Personal Excellence Book is Officially Up For Purchase!

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 :D . 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! :D

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! :D

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Hard Copy?

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 :D. 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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  • Rick Barlow

    An email to your blogsite just bounced. What I asked was whether this book would be available on Amazon Kindle, where I prefer to read almost everything longer than an average blog post. I hope so. Reading ebooks on the computer screen is not fun.

    I posted your pre-order announcement on my Facebook page.

    Thanks.

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      Hey Rick! Thanks for letting me know – I’ve fixed the email issue. The book will be available in Kindle bookstore and iTunes store from launch date onwards (25 July). I don’t use Kindle, so I was wondering if you can transfer content from a computer to Kindle via a usb port? If so you can download the ebook first then move it to Kindle. Borders ebook reader has this option so I assume Kindle has it too.

      Thanks a lot for sharing the pre-order announcement on your Facebook. It’s much appreciated :-D

  • Shoesanne

    Will you accept credit card? I hope I get it today

    Counting down the hours…minutes…seconds! :)

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      Hey Shoesanne! Yes, credit card is accepted. There are 2 modes of payment: 1) Paypal 2) Credit card. I’m counting down myself too! :D

  • jm

    hi celestine, ive been an avid reader of your blog for some time now, you can say im a fan. im keen to get the ebook, wondering how much it will be selling for. thanks!

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      Hey jm! :D Thanks so much. It’ll be only $24.95 USD for the 800 pg ebook and 120 articles bundle. As a bonus, pre-ordering gets you an exclusive 15% off, so that’s only $21.20. Make sure to grab it when the pre-order starts :D

      • Shoesanne

        Really? Only $24.95??? Honestly I would pay up to $50 for it…or more :D

        • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

          aw thanks Shoesanne! :D I thought a while about the pricing and eventually decided to price it at only $24.95 (even though it’s worth a lot more for the huge volume of content offered) as I want to make this resource affordable for everyone.

          5 hours before launch now! :D

  • Joelle Cooper

    I was extremely impressed with the table of contents. It truly addresses every conceivable question about personal excellence under the sun. what an outstanding resource. I can not wait to order this and start the program.

    I purchased a very small book on amazon (only 110 pages) called Little Gifts of Sustainable Contentment by C.J. Good. This is a great book, it is well written and easy to follow. In many ways this book has changed my life. After I read it, I began using affirmations on a regular basis and I have been creating my life much more to my liking. I can’t handle concepts that are too complicated. This book is really easy to follow, yet profound and poetic. It was a great way to me started on taking control of my life. I highly recommend this book if you want to create your life as you want it.
    amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Gifts-Sustainable-Contentment-1/dp/145284416X/

    Once I got started down the right path, the next step would obviously be to follow up with the Personal Excellence book.

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      Thanks a lot for your kind words Joelle :) By the way I’ve not received your order (if you’re ordering under the same name), so let me know if there’s any trouble making the pre-order. One of my readers told me there was some problem with the pre-order button and he had to refresh multiple times to get it to work.

      Little Gifts looks like a great book – I’m adding to my to-read list and will make sure to check it out :D

  • Tatt (Naphat)

    Hi Celes.

    I’ve already bought this collection & been really excited to see your new book!!! Your content is very well-organized and easy to internalize. I do believe that every reader will absolutely find the greatest tool for his/her life!

    During the past few years, I’ve gone through so many tools & training courses; tons of articles but not easily to get it. Sometimes I was very productive & motivated, sometimes I wasn’t at all without any reason. I always love to explore & learn so many new things but I don’t know what should be my ultimate goal. And… finally, just last weekend, it’s such a “great phenomenon” happen to me that I could realize how I learn & how I motivate myself; I could discover my true self & true potential & create my great life purpose that I want to pursue for the rest of my life and I could connect the dots how to win the battle and help others. Your “life purpose articles” was a crucial part to make this happen!

    I would like to specially thank you that you’re one of the most important part who unleash my fullest potential today. I’m much confident that I will ultimately achieve my life purpose and live my best life for myself, my family, my dear friends (as well as you), and our society at large for last!

    All the very very best & See you again :wink:
    Tatt

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      Tatt, thanks so, so much :~) You really touched me with your comments. I’m glad you finally got your aha moment – now’s the start to more great things in your life :D Look forward to seeing you when u come over next month!

  • Felipe Jara

    Hey Celes,

    I’m very interested in buying your book. I’d like to know some details about the format, because I’m planning to read it on my Kindle. Does it come as a PDF? Is it going to be in Portrait or Landscape format?

    Thanks!

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      Hey Felipe! :) Yes it’s a pdf format and it’s in Landscape format. Will that work for Kindle?

      • Felipe Jara

        Will have to try it ;) , almost all e-readers are designed for portrait documents (you can turn them around, but it gets awkward after a while).
        Thanks!

  • Carol Carpenter

    I’d love the book, but I’d rather have it in print. I’m on the computer too much as it is, as I work by computer every day. E-books are not for me.

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      I perfectly understand Carol – sometimes I just want to get away from the computer after a long day using it. Several other readers have also told me that they would like a print version too.

