Jared Hogue has been an entrepreneur since he was a kid. Jared talks about how to use that drive to create incredible volunteer teams and the ups and downs of running a side business or ministry that can change a lot for you and the people you’ll reach.
Welcome to Episode 120 of the podcast.
Guest Links: Jared Hogue
Jared on Facebook
Jared on Twitter
Jared on Instagram
Creative Sheep Website – Resources for the Church
An interview with Frank Bealer on Episode 20
My blog post on Entrepreneurs vs. Shepherds
Jeff Henderson’s Launch Youniversity
3 Insights from This Episode
1. Everybody has something. Every person has value that they’re called to bring to the table. Acting on that value is a form of stewardship. It doesn’t mean you have to start a business. It doesn’t even have to make you money. It could be mentoring someone from your church or finding your sweet spot as a volunteer. Whatever it is, God entrusted you with it, and it’s on you to start.
2. Starting is the hardest part. How many times have you had an idea for something you wanted to launch? How many times have you talked yourself out of it because the circumstances weren’t perfect? You’re not alone. Many people self-sabotage their ideas this way. The reality is: The circumstances will never be perfect. Choosing to start is an act of faith.
3. In today’s world, there truly are no excuses. Lots of people can justify why they never start.
The website was too expensive to build.
You don’t have a professional podcasting microphone.
You don’t have a connection to the publishing industry like other authors.
You want to wait for life to slow down.
If you have drive and can create good content, there truly are no excuses. You can build a website and start a blog for next to nothing. You can read thousands of reviews on Amazon for any product you need and find equipment within your price range. You can record podcasts on your phone. Rich Birch told us in Episode 113 how he self-published a book. Just start and stay faithful. God can do a lot with your little.
Quotes from Jared
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Next Episode: James Emery White
There’s a generation after the Millennials that looks like it will be even harder to reach than Millennials. Meet Generation Z —people born after 1991. Academic, theologian and Pastor James Emery White talks about what your church needs to do to reach them.
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