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 …

Don’t Hold Back

Liz Sumner Boldness, Courage, Letting Go 2 Comments

I just saw a video excerpt from America’s Got Talent. I don’t often pay attention to those but this one really moved me. It started when Courtney Hadwin walked onstage as an shy, gawky, very ordinary seeming 13-year old girl who then transformed into a fully-commited Janis Joplin for the new millenium. I’m still feeling the emotion of seeing her …

What Keeps You Committed?

Liz Sumner Commitment, Learning Leave a Comment

A number of years ago at a training I learned about a Personality Quadrant that divided people into groups based on 2 scales— whether they were formal or informal and dominant or easygoing. At the time I was sort of borderline between two types and trying to narrow it down. The instructor said that one type, Promoters, had difficulty with …