      Unfortunately the book is nearly 800 pages (A4), which means it’ll have about 1600 pages if it goes into print, which I’m not sure is such a feasible idea. Also, there are many links in the book which makes it more valuable as an ebook.

  • http://frombottomup.com/ Hulbert Lee

    Hey Celestine! Awesome stuff! I’ve been a reader of your blog for a long time and think you’ve been doing a wonderful job here. Congrats with your Personal Excellence EBook! Just pre-ordered!

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      @Hulbert: That’s fantastic! Thanks a lot Hulbert and let me know how you find the book after you get it this Sunday. :D Separately, I just received your email. Will be replying to it soon :D

      • http://frombottomup.com/ Hulbert Lee

        Cool, cool I will Celes, and I appreciate you for receiving my email. Looking forward to your response.

  • Shayne

    Hi Celes!

    I pre-ordered the Personal Excellence Book in advance (July 18), but have not
    received it since my payment. I was hoping to have gotten it today, but
    am stilll awaiting for it. Has there been a delay on this?

    Any info. would help. Thanks and hope to read the book soon! =p

    ~Shayne

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      Hey Shayne, sorry for the slight delay – glad that you have the copy in your hands now (or in your computer, so to speak) :D Let me know how you find it – Would love to hear your feedback/thoughts :D :mrgreen:

      • Shayne

        Thank you Celes!

        I love the e-book! I find myself relating to many of the situations, especially the “Awareness and Growth” and “People and Relationships” sections! There are tons of information and lessons. More than I can absorb..haha, but it’s all a learning process. Baby steps per say…

        Thank you for being such an inspiration and positive motivator. Keep doing your thang girl! You make the world a better place! =)

        ~Shayne

  • http://www.personal-growth-toward-success.com/ hesbon kerongo

    Thanks and am going to get my copy now

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      Thanks hesbon :D Let me know if you have problems ordering; I don’t think I see your order in the latest set of orders.

  • http://theimquest.com Bailey Ing

    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 (over 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.

    Keep up the good work,

    Bailey

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      Bailey, you’re an angel. Thanks so much for your wonderful review and I’d like to use it as a testimonial for the book, if it’s okay with you?!

      Let me know when you have the post up on your blog – I’d love to read it! :D

  • http://www.colabears.com Kirsten

    Thank you for this great book and blog. I have brought book and have also downloaded your free ebooks. I am planing to stuck into them right and hoping to blog about my experience’s as I work through them all.

    Keep up the great work! :-D

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      Hey Kirsten, I just got your mail! Give me a couple of days to get back to you – but in short my answer is a big affirmative :D

  • Kasiwoot

    This personal excellence book is so great in the level that I could refer to as the “Road map” for my personal development. There are two parts to maximize personal development of each individual. First part is “The best concept” and second part is “the execution”. This personal excellence handbook close the knowledge gap especially the part of self-reflection tools. e.g. Life handbooks, How to discover my life purpose and this tools are really work and make me understand myself in the new level.

    This is more than enough for me and the latter part gonna be my own responsibilities to live my life with the best concept that I know from this book.

    “If you just walk your talk (do what you says you would do) and live your life in line with the best concept you already know, there will be huge gap of improvement in there”

    Thanks celes for creating this excellent stuffs and congratulations to this success to create this album. This could be perceived as your red ribbon project in my eyes

    Kasiwoot T
    Thailand

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      Hey O, thanks so much for buying a copy of PEBook and your wonderful review :D I’m really glad you found the book helpful! Look forward to meeting you and Tatt next month when you guys are here :mrgreen:

  • http://www.xanga.com/homosapienshuisi huisi

    Hi Celes, I tried to order you book, but the checkout page is not working, even though I’ve refreshed it numerous time. Think maybe you should look into it?
    Thanks.

    • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

      Hey huisi! Thanks a lot for letting me know. I just tried the checkout and it’s working – it was probably a temporary problem as I received orders earlier yesterday. Can you try again and let me know if it still doesn’t work? Thanks and sorry about the inconvenience!

      • http://www.xanga.com/homosapienshuisi huisi

        Hi Celes, thanks for your quick reply. I just tried again but it doesn’t seems to work…the paypal page I’m in is not refreshing neither I type in info to pay by credit card nor when I try to login paypal…I am a bit worried especially after I keep on refreshing the page, as I’m worried that my credit card transaction did go through and it has been charged multi time.

        Can you please check if there is any order going through from me? If not, can you please send the direct link to order your book? I would like to try the last time.

        Thanks lot!

        • http://personalexcellence.co/blog/ Celes

          Hi huisi! Sorry to hear about the problem! Not to worry, if the paypal transaction was successful, you would have received an email confirmation about it, and also e-junkie would have immediately sent the ebook over. I’ve also checked my paypal and have not received any transactions from you.

          Since the page is not working for you, my suggestion is you can directly send $24.95 to me via Paypal sending to my paypal at chua.celestine [ at ] gmail dot com. I’ll send the direct link for the ebook immediately after getting your payment. Let me know how you find the book after you get it :D

  • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas

    Buying right NOW! :-)