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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

“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

Gatekeeping versus Belongingness

By Vega Subramaniam

A few weeks ago, I talked about why I find the notion of “imposter syndrome” uncomfortable.

During a panel on which I presented last September, I mentioned my discomfort when clients brought up “imposter syndrome,” and my … 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

Our Fully-Formed Selves are Already Inside Us

By Vega Subramaniam

There’s a project I’m working on right now, a book on toxic leadership behaviors in the social justice sector, that I have been “working on” (pfft) for the past four years. It sits on my cyber shelf … Read More

New Year, New Patterns

By Vega Subramaniam

It doesn’t matter what year it is or how old I am. On December 31st, I am ageless. That instant before 12:00:01 a.m. holds every promise of every possibility I’ve ever felt over my whole life. This … Read More

Exactly enough hours in the day for the holidays

By Vega Subramaniam

I am behind on everything. Everything. Mala is more behind on even more of all the everything than I am. Everyone else I know is even more behind on even more everything than Mala and I are. … Read More

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Compassion: The Original Performance Enhancing Substance

By Vega Subramaniam

Two of Mala’s three core values are Compassion and Conscientiousness (the third being Courage, because Mala can only have sets that begin with the same first letter…or fashion themselves into convenient acronyms. Ask me sometime about her … Read More

[Insert Meaningless Title Here]: Why Job Titles Do Not Equal Your Destiny

By Vega Subramaniam

Titles: who needs ’em?

Perhaps you are in a professional rut. As a coach, I often come across people in this position, and I’ve certainly been there myself. Whether it’s because you no longer want to do … Read More