Don’t Be Cool

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

 
 
Being cool is overrated.

To the vast, uncool majority on planet earth, “Cool” tends to mean aloof, disconnected, exclusive or superior. Cool might work for Apple, but in general being cool has a pretty short shelf life, after-all there is nothing more offensive than a 60 year-old acting like a hipster.

What is better than being cool?

How about being real, being genuine, how about having depth?

It’s time to get rid of the image-centric words in our branding (and our lives). It’s time we started creating action-centric, heart altering brands that embrace transparency, that love vulnerability, that exist solely to bring every aspect of humanity together.

 
 

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Introducing the Old Geoff Talbot

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

 
 
It is easy to lose touch with your dreams.

Life, family responsibilities, sickness, failure, rejection all these things can function like cataracts, clouding our vision, stealing the hope from our dreams.

What we once thought of as our destiny, start to feel far away, out of reach, impossible even.

As a new father, I feel as though I’ve had to lay aside many of my dreams to build a business that will provide for my family, as a result for a couple of years now I’ve felt somewhat disconnected from my dreams.

Perhaps you relate, perhaps you have dreams that are long forgotten.

The good news is our dreams never leave us, instead they patiently linger (Tweet), and as they linger, they mature and we get to mature with them

Don’t forget nothing is impossible, remember your dreams today, there is still time.

 
 

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Quit blogging with your brain and begin listening to your heart.

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

 
 
Let’s get emotional.

Perhaps one of the reasons that your business blog is NOT being read as often as you like is because it is being written by your brain without the involvement of your heart.

Information for the most part is boring, every piece of content that you create needs to have some kind of emotional hook.

For example, imagine that you are sitting in a cafe and you overhear two scientists having an intellectual debate about the value of fluoride in drinking water– they are just talking facts, statistics and figures — however, chances are these two scientists are not going to keep your attention for very long.

Until…one of them shouts… “yes, but my nephew DIED because like you, the authorities REFUSED to listen to these facts that are plainly right in front of you now!”

Suddenly, this intellectual debate has become personal, it has become emotional, it has become human, and as the debate increases in intensity you would find yourself listening to every word.

Quit blogging only with your brain and begin listening to your heart.
 
 

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Email this to an Older Person who INSPIRES you.

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

 
 
You are my hero.

Your bones maybe old, your skin may have more than a few wrinkles, but the light in your eyes has never shone brighter than it does today.

You are a gift to our world, because you refuse to shrink quietly into the night.

There is nothing more inspirational to me than a person of greater years, who increasingly carries more “life and hope” in their veins.

Every person experiences failure, rejection and disappointment, but you constantly show us that we do NOT have to be owned by such things, you actively demonstrate that faith, love and hope are eternal qualities that mature with age.

Thank you for being young in spirit, rich in love and strong in wisdom.

Thank you for bravely going before us, for not shrinking back, thank you for continuing to dream every single day of your life.

 

P.S: Email this blog post to an older person you know and thank them for being an example and an inspiration to all of us!

 
 

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The key to doing anything REMARKABLE is this

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

 
 
So you want to do something remarkable with your life?

Perhaps you want to create a remarkable business, tell a truly remarkable story or make a remarkable product?

It is not such a difficult task when you think about it… you really only need one thing… you simple need a team of remarkable people.

Oh, how tempting the desire is, to be the “remarkable one” surrounded by an ordinary team of people — to take all the credit, to achieve all the kudos, to be the one that everyone admires.

It won’t happen that way, it never does.

If you want to achieve something remarkable then you must start building a culture that propagates remarkable people.

This can only be achieved by first surrendering your own personal need for glory and then secondly through the process of investing in the lives of those around you.

 
 

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Every blow from the Blacksmith is necessary

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

 
 
Never give up.

With repeated failure you are being honed into the most desirable gemstone that any person could ever wish to acquire.

Without the fires’ of failure and disappointment you cannot be refined in “humility” and you will remain proud and gaudy, ugly in your self gratification and pride.

Real success comes only once you have welcomed failure as an instrument of refinement (Tweet).

Refinement is offered to all of us, you are not been singled out or victimized, acknowledge the pain and accept your need for growth and deeper knowledge.

Surrender is not about acquiescing to mediocrity, it is about desiring perfection and acknowledging your need for deeper refinement.

You are a piece of art, good hands are shaping you for a purpose you cannot yet see… you are a gemstone and this refinement is necessary.
 
 

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Inaction, Ignorance and Failure

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

 
 
“Knowing something” and “doing something” are two very different beasts.

We need to “own” both beasts if we are to achieve anything of value in this life of ours.

Knowing what to do, but never really “investing in action” to the full extent of your potential will always leave you frustrated and living half the life that has been offered to you.

Conversely, doing something without full knowledge can also be very frustrating, you don’t see the results that you desire because you have a huge knowledge gap or blind spot that is keeping you from performing an action more effectively.

It is important to pursue both knowledge and action if you want success on the internet.

Are you not getting the results that you would like because of a lack of action OR is it a due to a lack of knowledge — in our experience it is often a bit of both.

Learn and then do… it is the only way.

 
 

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