How to be Incredibly Popular

Liz Sumner Commitment, Time Management, Value Leave a Comment

I designed my first time management system when I was in my 20s. It was called Frieda and Rita’s How to Be Incredibly Popular Datebook, co-created with my beloved friend, Rogene Manas. We made it as a Christmas gift. I no longer have a copy of the finished product, it was lost in a move over the years, but my memory of …

Can an American woman do this?

Liz Sumner Commitment, Courage, Life Dreams 2 Comments

I recently heard about a couple of guys who left established careers– one an engineer and one in finance– and went back to university to study music.  Wow, I thought. That would make a great subject for my podcast! “I Always Wanted to go back to school to study _____.” I loved the idea. It seemed so luscious and self-affirming …

Judge your progress, not yourself

Judge your progress, not yourself

Liz Sumner Commitment, Fear, Forgiveness, Motivation, Progress Leave a Comment

Yesterday I was down in the dumps and angry at myself for my lack of progress. I could have been still coasting from another well-received musical event over the weekend, but instead I felt miserable and just kept wallowing in shame because I wasn’t where I thought I should be. My number one goal this year, according to my journal, …