I’m actually really hyped that I get to write about this topic. I’m a huge fan of how to get people engaged in whatever it is you do. My background of parachurch youth ministry and social media/marketing plays into this. Both are questions of “how to authentically get people engaged” and with a wide range of antsy teens or 2 AM Facebook feed scrollers, the challenge is real. And honestly, you want to make the biggest impact for the time, money, and energy you put into this, but that does not mean hawking your stuff off.
I am someone that loves to check off boxes and get stuff done. In youth ministry, I STRUGGLED with this because ministry with kids is always in flux and never-ending. Even students who say yes to Jesus need to get into discipleship and potentially student leadership. It was hard for me because I never could say I got stuff done.
This applies to blogging too. It’s all about productivity. Currently, I have to write an article for ChurchandMentalHealth.com by Wednesday because I have given myself the task of writing at least one article every week. I’ve also committed to at least four articles for ChurchMag every month, this article is the first for March. I need to finish a PowerPoint presentation on creating a Drug-Free Workplace for work that is due by March 10 and requires a bit of research. This is amongst spending time with my wife, kids, and self-care with working out and video games.
How do I determine what needs to get done?
Some people say that their best ideas come in the shower. Others say, as they are laying down to sleep or brushing their teeth or mowing, they find this is when they are able to think best. But why is it so easy to be able to get great ideas in such an unusual place?
Here is a quote from the video below:
The ideas that have been half-forming at the back of our minds, ideas about what the true purpose of our lives might be and what we should do next, keep up their steady inward pressure – but now there is a lot less to stop them reaching full consciousness. We’re not meant to be thinking and so – at last – we can think freely and courageously.
Let me start off by saying I am very picky when it comes to fiction books, even more so when it is fantasy or sci-fi. So when I recommend this book as a 5 out of 5, know that I mean it. The Name of the Wind is the first book of the currently incomplete KingKiller Chronicle series where magic is beautifully discussed and the hero, who may not always be the hero, fights his way through life.
Where are all my Android people out there? For those that do not know, I am an Android fan for more than one reason. I’ll be honest, I’ve watched the video and while there is satire here (which makes him SO VERY fun to watch), there is so much truth in this. So, can I make the claim Linus Tech Tips agrees Android is better? It is definitely entertaining!
I don’t really care about the customization or a couple other features he talks about. Surprisingly, the file system is important and the open software is something I really do support. But the built-in Google Assistant? Yeah, that rocks.
Why does your organization exist? What is it hoping to do for the community or audience that you have or hope to gain? What is its purpose?
In so defining these question and using the content in this chapter, we look to be able to find a conflict that may be happening within the customer’s life that allows us to align with them.
So that we can be a guide for them. It gives them the title of hero and we can help them achieve that goal they may be seeking.