Beware Of The Wolf With The Silver Tongue.

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

 
 
I am tempted to refer to you as a shortcut junky (Tweet).

You have literally invested tens of thousands of dollars on online program after online program — the gurus (dealers) have shown you a “guaranteed “roadmap to success and you have gleefully bought their drug; over and over again.

You are hooked on the promise, you are in love with the wolf with a silver tongue.

The truth is the wolf is devouring you from the inside of your wallet out.

Unfortunately the wolf is leading you away from those deeply important questions that you must ask, by providing you with superficial solutions that offer you a false promise of success.
 
“All I need to do is to follow these steps, invest in this piece of software, join this mastermind group.”
 
It won’t work because you are following somebody else’s script, you have avoided journeying way down deep to the inner recesses of who you are, to that place where you discover all that is remarkable and unique about you.
 
 

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The Human Heart Always Beats For Something More

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

 
 

Yesterday (read here) I stated that hard work always begins with asking very difficult questions. These are not complex questions, they are soul deep questions.

The truth is if we only ever ask superficial questions, then we will never engage our audience on a deeper level (we won’t even be fully engaged ourselves). If we don’t know “why” our work is important on a deeply human level we will succumb to the superficial and our work will soon become dry and utterly meaningless.

To do work simply because it is fact of life, to do this kind of work without thinking or feeling, this is simply unacceptable – don’t you agree?

There is more for you than the simple monotony of a 21st century existence — so much more.

The human heart always beats for something more (tweet), it yearns for deeper things, it longs to leave an eternal footprint that remains forever etched into the sands of time, long after the sunset.
 
 

P.S: Tomorrow we continue this theme of living a remarkable life and doing work that truly matters.
 

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The Hard Work That No One Wants To Do

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

 
 
You will do anything to avoid doing the really hard critical work that would ensure your success.

Why?

I don’t know, I do care though and deeply so.

You know that “thing” that you know you should do; you are avoiding it, you’re avoiding it by doing everything else that doesn’t really matter at all.

It is easier to stay on the surface, to follow the rules, to avoid taking a risk and asking yourself the really hard questions of life.

The hardest work nearly always involves asking very difficult questions (Tweet).

Questions like “why does work matter to me” and “why must I succeed” and “what happens if I fail?”
 
P.S: You must ask these questions if you wish to succeed. To be continued tomorrow…
 

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Playing Small Is Stealing Your Life Away.

Written By Athaliah Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog

Failure is gut-wrenching.

And although it is a normal part of the journey toward building out a life, it is no less jarring when it occurs.

In fact, we deliberative personalities will often evade the feelings of failure at the costly price of never growing into our most courageous, biggest selves.

In always playing it safe our lives are discreetly stolen away; it’s subtle trickery to believe that being small is serving us well.

Have you ever noticed that your best ideas are overwhelming: how could you possibly successfully accomplish such tremendous things without a failure or two or three or ten?

It is time to begin thinking about your great big self as an ongoing process of taking risks and failing (sometimes miserably) rather than a series of perfect, deliberate choices.

You were made to create grand things and this can never happen by playing small.

 

 

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It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Dreams

Written By Featured Guest Blogger and long time Seven Sentence blog community member Michelle DeSpain.  Check out her incredible blog over at the Late Bloomer Revolution.

 
Hello, my name is Michelle, and I am a Dreamer.

For nearly 44 years of my life, I was exceptionally gifted at dreaming, but I was a bit of a slacker when it came to acting on those dreams.

Sound familiar?

Here’s the ridiculously simple secret for propelling yourself out of Dreamland and into Actionland:

Let go of fear and embrace the other f word aka faith. (Tweet this)

Wholeheartedly believe in yourself and your abilities. Surround yourself with friends, family, mentors, and coaches (like my coach, Geoff Talbot) who believe in you, too.

And remember:

It’s never too late to LIVE your dreams!
 
 

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The reason WHY you are struggling so much

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

 
 
People act like idiots on the internet and for good reason (Tweet).

Engaging with other people is not an easy thing for most human beings.

Why?

Could it be that we are afraid of each other?

Many of us really struggle to talk to strangers, especially if they are very different to us in how they look, sound or smell.

I think we’re a little more prepared to give it a go when we can hide behind the safety of the screen.

But there is still a lot of anxiety, a lot of rabid talking about oneself and not a lot of listening — engagement is difficult but it is very worthwhile.

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Avoid Failure With This 7-Point Checklist.

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

 
When your failing or not succeeding as you would really like, run through this 7-point checklist and audit your performance everyday for 3 weeks (Tweet this) — answer Yes or No!

 
 
1. You have strong faith and know that if you do the work and keep asking the right questions you will succeed.

2. You have a clearly defined product or service to offer other people (even if this is a piece of art) in return for a fair exchange of money.

3. You are regularly knocking on doors (metaphorically and literally) to tell other people your story and sharing what it is you have to offer.

4. You are building relationships first and selling a product or service second.

5. You have a clear focus for what you need to achieve on a daily basis.

6. When you experience disappointment, you process it with a friend or wrote it down in your diary (failure unprocessed is too big a load to carry on your back into the future).

7. You keep an accurate record of what works and what doesn’t work so that you can avoid making the same mistake repeatedly.
 
 

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