is your mantra? >> … Continue reading New Posts: June 2020

The Simple Formula Which Will Help You Understand Why Change Happens (Guest Post)

Have you ever made a change to your life that went quite smoothly? On the other hand is there something you wanted to change, but found you failed again and again? This is something I went through a lot setting goals - despite having good intentions, something just didn't click. All that resulted was failing … Continue reading The Simple Formula Which Will Help You Understand Why Change Happens (Guest Post)

New Posts: May 2020

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Check out some of the post highlights for May 2020: The Gym Dad In this post I share an anecdote illustrating the challenge of keeping fit and healthy, alongside fatherhood and how we all have the option to choose our priorities. >> Fatherhood … Continue reading New Posts: May 2020

The Secret of My Endurance

Last year my grandfather died. In my family, he was the last line of the grandparent generation. An era of men and women born into a world where their fathers, took part in the great war. Many a time on visits, I would get presented murky browny-grey photos with frayed edges, of uncles never known, … Continue reading The Secret of My Endurance

Six years a writer, lessons from a persistent journeyman blogger

Six years a writer, lessons from a persistent journeyman blogger It’s that time of the year WordPress sends a reminder of my continued persistence to keep writing a blog. Six years… Six years of various ups and downs crises of faith, to losing drive to write, yet through it all, I’m still standing strong with … Continue reading Six years a writer, lessons from a persistent journeyman blogger

Take the opportunity

Take the opportunity As a Project Manager, the role requires the identification and management of risk. Risk has connotations of being a bad, a quick Google search on dictionary definitions describing risk says: "a situation involving exposure to danger." and: "expose (someone or something valued) to danger, harm, or loss." Both have a negative spin, … Continue reading Take the opportunity

Old habits die hard

As a new chapter begins in my journey of being a father to two children, a week has gone so quickly. A goal I vowed to follow was to not let this wonderful change stop me indulging in my old habits - writing and hitting the gym. It goes without saving, having a child is … Continue reading Old habits die hard

The consequence of the misfortune: Alan Watts

The consequence of the misfortune: Alan Watts Today I want to share this informative parable I  heard from Alan Watts about a Chinese farmer, as it offers a different perspective about the consequence of when good and bad things happen to us Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer who lost a horse, … Continue reading The consequence of the misfortune: Alan Watts

Get your application right: playing notes in the right order

Get your application right: playing notes in the right orderIn the United Kingdom, there is an old school comedy duo called Morecambe and Wise.One well known sketch is antics with composer André Previn, the jist is Eric Morecambe forces himself onto the orchestra and rather than playing the classical piece André is composing, he starts … Continue reading Get your application right: playing notes in the right order

How social media made us hate office jobs

How social media made us hate office jobs A large section of the self-improvement movement that operates under the logic: Run a business = success Work for a business = loser It bugs me, but then the cynic in me sees the real motivation as every 'guru' frames this as "quit the nine to five … Continue reading How social media made us hate office jobs

The sense of it all

My dad joked when my daughter was born "Facebook has replaced the newspaper for announcements" It was a statement I couldn't help think and laugh about (perhaps inappropriately) when I read about the premature death of a former work colleague. The Internet is supposed to bring us closer together, I can read hundreds of unsolicited … Continue reading The sense of it all

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