Rethinking Just Do It

Liz Sumner Resistance Leave a Comment

I have long felt the urge to punch the copywriter who penned Just Do It because it sounds to me like an order– a condescending directive from someone who doesn’t appreciate how impossible the proposition is. I get that I’m reading too much into it. I probably spend more energy resisting effort than it takes to actually do something. Why …

Mission Accomplished

Liz Sumner Service, Tech 1 Comment

I’m trying to make sense of the strong emotions I feel about the Mars rovers. I don’t remember hearing that Spirit went offline in 2010, and I didn’t realize that Opportunity stopped communicating last June. Appropriately it came to rest in an area called Perseverance Valley. I do remember watching the coverage when Spirit landed in 2004. Can you imagine …

Batch Work and Experimentation

Liz Sumner Experiment, Productivity 1 Comment

A freelance writer emailed me yesterday. Here’s what she said and my response: I found you through an Inc. article you were quoted in and reached out because I’m hoping you’ll contribute to my next article. Here’s my topic: why you should try batch working, or why focusing on one thing for a sustained period of time is the best …

Join the Peace Corps

Liz Sumner Podcast

Robin Picard is currently living in Keene, NH, enjoying the seasons, her grandchildren and a relatively quiet and uneventful life. As opposed to traveling through cultures and countries with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and the Peace Corps, Robin has been focused on traveling through life stages and noting the shifting thoughts and perspectives of aging.  From time to time, she …

Try Tinder (at age 70)

Liz Sumner Podcast

Betsy Burroughs Founder & President of, FocusCatalyst: Innovation Based On The Neuroscience Of Insight. Betsy is also the author of the upcoming book, How To Stop A Bad Habit: Available 2019     Website www.focuscatalsyst.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/betsyburroughsTEDx: http://betsyburroughs.net/2013/07/11/tedxlivermore-6813-how-to-get-more-ahas/ Betsy’s Tinder Profile I am looking for a man who’s fun, smart, kind, sexy and can show me the places and things likes …