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The Tiny Frog Story


Have you heard of the story of the tiny frog before? Ken shared it with me recently and I found it very meaningful (story below gotten from this webpage and has been built on by myself): Once upon a time, there was a group of tiny frogs who arranged a competition. The goal was to reach the top of a tower….

Facing Negative Criticism? 5 Tips to Deal with Criticism [Video]

5 Tips to Deal with Negative Criticism [Celes.TV]

Last week, I got a somewhat nasty comment from a blog visitor. It inspired me to create a video on how to deal with negative criticism, because let’s face it — no matter what you do in life, you are bound to face negative criticism from others. So how do we deal with them? Watch this video to learn how! :)

Before You Speak… Think [Graphic]

Before You Speak... Think

A few days ago I came across this insightful graphic which I thought to share with you guys. It’s on 5 questions to ask yourself before speaking: I thought these 5 questions serve as a great self-reminder to always share the most positive and inspiring comments with others. While it’s not possible to adhere to these 5 criteria all the time (especially if…

Online Negativity: How to Create a Better Internet for Everyone

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Recently, I have been seeing frequent incidences of negativity online. For example, people snapping at each other. People criticizing at every single thing. People losing their temper at one another. While I don’t remember when the internet became such an angry place, I do remember it used to be more peaceful and welcoming. This was back in the late 1990s…

Are You Giving Your Attention to Empty Vessels?

Empty vessels

Have you heard of the phrase “Empty vessels make the most noise”? It’s a proverb that means that those with the least talent and knowledge usually speak the most, speak the loudest, and create the most fuss–whatever that makes their presence felt as much as possible. Empty vessels is used in the analogy because in physics, empty containers…

8 Tips to Tackle Naysayers

Stand up against the Naysayers

Are there any naysayers in your life? Someone who is perhaps discouraging you from pursuing your goals and dreams? Someone who thinks that you are joking and says it’s impossible when you share about your grand plans for your future? Someone who sabotages your efforts when you…

How to Choose Your Battles (and Win the Big War)

Lego battle

A while back, I met a weird man who was filled with negative judgment for others. Even though he is highly successful–built successful businesses and is definitely a millionaire–he seems to have an inferiority complex, constantly putting others down as if to make himself seem superior. For example, after knowing that I blog and coach, he began to put down…

Ask Celes: How Do I Encourage My Friends (and Family) to Grow?

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Hi Celes! First of all, I’d like to thank you for the great posts on PE; I’ve experienced tremendous growth in the past few months. My question is, how can I encourage my friends to become more conscious human beings, just as I have? I feel like there is so much potential inside of them,…