Using Press This

Using Press This

Let’s say you come across a cool photography post, and you want to share part of it on your own blog.

Simply highlight the text you want to grab with your cursor, then click the Press This bookmarklet in your browser. A pop-up publishing window will appear.

To add images or text to the link, click the “Plus” icon below the title of the post and select the photos you want. You can also add your own commentary if you like.

When you’re done, click Save Draft to save the post, or if you’re ready, hit Publish.

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PRODUCTS: Work only on what is interesting and fruitful

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PRODUCTS: Work only on what is interesting and fruitful

OPW

  • How to get organized as a Pastor (GTD)
  • TO: ToDo + Organization
  • SR: Sermon + Reading
  • PA: Pastoral Care + Attention
  • The Pastor’s Spiritual Life

DM101

  • The Pattern (minimal)
  • Be One … ascending grace
  • Bring One … descending grace
  • Raise One … sending grace
  • Create a movement … extending grace

RENEWAL FOR THE SMALL CHURCH

  • DM101 backwards … start with the church
  • Strategy for the small church growth
  • 4 systemic problems for disciple making
  • Disciple making rather than worship
  • Extended family rather than institutional
  • ? rather than Prairie DNA
  • Relationship based rather than program
  • Neighbor focus rather than strangers

FASTING FOR HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY

  • 40 days of Fung

WESLEY UPDATED … version 5.0

  • 40 posts on Methodist history connecting the past, present and future
  • strategy for future … is there one?
  • Neo-conservatism aka Barth
  • Version 1= England/Wesley, 2=Asbury, 3=Modernism, 4=Social Action Liberalism, 5=?


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NOTE

MY STRATEGY: (Application)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

SOURCES – Footnotes:
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RESOURCES

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Thoughts 9/11-18/21

QUOTE

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”

― Henry David Thoreau


Thoughts 9/11-18/21

Revisit Deep Work class?

Define my Deep Work path.
Define my Deep Work projects.
Treat these as constraints. Exploit them.

Input
Read books rather than articles/stories, which are ephemeral.

Delete input subscriptions as unneeded distractions that waste time and money:

  • emails I don’t open to read.
  • IDM & Facebook page
  • GTD
  • Cloud.boundaries.me & Facebook page
  • Gallup Strengthsfinder
  • ?
  • and THE MAIN PROBLEM: these resources encourage sophomoric advice giving which doesn’t actually help anyone except for affirmation received by me.

THEORY OF CONSTRAINTS
The constraint in church is the people piling up in worship who do not enter the discipleship system and become disciples who then become disciple makers.

The constraint in my health is … NOT paying FEES: fasting, exercise, Examen, sleep.

The constraint in my writing is unfinished work piling up while I distract myself with new ideas.

The constraint in my marriage is … ? What is the system in a marriage? What does a marriage produce/create/build?
What is throughput in a marriage? Loving days?

The constraint in my productivity is unfinished work piled up while I am distracted elsewhere. I need to refocus on throughput.

How can I reform the blogs into products that attract disciples … customers, clients, adopters, etc.

  • 30 and 40 day “challenges”
  • 30 or 40 “day posts”
  • material is free as blog posts, unless you want feedback and personal attention … then you pay for my time. $ devoted to charity


[1]

NOTE

MY STRATEGY: (Application)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

SOURCES – Footnotes:
[1]

RESOURCES

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Retirement Life Purpose

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1. Who are you? David Kueker

2. What do you do? – What are you best at?
Reading, learning, thinking, strategy.

3. Who do you do it for?
In retirement, I can focus on benefit for myself, my wife, then my family and friends.

4. What do those people want or need?
– good stewardship; fruitful
– exercise; stronger, more flexible
– fasting, lower blood sugar and insulin
– better sleep
– reverse aging, improve my life
– enjoyable reading, enjoyment of life

5. What do those people get out of it? How do they change as a result?
– retirement brings time and energy to do #4.
– retirement is a time of fewer distractions


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NOTE

MY STRATEGY: (Application)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

SOURCES – Footnotes:

How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes | Adam Leipzig | TEDxMalibu
16,712,929 views Feb 1, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVsXO9brK7M


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RESOURCES

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Strategy after Write Faster-Better with Becca Syme

Becca Syme Coaching Notes August 30, 2021, 3 pm – for David Kueker

Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets. W. Edwards Deming

Problem: Input>>>Learner creates a flood of ideas waiting for processing … too many to learn with finality. An endless loop without an exit or closure. (95,459+5689 Evernotes)

According to Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints, unfinished work in progress will pile up in front of the system constraint. How do I use the theory of constraints to work through this bottleneck?

