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How to Be Productive, Not Busy

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…

You’re not alone

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…

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

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…

Challenges that I’m Facing Today

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…

Our Unique Path in Life

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…

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

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…

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

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…

How to Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive

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…

How to Overcome Writer’s Block

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…

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

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…

How to Say 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…

How to Deal With Moments of Negative Self-Worth

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,…

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

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…

What is the Message of Your Goal?

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…

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

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…

Introducing The Personal Excellence Podcast!

Hi everyone! 😀 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…