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Serve To Lead 2

Serve To Lead 2

by Tim Fanning

About The Book

I think more often than not when we search for answers to life’s little mysteries, we are looking in the wrong places. We seek in- site from famous people, television shows or radio personalities. Don’t get me wrong, there are inspirational bursts from all of these places. People rise from poverty, personal tragedy or disabilities to achieve great success and all of a sudden their stardom makes us pay attention. Were they not the same people before they were famous? My point is that we are surrounded by these people every day and for some reason we don’t see them. The fact of the matter is just about everything that I have built my life on was so graciously given to me by people you’ve never heard of and I would venture to say you never will. We are so consumed with what we are fed on social and mainstream media we fail to realize we are walking in fields of gold every day surrounded by nuggets of life that can sustain you for all your days. All you have to do is pay attention and the blueprint is there to follow. What am I taking about? I am talking about “servants”! They will teach you all you need to know and there will be plenty left-over to teach others. Sometimes these people are hard to see because they don’t want to be seen. They operate behind the scenes with no fan-fare or any desire to be recognized. A single mother that works three jobs and never buys anything for herself. A little league coach that buys cleats and a glove for one of his players without anyone knowing. A co-worker that stops to ask you about your family when he/she is up against a project deadline at work. A bus driver that greets every kid with a smile regardless of what’s going on in his/her life. A coach that stays after practice to talk to one of his/her players about life despite his wife/husband and children waiting at home. The socially awkward kid that finds the courage to tell the starting quarterback he really enjoyed watching him play on Friday night. Of course, the soldier that straps his boots on every day with no hesitation and provides the very freedom for us that we many times take for granted. The list of examples could go on forever but I think you get the point. All these people serve others and in return they expect nothing! People seem to be starving for inspiration and all they have to do is look around. No it’s not sexy but it’s the very foundation for life that has meaning. Serving others plants seeds in countless lives and when watered often produce leaders without us even knowing. Over the course of this book I will share what I have experienced while serving others, give examples of remarkable selflessness from people all over the world and attempt to give thanks to so many that have poured themselves into me without ever asking for anything in return. My goal is to hopefully inspire people to embrace putting others ahead of themselves and know that by doing this, their lives will have a much greater purpose and in turn empower others to achieve more than they ever imagined possible!

Publication date October 26,2022
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
979-8-88622-630-0 (E-BOOK)
Genre Nonfiction, Religion/Spirituality/New Age
Pages 174
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 5.500" x 8.500" (216mm x 140mm)

About The Author

Tim Fanning has been in education for 23 years. In 18 years as a Head Baseball Coach at Glenwood HS in Phenix City, AL; he has won 8 State Championships and as an Athletic Director amassed 33 State Championships in six different sports. During this time, he has coached numerous All-Americans, had nationally ranked teams and sent 84 of his former players on to play at the collegiate or professional level. Coach Fanning is also the Founder of “Serve to Lead”, a non-profit organization that uses athletics and Christ as vehicles to impact lives domestically and around the world through field construction, equipment donations, instructional clinics, bible distribution and community service volunteering in hopes of inspiring a new generation of servant leaders.

He was raised by a single mother in Columbus, GA where she instilled in him at a young age,that a life worth living starts by serving something bigger than  yourself. With that strength of encouragement from home, he overcame impoverished circumstances, physical and mental abuse outside the home to finish near the top of his class in high school, then go on to play college and professional baseball and receive his Master’s Degree in Sports and Fitness Management.

His most recent battle has been with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. During this journey, he has inspired a community by continuing his life-long ambition of serving something greater than himselfwhile facing, seemingly insurmountable odds. Tim Fanning currently resides in Smiths Station, Alabama and is surrounded by his loving wife Renee and his two beautiful daughters, Brianna and Macie.


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