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Seventy-Nine

79 Quality of life… that elusive little slice of heaven we’re all pining for. I’ve heard it said that taking the easy road gets progressively harder, and taking the hard road gets progressively easier. I’ve been finding this to... Read More »
Tom Leu | 31 December 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Seventy-Eight

78 Core competencies. Any individual or organization that is not primarily focused on executing their core competencies is suffering significantly. Their effectiveness is compromised. Their productivity is diluted. We all need to be doing the stuff we’re best at... Read More »
Tom Leu | 24 December 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Seventy-Seven

77 There’s lots of stuff out there on what leadership IS. Good stuff, but to truly understand sound matters, it’s also important to recognize contrasts. Here’s what leadership ISN’T: Leadership isn’t management. Leadership isn’t pretending you’re a leader. Leadership... Read More »
Tom Leu | 17 December 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Seventy-Six

76 Leave while you’re on top; quit while you’re ahead…? It can be sage advice, depending… You see and hear about this often from entertainers, actors, musicians, sports stars, and other high-profile types. But what about the average Joe’s?... Read More »
Tom Leu | 10 December 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Seventy-Five

75 Instructions: Enjoy the journey. Live in the Now. Reduce discontentment by choosing to be happy where you’re at, and with what you’ve got. It’s a choice that we all have to make daily perhaps… at least I do.... Read More »
Tom Leu | 03 December 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Seventy-Four

74 We tend to get tunnel vision when we’re only thinking about ourselves. The big picture becomes impossible to see. Things eventually get real small and the pressure goes up. Ironically, it’s through service to others- the efforts that bring forth... Read More »
Tom Leu | 26 November 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Seventy-Three

73 Sometimes it’s hard not to… Hard not to look at the faults of others. Hard not to be disappointed. Hard not to be negative. Hard not to get pissed off. Hard not to get down, and not look down on the upside.... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 November 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Seventy-Two

72 You and I don’t know many things. For instance: You never know who may be watching you; silently observing you. You never know who may think you’re great. You never know who may think you’re a tool. You... Read More »
Tom Leu | 12 November 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Seventy-One

71 You shouldn’t need a fucking invite to be friendly and nice to others. << There’s irony right there… see it? Maybe I’m old fashioned. Maybe I took my mother’s expectation to treat people as I wish to be treated... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 November 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Seventy

70 Does it matter? Does any of it really matter? I guess that depends on what IT is… IT is anything that you spend significant amounts of your time on. IT is anything that you invest significant amounts of... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 October 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Sixty-Nine

69 How do you “come off” to others? What vibes do you send out? Ever really considered it? If not, you should.  These are simple questions that are often deceptively difficult to address objectively. A better question is how’s... Read More »
Tom Leu | 22 October 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Sixty-Eight

68 Does it matter to you if people “like” you? Some say it does not matter whatsoever. These types are typically very outspoken about their non-caring which is very NOT non-caring. Of course we all know some assholes that we... Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 October 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Sixty-Seven

67 Talent – something you’re born with; something you may or may not have to work at, more or less, to develop and improve.  Skill – something you’re not born with; something you must work to develop and improve. ... Read More »
Tom Leu | 08 October 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Sixty-Six

66 Not a super “hot” topic, but very important nonetheless, and in my estimation, lacking considerably in many scenarios, much of the time. Consider this >> CONSIDERATION… not meant in the sense of thinking about something, but as in... Read More »
Tom Leu | 01 October 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Sixty-Five

65 Judy C. 2014 >> “Humans Being” Project – produced using original images, interviews, and music production from 16Imaging Communications. The goals of these moving pictures are to raise awareness, encourage critical thinking, promote contemplative reflection, and to inspire others... Read More »
Tom Leu | 24 September 2018 | Recovery, talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

Sixty-Four

64 Accountability? What is it really? Is it just a check list of shit to do? Is it ensuring that you’re doing all you need to be doing? Is it some kind of Big Brother thing put in place... Read More »
Tom Leu | 17 September 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   
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