562 – Salami & Swiss

This week’s WELSTech discussion is best consumed on a full stomach! We cover methods for slicing and dicing tasks to divide large tasks into manageable pieces. Sallie shares a new Bible app that gets smart about your photos and Koiné has a new worship media web site.

The discussion:

Hungry for productivity – As the title of WELSTech’s summer book choice (Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy) suggests, there are some tasty topics to be explored. This week we talk about focusing attention (chapter 17) and slicing and dicing tasks (chapter 18), and there is food involved!

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We’ve added the YouVersion Bible Lens mobile app overview to the WELSTech Product Demos playlist on YouTube.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 563 – Learn the secrets of creating large chunks of time during next week’s discussion of chapters 19 & 20 of Eat That Frog! Release date: Tuesday, August 21.

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561 – Terrible Master, Wonderful Servant

WELSTech is back with the continued discussion of Brian Tracy’s Eat That Frog! This week the discussion focus is on technology, one of our favorite topics. We’ll also hear how Martin’s knowledge of photography landed him a major league gig and equips him to take great photos with his camera phone.

The discussion:

The wait is over – The summer book discussion of Brian Tracy’s Eat That Frog! has arrived at chapters 15 & 16, where technology takes center stage! Martin and Sallie share their thoughts on technology as a terrible master and a wonderful servant.

Plus, Theodore Kufahl responds to last week’s discussion of optimism with some thoughts on how a bit of pessimism might spur innovation. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? You decide.

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Apple Photos Overview is the newest addition to the WELSTech Instruction playlist on YouTube.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 562 – The book discussion continues with Chapters 17 & 18 of Eat That Frog! We’ll be focusing our attention and slicing and dicing tasks! Release date: Wednesday, August 15.

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560 – Yank Away

Join the WELSTech conversation as we continue our journey through Brian Tracy’s Eat that Frog!, a book about eliminating procrastination and tackling the challenges we face on a daily basis. Martin has a new camera in his bag, and we hear from a WELSTech-er who took our discussion topic to the next level by offering a community outreach event. Plus, Sallie solves an age-old question about USB drives!

The discussion:

Positive motivation – Chapters 13 & 14 of Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy are the subject of this week’s WELSTech discussion. Adopting an optimist mindset can enhance productivity as you see every “frog” as an opportunity for learning and identify lessons learned in every setback.

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Experience the excitement of the recent WELS International Youth Rally with this recap video.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 561 – We’ve arrived at the chapters we’ve been waiting for in Eat That Frog! Chapters 15 & 16 are all about technology as servant not master. Release date: Wednesday, August 8.

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559 – Upgrading…Yourself

WELSTech is back, this week with a look at ways to improve yourself and eliminate roadblocks that slow down your progress toward goals, straight from the pen of author Brian Tracy in Eat that Frog! The community mailbag overflows with WELSTech goodness, and Martin is “in sync” in a variety of ways.

The discussion:

Improve the process – The WELSTech summer book review of Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy passes the half-way point as Martin and Sallie discuss chapters 11 & 12. Topics include investing in enhancing key skills and removing “choke points” that get in the way of progress.

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Watch My 3 favorite Chrome extensions for Trello for a demo of Sallie’s picks of the week.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 560- Self-motivation takes center stage in the discussion of Eat That Frog! chapters 13 & 14. Release date: Wednesday, August 1.

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558 – One Barrel At A Time

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the big, little and in-between things of life. This week’s WELSTech discusses taking things one step, or barrel, at a time. That is the metaphor Brian Tracy uses when trying to determine where you’re heading and staying on course. We received good feedback on audio quality from “listeners” and take a look at some education/summer learning Tweets.

The discussion:

Prep & Direction – Martin and Sallie return to our summer book discussion of Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy. Chapters 9 & 10 deal with getting ready to work so that no distractions or obstacles discourage you, and taking one step at a time to avoid being overwhelmed.

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Featured videos:

Sallie tries her hand at Adobe Spark and produces a short video of her “Ark Encounter and Creation Museum” visits.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 559 – Chapters 11 and 12 of Eat That Frog! have Martin and Sallie talking about upgrading key skills and identifying key constraints. Release date: Wednesday, July 25.

