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Ignore Your Intuition at Your Own Peril

By Vega Subramaniam

Mala always tells me that I have a really strong intuition. And I’m inclined to agree with her. I remember when we searched for a place to live together for the first time in 2000. We had … Read More

New Year, New Chances

Resolutions from the VMC Team VEGA’S INTENTIONS

It’s the new year, dear friends. You might or might not be the kind of person who’s inclined to use this moment to reflect on the past year and dream and plan for … Read More

Apparently, It’s a GOOD Thing to Be a Screw-Up

By Vega Subramaniam

“Embrace failure.”

Most of us are probably familiar with this appeal: to embrace failure. To not feel bad about ourselves for failing, to not let failure stop us. To see failing as a vital component of learning, … Read More

Equitable Compensation is a Risk Worth Taking

By Mala Nagarajan

Compensation is one of the greatest taboos in our current culture. That’s no accident: compensation is at its very core how oppression, in our deeply inequitable society, has been perpetuated across race, gender, class, ability, and other … Read More

Considering a Career Transition?

By Vega Subramaniam

Figuring out what to do next in your career: the age-old inquiry.

You need a change. For whatever reason, where you are right now isn’t working for you. But you might not be clear about what exactly to … Read More

Surviving in the Age of Constant Distraction

By Vega Subramaniam

A couple months ago, I shared my deliberations about the fog I was in, that Mala was in, that I see a lot of people in our movements in. And since that time, not only has the … Read More

The Best Time to Be Intentional is Always

I just recently achieved a goal I had set out at the Intentional Life Planning (ILP) workshop in May – to finish rebuilding a six-month savings buffer.

I’m not going to tell you my other goals because I did not … Read More

11 Aug '19

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When Am I Going to Wake UP?

By Vega Subramaniam

I sometimes have this sense that I, and almost everyone I meet, is walking around in some sort of fog or half-consciousness. Mala and I were bonding on this the other day. She’s got a lot happening … Read More

“High-Potential” vs “Great”

By Vega Subramaniam

As I was reading a blog post recently by Scott Eblin, titled, “How to Have Your Best Week,” I was struck by something. In one paragraph, he writes, “All of the great leaders set and enforce personal … Read More

You Are More Than Your Job

When I was flaming out of the nonprofit fundraising field at the end of 2014, all I knew was that I needed a break. I had spent a few months trying to identify a career pivot, but I felt so lost, … Read More