‘Sound Matter’ Moment

Shooting Star

What often seems common in knowledge is uncommon in practice. Nowhere is this more evident than in what I call the “crock star” music business. I define “crock stars” as up-and-coming musicians who are basically full-of-it (i.e. shit), and full of... Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 December 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Go Your Own Way

Author Malcolm Gladwell, in his great book Outliers, discusses at length, the legendary band Fleetwood Mac’s now-famous career arc, and rise to fame, as an illustration of the – often – very long time it takes to truly become great... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 December 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Dare You To Move

I get it. You get down. You feel out… sometimes. You get stuck in ruts… don’t we all… ? But this doesn’t have to mean you or I, have to be down and out all the time. Winners in the game... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 November 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Patiently

Patience… it’s that thing we’re all told we need to have; at the most inopportune times at times; the times when you want to have anything but… patience. A (noun), patience is defined as the capacity to accept or tolerate... Read More »
Tom Leu | 12 November 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

I’m pretty sure most of us forget sometimes… if we’re being honest that is. Forget about the struggles we all go through to achieve things in life. Whether little things, or big things… they’re the things that matter. At... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 October 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Someone Like You

Adele’s monster hit song from 2011, “Someone Like You” shot a jolt of electricity directly through me within seconds of hearing it for the very first time. This very rarely happens… It stopped me dead in my tracks with no choice but to... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 October 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Who Are You

Who are you… really? What do you love to do? And do you stay true… to that? What are you passionate about? Do you know, or are you still figuring it out? Are you doing it, or are you... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 September 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Black Gives Way To Blue

Addiction and recovery, at the core, is first about feelings, or feeling states as it’s been put; and second about behaviors. Managing how you and I feel at any given moment is the great challenge of all human beings. When... Read More »
Tom Leu | 22 September 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Sound of Silence

It matters little how good you are at your vocation or avocation; if your communication skills suck, the rest of your overall impression and impact will suffer. Many talented musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs have remained in obscurity, or the greats have fizzled far too fast... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 September 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Good Vibrations

Do you even care? Do you care how you’re “coming off” to others? If the answer is No, then stop listening to/reading now and click the hell off this site, stat. There’s nothing for you here. If Yes, then... Read More »
Tom Leu | 26 August 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Give A Little Bit

Even though society often teaches the opposite; selflessness is underrated. Everything doesn’t always have to be, nor should it be, all about you (or me), all the time. What I call ‘real-world rock stars’ value service over being served, they give... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 August 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

I Will Follow

Successful people understand the importance of paying close attention to details; to instructions; to the specific requests and desires of others when asked, and when applicable. They know when and how to… follow directions. Not blindly, but with and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 11 August 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Wake Me Up

It’s happening more and more… Recently, I found myself turning up (just a little bit) a Wham song I heard playing on one of those “we play everything” radio stations. That’s right, Wham, featuring the late, great George Michael… (there goes all... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Gettin’ Better

It’s what we’re all charged with… gettin’ fucking better at 1) that which feeds us, and 2) that which ails us. Two important, yet very different things for sure. First, the continual improvement and growth of our talents and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

It Don’t Come Easy

What’s the message when things come easy for you?  When good fortune or good luck seems to come out of nowhere? Are these things “supposed to be?” Is it fate or destiny? Or, are they of lesser value because little... Read More »
Tom Leu | 08 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Human Behavior

The ego has the power to fuel you and fool you simultaneously. The ego is what drives the best and worst of all human behavior. Yes, there’s a time and a place to super-charge the ego. But there’s also a time and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 02 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   
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