Who wants peace?

Liz Sumner Service, Virtual Assistance Leave a Comment

I have an opening in my schedule for a client who needs virtual assistance for 5-10 hours/week. My ideal candidate is working with a business coach and wants help executing the wise marketing advice he or she is receiving. You want someone who will just handle it for you and make it work so you can relax and do what …

Is this wisdom?

Liz Sumner Wisdom Leave a Comment

I am very pleased to note that not only am I living a dream life, but many of my closest friends are as well. We are not all retired, but we are choosing well and listening to our hearts. Jennifer is traveling the world and painting. Kathy and her husband have 40 acres of heaven in Eastern Washington. Michael and …

Does anyone actually like waiting?

Liz Sumner Patience Leave a Comment

Some are better at it than others. I’m better in certain circumstances. I can wait until Christmas morning to open my presents. I can wait to learn a secret until someone is ready to share it. I’m more comfortable with uncertainty than some. But waiting for a phone call, waiting for an email, waiting for Telecom Italia to let me …

Connected

Liz Sumner Geek Tools Leave a Comment

Part of what I love about my work is that I can do it from anywhere, and therefore get to live part of the year in our beloved Pergola, in the Pesaro-Urbino region of Marche, Italy.  This assumes, however, that the “anywhere” in question has reliable internet service. It is exceedingly stressful to have work that relies on having internet, …

Getting Things Done

Liz Sumner Geek Tools, Productivity Leave a Comment

(This is a speech I gave at Toastmasters last night. I thought it might be appropriate here.) Start that clock. The passage of time doesn’t bother me, for I am a time management expert and I’m going to tell you how to get things done.   Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, says that it takes 10,000 hours of dedicated practice …