Never use the “M” word in front of my mother

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

 
 
Certain words have a lot of power, they can take over a conversation or they can flatten an atmosphere.

They are not necessarily bad words, they are just inappropriate because of context and because of the associations that the people in the room have with them. Take the “M-Word” for example.

The M-Word does something to people, one mention of it and their whole demeanor changes, they become hyper-animated and focused. We often lose the ability to relax and relate normally in the presence of the M-Word.

When a word becomes a distraction to the common purpose of the conversation, we need to ditch that word and choose a better, more pure word in its place.

My M-Word is MARKETING, what did you think it was?

 
 

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There is power in the human heart

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. Inspired by a conversation with Tracy Royce, a Real Estate Investor who is all heart in a sometimes very cynical world. 

 
 
Why do you do what you do?

Don’t forget why. Always remember.

Your “why” is the human reason, the selfless reason “why” your brand must exist, it is the difference that your brand seeks to make in the world.

The power of your brand; the source of this power always comes directly from the human heart(s) that are standing behind the brand.

The more pure your heart, the more power your brand has (Tweet).

When a pure and powerful brand reaches out and touches people, incredible stories are created and told.

 
 

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Inspired by a friend who is climbing her mountain

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog. Inspired by Sherry Swift, a Dana Point Realtor who has climbed her mountain with courage and class. 

 
 

What do you need to succeed in life?

Tenacity, perseverance, and determination.

These are 3 qualities that any dreamer must cultivate if they wish to conquer their particular mountain.

For you to make it to the top, there is also one other essential quality…

Resilience.

Defined as that God given ability to take a hit, to be knocked down, to be embarrassed, to fail, to be broken and worn out, and to yet still resiliently and unceasingly hold on to hope.

It is not your success (or lack of it) that defines the true nature of your character, it is instead your ability to embrace, defy and then defeat failure that marks you as an extraordinary human being.

 
 

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I am NOT a number so don’t put me on your list

Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog as part of an email discussion with a very talented member of our community and artist Steve Puttrich

 
I think I’ve become naturally more direct and relationship-focussed since fatherhood.

For me now, everything is about relationships and engagement. It has to be, if it is not we should all quit and throw out every piece of technology that we use or own (Tweet).

The social space in many sectors is very sick, it has been over-run with an epidemic of anxiety driven, ego-centric list builders. “The money is in the list”, the infected cry out, as they plead with the multitudes in cyberspace to sign up and join them on their own self-focussed journey.

Why would I or you be interested in a relationship where one person does all the talking?

Why would you or I be interested in simply being a number on a list, demeaningly reduced to a follower, a like, a connection or most duplicity, “a friend?”
 

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When it is raining boredom in California

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

I want you to think about the most boring seminar or lecture that you have ever been forced to sit through. This is a painful, but where were you and what made it so infuriatingly boring?

Was it the actual material (the content) or was it the presentation of the material that failed to capture your attention?

When I’m bored, 99% of the time, it’s not the material that is boring, it’s the presenter; there’s simple nothing remarkable, innovative or creative about the manner in which the content is being communicated (packaged).

In my opinion most people spend far too much time choosing their content (what should I blog about, speak about, tweet about) and far too little time imagining how they may package it in a remarkable way.

If you cannot capture my attention, it really doesn’t matter how good your content is, because I’m not listening, in fact I am… zzzzzzz.

Packaging is the secret to being relevant, and if you are not relevant then you have nothing. (Tweet)

 

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Let Me Introduce You To My Friend…

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

 
Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to my friend, he is a devilishly kind man, with a great smile and a cold heart.

His name is Mr. Procrastinator and his life’s calling is to keep you and me safe and uninjured. He is a terrific fellow, he never shouts, cajoles or pushes me in any way that leaves me feeling uncomfortable, I adore the company of Mr. Procrastinator, he is so easy to be around!

He is also very realistic and he provides me with the balance and perspective that I need to stay on the Main Highway Of Life.

Without Mr. Procrastinator life would be terrifying and scary, I could see myself going down a side road, exploring a pretty dangerous new territory, there would be a good chance that I might get lost or fall down some dark ravine; without Mr Procrastinator I would never find my way back to the Main Highway again.

Mr. Procrastinator protects me from the constant terror of Mr.Dreamweaver who still comes to torment me at night; when I weak, tired and looking for something more.

If that crazy Mr. Dreamweaver had his way I would abandon every notion of safety and comfort and I would leave the safe Main Highway forever, never to return, if Mr Dreamweaver had his way, I would be wounded, broken, scarred, loved, hated and alive.
 
 
P.S: Please email this blog post (button below) to 3 friends who are thinking of dreaming big, they desperately need the love and support of Mr.Procrastinator.
 
 

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The rage in me

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

 
Stop.

Listen closely.

What do you hear?

Sometimes when I stop, I hear more than my heart beat, I hear an irreverent, holy kind of rage swirling around inside of me; it’s the kind of rage that shouldn’t be ignored.

It’s the kind of rage that has enough power to drive the artistic expression in my life forward.

What is this rage?

It is a rage that hates injustice, it hates confinement, judgment, suppression, poverty and inequality… it is the kind of rage that must be unharnessed and set free.

 

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