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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This will make everything so easy.

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

 
 
We love short-cuts.

Hard work, after-all has the word “hard” in front of it for a reason. A short-cut sounds like soft work, we like the idea of a short day, passive income, an easy dollar, for good reason too!

But in truth the opposite to hard work is not soft work, the antonym for hard work is actually deep work (Tweet).

Deep work nearly always involves a few different elements;

-soul searching
-repetition
-creativity
-time
-pressure

It’s only when we dare to go deep, when we resonate with the “deeper reasons” behind our work does our work become simpler, easier, and more rewarding.

It takes bravery but it is worth it.

 
 

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You are boring me out of my underpants

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

 
 
I know you want to talk business 24/7 but unfortunately you are boring me out of my underpants.

BUT indignantly you state, “The whole purpose of our business blog is to give you great information. It’s the only place where you can find out everything that you need to know, it’s information centric!”

Sure, it’s also boring, and if you cannot engage me on emotional level, I am not going to receive all that useful information.

When making a movie or television show, often an actor is forced to deliver a very “uninteresting” line that is essential to the plot, it might be a law movie, or a concept heavy piece like Inception.

In the acting business they call this exposition AND what the actor must do, is find some subtext or an emotional hook that allows him or her to “hook us” emotionally so we actually hear the line.

If you are going to give us facts in your online communication, then you are going to have to help us establish an emotional connection before you give us the dry information on a cold plate.

 
 

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That one GREAT IDEA you have could change everything

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

 
 
Your growth isn’t incremental and linear and it’s not solely dependent on putting in long hours.

If you want to take a giant leap forward then you have got to boldly grab ahold of a great idea (Tweet).

That is right, you have to grab ahold of it.

It is not enough to have a great idea, an idea in itself is worthless. The Remarkable implementation of your idea is what truly gives it value.

Simply thinking about having a baby doesn’t add another soul to our world, you have to do the hard work (LOL), then you have to nurture the baby, and finally you have to provide the child with space to learn, mature and grow.

 
 

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Grab it by the short and curlies

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

 
 
When you have lost everything THEN you have nothing left to lose.

And a human being in this place can be a very dangerous (in a good way) and powerful creature.

Think about it?

When you have no script, when there is nothing in front of you but a blank page, you can write whatever story you wish to write (Tweet).

Loss = Opportunity

What is it that you really want? Maybe now is the time to go out there and grab it by the short and curlies.

 

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