About Greg McClanahan
I wrote this book because I felt a great pull to share what I had grown to understand after searching for ways that I could help improve the successful outcomes for my sales staff. I found many small details along the way that were helpful but I had no idea where that journey of discovery would ultimately take me. What I discovered over these past three decades truly was much much more and ultimately changed the way I look at the world and how I operate in it. I hope this discovery will help you move through life with more surety, to replace what might be an uncertain direction with certainty and to know how you can achieve the outcomes you desire in your life. My hope is that by reading this book, your pathway to success will be much shorter than mine.
In the midst of my search for direction in my business and in my desire to help my employees, I had a son in high school that was struggling in a course being taught by a new student teacher. My son received an 'F' in the class. I had attended every student teacher conference and followed up to see what we could do to help from home. I felt that this teacher had qualified himself through his degree to be a teacher but his training did not seem to have given him the tools to succeed at building relationships and in 'selling' his students on the content of the course. At that point, I had a choice to either complain and do nothing or I could try to do something that might help there to be a greater chance at achieving successful outcomes in classrooms.
I took what I had learned in business and in what I had learned from all my searching for my employees and passed it along to the schools in our district in a weekly blog type messages. After some time passed, I had a principal ask if I could get the material I was sending structured into a course and have it approved as a continuing education course. This would allow the teachers to get license renewing credit for their participation. I worked to create a course and it was approved by a local university as a continuing education credit.
While I did some work locally through teacher inservice meetings and other platforms as time allowed, I believed that there were people that I would never be able to meet or know that could benefit from my findings. I decided to take some of the coursework content and pull my ideas together into a book. From the publishing of the first edition to now this second edition, I believe you'll find some insights that will change how you look at the world and how you will operate in it as well.
I deeply want to help others move through life with more surety. Youth and young professionals truly capture my heart because those were the ages of my children when I first started writing and those are the ages where some of the most significant life decisions will be made. I'd love nothing more than to have The law of the Harvest and The Law of the Yield in the minds and hearts of our youth at those decision crossroads to provide comfort and direction. I simply had to write this book and share what I discovered.
My education, my business experience as both an employee and an owner, my privilege of being a son to wonderful parent, a husband to an amazing wife, father and now grandfather to remarkable children are all captured in these pages. I hope my love for you -- each reader -- is felt and that you know my desire is that this book will help you find surety in your decisions and success in your future.