One-on-One with Will Mancini on being ‘Younique’

The most important breakthrough in the intangible areas of our lives— understanding God’s dream for you, life calling, or goal setting, etc.—all require margin. Where there is no margin, there is no imagination.

Ed: What prompted you to write this book?

Will: As a clarity and vision consultant for the church, I fell in love with designing powerful tools and facilitation practices that bring breakthrough to teams. While building the Auxano team I began to tinker with tools for the individual’s clarity. In 2012, I started speaking about special calling and personal vision.

In 2014, I felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to create a gospel-centered life design process. The book represents the overview of that journey that over 2,500 people have experienced.

Ed: Who did you write this for? What message do you hope will resonate most with your readers?

Will: The primary message of the book is that every believer has a special assignment from God, but most don’t really understand it. The book reveals how to know it, name it, and apply it every day of your life.

I wrote the book for a follower of Jesus at any age and life stage. While the tools work for all human functioning in general, the book is unapologetically built on Scripture and the biblical truth of Ephesians 2:10.

Ed: In our busy, chaotic lives, what tips do you have for readers on slowing down and realizing their divine design?

Will: The first point is to remember that God had a dream over your life when you were born. The most important breakthrough in the intangible areas of our lives— understanding God’s dream for you, life calling, or goal setting, etc.—all require margin. Where there is no margin, there is no imagination.

The most important tip is to simply calendar-block. That is, plan time to reflect and process and plan all of the other time of your life. NOTE: Some people are natural planners and others are not. Believe it or not, I am not a natural …

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