Why I Deleted My Facebook Page with 20,800 Likes

Celestine Chua Facebook Page

Hi everyone! Last month, I deleted my verified Facebook page with 20,800+ likes. To be precise, I deactivated it, but the page is as good as gone now. Today I thought to share the reasons why. The truth is that Facebook hasn’t been adding value to me as a business owner for a while. While I had previously deleted my...

The Difference Between Profit and Value

Green fronds

There comes a time when we need to think about the weight of profit vs. value in what we do. Many of the decisions made in today’s world are based on profit, not value. Even when value is considered, it’s done so as a subset of profit. For example, if value is truly the driver, there wouldn’t be so...

Busy vs. Productive: 7 Tips to be Productive, Not Busy

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We live in a highly cluttered world today. There are advertisements everywhere, driving different marketing messages into our brains. The internet is available 24/7, keeping us busy every minute of the day. And we are automatically put in a matrix the moment we are born, where we are fitted into society’s mould and inculcated with imposed purposes. Because of that, I suspect many of...

Level Up

Level up!

Many times in the pursuit of our goals, we hit brick walls that stop us from advancing. This is especially so when what we are trying to achieve is bigger than what we are capable of accomplishing at the point. To achieve a state where we become bigger than our problems, we need to level up!...

10,000 Hours To Develop Talent

10,000 Hours

In the book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell studied the “outliers” — i.e., the most successful people of the world, including sportsmen, business people, musicians and scientists, to understand key factors behind their success. He found the key denominator to all their success isn’t natural aptitude as many like to believe. Having a high...

How to Overcome Writer’s Block [PEP008]

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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 in your to-dos but your mind isn’t cooperating. I feel you. In this episode of...