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Reading Hate Mail [Video]

Have you received a nasty email or message before? How did you feel after receiving it? Running a public blog means that I get bashed ever so often with hate mail or not-so-nice messages. In today’s Celes.TV video, I share some of the hate mail I’ve received over the years of…

The Tiny Frog Story

Frog

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…

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

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…

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…

8 Tips to Tackle Naysayers

Shoes with purple lace

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…

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 easier for one to post…

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

Dark corridor

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 what he himself (the director)…