18 July, 10pm: The orders are streaming in as I’m typing this!! Thanks so much for ur support!! Please let me know if you have any queries about the order and I’ll get to you asap.
18 July, 11pm: We filled out all the pre-sales quota within our first hour of launch! Congratulations to all the early birds – you’ll get your download link within the next 24 hours . For everyone else, not to worry - pre-order your copy now and you get to download immediately on 25 July.
25 July: Personal Excellence Book is officially up for download and purchase!
21 Sep ’11 - An all-new version of Personal Excellence Book has been released and the old one retired! There are now 2 volumes of Personal Excellence Book (Volume 1 and Volume 2), with each volume containing 101 in-depth, solid articles with the best lessons there are to be acquired in personal development. Check it out here: Personal Excellence Book
I’m very very excited to announce highly anticipated Personal Excellence Book and first official ebook from Personal Excellence is finally released!
Covering 9 key categories of personal growth of Purpose & Meaning, Awareness & Growth, Passion & Dreams, Goals & Success, Cultivating Life Transforming Habits, Emotional Mastery, People Skills/Relationships, Maximizing Productivity and Inspiration, this is your essential handbook to live your best life. It’s chocked with 121 in-depth, exploratory articles (121 best articles from the blog and 10 new, never seen before bonus articles), frequent exercises within articles and spans 774 pages long.
Reviews from Those Who Have Bought It
I’ve been receiving many great reviews from readers since its release yesterday. Just to share some of them:
Hi Celes, I received my copy on Monday and let me say I was blown away. There is so much high quality content in there (nearly 800 pages) that I’m only one quarter of the way through and I’m already improving my productivity on my business by miles!
Really, for the price of this you have totally over delivered. So if there’s anybody out there who’s wondering if it’s worth it or not. It totally is. I’d love to explain to you how this book has helped me specifically in my business, but that would be way too long to post on this comment section. So I will have a dedicated post on my blog very soon.
Thanks for the excellent work Celes and your writing style absolutely rocks. Helps me read and absorb the info so easily. – Bailey Ing
“One word, stunning! Not sure if you’ve ever seen Personal Excellence in iBooks on an iPad. If not, I can assure you it is a reading experience second to none. First, the appearance with all the graphics, color scheme and font choices is visually appealing. Second, the detailed Table of Contents makes it easy to quickly go to a given subject. For me, Personal Excellence is not the kind of book you read from front to back. Rather you read topics most relevant to you at any given time. The TOC makes this happen.
For the purchase, I used Paypal and received confirmation emails with transaction ID for future reference without delay. Traded FB messages with you on my purchase, nice touch. The actual book download took less than one minute. Imported to iTunes and synched to my iPad. Entire process took maybe five minutes, yes!
I downloaded and installed just before work, so I haven’t got the chance to read much, so far. Though I just downloaded, I can clearly see the strength of the book is it’s content. Far more topics are covered than like books and they are done in a practical manner. I hope this feedback is useful. Normally I wouldn’t be compelled to spend the time doing so, but I’ve been so impressed with the work you’ve done with the book and your website, I figured it’s the least I could do. Please pat yourself on the back for me. :-)” – Steve, United States
“Dear Celes, Thank you for the wonderful book. I have one word to describe it…”SUPERB“. It is an excellent tool which I will use to enhance my personal and emotional skills, gain focus in life as well as discover more meaning in my life overrall. Your blog is awesome but many times I am unable to get to all the articles but composing them into this wonderful ebook has made it so much easier to read and practice your words. My main problem is that I am a perfectionist, and also have high self-doubt and your book with all its tips and easy-to-use guidance is an amazing resource. Your wealth of knowledge and experiences that you share with others is beyond the words I can find to thank you! You are awesome and I will definitely recommend this book to my friends and family. Keep up the great work and I look forward to your blog and another book soon ” – Ashna, Davis, California
“Amazement , Admiration and Respect. I am simply amazed by the quantity and the quality of the work you have done, dedicated to help Human Beings to know themselves better and enjoy their lives fully. I have not read all the 800+ pages of Personal Excellence Book yet, but I know that it already has an impact on my life. I admire you for being so young and having so much understanding on how human beings function. You earn a lot of respect from me for giving so much of your knowledge, your analysis, and what seems to be a genuine love for Humankind. Thank you Celestine.
PS: Emilie (my daughter) seems to be engrossed in your book too.” - Catherine, UK, Cambridge
“Personal Excellence Book is what I’d refer to as the “Road map” for my personal development. There are two parts to maximize personal development of each individual. First part is “Concept” and second part is “Execution”. The book closes the knowledge gap especially the part of self-reflection tools. e.g. Life handbooks, How to discover my life purpose which really work and make me understand myself on a whole new level. Thank you for creating this excellent book and congratulations to this success to create this album. This could be perceived as your red ribbon project in my eyes.” – Kasiwoot
“I have been an avid reader of Celes’ blog for over a year now and always admired her clarity of thought and insights on subject of personal growth. For someone who is walking the talk on ‘chasing their dream’ I am always keen to read what she has to write on that subject. Her latest addition ‘Personal Excellence Book’ is a testament to her efforts on putting together her best content to help people pursue their dreams of personal growth and excellence. The content of book is well structured, logical, inspiring and can be put to use immediately in your daily life. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wants to break free from their meaningless routine and discover a refreshing new life direction that will stir them to take action to pursue living a life of excellence and purpose.” – Jamshed Wadia, India
“Simply the best life handbook to make the greatest living! Personal Excellence Book is not just a fiction or non-fiction book; in contrast, this is the “compass” to guide us with the most efficient & effective way to unleash our fullest potential within. Your “Purpose & Meaning” series in Personal Excellence Book was a crucial part to helping me discover my true self & true potential and create my personal life purpose that I want to pursue for the rest of my life. Thanks Celes for making personal development easy and enjoyable for us!” – Naphat, Thailand
“I have been following Celes’ blog for some time and was hence very eager to get her new book. I’ve found the book to be captivating and inspiring. A huge resource at nearly 800 pages, the content is well organized and easy to read. It is not a book about just theories and concepts – there are a number of exercises and practical tips which you can instantly apply, and Celes also shares her own personal experience. Celes has really inspired me to think about my purpose and reassess my own goals. Definitely a great book to have and I recommend it to everyone.” – Ishwari, Mauritius, Africa
10 New, Bonus Articles to the Collection
Asides from having all your favorite 110 articles located in 1 essential handbook for easy reference for life, I’ve written 10 new, bonus articles as a thank you to purchasing the book. These articles are written in the same in-depth and exploratory form, together with personal experience sharing, that the other PEBlog articles have become well-regarded for.
