020: Bill Woolsey on the #1 Reason Why Ventures Fail

Bill Woolsey is excited about seeing other people’s creative ideas come to life. After serving as a pastor, Bill started Five Two, an organization which helps entrepreneurs start things! Their proven approach clarifies, equips, and activates the unique callings of others.

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Resources mentioned in the episode:

Five Two 

Soaring Educational Services 

Faith at Work Devotional from Five Two

Key insights from the episode:

Bill Woolsey

Billions of people don’t think the way you do, and many of them live right next door to you. Bill Woolsey

87% of the people in our churches don’t know their spiritual gifting. – Zach Zehnder

Five Two wants to help you clarify, equip, and activate your calling. –Bill Woolsey

The number one reason the young people from my church didn’t come back was that there were no other young people there. – Chris Johnson

The number one reason ventures fail is that they have something nobody wants.Bill Woolsey

If you can get “Who is this for?” right…you’re there. – Bill Woolsey

Encourage means to literally “pour in courage.”Bill Woolsey

Five Two: 111 new ventures since 2015  99,505 introductions to Jesus

What’s the platter you are going to serve Jesus on? – Bill Woolsey

Bill Woolsey’s Challenge: If God only allowed me to minister to just one type of person, who would that person be, and what would they be like?

Are you following Jesus? 

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Not-so-key insights from the episode:

Mother Theresa and a friendly Mark Cuban would definitely not have dated. – Chris Johnson

Zach is starting a competitor ministry to Five Two called Seven and a Few. 

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