Why “being authentic” is simply not good enough!

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

 

Authenticity, is the buzz word online right now but it is NOT the golden ticket to any chocolate factory.

It is not enough to be simply be authentic. You can be authentically boring, authentically self-absorbed, authentically desperate or authentically anything.

It is good to be authentic, sure, but how could that ever be a satisfying or compelling end goal?

If you want the moon and the stars and all the good bits in between, then you have to also be “truly remarkable.” Being authentic is easy, being remarkable now that is a true challenge and a journey that very few are prepared to take on.

WHY I wonder…..?

 
P.S: You can read a longer form post I wrote about this on LinkedIn here –> Why Authenticity Isn’t Enough

 
 

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Your Friday night nudge – Did you fail?

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

 
 
Anyone with a big dream, can see the end result very clearly –> the achievement and the results, the life that they have always wanted.

Big dreamers often though don’t see or appreciate the small steps they have to take along the way. Especially when those small steps involve failure, even more so when the small steps involve repeated failure.

What kind of week have you had?

If it has involved failure, frustration and a perceived lack of forward movement please know that you are not alone.

Refinement is a playing a critical role in getting you towards your dreams AND refinement often takes place under the pressure of failure.

Refinement is not pleasant but it’s necessary, let failure be your gift but keep in its cage this weekend, so that it does not become a monster and devour all the passion from your dreams.
 
 
P.S: Email this post to a fellow big dreamer. Together we can achieve big things.
 

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Frederick wants to tell you all about Frederick

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

 
 
I want to tell you a story about my friend “Frederick.”

Frederick thinks he is fascinating. Frederick talks, writes, tweets, blogs about what he is doing and about how fascinating he is all the time!

Just yesterday, I was listening to Frederick and I realized that the reason he talked so much about himself was in fact because he was lonely. I tried to tell him about this but he kept on talking, and I could not get a word in.

This is Frederick’s predicament, he is lonely and without friends and because of this he talks about himself all the time AND because he talks about himself all the time, he is lonely and without friends.

Only one person can help Frederick and that is Frederick, he must slow down and trust himself enough to listen.

 
 

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Help! My friend is before a firing squad

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

 
If you want more time then I wrote this post especially for you yesterday.

A friend of mine visited me late last night in tears, a lot of people having been saying some pretty nasty things about him; today I wish to defend him, his name is “Technology.”

Okay people, Technology isn’t out to steal your time,  he has in fact been specifically designed to make your life simpler,  to empower you and to offer you opportunities that you wouldn’t otherwise have.

So if not Technology, which miscreant has been stealing your time?

  • Addiction
  • Misdirection – a lack of focus
  • Greed – An over supply of technology (too many channels)
  • Poor choices

Yes, I am feeling the need to defend my friend Technology, because lately he’s been taking quite the rap for the poor choices that others are making on his behalf.

My friend Technology is being misunderstood, he only wants to make your life better.

 

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Social Media used properly will nearly always save you time

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

 
 
Time is one of our most valuable commodities.

I find it strange when our clients blame “social media” for stealing their time.

Surely, used correctly Social Media should gift us time back, rather than steal it from us. This was one of the premises behind an article I wrote for Real Estate Professionals right here.

20 years ago, if I had to connect with you, I would have had to walk to a telephone to talk to you (and you would need to be near the telephone). 20 years ago, if I had wanted to publish this article, it would have taken weeks for you to be able to read it, as I went through the traditional publishing route.

Now, we can talk instantly with each other AND we can publish and read each others content in a matter of seconds.

P.S: I will continue this post tomorrow, I hope you don’t mind waiting 24 hours.

 
 

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Time to escape the social media spiral?

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

 
 
continued from yesterday’s post “Social Media used properly will nearly always save you time.”

 
 
The reason Social Media is stealing your time is simply because you are not using it properly.

Wow Geoff Talbot, that was very direct!

Without, a strategic, intuitive, relationship deepening approach to using social media, we all have a strong tendency to get caught up in all the wrong things –> numbers of followers, the size of my lists, how many people like my blog. This is an ever increasingly loop, that leads to an inescapable black hole of self absorption.

Time to escape the social media spiral? (Tweet)

To use Social Media and save time, you need to think in a functional and singularly, relationship-focussed fashion.

Simply put, you must identify and build key relationships that are great for you and your brand (and for them) and forsake all others.

 

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Are online relationships real?

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

 
 
Some people hate the Internet because for them the relationships simply are NOT real.

I agree with them.

Too many people, spend all day online counting their followers and feeling good about themselves without stopping to ask themselves a truly honest question… “Are these relationships real?” (Tweet).

Here is my answer to this question; “They are not real unless you make them real.”

To make an online relationship real you must take a risk, you must, when it is appropriate, look to move the relationships offline.

Otherwise, you are Internet dating without having any longing for a physical connection and you are living in the land of fantasy.

At some point in an online relationship you are going to have to ask for an actual conversation.

 
 

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