Protect the Purity of Your Message

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

 

Distraction comes in many forms.

What am I talking about?

I am talking about the slow insidious suffocating-type gremlins who slowly but surely turn our eyes away from what really matters. They drink off our anxiety and they feed at the banquet table of our greed.

Never forget the purity and the passion which caused you to embark upon your journey, it wasn’t about profit, it wasn’t about power, it was about something else, it was about love — Love of the job, passion for the people, and a strong and unceasing will to leave your mark in the very fabric of the earth.

Protect the purity of your message and you may succeed at everything you do.

 

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7 Steps to Creating a Remarkable Online Presence

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Ask Yourself Difficult Questions – To know who you truly are you must strip away all the things that you are NOT, you must do the hard work of tearing yourself way from the well-meaning opinions of other people; remember your goal is not to follow, it is to innovate and lead.

Begin Before You Are Ready – You are on a journey to find your voice, this takes time and it takes practice, it’s impossible to find your voice without first speaking, sharing and innovating; it’s time you took a risk today and actually began to speak from the guttural places of great passion in your heart, refinement takes place over time, your voice is an uncut diamond, you HAVE to go through the pain if you want to see it polished. (Tweet This)

Take Notice Of What Your Readers Are Saying – Listening is vital if you want to create an irresistible online presence, but you must learn to listen in a new way that makes no room for your insecurity or your ego; your goal is neither to appease your critics or form your own love club, your goal is stir and move others towards action.

Don’t Be Predictable – No one enjoys the company of a friend who continues to talk about the same thing in the same old way every time you meet, we are typically drawn to people who are trustworthy and surprising; your voice needs to have a personality, it needs to convey emotion, you need to mix things up from time to time and be irresistible and irascible .

Always Show Up – Fickle lovers always end up lonely, if you don’t show up in a regular and consistent fashion, if you don’t repeatedly produce great content for your audience, then they will quickly forget about you and the love affair that they once had with you will soon be over.

Don’t Allow Your Voice To Be Monolithic – No one else will tell you this, but the days of creating content for a single monolithic audience (i.e. the Christian Market, Mommy Blogger etc) are quickly coming to an end; the internet is a global phenomenon, it’s breaking down the barriers between us, it is tearing down the walls, we are no longer looking for a place to assimilate instead we’re looking for communities with differing perspectives. (Tweet This)

Remain In Rhythm With Your Own Heart – The moment you deviate away from your own heart with your voice online, your audience will sense it, when you start to use somebody else’s voice they will question you, so protect the purity in your message and reject the fear and greed paradigm that will attempt to draw you away from everything that makes you remarkable and unique.
 
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Communication Online – What is your style?

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

 
Is the temptation to simply follow the crowd nipping at your heels? To do this without self-analysis is always a big mistake.

This temptation plays out all the time on the internet.

We have to write a blog, because everyone else is writing a blog, we join Instagram because everyone else is joining Instagram. Unfortunately often we don’t stop long enough to ask ourselves the really important questions like…

  • How do I enjoy communicating?
  • What are my/our natural strengths in the fields of creativity and self expression?

When we focus on what we can do very well we usually succeed, I can think of no better example of this than Pete Ashby at AsaLeader, who produces long videos (15 minutes +) on leadership in a such a compelling way (watch here) that you simply cannot take your eyes off him.

 

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Doing absolutely nothing will kill you every time.

Written by Geoff Talbot — Co Founder of The Seven Sentence Blog

 

Too often, we simply “hope” things will get better, as though we are simply passengers on the “luck boat” or as though we are surfers hoping to catch some kind of divine-providence big wave.

We are called to be active participants in our lives, chewing on new ideas, thinking about them deeply, then spitting out and rejecting the unpalatable choices that really don’t fit the journey set before us.

Life is not simply meant to happen to us, you have permission to make things happen.

There is a time for waiting, but even waiting is not a passive pursuit; waiting is about preparation and timing, not apathy.

Why am I writing this?

Because too often, we meet people who are standing on the edge of a precipice, readying themselves to take a bold leap into the unknown and then they sadly and simply retreat…

Taking risks, exploring new ideas, investing in a new product or service, takes boldness, it’s often a fearful thing, but it always creates momentum, and it always gets you moving and thinking in new ways — yes good things come to those who wait, but fortune will always still favor the brave.

 
 

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Joy

Written by Geoff Talbot — Co Founder of The Seven Sentence Blog

 
Joy.

What is her secret?

I believe that “joy” sees situations not as they appear BUT as they really are.

Joy dives underneath the surface,  joy understands more fully the completely narrative of your story, it catches a glimpse of the full picture, it rejoices at the opportunity of being.

Joy can inspire happiness even in the murkiest of waters.

Joy never makes terrible circumstances and tragic events good, it does however draw you out of such places, promising you the hope of something better.

Joy… it’s in you – believe.

 
 

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Forget yourself and enjoy the magic of the moment

Written by Geoff Talbot — Co Founder of The Seven Sentence Blog

 
Staying in the moment is first and foremost an acting mantra. But it means a number of other things…

It means being fully present to your surroundings and to others in the scene with you. Staying in the moment requires that you do not remain inside your own head, captivated by your thoughts and words.

It means living an outward life.

There is really only one way of staying in the moment, you must remain in a constant state of perpetual listening allowing yourself to be captivated and stirred by everything around you.

It requires only that you have enough faith to let go of yourself.

 
 

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Why Kindness matters more than you could imagine.

Written by Geoff Talbot — Co Founder of The Seven Sentence Blog

 

“A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.”

Joseph Joubert

Leadership is often associated with the principles of personal accountability, but accountability by itself can be a dry and sterile thing.

A true leader is a kind leader, because they care for people in their imperfections and because they are also very aware of their own flaws and their own personal need for atonement.

Too often, we can become outcome-focussed rather than process-focussed, and we become the kind of leaders that no one wants to work for — an overly impatient one.

Unjustified kindness reaches people in a way that a structured, systematic and ordered managerial system never can. This type of kindness will unlock the sometimes long-closed doors of loyalty and creativity inside of a suppressed employee in a way that will absolutely blow your mind.

In the end, you will be remembered more for your kindness (or lack of it) than any of your successes.

 

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