How I meet women.

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

 

For years, I would go to bars and try and meet women.

I would sit at the bar with my legs crossed ever so seductively, I would pout my lips, I would do my best to look lonely, desperately lonely.

When things were really bad, I would move onto tactic number 2, I would stare at women like I was a lost little puppy begging them to come over and give me a pat.

Surprisingly, this never worked and I was perpetually lonely, always looking, waiting, hoping, wanting that the “right one” would notice me. Until I finally grabbed ahold of the most important lesson on my life…

the passive approach never works…ever…

Yet, this is how many, many people attempt to succeed in the digital space and on social media, they put on their best clothes, they pout, they pose, they beg, and they hope that someone, that the right one(s) will notice them and come on over… it never works… ever.

 

NOTE: Do you want to take a more active approach? Find out how one of our 90-Minute sessions could help here.

 

Why my 3-year old son matters most

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

What matters?

It’s not that you appease the fool or satisfy the critic, or build a monument to your own greatness.

For fools’ will come and go.
Critics are never satisfied.
And monuments are made of cold stone, not flesh and blood.

What matters most are the stories that others will tell with their lives because of the one that you wrote so vividly with yours.

That is why my 3-year old matters most.

 

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I have never felt so disrespected in my life

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

We’ve all had at least one of these moments…

That moment when a skeptic stands in our way, blocking our path forward, cursing our future with his or her own uniquely cynical brand of “the truth.”

I once had an angry truth-telling man get in my face, and quite literally tell me that no piece of content that I created would ever be watched or read by more than a few of my friends! In that moment he was a lying, filthy, jealous, false prophet who was quite literally terrified of my success.

If you are going to push against the world around you, do not be surprised if it tries to push you back. Yes, people will doubt you, curse you, attempt to squash you, refute you and embarrass you.

Be happy about this when it happens for it is “proves” that you are doing exactly the right thing with your life.

 

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Little babies need help

I must disrupt your Friday right now because these little babies need help!

One of our regular readers, social entrepreneur Jane Chen (read here) is doing something remarkable and she needs your help.

Jane is the Co-Founder of a company that has created an incredible product that has saved the lives of 150,000 premature babies in developing countries. Her product keeps babies warm and a fraction of the cost of an incubator.

Why does Jane need your help?

Because there are still hundreds of thousands of premature babies dying needlessly in different parts of our world.

Click on her innovative Kickstarter Campaign here. Buy a product and give generously. It has already been covered in Newsweek, Fox, Oprah Magazine and Town & Country. Together we can make a difference.

Thanks
Geoff

P.S: Yes, this is more than Seven Sentences but I thought the smallest of us were worth it!

Maybe it’s time you got a little dirty!

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

 

Thought leaders change the way that people think.

Why?

Because they have first identified either a problem or a gap in the way that others are thinking. Thought leaders think differently, but they also have the ability to effectively communicate new ways of thinking to others.

A genuine thought leader leads by example; they don’t just think about things, they also implement.

If you want to become a thought leader then you must by necessity become a person of action, you must put your shoulder to the plough and put your hands in the dirt.

The people who change the way we think are invariably those who have spent a considerable amount of time at street level, struggling, fighting and pushing against the status quo.

 

How To Become A Thought Leader
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Welcome to the Land of Ordinary

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

There is an alternative to chasing your dreams — it’s called the status quo. It’s a formula driven life, where nothing really changes. It’s a safe and predictable life, where you follow the script that somebody else has written for you.

 What is your status quo?

Can you recognize the voices that are directing your choices every day?

 “Play it safe, assimilate, build security, be a good citizen, procreate a little but not too much, assimilate some more, be a good parent, act responsibly, be a kind grandparent, move into assisted listing, forget the names of your children, starting slurping from a sippy cup…”

Many people will say that there is nothing wrong with the status quo — they say this as though “doing nothing wrong” should be the key decision making sieve that we put our choices through on a daily basis – what do you think?

 

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Light that candle in the darkness

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

 

Courage demands only one thing of you, it demands that you finish (Tweet).

It is not courageous to bravely take risks for a time, only to retreat when you get close to either success of failure.

It is not courageous to give up because you’ve failed 100 times.

It is not courageous to settle for comfort in a world where there is still so much poverty, darkness and war.

I was lying actually, courage does not demand only that you finish, it also demands that we work together and that we work on improving and finishing things together.

Courage is a team sport.

Courage does not accept cynicism and futility as truth, instead it chooses hope over the status quo, no matter how dark or demanding the challenge.

 

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