No, Not Good Enough, That was Terrible… Thank You Very Much

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
I’m thankful for all the no’s, all the rejection, all the obstacles, and all the failures that I’ve experienced in my 38 years on this planet.

Too often, we count our blessings in a very material way,our blessings are things that we’ve gained — our treasured relationships, our possessions, our successes…hmmm?

Perhaps it’s time that we turned the turkey on its head and started looking at gratitude and the art of being thankful in a new light (Tweet).

I’m thankful for my losses, I’m grateful for my wounds, I am truly blessed because of some injustices I’ve experienced in my life.

These were not good things in themselves, but through them, my soul has, in some ways been broken open and the true fragrance of my creative being has been released into the atmosphere for others to enjoy and savor.

How about you, how has rejection, hardship, failure and loss shaped you as a human being?

Any fool can be grateful for the things that have been gained, but true wisdom finds value and refinement in all that has been lost.

 
 

Doing Anything Remarkable

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Are you talkin’ to me Geoff Talbot?

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
It’s time to step out of the shadows of your past (Tweet).

The kind of shadows that have kept you hidden, the kind that kept you away from the natural light of day — this sunlight is so vital for your growth.

A shadow may be cast from a big daunting personal failure, a series of little failures repeated over time, or perhaps an oppressive person who stood over you in an apparent attempt to emasculate every thing good that was inside of you.

Again, it is time you stepped out of the shadows!

Every person with big dreams experiences GREAT OPPOSITION, you’ve not been singled out if you have been opposed in your life, it is simply because there really is an incredible purpose for your life, a vitally important role for you to play.

Your dreams don’t need to get smaller, they need to root more deeply inside of you, they need to grow taller, broader and wider (Tweet).

Step into the sunlight, stand tall, do not shrink back and watch as you begin to grow.
 
 

Moving Out Of The Shadows

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What my mother taught me about social media.

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
My mother is still one of my greatest teachers, in fact she has taught me a whole lot about to use social media effectively.

This is probably surprising to many people given that my mother is 78-years-old, does not have a cellular phone and does not even use a computer.

What did she teach me?

She taught me how to listen well (she listened well), she taught me to speak well of others and she taught me to repay every wrong with kindness.

As it turns out my mother taught me a lot about social media, not because she knows anything at all about technology but because she knows a lot about respect, courtesy and putting other people first.

Don’t be fooled the technology part of social media is not very unimportant, it only exists to serve the relationship.

How are you engaging people online — is it all about you and your smartphone OR are you genuinely caring about the people at the other end of your messages?

 
 

Courtesy on Social Media

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It’s Time For Certain Leaders To Think, Er, Differently.

Written By Geoff Talbot & Athaliah Renee - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
Leaders, people are your greatest asset. (Tweet)

At their best, they are wildly creative, have unique perspectives and carry within them a profound ability to connect and form deep relationships with others.

But for some strange reason and if we’re brutally honest, there are certain leaders who seem to be afraid of the very best that people have to offer; this type of leader embodies the very antithesis of genuine leadership.

He instead wields control, manipulation and suppression as tools of leadership — allowing no one to be his creative and individual self — molding a workplace culture that simply can not last.

The presence of this fear is now more prevalent than ever  and can be seen on the social media channels of the corporations and businesses led by this particular style of leading (Sidebar: We personally know of corporations who give their staff members a 50-page policy document to read before they can even tweet on behalf of the company).

The result: a leader’s greatest asset now regarded as a  corporate liability.

It is time to unlock your people (#7wordquote), time to be a genuine leader who liberates the genuine voices of your people allowing them to speak, engage and  create a diverse and true mosaic that represents your company’s culture on social media.
 
 

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No one can steal your creativity away from you

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
Your creativity is an unwavering eternal gift, it cannot be stolen away from you.

But…

You can become detached from your creativity, you can assemble very wide walls inside your soul that separate you from the beauty of everything that makes you unique.

One of those ugly walls is a thick concrete block wall named “Unforgiveness.”

A lack of forgiveness breeds resentment, it darkens our hearts to the world around us and it distances us from our creative impulses.

If you find yourself blaming others, or life, or previous disappointments for your current lack of creativity, then it may pay to check the color of your heart.

Forgiveness is always your choice, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise (Tweet).

 
 

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Your wallet is right next to your heart

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
Good intentions mean nothing.

Fancy words warm the skin for just a few seconds, but the heart remain cold unless our promises are fulfilled.

We can want things in life, but unless we invest something tangible, like our money, our skills or our time, then we are very unlikely to experience the fulfillment of our desires.

So many of us want things, but so few of us are prepared to dedicate ourselves to the discipline of investment.

Yes, investment is a discipline, it is a heart value expressed through tangible action.

If you want more from life in 2015 (or right now!) then you are going to have to cultivate this discipline; you may have to practice risk, you may have to learn restraint, the true nature of discipline is different for every person.

What is it that you want and what will you invest to get it?

 
 

Investing in Yourself in 2015

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The man who did too much!

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. 

 
 
I once met a man who did too much.

It wasn’t that he did too much, it was that he did everything.

Yes, he was full of passion, yes, he was a master in his craft, yet for some reason the more did, the more he shrunk.

Are you in grave danger of doing too much?

Are you afraid of letting others in?

Are you afraid of their opinions and perspectives?

Growth, whether it be personal or corporate is never an individual pursuit, you should desperately seek the unique perspectives of other people if you wish to grow to your full potential in 2015.
 
 

Team Building 2015

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