Warning! The dangers of sleeping while you tweet!

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

 
 
I was once in a university lecture where 39 students (out of 70) were physically asleep; all the while the Professor droned on, oblivious to the fact that no one was listening.

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying “God gave you two ears so you should listen twice as much as you speak.”

The contemporary 21st century version states: “God gave you two ears so should listen twice as much as you tweet.” (Tweet This).

In fact I would argue that you should listen 100% of the time, especially when you are talking, tweeting, blogging or involved in any other form of communication — why?

Because we learn primarily through active listening, not just though our ears but with all our senses; testing to see what connects, what engages, what forms a bridge between ourselves and our intended audience.

The truth is the Professor in this story was the one who was truly asleep, stuck in his own scientific monologue, dead to the entire world around him.

When it comes to social media are you behaving like the sleepy Professor or are you actively listening to your audience as you speak?
 
 

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[STOP]

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

 
 
This makes me old [COMMA] but I remember being 10 and getting a telegram from my father on my birthday [STOP] It was miraculous [COMMA] he was in Germany [COMMA] I was in New Zealand and yet his message of undying paternal love took less than a day to reach me [STOP]

Wow [STOP]

No seriously STOP with all the [STOPS] you don’t have to write this entire blog post as though it were a telegram [COMMA], yes actually I do [STOP]

But what really excited me wasn’t the whole telegram experience, I wasn’t in love with the fact that it took only a day, I wasn’t even fascinated by all those [STOPS] there was only really one thing that mattered to the heart of this ten-year-old boy [STOP]

The only thing that mattered were those kind [COMMA] generous[COMMA] loving words from a father given to a son on his birthday [STOP] NEVER EVER fall so in love with technology to such a degree that you forget about the message and the love that comes from those who sent it [DASH] no really STOP with your technology addiction it is killing your relationships…

 
 

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In some ways our work really isn’t that important

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

 
 
You might think that the work that you do everyday is not really that important.

Western society has a way of trying to rate how valuable we are, it tries to tell us that certain jobs are more important than others because only a few people can do them.

Perhaps that’s true, but it’s the smallest things in life that can make the biggest difference in our world.

Things like a smile, a hug, a listening ear, a person choosing to slow long down enough to be vulnerable, to lay aside pride and share who they really are.

In some ways our work really isn’t that important, perhaps it is what we do as we work that really counts in the long run.

You might think you are just making coffee but the way that you remember my name and smile at me everyday tells me that you are doing so much more (Tweet).

Let no one discredit you, or shame you into thinking that you are unimportant because of the size of your paycheck, you are rich in the little things, in the ways that you constantly give to others —> thank you for leading us every day.

 
 

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We’re so grateful for you.

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

 
 
After a month away from blogging we’re back and we’re ready to give you the very best of who we are in 2015.

This is your year, it has to be, it’s the only 2015 that you are going to get!

It’s time to quit making excuses, it’s time to cease simply talking, it’s time you gave your life, your dreams and the rest of us the very best of who you are.

We write this blog for real people with real problems; people just like us, people just like you.

One of the reasons we write in only “Seven Sentences” everyday is that we don’t want to steal too much of your time, because we understand that you are busy and that you have very important things to do.

Check out the new Seven Sentence Blog when you have a moment here.

This year we are going to add a Seven Sentence Book Club, spend more time highlighting our incredible readers and we’re really going to focus on helping you to use the Internet to make genuine difference in your life and in the world around you.

 
 

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I would like to flick a switch off in your brain today.

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

 
 
I would like to flick a switch off in your brain today (Tweet).

It’s not an on/off switch or a right or wrong switch, it’s a way of thinking switch, it’s the kind of switch that opens a window inside your brain and allows you to see the people around you in a new light.

This switch has a different name for different people, for some it’s called Insecurity, for others it’s called Pride and for others it is perhaps named Judgment (yes we all have a switch).

When this switch is turned on the exterior window inside your brain is firmly closed, on the inside of this window is a mirror, when you look at it all you see are your own thoughts, your own insecurities and your own judgments — as a result you become preoccupied with yourself, the world seems very small, and everything you know revolves around you.

Are you feeling claustrophobic yet, perhaps it’s time to open the window and get rid of the mirror?

If you want to make a real difference in your life and in the world around you in 2015 then it’s time to turn your eyes outwards and to really focus on seeing the world through other peoples eyes.

Let’s turn the switch, let’s give others the benefit of the doubt, let’s quit trying to find perfection in their eyes AND instead let’s celebrate the steps that they have walked and let’s be truly grateful that we are not alone anymore stuck in the confines of our own minds.

 
 

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7 Simple Steps That Will Guarantee Your Success In 2015

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

 
 
We first shared this post in December 2013. The principles outlined below resulted in huge success for us in effectively using digital media to grow our business this year, they are timeless values so we are sharing them with you again this year.
 
 

7 Simple Steps That Will Guarantee Your Success In 2015: (Tweet)

 

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 2015 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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If you want to try something radically different to grow your business or chase your dreams in 2015, then contact us here for a conversation.

 

Your Friday Night Nudge

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

 
 
Certain people see things differently. Are you one of these people? (Tweet)

We cannot predict who these people are, you could be a housewife, a senior citizen, a regular single white male OR a person who has been incarcerated for a very long time…

It is also possible that no one around you is actually aware of the very unique way in which you see the world.

But if your reading this blog post and the back of your neck is tingling then you know that this Friday Night Nudge has been written just for you.

2014 is almost over and I urge you friend to remain quiet no longer, I strongly urge you to FINALLY COME OUT of the shadows of your own doubt, I urge you to open your mouth and to let those golden words of yours come tumbling out.

Do not be afraid of the mess, the conflict, or the disruption that is going to erupt around you when you finally speak, for the pale, stagnant, superficial equilibrium of “normality” that sits so languidly upon the surface of such ill water needs to be washed away… its time.

 
 

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