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557 – All About the Audio

There’s a big change in place with this week’s WELSTech. We’re going retro, meaning we’ll be producing audio-only podcast moving forward. But we’ve still got a great tech-in-ministry discussion for you, this week reviewing more of Eat That Frog!, sharing a couple of hardware picks, and featuring not one, but three videos!

The discussion:

Key results – Martin and Sallie return to our summer book discussion of Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy. Chapters 9 & 10 encourage us to identify our most important responsibilities and consider ways to improve in those areas.

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Featured videos:

Enjoy sand art by artist Jason Jaspersen to accompany the 2018 Youth Rally theme song, Never Alone, performed by Koine. If you like the song and sand art, check out this playlist with four different versions of sand art for this song!

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 558 – Chapters 9 and 10 of Eat That Frog! have Martin and Sallie talking about proper preparation and oil barrels (??). Release date: Wednesday, July 18.

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556 – Easy as ABC

On WELSTech this week, Sallie and Martin continue their review of the book Eat That Frog! by discussing the ABCDE prioritization approach from author Brian Tracy. A new debate begins – Trackpad vs Mouse. Be sure to chime in. Also, an announcement about the future of WELSTech…video.

The discussion:

Procrastinate on purpose – The discussion of Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy continues as Martin and Sallie discuss chapters 5 & 6 and learn to say “No,” expand their vocabulary to include “posteriority,” and practice their ABCDEs, all to keep focus on the ugliest frogs in the swamp.

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Community feedback:

  • Parental permission for G Suite for Education – Template

Featured videos:

Share this new video from Martin Luther College – The Imperfect College.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 557 – Chapters 7 & 8 of Eat That Frog! are the topics on deck for this “new” WELSTech audio-only inaugural episode. Release date: Wednesday, July 11.

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555 – 80/20

We continue our review of Eat That Frog! with a look at the 80/20 rule as well as future oriented thinking. Martin and Sallie have fun with Siri, and we find a great infographic on free stock photography.

The discussion:

Look to the future – Martin and Sallie discuss chapters 3 & 4 of Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy which focus on understand what has the most importance and will have the biggest impact, and giving yourself permission to let the other things go undone.

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Catch up on recent mission work in Latin America with this June 2018 Academia Cristo Update.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 556 – The Eat That Frog! discussion continues with Chapter 5 – Practice Creative Procrastination, and Chapter 6 – Use the ABCDE Method Continually. Release date: Thursday, July 5.

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554 – Setting the Table

On this week’s WELSTech, Martin and Sallie begin their summer book discussion with a look at chapters 1 & 2. Martin starts bullet journaling, and Sallie is all about the next exit. Plus, we have community feedback and the hymn of the day!

The discussion:

Goals and plans – Starting at the beginning with a list of goals and steps to achieve them is just what Martin and Sallie do as they discuss chapters 1 & 2 of Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy.

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Enjoy the hymn of the day for this coming Sunday, June 24 – By Grace I’m Saved – performed by Koine and featured on the WELSTech Music playlist.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 555 – Martin and Sallie talk about chapters 3 & 4 of Eat That Frog! – Apply the 80/20 Rule to Everything & Consider the Consequences. Release date: Wednesday, June 27.

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553 – Eat That Frog!

This week on WELSTech, Martin and Sallie are side-by-side at WELS Center for Mission Ministry for the kickoff of the summer book series. Martin’s picks have health and safety in mind, and the discussion also includes both ebook and audio media tools.

The discussion:

We hope you’re hungry – The WELSTech Summer 2018 series will focus on  the 3rd Edition of Brian Tracy’s book, Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done With Less, and the related Workbook.

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Ministry resources:

How to get more out of Kindle for iPhone and iPad

Community feedback:

  • Pastor Peter Hagen suggests a podcast promo page on the WELSTech Wiki
  • Check out the new WELS app

Featured videos:

Meet the Author of Eat That Frog!, Brian Tracy, in this short video, Q&A: How Can I Overcome Procrastination?

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 554 – Martin and Sallie talk about chapters 1 & 2 of Eat That Frog! – Set the Table & Plan Every Day in Advance. Warning: There may be pen and paper involved! Release date: Wednesday, June 20.

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