Psychology

It IS Self-Help!

The term "self-help" gets a bad rap all-too-often. It's looked down upon by some as corny or ineffective. Hardly... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 22 December 2016 | Psychology, talk shiFt | No Comments   

10 Tenets

talk shiFt™ is about getting the best possible end-results by embracing and executing several key areas. Here are the 10 tenets (principles)... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 06 December 2016 | Communications, Psychology, talk shiFt | 2 Comments   

Fantasy Football

Don't we take real people and their real actions and behaviors, and then assemble them into our own new reality...? Read More »
Thomas Leu, MS | 01 December 2016 | Psychology | 2 Comments   

3 Kinds of People

Why do some people take action and accomplish much in life while others do not? I've found that people generally fall into one of three categories... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 29 November 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   

Need It Most

I’m so sick of some people dismissing blog posts, talks or trainings on the so-called “soft skills” as simply “common sense.” Just because you may have read a few books or articles on communication and listening skills, or even attended a seminar or two over the... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 28 November 2016 | Communications, Psychology | 1 Comment   

Daring You To Move

I get it. You get down. You feel out sometimes. You get stuck in ruts… don’t we all right? But this doesn’t have to mean you’re down and out all the time. Winners in the game of life aren’t victims; always... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 25 November 2016 | Psychology, talk shiFt | 1 Comment   

F.I.N.E.

“How you doing?” It’s a question we all get asked all of the time. And the typical, short response most throw out is: “Fine.” Really? You’re “fine.” I doubt it. There’s likely more going on. This is the “I’m-really-feeling-a... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 18 November 2016 | Psychology, talk shiFt | No Comments   

Watershed

There’s nothing glamorous or appealing about a “starving artist.” Perhaps it’s attractive at some point; short-term, but never really appealing, long-term. No one truly enjoys going without; struggling; just getting by; barely making it. Only on television and in... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 16 November 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   

Willing AND Able?

… “Are you willing and able?” It’s usually posed as a single question, when in fact, there are two very distinct things at play here. Willingness and ability are not the same thing of course, though we’re often led... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 15 November 2016 | Psychology, talk shiFt | 1 Comment   

The “Common Sense” Defense

Sooooo often… sooooo unbelievably often… I hear some variation of the following statement while out training, teaching, or speaking: “I already ‘know’ all of this stuff; it’s all just ‘common sense‘…” Really? Give me a break… It’s a BIG, ballsy statement... Read More »
Thomas Leu, MS | 14 November 2016 | Psychology, talk shiFt | No Comments   

Retire Your Representative

How often does your representative show up? > You know, that person who is merely a version of you… not the real you. > You know, the more politically-correct, diplomatic version of you who attempts to keep up with... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 07 November 2016 | Psychology, talk shiFt | No Comments   

4 “Black Flag” Phrases

You know you’ve heard these phrases before… Perhaps you’ve likely said them yourself… I call them “black flag” phrases, and you should be very afraid of them… These statements are communication suicide for practitioners, though they usually don’t realize... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 02 November 2016 | Communications, Psychology, talk shiFt | No Comments   

The 5%

A lot of well-intentioned folks are afraid of truth; afraid to get honest and look at things objectively. Based on a butt-load of personal experience and a bit of psychology, my bet is that 95% of people are. I... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 31 October 2016 | Communications, Psychology, talk shiFt | No Comments