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From Six-Figure Debt to $20,000/Month Revenue (The 21-Day Incubation Period)

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Have you heard of the term “incubation period”? Medical definition aside, an incubation period refers to the period which an embryo develops within an egg, to the point the egg hatches. Different types of eggs have different incubation periods. With the most common egg, the…


Affirmation Challenge Day 11 [Career]: “I’m doing what I love, and earning lots of money doing it.”

Affirmation Challenge, Day 11 [Career]: "I'm doing what I love, and earning lots of money doing it."

This is Day 11 of the 15-Day Affirmation Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gather to practice positive affirmations for 15 days in July 2014. The challenge is now over, but you can still do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all Affirmation Challenge tasks and posts….


Why I Got Depressed Writing My Latest Book: 10 Important Tips to Get Through Development Hell

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Are you working on a project that seems never-ending? Are you on the brink of quitting because the work has turned out to be much more than you anticipated when you signed up for it? If so, welcome to “development hell.” A term that originated in the…


Ask Celes – I Just Graduated. Should I Go for My Dream Job or Continue Studying?

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Hi Celes, I’ve enjoyed reading PE since my undergraduate days and your tips on becoming a dean’s lister helped me to get on that elusive list for 2 consecutive years! Many thanks Now that I’ve graduated in July, I have two options:  1) My dream job…


How To Make a Customer Feel Lousy About Herself

Feminu at Serangoon Nex Mall

So I was shopping at this store called Feminu (in Serangoon Nex Mall) last week for an attire for my latest workshop, and I experienced pretty bad customer service there. Feminu at Serangoon Nex Mall — lousy service. Avoid to spare yourself the pain. How To Make…


[Registration CLOSED] Blog Your Way to a Million Pageviews: Join My New Blogging Course, Starting Dec 8!!

Blogging Success Course: Blog Your Way To A Million Pageviews!

Update Dec 4: We have OVER 20 registrants so far and I’ll be closing signups soon!! If you’re interested to learn about blogging and creating your top blog, now is the chance! I’ll see you guys come Dec 8!! Update Dec 8: We have a FULL…


Ask Celes – Why Do Some People Have Innate Talent But Not Others? It’s Not Fair!

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Hello Celes! I read your talent article and have a question. I mean, when I listen to voices like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera, they must have an innate gift. How come there are no other singers like them? I don’t know what…


Ask Celes — How to Keep Calm and Make a Good First Impression in 15 Minutes or Less

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How do you put your best foot forward when you have a short time to make a good impression? I’ve had times when I have to go to a new place and meet new people in workshops, competitions and conferences which are very short. I…


Getting Your Startup Acquired for $24 Million in Just 7 Months (Interview with Karl Chong, CEO of Groupon SG) [Video]

Interview with Karl Chong

Today I’m very excited to share my latest episode of Celes.TV. This latest episode features my interview with Karl Chong, CEO of Groupon Singapore, which is one of the fastest growing companies in Singapore. Karl is the driving force behind Beeconomic, a group buying site…


Bullied at Work? 5 Crucial Tips to Handle Workplace Bullying

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Last month, a 17-second video of an office bully went viral on the internet. In the video, a Singapore office supervisor could be seen repeatedly slapping an intern. While it is good that the issue has been brought to light and the police and Ministry of…


How To Be a Top Public Speaker (Advice From a 5-Time Toastmasters Champion) [Video]

Interview with Benjamin Loh, Public Speaking Coach Extraordinaire

After terrific reception for the first episode of Celes.TV (interview with learning & education expert Daniel Wong on How To Score a GPA of 3.98/4.00), I’m extremely excited to unveil the second episode today! :D  Secrets of a Top Public Speaker (feat. Benjamin Loh, Public Speaking Coach…