The Importance of Inspiration

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

 
 
To do hard work you need both determination and courage. To do really great work you need a healthy dose of inspiration.

To consistently produce really great work you need to walk hand in hand with inspiration on a daily basis. It takes courage to do this.

If you don’t fill the gas tank of your car up every 300+ miles eventually you will run out of juice, it is the same with inspiration.

You can’t muscle inspiration, you can’t do great work by simply trying harder, you have to put the right fuel in your tank.

What are you doing to remain continually inspired?

 
 

Begin With Nothing

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How to be irresistible

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

 
 
People can spend a lot money trying to become more “magnetic” and “irresistible.”

The craziest thing is, everything they need to know they could actually learn from my 2.5 year-old son — he is an master in magnetism, in fact most children are.

It is very difficult not to smile when a small child laughs, and it is super hard to resist when they call out “let’s play Daddy.”

He is difficult to resist because he is pure, because he is without guile, because he is unafraid to ask and because he puts the relational aspect of the task first.

What if our brands expressed themselves this way online?

Have we become so complex and so ambitious that we’ve created stumbling blocks between ourselves and others?

Is it time to fall in love with the joy of being once again?

 
 

How to be irresistible

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She is your addiction

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

 
 
Will you ever rest?

Can you feel the anxiety rumbling inside of you, it keeps you moving, you know you should stop for a while but you can’t…

Your fear detests the pallor of stillness and your greed rails against the promise of an empty plate (Tweet).

Your relationship with your work is jacked up. You simply just cannot keep giving more and more of your life to this cruel wench called “work”; newsflash, aside from that pay check she isn’t giving you any love back amigo.

If your “life partner” treated you this way, you would have left her a long time ago — but your work she is your addiction.

Take a rest this weekend, stay off social media, go to the beach, climb a mountain, throw a ball to your son and fall in love with wonder of living again.
 
 

She Is Your Addiction

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The Curse Of Good Intentions

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

 
 
I know you have good intentions.

You want to change things, you have earth shatteringly wonderful ideas, you can see clearly the pathway forward that you or your organization should take — but instead you do nothing.

Be warned good intentions will not remain forever, like fresh bread they grow stale in the long grass, weeds grow over them, birds peck at them breaking them apart, slowly those good intentions rot into the soil from which they came.

When good intentions are not actively fought for, when the intention never becomes your direction, all that is left behind is cynicism and the sad unseen realty of what might have been.

Don’t lie down with good intentions, wake up with them instead.

When you DON’T fight for what you know is right, you become smaller, you become less important, you shrink and the hope that you had for “living a powerful and significant life” rots into the soil.

Good intentions require brave actions, it’s time for you to speak up! (Tweet!)
 
 

Good Intentions

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7 Secrets To Writing Powerful Blog Posts

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

 
 
#Number One – You must quit trying to write like anyone else.

#Number Two – Do the hard work of finding your own voice, give it everything you have and don’t hold back.

#Number Three – Practice, try things, take risks, put yourself out there, quit deleting your riskiest work because you are afraid — your real voice is nearly always hidden underneath your fear (Tweet).

#Number Four – Write with emotion, the simple “giving of information” is boring, don’t be that dis-engaged professor who simply stands up and reads lecture notes to his or her class.

#Number Five – Be specific, write each post as though it is a personal note to a particular person who you care about.

#Number Six – Do not sensor your writing or think too much when you first sit down, the words are within you, let them come out, you can refine them in your second draft.

#Number Seven – Unashamedly, break all the rules of writing and blogging (even these ones) — but be creative about it and do it out of a strong desire to connect with your audience.

 
 

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Everything is Good

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

 
What if everything was good?

What if there was a purpose for everything under the sun?

Perhaps you are currently despising a slow season in your life? Maybe you are so aware of your shortcomings that you cannot see the “good in you” that is steadily developing?

Character is shaped through hardship and compassion is developed through long seasons of failure (Tweet).

Oh the number of times, I have lamented and wished that I could learn and grow without hardship, conflict or struggle.

Yet, I know I there is goodness in these dry seasons, as I learn to both surrender my ego and purify my gifts.
 
 

Everything is Good

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Your creativity is a gift to others

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

 
 
Anxiety, apathy, envy and boredom these are all symptoms of an unproductive life.

A symptom should never be despised or ignored, it should be welcomed as a clue, or a signpost that points us in a healthier direction.

Productivity is an essential part of being human, when we produce, when we give, when we help, we tend to feel good, we feel valuable and significant — or at least we should?

When we not producing anything, it easy to feel as though we are simply treading time, that we not fully experiencing that abundant life that has “our name on it.”

Interestingly enough though, result driven people often also struggle with anxiety, apathy, envy and boredom too — even though they (read “we”) are producing results on a daily basis.

Why?

Because perhaps “life” is more about building relationships than it is about achieving results – remember your creativity and productivity are gifts to others.

 
 

your creativity is a gift to others.

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