The Curse Of Good Intentions

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

 
 
I know you have good intentions.

You want to change things, you have earth shatteringly wonderful ideas, you can see clearly the pathway forward that you or your organization should take — but instead you do nothing.

Be warned good intentions will not remain forever, like fresh bread they grow stale in the long grass, weeds grow over them, birds peck at them breaking them apart, slowly those good intentions rot into the soil from which they came.

When good intentions are not actively fought for, when the intention never becomes your direction, all that is left behind is cynicism and the sad unseen realty of what might have been.

Don’t lie down with good intentions, wake up with them instead.

When you DON’T fight for what you know is right, you become smaller, you become less important, you shrink and the hope that you had for “living a powerful and significant life” rots into the soil.

Good intentions require brave actions, it’s time for you to speak up! (Tweet!)
 
 

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7 Secrets To Writing Powerful Blog Posts

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

 
 
#Number One – You must quit trying to write like anyone else.

#Number Two – Do the hard work of finding your own voice, give it everything you have and don’t hold back.

#Number Three – Practice, try things, take risks, put yourself out there, quit deleting your riskiest work because you are afraid — your real voice is nearly always hidden underneath your fear (Tweet).

#Number Four – Write with emotion, the simple “giving of information” is boring, don’t be that dis-engaged professor who simply stands up and reads lecture notes to his or her class.

#Number Five – Be specific, write each post as though it is a personal note to a particular person who you care about.

#Number Six – Do not sensor your writing or think too much when you first sit down, the words are within you, let them come out, you can refine them in your second draft.

#Number Seven – Unashamedly, break all the rules of writing and blogging (even these ones) — but be creative about it and do it out of a strong desire to connect with your audience.

 
 

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Everything is Good

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

 
What if everything was good?

What if there was a purpose for everything under the sun?

Perhaps you are currently despising a slow season in your life? Maybe you are so aware of your shortcomings that you cannot see the “good in you” that is steadily developing?

Character is shaped through hardship and compassion is developed through long seasons of failure (Tweet).

Oh the number of times, I have lamented and wished that I could learn and grow without hardship, conflict or struggle.

Yet, I know I there is goodness in these dry seasons, as I learn to both surrender my ego and purify my gifts.
 
 

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Your creativity is a gift to others

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

 
 
Anxiety, apathy, envy and boredom these are all symptoms of an unproductive life.

A symptom should never be despised or ignored, it should be welcomed as a clue, or a signpost that points us in a healthier direction.

Productivity is an essential part of being human, when we produce, when we give, when we help, we tend to feel good, we feel valuable and significant — or at least we should?

When we not producing anything, it easy to feel as though we are simply treading time, that we not fully experiencing that abundant life that has “our name on it.”

Interestingly enough though, result driven people often also struggle with anxiety, apathy, envy and boredom too — even though they (read “we”) are producing results on a daily basis.

Why?

Because perhaps “life” is more about building relationships than it is about achieving results – remember your creativity and productivity are gifts to others.

 
 

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The biggest casualty of life

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

 
 

Death may not be the saddest thing that comes to pass in a person’s life… I propose that the biggest casualty is perhaps the loss of something else.

The loss of wonder.

The kind of wonder that causes a young boy to lie on his back and stare into the night sky, wondering how on earth the stars got there?

The kind of wonder that causes a girl’s heart to leap as a stallion gallops through a field of long prairie grass.

That kind of wonder.

Wonder is compelling, it’s pure, it’s irresistible and it’s life giving.

If your business, if your career, if your life is dry, could it be that you have forgotten to wonder?

 
 

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Embracing Diversity – Is it time to put your hands in the soil?

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

 
 
From the same earth stems all kinds of seed bearing and fruit bearing vegetation.

The earth produces so much diversity.

It is a such shame the human race has such a strong propensity for planting themselves in streets and suburbs, like rows of corn, neighbor like neighbor, street after street where every human being looks kind of the same.

Nothing kills creativity like a lack of diversity (Tweet). Creativity is lost because we have fallen out of touch with the rich nature of the earth from which we all come.

In the future our leaders will be the diverse ones, the ones who embrace and learn from others who are different than them.

Do you want to play it safe or are you prepared to get down on your knees and work your hands through the rich and fertile soil of our earth?
 
 

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It is time to kick indecision in the patootie

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

 
 
In yesterday’s post we discussed the importance of choosing “one single” idea over all others, to avoid being a scattered brained entrepreneur.

The truth is we can achieve so much more by doing one thing at a time. (Tweet)

Energy scattered is energy weakened.

It makes very good sense to order your steps, to focus all your resources (your time, money, creativity and relationships) into one space at one point in time; to execute and then move on.

How do you choose which idea (out of those 1253 good ones) to focus on first?

We suggest that you choose the one idea that will quickly put your feet on solid ground, that you build a strong foundation first, from here you will be able to successfully chase after all the other great ideas that you have.

Remember the riskiest thing you can do is to continue walking with indecision.
 
 

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