The primary problem is still the same. Input is easier than learning, and learning is easier than output as strategy. The latter requires focus and work rather than merely a wandering curious mind. A strategy can be an exit – closure – from an infinite loop of Input>>>Learner.

Locke said, “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”

STRATEGY – the Big Ten

1. Limit input of all kinds = scanning. Do not add to the Input>>>Learner flood.

2. Identify specific “dip niche” products for an interested audience. Ignore the uninterested.

3. Focus on the short form – prevent TL;DR and TL;DW. Blog with a template. Blog first.

4. ENTPs and ENFJs need a big picture to draw us in; connect with people & needs & interests.

5. Plan zero exhausting long-term giant projects; stay interested with one-month topic goals.

6. Have a Monthly Horizon Writing Process. One interesting project focus per month: ship posts.

7. Have a Daily Writing Process: 3 Daily Tomatoes, then Hemingway the Day.

8. Work in my Garden (blogs) … Need & Seed, Weed & Feed, Prune & Tune, Reap & Keep.

9. Respond to audience interest and demand, then expand; otherwise, let topic areas lie fallow.

10. The world is NOT my parish. Be local, be focused, be incarnated into neighborhoods.
(I am not responsible for everything and everyone, everywhere = my codependency.)

Input >>> Learner >>> Output (Strategy Theme)

All of my other CliftonStrengths represent either a means of learning or a means of output, or both. I could use them as a checklist to process information.

  • My Top Ten CliftonStrengths – WBF
  • 1. Learner
  • 2. Strategic
  • 3. Individualization RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
  • 4. Input
  • 5. Connectedness RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
  • 6. Self-Assurance INFLUENCING
  • 7. Ideation
  • 8. Futuristic
  • 9. Intellection
  • 10. Analytical

70% are STRATEGIC THINKING themes – which help you absorb and analyze information that informs better decisions.

19 Interesting Potential Monthly Projects – ranked by priority & interest [Output]

#1. OPW Orientation to Pastoral Work – “how to” manual for first-time pastors. [Ambi blog]

#2. Gospel Imperatives Commentary – Commands of Jesus [4CR Blog]

#3. The One Minute Minister (revision) [Ambi blog]
NEW The One Minute Minister Gets Organized (OPW+PASTOR) [Kindle]

#4. Latest Repackage: DiscipleMaking101 blog, book, class, 4CR, etc. OMM? [Ambi blog]
NEW The One Minute Minister Makes Disciples [Kindle]
or
Free online course

#5. IDM/Jason Fung and Fasting – ROD Goal. (Reverse Obesity Diabetes) = [RDblog]

#6. Dissertation Commentary – paragraph by paragraph, story by story. amateurdisciples.com/

#7. Circles of Grace trilogy of novels? – All three drafted, one self-published [Kindle]

#8. NEW Hero’s Journey Romance novel beat sheet – (Develop a Strategy) – blend research on healthy relationships with Christian romance, differentiation and personal transformation. (I – a pastor – am the Yoda/mentor) November 1, 2021 NANOWRIMO.  (Retirement fun project.)

#9. NEW Love as a Trainwreck … What is the worst that could happen in a marriage to two people in love? (Fictional Memoir … Drama; terrible things make women feel grateful.)

Bin Projects… unconnected blog posts with a common subject theme. (The model for miscellaneous posts books is Up The Organization by Robert Townsend, 1970).

