What energizes and engages you?

Liz Sumner Learning, Life Dreams 1 Comment

One of the prerequisites of making a life change is to determine where you are– to go beyond “I’m dissatisfied with my current reality” and get specific about what is and is not working.  Burnett and Evans of Designing Your Life recommend measuring Energy and Engagement. Which activities in both work and play give you energy? Which drain you? Where are you fully …

Let’s talk about this cool stuff – DYL!

Liz Sumner Fulfillment, Goals, Learning, Life Dreams Leave a Comment

I’m so jazzed after attending a training on Designing Your Life: How To Build A Well-Lived, Joyful Life— the best-selling book by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans based on their wildly successful Stanford University course.  The book explains how to approach life change using design principles. It’s very practical but at the same time gets into your deep beliefs and underlying …

What kind of failure is this?

Liz Sumner Learning 1 Comment

I’m preparing for a certification course to coach the tools and framework of Designing Your Life by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett. I’m very excited because the authors are teaching it and this will be the first time they present the material from their latest book, Designing Your Work Life. One of the tools they offer is called the Failure Log. For some of …

The Right Fit

Liz Sumner Choice, Decision-making, Self Worth Leave a Comment

I’m squeeing with delight because I recognized that something wasn’t the right fit for me. I was offered an opportunity that appeared to be ideal. It had attractive elements that dazzled me at first, but as I learned more it became clearer and clearer that it wasn’t a good fit, so I turned it down. An old me might have …