Speed Bump

Still Life with Speed Bumps

Liz Sumner Learning, Life Dreams, Progress Leave a Comment

I’ve been working on a self-study course, currently called 8 Steps to Launch Your Dream Life. It’s coming together nicely and you will be the first to know when it’s ready.  I’m writing the course because I have some insights and experience in turning dream goals into reality and I think it could be useful. I’m writing this post because …


Leadership vs. Responsibility

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I have actively avoided taking responsibility in my life– both out of fear that I’d do it wrong and also because I was afraid I’d be taking on more work than I wanted to do. There is something about the word Responsibility that conjures up images of the little red hen being left with all the scut work because no one wants …

I dunno. What do you wanna do?

Liz Sumner Decision-making, Progress 2 Comments

I was commiserating with a client recently about a tendency to wait around until others decide what to do before determining what it is that I want.  This default to passivity isn’t a kindness. While it may look like I’m being gracious and letting the other person get what he or she wants, it’s actually a shirking of responsibility and could …

Beginning Again

Liz Sumner Fear, Forgiveness, Hope, Learning, Progress Leave a Comment

Hey, remember how proud I was of passing the written driving exam in Italian? Turns out, that was the easy part.  We thought we’d sail through the practical portion.  What hubris. Like a lot of Americans, Michael and I learned to drive, and got our original licenses on cars with automatic transmissions. Many folks I know never learned how to …