Help! I am stuck inside a Jane Austin Novel!

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

 
 
If you want more than you currently have, then you are going to have to STOP following the rules.

You know, those lies (rules) that have been spoken over you since you were a very young child…

You were taught from a young age to be ordinary, to fit in, to not embarrass your parents and to remain quiet in sombre social settings, blah, blah, blah…

In so many ways you’ve become a finely tuned domesticated human being, safely kept inside a cage made of bars forged from reason and propriety; you’re stuck in a Jane Austin novel, you just don’t realize it yet.

To be truly remarkable (both online and offline) you must be prepared to slip through the bars and leave your cage forever (Tweet).

Leaving the cage looks different for every person, for some it is gentle process that takes a lot of time, for others it involves a violent almost angry twisting of the bars… be warned, the end goal of leaving your unremarkable cage is never anarchy, it is to experience a life of freedom, for both yourself and others.

Do you want more, are you ready to leave behind that safe insipid cage that is slowly destroying your soul?

 

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The Friday Night Nudge to Keep You Going Strong.

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

 
 
Today’s Friday Night Nudge on The Seven Sentence Blog is for anyone out there who is feeling compelled to make something happen.

Let’s start by agreeing that the future does in fact belong to dreamers like you; brave, lucid, crazy souls, who refuse to lie down in the face of futility.

You are amazing, never ever stop believing in the dreams that have been placed in your heart.

Every great thing that has ever been made, created, inspired or written first begun in the mind of one person (Tweet), the question is why can’t that one person be you?

Perhaps, you’ve spent your week shrouded in disbelief, perhaps your’ve doubted yourself, failed a lot, or have endured criticism and mockery at the hands of others.

If you are hurting right now, understand that such pain is temporary, and the path you are walking right now has also been walked by many other brave dreamers, you are not alone.

Water the seed of your dreams this weekend, take care of the soil (yourself) and every day watch as your dream begins to take shape and grow.

 
 

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You are wrong and it’s okay

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

 
 
Where does that crazy need to get things right come from?

For some us the overwhelming need to be right, to win, to never fail actually prevents us from ever making it to the starting line.

For others the desire for perfection, prevents us from ever finishing, instead we continue to pointlessly run round and around in circles, never daring to enter the finishing shoot and sprint home.

It is almost as though there is only ever one right answer, one positive outcome, one result that will earn us the accolades or give us the self respect that we so desire.

Is it possible that the desire to be right is orchestrated by a kind of evil whose only purpose in life is to pacify you, to steal from you, to keep you from growth and great self discovery?

Nothing will steal your creativity from you like the need to be right, he masquerades as your friend, but he is in fact your foe (Tweet).

Worse still, this need to be right is so often an individual pursuit and so it keeps us from listening, it keeps us from knowing others, it keeps us narrow, it keeps us lonely.

 
 

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You have a big stinking problem with your pick up line

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

 
 
Let me be straight with you, I do not completely condone this kind of behavior.

But I knew a man once who went into a different bar every night and used exactly the same pick up line all the time, every time to impress different women.

Unfortunately, every now and then he would forget where he was and exactly which particular women he had recently tried to entertain AND he would use exactly the same line, on exactly the same woman, on exactly the same night… SLAP!

Yes, as you can you can imagine this man has been slapped on more than one occasion, and in general he’s a pretty lonely dude. You see he’s placing his faith in an outdated, superficial, somewhat offensive way of initiating a relationship; it’s a one-size-fits-all thoughtless method of engaging someone.

I know that most of you would never doing anything as superficial as this, right?

Except perhaps when you’re working on a tagline for your business, your brand or your blog…

 
 

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Many Strands Wound Together

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

 
 
Don’t make this “rookie” mistake when you are trying to find your voice in the social space.

Many people who are looking for their voice struggle to find what they are looking for because they are looking for one single finite strand.

In a sense they are looking for one subject, one theme, and one tone that summarizes completely who they are.

Unfortunately or fortunately, you are far more complex that this and there are many strands and many narratives and many tones that make up your unique voice.

So if you are looking for your voice, please stop looking just for one thing.

Remember you are actually searching for that genuinely remarkable and authentic human being that lives inside of you.

Finding your voice is about chipping away everything around you that is not you, it is a process of purification, it takes fire, it takes time, it can be painful but it is worth it.

 
 

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Walking through the fire

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

 
 
You will learn a lot about who you are (and who you are not) by walking through adversity.

I’m not sure that you can learn the same things through reading books and studying the lives of others.

If your voice is to have power, almost certainly you will have to walk through a fire or two; to refine your voice, to become resolute, to be sure that your voice is distinctly yours.

Of course you’ve already walked through a fire or two (nearly every person has) —> let the fires you have walked through inform your own voice, do not look to the fires of others!

It is very difficult to be an expert in things that you’ve never experienced, sure you might have knowledge but do you have real concrete, first person, emotional understanding?

What is it that makes you uniquely you?

You will find it in the fire… so consider the difficult steps you have walked in your own life, when it comes to establishing your own unique voice on social media.

 
 

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The Most Boring Places on Earth.

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

 
 
Repetition doesn’t have to be boring.

Humans are fascinated by repetition, that’s why we like Gannet Colonies (Visit One Here), fields of daisies and places like California where the sun shines day after day after single day (I boast).

Human beings have the ability to delight in repetition, we revel in routine, we do our best work where there is rich combination of both certainty (repetition) and uncertainty (new things).

Your creativity does not need to be vanquished simply because you are doing the same tasks every single day –> because although every daisy looks the same, every daisy is wonderfully unique, and you won’t find a single daisy in that field that has ever existed before.

Are you stuck in a boring job? Have you stopped asking really important open-ended questions that invite your imagination to come alive even in the mundane (Tweet)?

Every day is different even though it may appear the same, look for the new, the different and the unusual and you will find them (I promise), even in what you may have described as the most boring place on earth.

 
 

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