Personal Calling and Life Planning for the Church
by Will Mancini
When is the last time a pastor asked you about your Life Plan?
Younique launched in October of 2017 as a new training company that brings a simple and powerful Life Plan experience to believers everywhere. It’s not just a brand new life planning process. It’s the first personal calling and life visioning experience for the church, thru the church to release the church.
After a decade-long journey and several beta arounds, the toolbox is ready to roll. Why so long you wonder? The answer is simple–break-thru. I didn’t want another workbook to clutter our desks. It didn’t want to lead people to list so many goals that they would all be rendered useless. The simple fact is that most Life Plan products don’t work. And none are gospel based from the ground up. That’s why we say that Younique is:
and Vocationally targeted
What does “break-thru” really mean? It means that you discover patterns and potential that change the trajectory of your life. It means that you name what God put you on earth to do. It means creatively imagining where God is taking your life and prioritizing singular goals to get there. It’ all about traction: deep reflection that leads to meaningful new action.
You already know what break-thru doesn’t mean. That’s when you attend a class or read a book and get more information with no transformation. It’s easy to find new ideas that tickle your mind but don’t re-train your feet. I call it a Life Plop, not a Life Plan.
The classic problem is that most life plans don’t take into account your life and are so complicated that it’s impossible to actually follow. As a case in point, consider Michael Hyatt’s book published in 2017 entitled, Living Forward. Because he is a platform building master, he sold lots of books. But did his readers experience lots of break-thru? I doubt it. While the book provides plenty of positive encouragement, the step-by-step guide leads you to an impossibly complex plan (at least for 98% of the population.) For example, Rachel’s Life Plan in the appendix, overflows with over 50 content pieces including nine separate purposes, nine separate visions and umpteen commitment goals. How would you like to wake up the next day with 50 new gauges on your life’s dashboard?
Have you heard the saying that it’s simple to make things complex, but it’s complex to make things simple? That’s why Younique was 10 years in the making. I wasn’t creating a product, I was testing for break-thru. I didn’t want anything less for you. That required solving several major challenges over the years…to be unpacked at a later time.