It Is The Brave And Not The Talented Who Succeed

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

 

Talent is overrated, it is the brave and not necessarily the talented who succeed.

You can waste a lot of time wondering “am I good enough?”

It’s the type of question that really isn’t worth asking, instead ask these three questions.

  • Do I truly love this thing that I want to do?
  • Will I chase this dream with all my heart without any guarantee of success?
  • Am I willing to keep going even when it is tough?

Talent is overrated… courage always finds a way.
 

Talent Is Overrated

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You are brilliant and you are unique

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

It is a crime to hide, yet many of us hide all the time.

There are just too many voices in our heads instructing us on how we are supposed to communicate with the world.

The shame of it is, your uniqueness, the thing that makes you different, special and valuable is being shouted into submission by “more of the same.”

Our world doesn’t need more of the same, it desperately needs something different, something it hasn’t seen before… it needs you.

Too many people get into business or pursue a creative career AND simply follow the pathways of others before them.

YOU are missing out… WE are missing out.

You are brilliant, you are unique, no one can do the things that you do in the way that you do them — it is time for us to see you.

 

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The Number #1 Way to Build An Audience For Your Blog

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

 

Doing the work, creating anything, starting a blog… these are relatively easy things to do.

Most people are simply happy doing the easy thing — we’re proud of the fact that we’re actually doing something and so we keep on doing it in the same old predictable way.

Unfortunately there is nothing unique, original or compelling about a person who simply does the work and doing the work does not guarantee you any amount of success.

You could write a blog post everyday from now until Christ comes back and never have substantial readership if all you do is “the work.” (Tweet this)

If you want to succeed at anything then you must do something extra, something other than simply doing the work… you must reveal something of yourself.

Without vulnerability your work will not resonate, and without resonance you cannot hope to connect strongly with others.

Always remember hard work comes from striving, great work comes from giving.

 

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WARNING! Being a “Mommy Blogger” could be killing your career!

Written By Athaliah Renee – Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog

 

Being a mom is an immensely high calling; being a work at home mom is worthy of a gold medal +.

And many of us moms have taken to the web to share an area of knowledge that we’ve acquired on our journey as a result of being a mom; this is fantastic.

But if you have an online business and you identify yourself primarily as a “Mommy Blogger” hold the phone, I do believe you could stunting your own growth.

For in identifying yourself in such a way, it’s possible that you could be missing out on an entire market of really amazing, lovely people who happen to have no children.

Yes, you are a mother and yes you have a blog, but perhaps in your heart you are also an entrepreneur or a thought leader with even more to offer the world than you first imagined; still unsure?

Here’s an exercise:

I am a mom who often blogs about __________, so actually I am a _________ (entrepreneur/thought-leader) who happens to be a mom, who uses blogging as my medium to share information and insight about __________ which could help all sorts of people on the web!

If you find that this exercise renders you a Mommy Blogger solely, no worries, keep at it BUT if not, it’s high time you start recognizing the value of what you have to offer to many, many more people.

 

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Why Most Businesses Are Doing Social Media Wrong

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

 

Cyberspace is a noisy world.

Without the right strategy and the creation of unique content it is almost impossible to use your website and your social media channels to grow your business.

Simply being in the social space because you are told that you should be could be costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless man-hours — you need to have a unique voice and a strategy that makes you stand out from the crowd.

In our experience, the way that many Corporates are positioning their businesses in cyberspace is simply dead wrong and it is seriously hurting the value of their brand.

What’s the solution?

Social media isn’t about saving time, reducing your marketing budget or staying in touch with the latest trends, it’s about something else, it’s about a much older, much more noble idea…

Social Media puts your “shop assistants” into the living rooms and offices of your clients; it extends the reach of your brand by increasing your ability to listen to your base on a person-to-person level.
 
 
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7 Terrible Ways To FAKE Good Communication Skills

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

 

This week, we’re sharing with you 6 of our best posts from 2013. Discover 7 terrible (and hilarious) ways in which our “leaders” may be faking good communication skills. Tweet it to others so that we can all keep an eye out for office fraudsters (Tweet Here)

 

1. Always keep moving and never stand still long enough for anyone to raise an objection.

2. Look people in the eye and refuse to blink, and you may fake self-confidence.

3. Use a collection of big words to answer simple questions and your knowledge will be never be questioned.

4. Listen all the time BUT avoid giving your opinion about anything.

5. Write a script for every type of conversation you will ever have and learn it until you know it by heart.

6. Pander to the affection of your audience by always giving them the “right answer.”

7. Start every interaction with a power handshake and use cliches liberally and with lots of energy.

 

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We wrote this blog post “especially” for YOU!

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

 

The Seven Sentence blog is primarily written for those people who are brave enough to stretch outside the status quo.

What is the status quo?

We would define the status quo, as being a place where a person is completely satisfied with their own life and with the way the world operates.

If that describes you then you are totally okay with us, it’s just that we’re NOT writing our blog for you on a daily basis.

But if you are someone who hungers for more, if you are someone who has a dream; perhaps you want to grow your business, rock the art/entertainment world, or significantly influence others with your unique perspective – then welcome home, we write Seven Sentences for you everyday, and we want to inspire you to use the internet to live your dreams and change the world.

Please email this blog post to likeminded others – we want to grow our community further and we would love your help.

 

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