I’ve listed the word count as well. An article like Finding Your Inner Self is 2.3k words long, so you can gauge how long the following are.
These articles are:
- Discover Your Values (3.0k words) – A personal favorite and must read. This is a staple to and second step to living a conscious life. The first step is to discover your purpose, which is covered in the Purpose & Meaning segment of the book.
- The Future Prediction Exercise(2.3k words)
Yet another personal favorite. I’ve found exercises like Creating Your Life Handbook, Writing a Letter To Your Future Self and 21 Day Lifestyle Revamp Program are very popular among the readers. Hence, I wrote this article as another engaging exercise, and at the same time, one that gives us real insight to how we’re living our lives now, where it’ll bring us to the future and if it’s what we want.
- 15 Ways To Raise Your Consciousness (3.2k words) – We talk a lot about consciousness and living a more conscious life at PEBlog, but I’ve never written any article on raising consciousness here. This article shares 15 of my personal steps to raise your consciousness.
- How To Break Out Of Patterns In Your Life (3.1k words) – Our lives comprise of patterns – some good patterns, some of which are bad. Bad patterns include waking up late, oversleeping, being late for appointments, overeating, not exercising, and so on. This article shares a 7-step exercise on how you can break out of such bad patterns in life. This is another personal favorite article.
- 7 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting What You Want (And How To Address Them)(2.4k words)
Articles #1-4 are under the Awareness & Growth segment. This is under the Goals & Success category. Is there any goal you’ve been meaning to achieve but not getting there yet? Having worked with many different people in the past 1.5 years, there are clear trends on why people don’t achieve results. This article shares 7 top reasons why you’re not getting what you want and how to address them.
- 14 Tips To Successfully Cultivate New Habits (3.8k words) – The 21-Day Program to cultivate new habits and revamp your life continues to be one of the most popular articles among readers. This article is a follow-up to the 21-Day Program to help you make new habits stick. If you want to cultivate a new habit, this one will help.
- How To Overcome Fear Series, Part-2: Uncover the Root Cause of Fear (2.2k words) – Last year I wrote an article “4 Reasons To Overcome Fear”. This is a continuation of that article into a full series, now covering how to overcome fear itself. There are 2 key methods to overcome fear: First, via uncovering the root cause. Second, via taking conscious steps to overcome fear. This part covers the first method and includes a step-by-step exercise on how you can uncover the root cause of fear and change it. This is another personal favorite.
- How To Overcome Fear Series, Part-3: 9 Steps To Overcome Fear (2.4k words) – This part covers the second method of overcoming fear. I share practical steps you can take to address fears you might be having in your life and live a life of courage and action.
- 13 Tips To Be A Better Listener (1.8k words) – It’s easy to talk, but not everyone is a good listener. This article shares 13 simple yet effective tips to become a better listener.
- 11 Practical Steps To Overcome Procrastination(3.6k words)
In the Overcoming Procrastination 5-Part series I wrote last year, I talked about how procrastination is ultimately a symptom of two fundamental issues – (1) lack of desire and/or (2) presence of fear. Address the root and the effects will dissipate. After a year of writing the article and working with different clients and readers, I realized the concept of procrastination being a symptom is difficult for some to grasp. Hence, I decided to write this article as a layman’s way of dealing with procrastination. These are 11 practical steps to tackle procrastination. Each step is a tactical step to align oneself with one’s desire or to reduce the fear.
I’ve received numerous requests/questions on whether there will be a hard copy version. Currently there are no plans to have a hard copy, as the book itself is 868 pages (A4 size), which means a hard copy book will render it almost 868 x 2 = over 1,700 pages. That won’t be feasible whether as a book or for cost reasons. The other reason is the book is filled with many links to related articles and other resources online and these will be lost in hard copy.
It might be possible that I’ll create individual hard copies on a segment by segment basis though (i.e. Purpose & Meaning, Awareness & Growth, Goals & Success, etc) but for now there is nothing in the plans.
Thank You To Those of You Who Bought PEBook
I’d like to say a special thank you to those who’ve bought a copy so far and your fantastic reviews/feedback. This marks the first major milestone for my blogging career and your support is the first step to many more possibilities in the future – I’m really excited for all of us . I’m sure you’ll find this a critical handbook in your journey of personal growth. All my best lessons in life on living a life of consciousness and growth are captured in the book and these will now be with you for life.
Update 21 Sep ’11 - An all-new version of Personal Excellence Book has been released and the old one retired! There are now 2 volumes of Personal Excellence Book (Volume 1 and Volume 2), with each volume containing 101 in-depth, solid articles with the best lessons there are to be acquired in personal development. Check it out here: Personal Excellence Book
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