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Are You Giving Your Attention to Empty Vessels?

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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…

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)

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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…

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…

Learn To Stand Up for Yourself (My Response to a Hate Comment Against Me)

YouTube hate comment against me

With online being an anonymous space where you can literally type anything you want without having to account for it, and the internet being an easier forum for interactivity thanks to the evolution of the web in the past two decades, it’s now easier and…

Stop Shaming, Start Praising: What I Learned From Growing Up in a Shaming Culture

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I was recently in this business meeting where this director openly shamed his subordinate in front of a group of people: in quite a nasty way too. He basically tore his subordinate apart and ripped him into shreds, criticizing him for having low awareness about…

[Manifesto] How To Nay-say Naysayers

How to Nay-say Naysayers Manifesto

Are there any naysayers in your life today? How are you dealing with them? This updated naysayers manifesto will help you tackle them. Read the full article: 8 Tips to Tackle Naysayers Get this as a poster and postcard at the Personal Excellence Gift Shop for yourself or as a gift for…

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

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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 Do I Stop Myself From Being Sarcastic?

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Hi Celes. I have realized for quite a while (years) that I am really harsh with people around me, in that I always tend to make very acid jokes and am fairly radical. Most of the times I would realize straight after that I was…

Kindness Challenge Day 11: Be Kind to Someone You Dislike

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This is Day 11 of the 14-Day Kindness Challenge for Nov 2012 where hundreds of participants from around the world get together in spirit to do 14 acts of kindness over 14 days. The challenge is now over, but you can do the tasks in your own time….