  • #10 Church Productivity Ideas Blog = miscellaneous posts AmbidextrousChurch Blog.
  • #11 My Holiness Project; spirituality, fulfillment, miscellaneous posts = RDblog
  • #12 My Happiness Project; fun, happiness, miscellaneous posts = RDblog
  • #13 Productivity Ideas Blog = Widgets = miscellaneous posts RDblog.
  • #14 Health = miscellaneous posts RDblog
  • #15 Architect of Ideas/Writing life = miscellaneous posts RDblog
  • #16 MRS = miscellaneous posts RDblog
  • #17 Psalms for Broken Hearts (divorce stories) – miscellaneous posts = RDblog
  • #18 Additional topics could be Bookshelf for books that I have loved – nonfiction book reviews
  • #19 “YouTube Empowered Pastor” – YouTube videos for Ministry and local church use.
  • #20 CliftonStrengths Diary – applying my CliftonStrengths to my work and life. Get permission.

CALENDAR

  • 8. August – Write Faster-Better
  • – Write Fung regarding permission, cooperation, on the Intermittent Fasting project.
  • 9. September: OPW Category – Orientation to Pastoral Work >>> Productivity
  • 10. October: Blog posts on Write Yourself Into Your Dreams by Teri Wade – goal clarity.
  • – or finish Fung Intermittent Fasting project/Health category.
  • 11. November NANOWRIMO (HJ/R) Hero’s Journey/Romance Beat Sheet Rural Christian
  • Romance Series (create structure, plot, characters, world-building)
  • 12. December – OPEN
  • 1. January – Grisham novel Process – HJ/R or Psalms for the Broken Hearted?
  • 2-7. February – July OPEN
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THE PROBLEM WITH WIDTHS

JOKE OF THE DAY … blessings from Steven Wright. So many more, but here’s three:

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.

A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of widths.

SOURCE: Image is from ChurchArt, a subscription resource.

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LOOKING FOR A JOB? OF THE DAY …

LOOKING FOR A JOB? OF THE DAY … Quote:

No skills? No degree? You’re hired. The hiring logjam showed some signs of easing in July.

But companies in the trenches trying to match labor demand and supply still see a market that continues to be imbalanced — and tilted heavily towards those looking for work.

“No matter what source you use right now, fundamentally there [are] 40% more jobs open today than there [were] before the pandemic began,” ZipRecruiter CEO Ian Siegel told Yahoo Finance Live on Monday. “And that was already a white hot job market.”

As of the end of June, a record 10.1 million jobs were available in the U.S. But as ZipRecruiter (ZIP) said in its second quarter letter to shareholders, the labor market today is one of “disequilibrium.”

“What you’re looking at right now is an unprecedented reality for job seekers,” Siegel added. “If you want work, there is an abundance of it. If you want to make more money, [there is] an abundance of opportunity to find a job that pays you more. This is a job seekers’ market like we have never seen.”

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What does this mean?

After the pandemic, people will not be returning to jobs with low pay, poor benefits, demeaning and unsafe working conditions. Everyone is asking questions about what gives their life meaning and purpose, and what benefits their families. This is the American dream unfolding.

I am so thankful that throughout my adult life I’ve been able to work for an employer and in a profession that meets both my material and emotional needs, working with great people for deeply meaningful goals. I’m hopeful that many others can also experience this blessing.

SOURCE: Yahoo Finance Morning Brief for Tuesday, August 17, 2021.Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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FATHERHOOD OF THE DAY …

FATHERHOOD OF THE DAY … Today, again, the father looks down the road that widens, mile by mile, as it approaches the unseen bright lights of big cities that whisper of glittering futures.

He looks into the distant past and prays for the children who are far away. “I wish you the very best in this life,” he breathes softly and hopefully. After a while in silence, he returns to his garden.

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

Happy Birthday, son.

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REMEMBRANCE OF THE DAY …

REMEMBRANCE OF THE DAY … one of the wonderful realities of life are the people who invest in you … providing love, encouragement and wisdom for living.

You’ll miss talking with them when they’re gone. Which is why you should stay in touch. Today I am remembering the love, encouragement and wisdom of my father, Oliver A. Kueker, who left us on August 3, 18 years ago yesterday. He died instantly that morning, without warning, rather than from a long illness; a sudden heart attack, sitting at the breakfast table, checking his blood sugar.

The picture below is from their wedding day.

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Blogging 201.20 Editing 7/27

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NOTE

MY STRATEGY: (Application)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

SOURCES – Footnotes:
[1]

RESOURCES

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