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...

16 Things Successful People Do at the Start of Every Workday [Infographic]

16 Things Successful People Do at the Beginning of Every Workday [Infographic]

Successful people have certain common routines and habits that they follow daily. Today’s infographic shares 16 common things that successful people do at the start of every workday: My favorite ones are saying no (#11), helping others (#9), stretching and moving around (#5), and being grateful (#16). Just saying no has helped me regain hundreds...

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

Busy, crowded street filled with people

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...

How to Overcome Writer’s Block [PEP008]

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

How to Say No [PEP006]

Saying No

Do you hate to say no? Do you often find yourself saying yes because you don’t like to make others feel bad? Well, I do, and I can relate. I used to be terrible at saying no until I realized that continually saying “yes” was digging myself into a ditch and led me with little time...

Law of Diminishing Returns

Graph: Law of Diminishing Returns (Total Input vs. Total Output)

Have you heard of the law of diminishing returns? It’s a concept that I learned while studying Economics in junior college. I find the lessons very applicable in personal growth. Let’s say you have a maize field. You want to increase your yield using fertilizers. To achieve maximum return, you need to understand 3 principles: Not every unit of input...

How to Overcome Perfectionism: Your Complete Guide

White flower

This is the last part of my 3-part series on perfectionism and how to make the best out of it. So far, I’ve shared the 11 signs of perfectionism. I’ve also shared 6 hidden downsides of perfectionism, including procrastination, having a skewed view of reality, deep inner unhappiness, compromised health, and compromised relationships. As a neurotic perfectionist, I have seen and felt the...