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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….

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 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…

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,…

[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 a friend/family! Please like/share this on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc if…

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, or even meditate… and I think I would be quite…

How to Deal with Unsupportive Friends and Family

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Often times on my Facebook, I hear of readers who have problems with their family and friends because they are not supportive of them and their goals. I’ve already written a fair bit about unsupportive people in 8 Tips to Tackle Naysayers and 8 Helpful Ways To Deal With Critical People, though those articles are not on unsupportive friends…

The Bike Shed Effect

Blue Bike Shed

Have you heard of the bike shed effect before? The bike shed story tells of a management committee’s decision to approve a nuclear power plant, which it does so with little argument or deliberation.  The story contrasts this with another decision on choosing the color of the bike shed where the management gets into a…