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.

 
 

How To Become A Thought Leader

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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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A Man found a Model T Ford buried in his own backyard

Written by Geoff Talbot – Co-founder of the Seven Sentence Blog

Incredible treasure is often found in strange and unusual corners of the world.

Ordinary people with metal-detector have found valuable relics under the ground in spots (read here) that you would never expect to find them. They find historical relics, buried deep within the earth in our own backyards.

How often do we search for valuable treasure in somebody else’s backyard?

When we think about what we have, when we think about the people that are on our team, ask yourself, do you go below the surface to search for the incredible treasure buried within?

Leadership looks for the treasure in its own backward.

Take your metal detector today(ask good questions), and explore the wonderful riches that are buried inside these jars of clay.

 

Investing In People

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Imagine if you still tried to ride your horse to work?

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

 
There are two reasons to stretch your muscles, one of those reasons is to prepare your body for vigorous exercise, I am going to talk to you about the “other reason” today.

What on earth does this have to do with digital media?

Too often in every area of life we remain comfortable, we do what we’ve always done and we expect the same results. This would be an absolutely acceptable way of doing life and business BUT for the fact that the world around us (your environment) is constantly changing and evolving.

Imagine if you still tried to ride your horse to work?

This is the other reason that you must stretch — if you don’t you will lose your flexibility and be unable to adapt and thrive.

Stretching is opening yourself up, it maybe a little uncomfortable, it may involve you doing something that you have never done before.

 
 

Stretching And Marketing

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Creating Your Contagious Digital Media Footprint

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

 

Are you afraid of giving off the wrong impression in cyberspace?

This happens all the time, it especially happens with businesses and brands. A few weeks back I was talking with an executive at a large corporate and he told me that before anyone tweeted on his organization’s behalf they had to read a 50-page policy document — just for a 140 character tweet?

When you start this way, you are already giving off the wrong impression — just look at what is happening to the energy you are emoting.

FEAR, FEAR, FEAR.

Bountiful enthusiasm is a primary requisite for creating a contagious digital media footprint.

Yes, mistakes will happen, and you will appear human (and real) and your audience will relate to you and love you for it.

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When the problem sitting on your desk seems insurmountable

Written by Geoff Talbot – Co-founder of the Seven Sentence Blog

 
Money doesn’t solve problems although sometimes it sure feels like it would help.

People solve problems, beautiful, wonderful crazy people, who refuse to be blocked by the obstacles in front of them.

People with vision, people with imaginations that see beyond the stars, imaginations that open up doors that appeared to have been locked and bolted for all eternity.

A man on the moon… no problem, a telephone system that allows you to talk to loved ones hundreds of thousands of miles away… we got you covered.

This serves to remind us that the solution to your big problem is simply one creative idea away.

When we are feeling stuck, when the rock over our “problem’s tomb” is simply too big to move, we should not fall down in despondency or cry out in hopelessness — we should do something else.

We should ask our imagination for the answers that we seek, over and over again… for this is a righteous and holy thing to do.

 
 

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Being playful is the serious business of life

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

 

Perhaps play is the origin of all creativity…

Can you be truly creative without being playful? Even the darker arts require a sense of mischief… or so I’ve heard ;-)

The most creative people in life are nearly always the most playful; completely lacking that sense of self-important intellectualism that makes a soul as stiff as cardboard.

We need to become like little children, finding joy in the simplest things, learning to play in the mundane and never growing tired of repetition.

How many problems in this world are caused by people who take themselves too seriously?

Being playful is the serious business of life… who is your “play” mentor?

 
 

Importance Of Creative Pla

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