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Welcome to “The List”…it’s really just a list of stuff that I am going to share with you. Think of it as if I have invited you to my home for our annual Gray family New Year’s Day gathering. You walk in and find the buffet table. There is my famous clam chowder (I might share my recipe someday), Sharon’s (my wife) spinach rolls, chips, meatballs, sandwiches. You might not like everything on the buffet, but I bet you’ll like a lot of it, we set it up that way and get imput from our guests on what was good and what wasn’t.
So, the “The List” is a buffet of tips, insights, etc. Here’s List#1
-A good friend and mentor taught me to use bullet-points. For some reason, it’s just so much easier to write something with the “-” as the opening act. After a meeting I email the parties involved with a set of bullet points with follow-ups, action items, thoughts, etc.
-I’m testing out a analog productivity system created and used for years by my friend Tac Anderson. Tac works at Amazon for their Customer Experience Strategy group. Prior to that he was a VP for Waggener-Edstrom in the U.K. So far I’ve had fun testing the system. I love the quote Tac uses by Dwight Schrute: “I keep secrets from my computer.”
-I refreshed my company website, Threethirtypm.com. Our typical client has been books, music, causes and agencies. Since August we’ve had some amazing experiences with clients. We are a faith-based marketing startup. My wife Sharon and I co-own the company. We have put so much work into planning, developing and strategizing to build a sustainable business model. And when I say business model, I believe in one this is not only fluid, but is in a constant state of being tested. This only happens through consistent dialogue, review, and more.
-My friend Travis Thrasher released his new book “Hurt: A Novel” that wraps up his “Solitary Tales” series. You can read my review on Amazon here.
-I’m working from a stand-up desk most of the week now. If you can get over the sore feet (they come and go). Your back will thank you.
-Take a look at “Akses” Digital Bible Library. Akses™ (pronounced “access”) Digital Bible Libraries bring local language Scripture into closed, restricted, and poor nations. The goal: to sow the seed of the Gospel in some of the most difficult places on earth. If your church is interested in getting involved, connect with me.
-I’m involved in a new project called “Pastor Equip” Our goal is resourcing the church. We have some amazing content planned for the next year!
So, that’s end of today’s list. Let me know what you think!