The biggest casualty of life

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

 
 

Death may not be the saddest thing that comes to pass in a person’s life… I propose that the biggest casualty is perhaps the loss of something else.

The loss of wonder.

The kind of wonder that causes a young boy to lie on his back and stare into the night sky, wondering how on earth the stars got there?

The kind of wonder that causes a girl’s heart to leap as a stallion gallops through a field of long prairie grass.

That kind of wonder.

Wonder is compelling, it’s pure, it’s irresistible and it’s life giving.

If your business, if your career, if your life is dry, could it be that you have forgotten to wonder?

 
 

Importance of wonder

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Embracing Diversity – Is it time to put your hands in the soil?

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

 
 
From the same earth stems all kinds of seed bearing and fruit bearing vegetation.

The earth produces so much diversity.

It is a such shame the human race has such a strong propensity for planting themselves in streets and suburbs, like rows of corn, neighbor like neighbor, street after street where every human being looks kind of the same.

Nothing kills creativity like a lack of diversity (Tweet). Creativity is lost because we have fallen out of touch with the rich nature of the earth from which we all come.

In the future our leaders will be the diverse ones, the ones who embrace and learn from others who are different than them.

Do you want to play it safe or are you prepared to get down on your knees and work your hands through the rich and fertile soil of our earth?
 
 

Embracing Diversity

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It is time to kick indecision in the patootie

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

 
 
In yesterday’s post we discussed the importance of choosing “one single” idea over all others, to avoid being a scattered brained entrepreneur.

The truth is we can achieve so much more by doing one thing at a time. (Tweet)

Energy scattered is energy weakened.

It makes very good sense to order your steps, to focus all your resources (your time, money, creativity and relationships) into one space at one point in time; to execute and then move on.

How do you choose which idea (out of those 1253 good ones) to focus on first?

We suggest that you choose the one idea that will quickly put your feet on solid ground, that you build a strong foundation first, from here you will be able to successfully chase after all the other great ideas that you have.

Remember the riskiest thing you can do is to continue walking with indecision.
 
 

Beating Indecision

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Will you kill off your good ideas?

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

 
 
Ideas are free but execution is costly.

it is interesting to think about the two meanings of the word execution.

To execute an idea is to implement, to make it real and to make it tangible. To execute a person is take away their life.

Many entrepreneurial types that we meet are constantly generating new ideas without ever implementing any of them — they are terrified of the execution.

Execution is costly, it requires, your time, your faith, your resources and your ego.

You are going to have to sacrifice your life and kill off many good ideas if you want to bring that one golden, world changing concept to life.

 
 

The Scatterbrained Entrepreneur

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You have to see your baby before you can name it.

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

 
 
When we had our first child, we decided to go old school and wait until out baby landed on planet earth before finding out the sex; our choice was to have the surprise when the surprise arrived.

As a result, for nine months we tried to choose both boy and girl names; very early on we had a girl’s name chosen BUT no matter how hard we tried we could NOT find a boy’s name that we liked.

And I mean, we tried everything, very long car rides were punctuated with incessant name games, we’d start at “A” and go all the way through to “Z” — nothing seemed right, I was pretty sure we’d tried every boy’s name from every culture on planet earth.

Then that magical day arrived and we were blessed with a boy, a bright, wide eyed, curly haired wonder… without a name.

For 24 hours our baby was somewhat unimaginatively known by the young rapper name of “Baby T” — the surprising thing was he looked like none of the many names we had come up with on those long car rides.

Finally, I said to my wife Athaliah, “I can’t name him, I think you are supposed too” — a few moments after I said these words the name “Gabriel” spontaneously tumbled out of my mouth… it was not a name we’d ever considered, and it was perfect.

It is tempting to try to define and name our businesses, our brands, our blogs before we’ve seen them clearly, before we know what or who they are — but we have to see the baby before we can name the baby.

 
P.S: Try writing your blog post before you choose a title.
 

Choosing Titles

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There is a light on the horizon, walk towards it.

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

 
 
It is easy to feel powerless.

I’ve had my moments of emasculation, when nothing I did as an entrepreneur or an artist seem to work. When I’ve failed, my family has suffered and there were times when it was almost too much to bear.

Although, I felt powerless in these moments, I was never powerless — a lie only holds sway when it is taken as truth (share).

Brave entrepreneurial soul, I don’t know where you are today on your journey, but where-ever you are know that many have walked the path you now tread.

Remember your words have power, you have the ability to separate light from dark, truth from lies, bone from marrow.

Continue to make good, strong, brave, wise choices, and in your darkest moments do not relinquish your ability to think and act for yourself — there is a light on the horizon, walk towards it.
 
 

Feeling Powerless

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When you do NOT have enough to succeed.

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

 
 
Do you ever feel as though you are not enough, that you do not have the “resources” required to fulfill a strong vision or creative idea?

You should know that you are not alone in this.

In the beginning none of us have what we require, in fact often we have nothing at all — nothing except an aching void — a deep sense that something is missing, coupled to a very strong desire for something more.

Perhaps this is the actual genesis of all creativity? Perhaps every brand, every project, every dream begins with the fearful presence of absolutely nothing.

Nothing is the best place to begin because from this point forward anything is possible.

Do not forget that all of life begins with nothing, nothing but love and a wonderful idea (Tweet).

 
 

Begin With Nothing

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