7 Simple Steps That Will Guarantee Your Success In 2016

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


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Take Massive Action – Theorizing usually results in more theory, only action produces results; taking massive action is about doing the “one thing” that will yield the biggest possible result… hint: it’s usually the thing that we’re most afraid of!

Don’t Separate Or Compartmentalize Your Business – The biggest gift you can give your business is your creativity, your passion and your care for others, stop separating business and pleasure and your life will be both more productive and enjoyable.

Set Goals And Work Backwards – Take the time right now to set your goals for the end of 2016 and then work backwards to create a pathway forwards from where you are right now; you will be amazed at where good planning will take you.

Involve Others In Everything You Do – Your time and your energy are finite, if you want to grow then you must leverage the hours and the passion of others; life is better with company anyway.

When You Think You Are Going Slow – Go Slower – It’s tempting to race out of the blocks and just bust right through any obstacles that are in our way; BUT problems and obstacles are a critical part of our journey AND they are put in place to train and prepare us for what is ahead  — go slow and learn from them.

Measure Your Wealth In Terms Of Relationship – Don’t get sidetracked by the financial picture, are you adding value AND are you building relationships? — the profits will follow.

Remember The Problem Always Begins And Ends With You – If you want to change your circumstances then you have to change yourself; we all have points of resistance, places of self-sabotage where we act incorrectly or fail to take action; make sure your “business plan” includes a strategy to overcome your own shortcomings.


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Hello… it has been a while, we’re back!

Written by Geoff Talbot — Co Founder of The Seven Sentence Blog

“I don’t think we’ve ever taken such a long break from blogging here at The Seven Sentence Blog.

Some of you may not be aware BUT Geoff’s father passed away suddenly on September 13th (read here), so we’ve been processing that and slowly getting back into life etc.

Life is good. Life is short. Life offers us an incredible opportunity, to give and to make our world better.

Over the next couple of weeks we’re going to be sharing with you some of the absolute gems that have been created on the Seven Sentence Blog over the past six years with a slight twist here and there.

We’re back, thanks for your patience, we love you.”

The Seven Sentence Team.


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Today’s Post is Dedicated to My Father

Written by Geoff Talbot — Co Founder of The Seven Sentence Blog

Last Saturday morning at around 10am, I received a phone call that any immigrant who finds themselves away from their original home dreads… “it was the sad, sudden, shocking news that my Father back in new Zealand had passed away.”

The following Seven Sentences are Dedicated to My Father:

I am so proud of you Dad, I am not sure that I ever told you that, and if I did, I certainly did not tell often you enough. You lived a remarkable life.

You started with so little and yet with such a strength of character, such nobility of heart you built a great life not only for yourself but for your whole family.

You made a lot of sacrifices for us, you didn’t shout about them, or talk about them, you just made them and you did it so willingly and with such humility

Recently a friend asked me a great question, they asked, “in your grief what is the one thing that you are most certain of?”

I didn’t even have to think about it, because it was so abundantly clear to me…”I was certain with every fiber of my being that you loved me.”

See you soon Dad…

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When you fail… get back up

Written by Geoff Talbot — Co Founder of The Seven Sentence Blog

Failing can make you stronger.

When you take a good punch, when you get knocked down but then you get up and keep on going, you learn something, you learn how to be resilient.

Resilience is perhaps the most necessary characteristic for any entrepreneurial or artistic person if they are wishing to make a significant difference in our world. Resilience isn’t something you are born with, resilience is forged when you walk through the fire of multiple failures.

That is the beauty of failure, it gives you a backbone, a certain knowledge that no matter what happens in your life, no matter what is lost or stolen from you, you will always have the ability to get back up, to find joy to rebuild, to refocus and dream again.

Of course in the middle of failure, it is difficult to see and celebrate the fortitude that is been built into your soul… because it hurts and no one really likes pain.

If you are in pain right now, if you have taken a punch, it is okay to stay down for almost your entire 8-seconds, but as the counts nears its end, summon your strength, gather your will, rise to your feet and raise your hands… you are becoming increasingly resilient.


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Why I’M the Friendliest Guy on Twitter

Written by Geoff Talbot — Co Founder of The Seven Sentence Blog

Sometime ago, I changed my bio on the social media site Twitter to gratuitously read “My aim is to be the friendliest guy on Twitter.” (see here)

I’ve been asked on podcasts and various interviews why I chose to do this and I realized that I’ve never actually answered the question on The Seven Sentence Blog, so I thought I would today.

  • It’s Authentic – I am originally from New Zealand, a small place at the bottom of the world, where friendliness is a highly valued personal trait.
  • It’s Relational – It gives me permission to actively extend my hand and begin forming relationships which is the sole purpose of social media for me.
  • It’s Remarkable – People talk about it, they ask me questions about it — it’s not boring.


When you think about the social media presence of your brand or your business, I would encourage you to make it authentically remarkable and I would encourage you to not try and be everything in the one space; instead choose a hook or an aspect of your brand that is fascinating.

Think about why one person would tell another person why they “MUST” connect with you in the social space… If you cannot find an easily describable reason then you are not being remarkable enough yet.


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Super Leaders are NOT Super-Human

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Are you feeling the heaviness of a burden from all fronts, are you working all hours to leap tall buildings and save the lives of everyone and everything around you?

Are you owning all the responsibility with no one else to confide in about the truth of your struggles except perhaps your spouse, if they haven’t grown weary of hearing all of this?

Does a cape make you a superhero or a super-human when you can’t sleep at night, constantly distracted with worries about work and not fully present with your family and friends?

The title “leader” is your cape and you’re there in body only, the cape has in fact become a cloak of darkness.

Friend, it is time to look deeply into the darkness where you’ll discover the light of your leadership, your passion, and seemingly with one finger you’ll be able to raise the cloak to allow others in and ask for their help.

Leap, not tall buildings, but instead leap from the darkness into the light, the choice is yours anytime. Super-human and perfect you are not and will never become, but human, genuine, vulnerable, compassionate, boundaried, real, and worth following you can become and will always be.

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The Story of Stumpy – Part 2

Written by Geoff Talbot — Co Founder of The Seven Sentence Blog

“If you will remember from yesterday (read here) Stumpy had closed his eyes when the chainsaw started. In fact he did more than close his eyes, he fainted from shock and fell into a deep sleep.

Yesterday’s dreams were not only over, but even the hope of yesterday had also been tore from Stumpy’s heart, for he had seen that sharp axe and he knew that very soon that terrifying blade would swing and he would also be separated from his roots, from the only ground he’d ever known.

Everything he knew off, everything he hoped for, soon would be nothing… in his heart he trembled, as he dreamt of that horrible fire that soon would become his destiny… firewood, that was all he was now… just a hunk of ordinary old firewood.

But Stumpy was wrong, because the old man was not a wood chopper, he was in fact an artist and as Stumpy slept the old man cleaned off the squirrel poo, he brushed away the moss and he took out his chisel and he began to create a masterpiece.

Although Stumpy had been felled and his dream of reaching the heavens had been taken from him, although he had been ripped away from his roots, he wasn’t worthless, rather he was free; free to free, free to be more than a tree, free to be something so very extraordinary.”


If you have failed in your dreams of reaching the heavens, if you feel so very disconnected from your roots, do not despair there is still a masterpiece within you waiting to be discovered (Tweet).

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