Are You Emotionally Generous?

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“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life – happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.” – Peyton Conway March How generous are you with your emotions? Do you praise people often? Do you praise others at all? Do...

How to Choose Your Battles and Win the Big War

Lego battle

A while back, I met this guy who was weirdly negative and filled with contempt for others. Even though he is highly successful by conventional terms — he has built successful businesses and is a multi-millionaire — he kept putting people down with every other statement made. For example, after knowing that I coach and blog, he began to put down...

The Toddler Strategy

Toddler crying

A while back I read this interesting piece on Seth Godin’s blog about the toddler strategy. He says most people don’t get too upset with what a 2-year-old says to them. That’s because a 2-year-old is just a toddler, with little understanding of the world, just forming his/her first experiences of life. A 2-year-old may say something ridiculous, like remarking on someone’s shortcomings...

How to Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive [PEP009]

Confident boy with cape

PE reader Saim asks, “Hi Celes, this is Saim from Pakistan. For the last 6 years, I’ve been working in Saudi Arabia in a multinational company. Some of my friends recommended me the PE website and shared with me some free ebooks from the site. I’ve been reading your articles, courses, etc. for the last...

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 family. How did he do that? Don happened to live near The Gap, an ocean cliff at...

20 Amazing Commercials That Will Inspire the Greatness in You

Inspiring Commercials

Do you watch TV? If you do, you would have seen countless commercial clips in between TV segments, where companies frantically advertise their products and services in 15-45 seconds, hoping to grab your attention and get you to buy their stuff. Personally, I don’t watch TV for 2 main reasons: (1) most syndicated programs today tend...