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The Great Big Dread Obstacle

I simply could not press the button.

It was by and large a trivial matter. Here at Vega Mala Consulting, we had installed an integration for our database to sync it with our email list, and after much trial and … Read More

03 May '19

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Imposter Syndrome: Yea or Nay?

By Vega Subramaniam

“I really shouldn’t be here. Everyone else has so much more experience than I do. I’m just going to keep my mouth shut and hope that nobody asks me anything. Please please don’t do a go-around … Read More

Everybody Panics

Confession: the other day, I made a big mistake at work.

Essentially, it involved me sending out an earlier version of an email instead of the final version. “Oh, that’s not so bad,” you might say, … Read More

07 Sep '18

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GROW and POMP Your Way to Greater Serenity

By Vega Subramaniam

Last week, I shared some of my struggles around—and possible ways to deal with—heavy, demoralizing, overwhelming tasks. And I promised to come back this week with a couple tools that Mala and I have been mucking around … Read More

31 Aug '18

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Overwhelmed but Still in the Game

By Vega Subramaniam

There are times when I open up my email, and I just want to crawl under the covers and turn it all off. And mind you, I say this as an “Inbox-50” kinda gal. In other words, … Read More

24 Aug '18

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Rebounding from Failure the Counterfactual Way

By Vega Subramaniam

When things go wrong, what questions swirl in your mind?

Perhaps these sound familiar:

  • “How did I let this happen again?”
  • “When will I ever learn?”
  • “Why do I keep doing this?
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When ‘Positivity’ Is Positively Furious

By Vega Subramaniam

I’m a born Pollyanna. As friends used to say, “Of course you’d stand up for [insert annoying colleague who did a stupid thing]; you never say anything mean about anybody.”

Fair enough. But it’s been … Read More