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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...

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!...

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...

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...

Retiring Personal Excellence Book

Personal Excellence Book

Hi everyone! This is a quick update to let you guys know that I’m retiring the Personal Excellence Book. (Update July 1, 2016: The book is now officially retired.) 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 in total), with each volume...

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...

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

Gecko/Lizard

This is a 5-part travel series on Ubud where I share things to note as a traveler living in Ubud and how to make the best out of your trip here. Living in Ubud Series: Introduction, Visa, Accommodation Environment: Nature, Climate, Villages, Animals Transport: Scooters, Taxis, Go-Jek Food: Amazing Vegan Food, Vegetarian Restaurant Reviews Others: Insects, Language,...