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Habit Change

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

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

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

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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Honoring Our Intent (…to Achieve Our Aspirations)

By Vega Subramaniam

I was talking to my friend Janeen a couple weeks ago about the fact that Mala and I are taking a month right now of what I’m ostentatiously calling a “sabbatical.” We are on a mission to … Read More

You Tell ME: Why DO You Always Do This To Yourself?

By Vega Subramaniam

There are certain questions I hear people ask themselves out loud a lot:

“Why do I always let the mail pile up like this?!” “Why can’t I ever get anything done on time?!” “Why do I … Read More

09 Dec '16

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It’s All Skill Development

By Vega Subramaniam

It’s All Skill Development

“Of course you’re creative” (or “a leader” or “talented”). “You just need to change your attitude. Don’t be so negative.” “You’re too insecure. You should have more self-esteem.”

All things … Read More

02 Jun '16

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Changing a Habit is Hard! And How to Do It Anyway

By Vega Subramaniam

I just read Gretchen Rubin’s “4 Strategies to Change Your Habits that Actually Work” on Fast Company. And yes, the suggestions she offers would support your habit change — using a clean slate as an opportunity to break … Read More