Sound Matter Moment

SMM: Groove Machine

Musicians can often be overheard talking about the word groove with respect to playing music. A “groove” is a flow, a feeling, a familiar path that musicians get “locked into” when creating sounds that can literally move people. A groove is hard to explain but easy to understand when you’re feeling it. To groove is positive. But…

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SMM: Say What You Will

You’ve heard the maxim: “It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it.” B.S. I say… that statement is missing the mark significantly because it’s only partially right. It’s not only what, but how you say it… AND when (or if) you say what you say that truly matters most. It’s not enough to say the right things… You also…

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SMM: Slave to the Grind

This is about kicking the slave-to-the-grind, and scarcity mentalities to the curb…

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SMM: The Pretender

We’ve all got just two choices: 1) Get in the game and play, (or) 2) Give into the game and pretend. It’s really that black and white… The “game” is your one and only life that includes your endeavors, your careers, your pursuits, your passions. Those things that mean the most to you, but require the…

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SMM: Caress of Steel**

A”Sound Matter Moment”  Communication is an engine; an engine that propels the skilled communicator to greater opportunities and improved outcomes.  The best communication skills are strong and solid… and distinctly different than hard and rigid, BUT ALSO have the ability (and natural properties) to be soft and flexible at times, especially when the heat is on. Often, the…

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SMM: Nothing Else Matters**

Movers and shakers care to take care of themselves ongoing. Because, without mental and physical health… nothing else matters…

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SMM: Right Now**

I believe in giving more than you take. I believe in adding into, not subtracting from, this one and only life we have. I believe that being territorial and adversarial is the way of the weak…

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SMM: Changes**

Whether it’s tweaking your act, adjusting your business approach, making a career move, or just reconsidering the real value of certain “relationships” you’ve been holding onto, the key is awareness followed by immediate action to usher in the necessary changes needed to go to the next level personally or professionally…

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SMM: Mob Rules**

Whether it’s a business, a brand, or a band, content-creators must approach their endeavors from a content-consumer’s point-of-view. Customize your communications to conform to their psychology. The challenge is to find that magical sweet spot between your need to create and their want to consume…

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SMM: Communication Breakdown**

It matters little how good you are at your art, your business, or your craft; if your communication skills suck, your endeavors will suffer significantly. Distance. Depth. Balance. All important concepts when considering effective communication…

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SMM: The Waiting

If you want what many others don’t have, you have to do what many others won’t do. This includes all the actions you must take, as well as tolerating the times you must wait…

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SMM: Once Around the Ride**

Over time, things build upon themselves, and suddenly you’re looking around and realizing that you’re actually getting somewhere. A very good place to be…

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