Welcome to Personal Excellence

Celestine Chua Hi! Welcome to Personal Excellence, a community for people passionate about living their best life. I’m Celestine Chua, the writer of this blog, and I’m excited to have you here!

The mission of this site is to touch your life, help you achieve your highest potential, and live your best life. 

No matter who you are, you have unlimited potential to achieve whatever you want. This site is here to help you do just that.

Since starting this site in 2008, we have grown into one of the top personal development blogs in the world.

  • We have readers from all over the world: the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, France, India, Singapore, Malaysia, The Philippines, Africa, Portugal, and many more.
  • I’ve coached tens of thousands of people to achieve excellence in their life, relationships, career, health, and other goals through my programs.
  • We have over 600 high quality articles, podcasts, manifestos, ebooks, and more on personal growth.
  • Our readers come from all walks of life, and are of all ages and professions. We have readers from as young as 12 to over 70 years old, and readers who are teachers, accountants, engineers, managers, business owners, parents, singles, divorcees, students, and even retirees.
  • As a trusted authority on personal growth, I’ve been featured regularly in print, TV, and online media, including CNN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, and Bloomberg. My work is regularly referenced in school and teaching materials.

If you are new here, here is your navigation guide:

The Main Site

  • Blog — Latest updates at Personal Excellence.
  • Articles — List of reader favorite articles, covering topics on personal growth including Productivity, Emotional Mastery, Love, People Skills, and more. There are currently over 600 articles, with more added over time.
  • Podcast — My podcast where I share practical tips on personal growth. Listen on Spotify, Apple, Google, and more.
  • Manifestos — Manifestos of my most popular articles. Put them up on your refrigerator, vision board, life handbook, or anywhere you like.
  • Ebooks — My all-time classics compiled into free ebooks.
  • Downloads — More free resources like infographics and wallpapers. 
  • Courses — Premium PE courses.

Premium Courses

Majority of my content is free, but if you’re looking to take a step further in your personal growth, the PE courses are the way to go. Each course comes with my best tools and frameworks to tackle a particular area of your life, and the courses go much deeper in a way the articles don’t.

  • Live a Better Life in 30 Days (30DLBL) — Dubbed as “personal growth on steroids,” 30DLBL is a one-of-a-kind program to live a better life in just 30 days. Launched in 2010, it has since transformed ten thousands of lives around the world. I have designed 30DLBL based on my decade of life coaching experience. All the tasks are timeless and can be done again and again, with new breakthroughs each time.
  • Be a Better Me in 30 Days (30BBM) — Created as a sister program to 30DLBL, 30BBM is a character transformation program to be a better version of yourself in just 30 days. Participants have found themselves more positive, patient, confident, empathetic, and productive as soon as during Week 1 of the program. The program is not about changing to become someone else, but about being a better YOU — by your definition.


  • About — Learn more about me and how I came to be doing this today.
  • Contact — How to contact me.

No matter what happens, I want you to know that you’re not alone. No matter how difficult the challenge you’re facing, how arduous it may be, know that there is always a solution. There is always a way out. And my hope is that my articles, podcast, and material can help you in one way or another.

Thank you for being here. You’re the reason I’m here. If there’s a problem you’re facing but you don’t see it covered here yet, send me your question here. I will work on covering it in the near future.

If you haven’t already, subscribe to my free newsletter where you’ll get my library of free ebooks on personal growth, along with my latest content.

I look forward to connecting with you. :)

– Celes