The hardest thing I’ve ever done.

Liz Sumner Fear, Motivation, Productivity Leave a Comment

I’m taking a course from Stella Orange called Craft Your Message. She’s helping me articulate what I do and how I came to do it. One of the exercises is to answer the question, “What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?” I was stumped. I have lived a fairly long time and nothing came to mind as being remarkably hard. …

Rebuilding Your Trust In Yourself

Liz Sumner Fear, Forgiveness, Motivation, Procrastination 1 Comment

This past week I’ve read a number of articles on the topic of Impostor Syndrome, self-criticism, and negative thinking. The authors’ advice is sound– stop comparisons, speak to yourself as you would speak to a friend, don’t try to be perfect, reveal your vulnerability. Wise advice for everybody, but especially procrastinators. We procrastinators think we are doomed to fail. All …

Facing What’s Chasing You

Liz Sumner Fear, Resistance Leave a Comment

I know myself well enough to recognize that when I feel like running away, hiding my eyes, getting the hell out, then that’s a sure sign that I need to take a look at something. When I’m avoiding something it will reoccur, sometimes increasing in intensity, until I address it. Recently I’ve had inquiries related to a previous career. One …