Avoid-Dance

“I don’t want to go there; I don’t want to talk about that…” I hear this quite a bit within the different aspects of my work. The frequency of this isn’t surprising, but the high price we pay for this choice often is. There’s a large, collective cost attached to avoidance and denial. It’s oftenContinue reading “Avoid-Dance”

Feel the Shake

You’ve been there: obsessing about that very important meeting, or event, or opportunity that’s coming up very soon. You’re looking forward to it, but you’re worried about it, and possibly dreading it at the same time. You can feel the tension mounting the more you think about it. You feel all alone in your anxiety.Continue reading “Feel the Shake”

Thirty-Four

34 Doubt… It creeps in. It lingers. It’s infectious and fucks with you if left unabated. No matter how many times it happens, or how much experience you have… a good dose of doubt can cripple the most confident among us. The antidote for doubt is action… not assessment, nor analysis. Go DO what you’re in doubtContinue reading “Thirty-Four”

Thirty

30 Change nothing… expect nothing to change. This is regularly expressed, but rarely executed. Why? Because aside from the human need for variety and some uncertainty at times, the idea of change (especially changing ourselves) is an unwelcome intrusion. People don’t like change because it’s one of the best catalysts to produce fear in mostContinue reading “Thirty”

Four

4 A scarcity mentality is fear-based ultimately, and the product of a learned, limited possibility perspective. Intellectually, this makes rational sense. This mentality says “protect what’s yours; minimize risk; play it safe.” Emotionally, this is hard as hell to reconcile rationally because this mentality also says “you’re stuck in a rut; you’re going nowhere; you’re limited.”Continue reading “Four”

One

Welcome to the talk shiFt™ shorts series with Tom Leu >> (short posts that cut to the chase to help you kick your business or personal brand to the next level) A new year. A big deal… or is it? Lately, I’m thinking about new changes (I’ve just recently moved to a new state), I’m thinking aboutContinue reading “One”