Five Things I’m Thankful For

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Here’s a quote that has really impacted me in recent days:

…there’s a danger in overfocusing on the finish line. When you do, you lose the power of seeing how far you’ve come. ~ Jon Acuff

When working on a project as big as Odyssey, our Print MIS, that finish line can be elusive. The truth is, there is no finish line for Odyssey because it makes its home in the cloud. The cloud is never “done.” Instead, the cloud allows for a neverending stream of updates that will enable Odyssey to grow well past any finish line. Finish lines are so limiting!

There is no finish line, but there’s a definite starting point, and in the spirit of this season of thanks, when I look back at the starting line I see so many things I’m thankful for. When looking through the lens of the work we do here at Marketing Ideas For Printers, here are five things I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving season.

  1. Our wonderful team. There’s power in numbers, and there’s super-power in a team that’s united for a common purpose!
  2. The support of Odyssey’s Early Adopters. These are Odyssey’s very first customers; we would have never been able to get to this point without their support!
  3. Providence. The right thing (person, resource, idea) has always shown up at just the right time to take Odyssey forward. Always! These moments might look like coincidences to some, but I believe there’s more to it than that. I choose the word “Providence!”
  4. Our history. The team today owes so much to all the teams of yesterday. Marketing Ideas For Printers is built on a very rich history, and our history has helped define our future.
  5. New additions to the team. Soon, we’ll be telling you about several new people joining the team here at Marketing Ideas For Printers. There’s so much more to this story of the right people coming together at just the right time! (That’s more evidence of #3: Providence! But, that’s a story for another time.)

I could keep going because my heart is so full of thanks, but I’ll summarize with this: I’m thankful for how all of the five items listed above are combining to create our future. Our core services of websites, direct mail, and social media marketing continue to help printers sell more printing today, and Odyssey is building on that to help printers sell more printing into the future.

For that I am thankful.


Dave Hultin

David Hultin
President, Marketing Ideas For Printers