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

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…

 

Ask Celes – My Father Just Passed Away and It Seems Pointless that He Isn’t Around Anymore. What Should I Do?

Hi Celes! First, I wanted to congratulate you on your engagement! I am not sure if you remember me, but I used to participate all the time in your 30DLBL and 30BBM runs. I want to thank you for all you have contributed. Though you may…

 

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

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 – Should I Tell My Friends/Family about My Interest in Self-Help?

Hi Celes! I was wondering about your thoughts on being open with what you do in terms of personal growth and self-help? I tend to keep my “self-help” activities rather private; almost no one knows that I read several blogs on the topic, journal/mind dump,…

 

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

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…

 

Ask Celes – How Can I Overcome the Fear of Losing Loved Ones?

Recently my mother’s only brother died. I’m in a state of depression now. How can I overcome the fear of losing loved ones? ~ Harikaevani Hey Harikaevani, first off, I’m really sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle. I sincerely hope you, your mom,…

 

Ask Celes – How Can I Stop Feeling Lonely?

How can I stop feeling lonely? ~ Helen Hey Helen, to stop feeling lonely, understand what’s driving your feeling of loneliness. Contrary to popular belief, loneliness has nothing to do with whether you are single or attached. You can be attached and feel lonely, just…

 

Ask Celes – How Do You Manage Between Your Goals and Being with Your Partner in a Relationship?

Dear Celes, I have been with my partner for ten years now. I know I have made lots of sacrifices to be with him and I don’t regret my decisions. However, recently I’m worrying if I am giving up aspects of myself and shaping myself…

 

Ask Celes – Are You Seeing Anyone at the Moment? (Yes, I Am Now :) )

Hi Celes! I enjoy reading your blog! Considering you are so successful in your career (personal development), are you seeing anyone romantic? ~ Jennifer Hi guys, just an update to my response to the very same question I’ve answered last year (and which I’ve also requested you…

 

Ask Celes – Do You Think Everyone Can Be Successful in Starting Their Business?

“Hi Celes, do you think everyone can be successful in starting their own business? I graduated from an Ivy League college in the U.S. in a science field. But since I couldn’t find any work I liked, I started my own online business. After a year…

 

Ask Celes – How Do You Deal with Friends/Relatives Who Borrow Money?

“How do you deal with friends borrowing money? I lent money to a friend last January but he hasn’t paid up. I am usually strict with money matters but I made an exception for him as I knew he really needed the money. Recently, another…