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Vee Somphon
Vee Somphon is a management consultant, Asian American writer and war survivor. Her mission is to start the conversation to get more people to live out loud! She writes at, where she shares success habits, hacks and other how-to's so you can do extraordinary things. Join the conversation, connect with Vee via her website, Facebook or Twitter.

Entries by Vee Somphon

5 Ways to Let Go of Perfectionism and Still Excel at Anything

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 4:27 PM

Like millions around the world, I caught World Cup fever. Watching the best of the best compete stirs up our own drive for excellence. You don't have to play team sports to know that winning is the biggest high, and if you love chasing after it, some experts might call...

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5 Mind Hacks to Better Manage Your Attitude

(16) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 8:15 AM


Do you know that your brain can be hacked to better serve your purpose?

Allow me to share my story.

A few months shy of my eighth birthday, I became homeless. I prefer to call it "couch surfing." Only I didn't sleep on...

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Why Having Fear Is the Key to Living Courageously

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 8:18 AM


I am a product of war. Being a product of war means you are seriously messed up. You accept impermanence as the norm. Wait. Maybe, that's healthy. After all, everything of this world is transitory.

You have feelings of worthlessness. You have...

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3 Ways to Free Your Mind and Find Joy: Lessons From a War Refugee

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 7:19 AM


My life changed with a single telegram. A young soldier brought it on foot. My mother read it, wept. The soldier stood helpless in front of her, his face full of empathy, but not knowing what to do, he let his...

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