‘Sound Matter’ Moment

SMM: Shooting Star

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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.... Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 December 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Go Your Own Way**

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 December 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Dare You To Move

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 November 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Patiently

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 12 November 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 October 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Someone Like You

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 October 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Who Are You

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 September 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Black Gives Way To Blue

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 22 September 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Sound of Silence

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 September 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Good Vibrations

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 26 August 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Give A Little Bit

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 August 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: I Will Follow

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 11 August 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Wake Me Up

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Gettin’ Better**

A “Sound Matter Moment” It’s what we’re all charged with… getting 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: It Don’t Come Easy

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 08 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Human Behavior**

A”Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 02 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   
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