Will Haughey shares the journey of a man who is touched deeply by faith at a young age and who dreams of being an entrepreneur. Coming from a high-achieving family, Will put high expectations for “success” on himself and went from excelling in college to landing a dream job and excelling at Goldman Sachs. He was chasing success and living a charmed life.
The next stage of the journey was joining his brother to marry his faith passion with his entrepreneurial passion through a new company, Tegu, manufacturing toys in Hondura–a “triple bottom line” venture. With expectations for continued success, Will describes how he moved painfully through the cycle of an entrepreneur, from “uninformed optimism” (certain Tegu would quickly become profitable) to “informed pessimism” (struggling with the setbacks that made him feel like he had let down his stakeholders).
With great transparency, Will explains the “absolute surrender”–the “death of Will”– that was required to find peace with the rhythm of the journey. He shares in detail the excruciating but liberating surrender at God’s altar of everything precious to him–children, family, wife, business, house. Anyone who reads “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers has read about what Chambers calls a “white funeral” or “the burial of the old life”. Will Haughey shows us what that actually looks like and means in one man’s life. Listen and be inspired.
Click HERE to read January 15: Do You Walk in White? from My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.
Click the link below to view a PDF of the slides used with Will Haughey’s presentation.