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Leveling Up

Level up!

Note: Hey guys! This is the last call to get the Personal Excellence Book, which I’m retiring in less than 48 hours. Launched in 2010 as a one-stop guidebook to the best articles on PE, PE Book consists 202 timeless articles covering concepts just…


Meet the Man Who Saved 160 People From Suicide

Don Ritchie

Today I want to share someone inspiring with you. 🙂 His name is Don Ritchie and he had saved 160 lives in his lifetime — that’s just the official estimate. The real number is said to be 400 according to his…


10,000 Hours To Develop Talent

10,000 Hours

Note: Hey everyone! 🙂 Today’s post is an update of an article I wrote in 2009 on “10,000 hours to talent.” It’s a crucial concept in skill development and I share examples of how world class talents like Beatles and Bill Gates built their talents….


Retiring Personal Excellence Book (Plus Last Chance to Get 15% Off on PE Book!)

Personal Excellence Book

Hi everyone! This is a quick update to let you guys know that I’m retiring the Personal Excellence Book. The Personal Excellence Book is an ebook compilation of the best articles on PE. Over the years, I have released 2 volumes (so 2 ebooks…


PEP 008: How to Overcome Writer’s Block

A crushed ball of paper

Having been blogging/writing for 8 years, I’ve experienced times when I have a “writer’s block.” You know, when you desperately want to write something, but nothing comes out? When everything you write feels like crap. When you are already behind deadline…


Living in Ubud, Others: Insects, Language, Internet Speed, and More (Conclusion)


This is a 5-part travel series on Ubud where I share things to note as a traveler living in a Ubud and how to make the best out of your trip here. Living in Ubud Series: Introduction, Visa, Accommodation Environment: Nature, Climate,…