Yeah you screwed up BUT so what?

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

I seem to be writing a lot about mistakes this week.

Did you know that many of the great moments on movies were actually mistakes? Can you name any of them? I am going to add some in the comment section below through-out the day, so feel free in check in later.

The power of a mistake is that it throws us off balance and it subverts our preplanned agenda (Tweet this).

Agenda’s tend to make us unavailable to the present moment, they stop us connecting with our present circumstances and the people right in front of us.

What is the best mistake that you’ve ever made?

 

Value of Mistakes

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Why Labels Don’t Work Anymore

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

 

Happy Friday People,

We are in a new era and it’s one where labels don’t really work anymore.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for many of us to define exactly what it is that we do.

If you asked 7 different clients/partners of ours what it is that we do, you would almost certainly get 7 different answers.

WHY?

I believe the internet has broken down the systems and structures of the old world and the roles that we play are no longer about labels, instead they are about need, function and opportunity.

Our goal is to no longer help you in a predefined way, our goal is to help you in with whatever need you may have.

Has the renaissance man has been resurrected – what do you think?

Labels Don't Work Anymore

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If you are like me, you are an imperfect little rat-bag

 

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

 

You are going to make mistakes, it is impossible to grow without doing so.

I recently wrote about the importance of making mistakes in social media, but we actually need to make mistakes in every area of our business — through our mistakes we discover exactly who we are.

But there is one critical element to ensuring that your mistakes work for you and not against you — grace.

Grace ensures that you carry with you a deep understanding and sympathy for yourself, because of grace you don’t expect or even long for a state of perfection. Because of grace you instead desire something simpler, something easier, something that is actually attainable on a daily basis — growth.

Without grace we tighten up, we turn our mistakes into failures and we begin to avoid the great joy of risk taking.

If you are like me, you are an imperfect little rat-bag on a crazy journey filled with ups and downs, successes and failures, give yourself a little grace today because you are probably doing something that everyone else says is impossible.

Grace Is Critical For Growth

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Never ever tweet the “M” word and avoid the social curse.

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

 
Marketing is becoming an increasingly filthy word.

Why?

Because businesses have invaded the social space and used it to market their products and services; we’ve been guilty of this too.

Because of this we’ve changed our language from creating marketing funnels to creating relationship building models for the people that we are partnering with.

More than anything else people want to be known and appreciated, they don’t want to feel as though they are a target or that they are part of some mass marketing campaign.

In the 21st century, they are no longer “prospects” instead they are potential partners that you may learn and grow with.

The old language needs to die and the heart posture needs to change if you want to develop your business in a 21st century way.

 

Marketing via social media

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We are more productive when we know what we want

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

 
What is it you want?

Let me be honest with you, the internet has opened up a whole world of opportunities for anyone blessed enough to have some kind of computer and an internet connection.

It is easy to feel as though the world is your oyster when you have this kind of opportunity.

But there is, in my opinion — one BIG problem.

Many of us who jump online to take advantage of this incredible opportunity have yet to do the difficult work of “really” asking what it is exactly that we “really” want.

It’s like going to the grocery store without a shopping list or even having any idea as to what it is, that you might wish to eat this week…

Don’t waste time online, first do the hard work of finding out exactly what it is you want.

 
 

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The BIG PROBLEM with being on too many social media channels

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

 
Imagine that you are chronically busy, scattered, running from place to place, barely having enough time to breathe.

 
This is not such a difficult thing for many of us to imagine.
 

It’s like being everywhere but at the same time being absolutely NO WHERE AT ALL.

We feel like we are not making any progress because we are never present in one place long enough to form any kind of meaningful relationships.

As in life also in social media; do you really need to have a presence on all those channels?

Did you know that the average small business reports to spending anywhere between $23-63K/year on their website and social media efforts (Borrell Associates) and yet Forbes reported that last year 60% of those businesses are seeing no return on their investment?

The problem is simple, no relationships are being formed because you are behaving like a scattered shop assistant, moving so fast through your online store that you have not stopped once to look a customer in the eye.
 
 
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Very Little Actually Matters

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

 
I know you want it to mean more than it actually does.

I know that you think that what is SO imperative to you should be vitally important to everybody else.

But the world doesn’t work that way.

What truly matters on a global scale is actually “not too much.”

What am I talking about?

We can get so wrapped up in our own world, in our businesses, in our finances, in our families, in our politics and in our religions that we can very easily lose sight of the things that universally matter.

Things like unconditional love, dignity for everyone and unqualified friendship towards strangers.

 

Little Actually Matters

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