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Be your best self, Live your best life Hi! I'm Celestine Chua, founder of PersonalExcellence.co, one of the top personal development blogs with over one million pageviews a month. The Personal Excellence Podcast is all about helping you achieve your highest potential and live your best life. I share practical tips and insights on how to live your best life. From relationship insights to mastering our emotions to dealing with life's setbacks to productivity strategies to business advice, we are here to work through it all!

Be your best self, Live your best life Hi! I'm Celestine Chua, founder of PersonalExcellence.co, one of the top personal development blogs with over one million pageviews a month. The Personal Excellence Podcast is all about helping you achieve your highest potential and live your best life. I share practical tips and insights on how to live your best life. From relationship insights to mastering our emotions to dealing with life's setbacks to productivity strategies to business advice, we are here to work through it all!
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Be your best self, Live your best life Hi! I'm Celestine Chua, founder of PersonalExcellence.co, one of the top personal development blogs with over one million pageviews a month. The Personal Excellence Podcast is all about helping you achieve your highest potential and live your best life. I share practical tips and insights on how to live your best life. From relationship insights to mastering our emotions to dealing with life's setbacks to productivity strategies to business advice, we are here to work through it all!

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Nobody Loves Me

3/13/2019
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(Image: Greyerbaby) Have you ever felt this way before? That nobody loves you? If so, you're not alone. I've felt that nobody loves me before, and in fact felt this way during many of my down moments in the past, such as times when I felt neglected or pushed aside. It was only lately that I learned to break out of this thinking pattern, and today I want to share how you can do so too. In this latest episode of The Personal Excellence Podcast, I share Why there have been a lack of updates...

Duration:00:41:06

How to Be Productive, Not Busy

3/13/2018
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In today's world, it is so easy to be busy rather than being productive. That's because we have so many notifications, alerts, to-dos, things screaming for attention. Oftentimes, when we are not aware, we could simply spend an entire day just doing things, rushing from place to place, clearing item after item. But these may not be the most impactful things that move us towards our goals. So how can we focus on the impactful and make the most of our days? In this episode of The Personal...

Duration:00:34:58

You’re not alone

3/1/2018
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(Image: Lukas Neasi) Have you ever felt like you're alone sometimes? That you're facing life's struggles but you're going through so much pain alone? That no one seems to understand what you're going through? I totally hear you. Today, I just want to record a quick podcast to let you know that you're not alone. Listen to the episode below - Listen to this episode here: Listen via Web Listen via iTunes Listen via Spotify Listen via Stitcher Listen via Google Subscribe via RSS If you've found...

Duration:00:06:42

How Social Media Creates a Fear of Missing Out (And What To Do About It)

2/14/2018
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FOMO — or the fear of missing out — has become a pattern in today's world. We are constantly on our phones, glued to social media feeds and checking what other people are up to. The more updates we see, the more anxious we feel. We see people living this exciting life, achieving this new milestone, doing that exciting activity. We feel like we are missing out, that we are not living a good enough life, and we have a compulsion to keep up. So we keep up... buying, keeping up, and absorbing as...

Duration:00:38:13

Challenges that I’m Facing Today

2/8/2018
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Hi everyone! Today I thought I'd do something different and share some of the challenges I've been facing in my business. I just want to share some of the things that have been weighing me down, and why I haven't been sharing as much on the blog in the recent years. In this episode, I cover Key challenges that I've been facing [1:01] My solutions to tackle them [15:37] Listen to this episode here: Listen via Web Listen via iTunes Listen via Spotify Listen via Stitcher Listen via Google...

Duration:00:23:53

Our Unique Path in Life

9/7/2017
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(Image: Hannah Donze) Do you tend to compare yourself to others? Do you constantly feel pressured to conform to certain standards, to fit yourself in a perfect mold as told by society? Today's episode is about our unique path in life. Click below to listen! :) Starting from this episode, I'll be adding transcripts that you can find below each episode. Today's transcript can be found below. What do you guys think? Do you listen to the audio or only read the transcript? Let me know via the...

Duration:00:11:29

How to Know When You’re Making Progress, Journey of Enlightenment, And More

3/21/2017
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(Image: Nantawat Chotsuwan) Hey everyone! Last week, I asked you to send in your questions. Over the weekend, I compiled and answered YOUR awesome questions, including questions on confidence, decision making, enlightenment, and how to be a coach. In this episode of The Personal Excellence Podcast, I talk about How to know you're making progress when you're not seeing results [00:47] Using success easter eggs to track your progress [01:51] What to do if you're not getting any results at all...

