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My name is Kipp Gray, and I’m glad you decided to stop by my little slice of the web!  I’m a Husband, a Father, a Son, and a Brother who loves my Savior, my Family, my Church, and my Job. I am passionate about the Art of Selling, selling the RIGHT WAY, and learning to be a better Leader of people every day!!  I’ve worked for Johnson & Johnson since 1997, and have served at various times as a musician, a singer, and a worship leader at my church, Southside Baptist, since 1995.  My goal is to use this site to educate, inspire, entertain, and educate you with my interests!  

My Recent Blog Posts

Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe

Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe

This is my OG recipe!  I've been making this for too many years to remember for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other Fall/Winter festivities.  My learning of this recipe came from my Aunt Betty Poston, my dad's sister!  I think it would be classified more as a dessert...

Grilled Chicken Marinade

Grilled Chicken Marinade

GRILLED CHICKEN MARINADE This stuff Trina came up with is absolutely an awesome marinade!  As you can see in the cover photo, I use this (in mass quantities) to marinade the chicken used for Home for the Holidays.  In 2021 and 2022, it has been a big hit, so I wanted...

Brown Rice Recipe

Brown Rice Recipe

Here is our recipe for Brown Rice... When I make this recipe, I typically cook it in one of the “Half Pan” Aluminum Pans like you’d get at Sam's. When cooking it in a pan this size, I follow the directions on the Left of the Recipe Card…

Choir Planner 11/27/2022

Choir Planner 11/27/2022

Order of Worship for 11/27/2022: Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy) We Have a Savior Is He Worthy King of Kings **PLEASE BE IN CHOIR LOFT BY 9:30 AM SO WE CAN RUN THROUGH "IS HE WORTHY" PRIOR TO STARTING CONNECTION GROUPS**

Pineapple Au Gratin Recipe

Pineapple Au Gratin Recipe

Here is our recipe for Pineapple Au Gratin, or as some call it Pineapple Casserole.  The original credit for this recipe goes out to Marsha Poston from an old version of a Southside Baptist Cookbook! When I make this recipe, I typically cook it in one of the "Half...

My Latest Podcast Fascination – The Murdaugh Murders

My Latest Podcast Fascination – The Murdaugh Murders

I don't know exactly what this says about me and my interests, but I started hearing about the Murdaugh's in this past Summer (2021).  Things started getting weirder and more fascinating when Alec was supposedly "shot" on Labor Day weekend.  Was he shot, was it a...

PowerPoint + Morph…Who Knew!!

PowerPoint + Morph…Who Knew!!

Listen, I LOVE making my PowerPoint slides "sing"!  It's important to have the correct information, appropriate layout, and engaging content on your slides, but I always try to go the extra step to make it visually appealing as well.   I was floating around YouTube...

LinkedIn and the Job Hunt!

LinkedIn and the Job Hunt!

I've posted about this before, but as I was listening to this podcase of the Ken Coleman Show, he drove home some points I just had to add to my blog! He was speaking with a caller named Spencer about his job search, which was limited to using LinkedIn and sending...

Activity Isn’t Necessarily Productivity

Activity Isn’t Necessarily Productivity

Activity is not the same as Productivity!  When a leader or salesperson gets more focused on "getting things done" than being productive, there is a real risk of losing focus on what's important to their success in their current role...the organization needs...

What People Want in a Leader

What People Want in a Leader

Many of the visitors to my blog probably aren't familiar with Jerry Acuff.  He has done a lot of work through the years with our sales force at Johnson & Johnson.  He just has great insights on the sales process in Pharma as well as great leadership pearls.  I...

Sales Coaching is HARD Work

Sales Coaching is HARD Work

From the podcast - Research says that sales coaching is the #1 sales management activity that drives improvement in sales performance. Except...there’s not a uniform definition for what sales coaching is. That’s a big problem. Is it mentoring? Skills development? Deal...

Training Is Not the Answer!

Training Is Not the Answer!

Good Intentions will never take you anywhere you want to go!  Most people would rather "think about it" than "do it" - John Maxwell I heard this quote from John Maxwell during his "30 Day Journey" I recently completed via Right Now Media.  It seems to have been...