Duration:00:25:41

5 Harsh Truths About Blogging (And 6 Tips to Start an Online Business)

7/29/2016
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(Image: Torsten Scholz) Today's episode is one that you must listen if you have intentions to start your blog, online business, YouTube channel, or any online venture, be it now or in the future. After seeing all the "make money online" and "start your online business" hype, I decided to create this to share some of the realities of running an online business that many of the "gurs" do not talk about today, or at best scantly touch on as they paint a fancy picture of the riches and freedom...

Duration:01:05:25

How to Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive

7/10/2016
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(Image: Highland) Have you ever had moments when you wished you spoke up and asserted yourself, but you didn't? Do you feel difficulty asserting yourself sometimes? I feel this way too sometimes. In this episode of The Personal Excellence Podcast, learn 5 tips to build your courage to be assertive without being aggressive Why being assertive doesn't mean you stop being nice [02:21] Why being assertive is not the same as being aggressive [03:21] 2 key differences between being assertiveness...

Duration:00:34:38

How to Overcome Writer’s Block

6/12/2016
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(Image: photosteve101) 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 The Personal Excellence Podcast, I share 7 tips to break out of a writer's block and get into the flow of writing. :) These tips apply not...

Duration:00:44:08

Top 5 Regrets of the Dying (and What To Do About Them)

5/17/2016
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(Image: Jason Howie) A palliative nurse who cared for dying patients in the last weeks of their lives took the liberty to record the most common regrets among them. Among these regrets were revealing statements like wishing they didn't work so hard, wishing they had the courage to express their feelings, and wishing they had stayed in touch with their friends. I believe people can get striking clarity and wisdom in the last moments of their death. In this episode of The Personal Excellence...

Duration:00:46:52

How to Say No

5/1/2016
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(Image: Gunnar Pippel) 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 for my personal goals and relationships. In this episode of The Personal Excellence Podcast, I share 6 tips to say no that I've been applying, along with personal examples: Tip #1: Know what...

Duration:00:28:29

How to Deal With Moments of Negative Self-Worth

4/17/2016
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(Image: lauren rushing) Do you have times when you feel lousy about yourself? Times when you hate yourself or just feel that you're just worthless? I have these moments, and if you do, I want you to know that you're not alone. More importantly, I want to share with you tips to deal with such debilitating moments of negative self-worth, so that you can gain strength to continue in your journey and not feel like you need to struggle by yourself. In this episode of The Personal Excellence...

Duration:00:34:03

I’m Scared of Losing My Parents. What Should I Do?

3/17/2016
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(Image: Lana K) Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were to lose your parents one day? Do you feel scared at this thought? Reader Sumedha asks this question: "Lately, I'm getting too emotional over my fear of losing my parents. I just get stricken with a strong sense of guilt that I'm not doing anything back to them and I owe them a lot. I'm too attached to them and I can't help myself from feeling this way. I know they're doing a lot for me and I'm grateful for that but this...

Duration:00:23:23

What is the Message of Your Goal?

3/9/2016
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(Image: John Gateley) Conventional goal-setting wisdom is to set a goal, create an action plan, and then pursue it. If you fail, revise your targets and try again. The problem comes when we face goals that can't be achieved, say due to societal limitations (e.g. you can never repeat senior year of high school with the same batch of classmates) or physical limitations (e.g. age limit to enter competitive swimming). Also, there are times when we don't progress in a goal despite multiple tries....

Duration:00:24:55

How to Deal with Depression When It Comes to Our Goals?

2/16/2016
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(Image: Rasmus Andersson) PE reader Jessica wants to know how to deal with depression when it comes to our goals. Have you ever felt depressed when it comes to working to your goals? Perhaps because you're procrastinating, not taking as much action as you wish, and/or not seeing the results that you want? You're not alone. In this episode of The Personal Excellence Podcast, I share my experience of how I felt depressed for a good chunk of last year about my goals, and how I've been...

Duration:00:11:34

Introducing The Personal Excellence Podcast!

2/12/2016
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Hi everyone! :D Today I'm super excited to announce the launch of the Personal Excellence Podcast! So for years, I've been writing articles at PE and creating content for all of you, but I've never created a podcast — until today. After getting requests from some of you and also thinking of my plans ahead for PE, I decided that it's time for me to start a podcast so that I can better serve all of you. Listen to the first episode, where I share why I've created this podcast and what you can...

Duration:00:05:26