Attention: Coaches Who Want To Be Better Servant Leaders…
Discover The Book People Are Calling
“A Must-Read For Athletes, Coaches… And Humans!”
“This book inspires the heck out of me!”
-Tim Hudson, 17 Year MLB Veteran, 4-Time All-Star,
Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame
If you’d like to know some simple ways you can become a better leader…of young men and women…. and in your community… then this letter will show you how.
My name is Tim Fanning.
In 17 years as the Head Baseball Coach at Glenwood HS in Phenix City, AL I’ve won 8 State Championships and coached numerous All-Americans.
I’m also the founder of “Serve to Lead”, a non-profit organization that uses athletics and Christ to impact lives around the world – through field construction, equipment donations, how-to clinics, bible distribution, and helping communities.
All of this in hopes of inspiring a new generation of servant leaders.
Here’s why this is important for you:
I wasn’t born a leader.
I was raised by a single mother in near total poverty and lived in neighborhoods where drugs, violence, and crime were part of everyday life. By the time I was ten, I’d already faced physical, mental and emotional abuse outside the home.
But Mom instilled in me at a young age that…
A Life Worth Living Starts By Serving
Something Bigger Than Yourself.
She was living proof.
With strength of character, and a little of Mom’s encouragement, I was able to rise from my humble beginnings to finish near the top of my class in High School, then go on to play college and professional baseball, before succeeding as both an Athletic Director and Head Coach.
The fact of the matter is, just about everything 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. These ‘servants’ are all around us and work small miracles everyday.
If you’ll only “tune in”, they’ll teach you all you need to know, and there will be plenty leftover to teach others! This was the basis of my 2017 book Serve To Lead, which I’m humbled to say garnered praise and accolades from many people I respect.
Since that time, God’s path for me has taken a turn I could not have predicted. Diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer, I faced my greatest challenge yet, and through this journey uncovered a depth of beauty and fulfillment in my life I never knew existed.
Which leads me to the reason for my letter today.
The sequel to my first book Serve To Lead 2 is now available to order.
It’s part Memoir…
Part Travel book …
Part Baseball coaching instruction…
And 100% lessons learned through a life of service.
While it’s not intended to be about ‘How-To’s’ (although you’ll find plenty of those in the stories and baseball-specific examples I share) it will expose you to a way of being for a coach, a parent, and a Christian that has enriched my life to no end.
If you’d like to know what, in my opinion, actually matters in the life of a coach…
Then this book is for you.
It’s perfect for those wanting to make a difference or looking for a purpose in their lives.
Lead by serving others. The most influential leaders of all time have inspired people through leading a life of service (Mother Teresa, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr., just to name a few). This book reveals my philosophy of how to best serve those around you.
Help your players mature from teenagers to become better fathers, husbands, and servants in this world. No one can convince me that our success over the years has not been in direct correlation to putting all these other criteria ahead of winning.
Get rid of the world’s perception of you. One of the biggest leadership traps is “believing your own press” or worrying about what people think of you. You’ll learn how to stay in touch with YOUR path, and better your relationship with Christ.
Reach your potential as a servant leader. If you ever feel like you’re caught up in ‘worldly’ or external concerns, this book will give you renewed focus. You’ll enjoy a sense of perspective and feel calmer as soon as today.
Get parenting lessons you can apply to inspire the next generation. I’m not a perfect parent by any means. But I’ve been blessed to raise two amazing daughters and picked up some insights along the way I believe any parent would benefit from.
Learn from game situation stories and examples You’ll hear about scenarios we faced when fighting for state championships as well as lessons learned in defeat. As a coach, you’ll pick up tips and strategies to help your players.
And that’s just for starters.
Let’s face it, coaching is a big responsibility.
We have the power to shape lives.
Maybe you wear many different hats in your organization, and you’re looking for a simpler, more meaningful way to enroll and motivate your players.
Or you’re worried being ‘too busy’ and always about the ‘next thing’ is costing you the ability to connect in those crucial moments when it counts.
Maybe you’re even afraid you’re letting people down as a coach, as a Christian, and as a leader, or not setting the right example for your players, your family, and your community.
No matter what the case may be, there IS a better way.
Serve To Lead 2 will show you how to stay present ON YOUR PATH (as God lays it out), through the challenges, and while balancing your relationships with your duties.
You see, it’s the stories in the book that will bring these lessons to life (as they have for me). Because of this, you’ll never be able to “unsee” them. You’ll still have to walk your daily path, (I call it your ‘dirt road’), but this book will be a signpost along the way.
The “un-sexy” secret to waking up chock full of inspiration each morning!
(You’ll kick yourself for not knowing this sooner) p.10
One thing you must never do if you want to show up as the best version of yourself p.157
The single biggest thing I learned in my first six months of battling cancer
(This simple understanding will make all your relationships better and more fruitful) p.27
How to use mission trips to mold young people into servant leaders (And it’s easier than you think. These stories will open your eyes, fascinate, and inspire you!) p.77
What most doctors believe is the #1 key to recovery from illness (Of course,
there are no guarantees about this. But this is straight from the professionals!) p.38
How to win games...the right way (I always quote Cal Ripken Sr. to my players,
“If we do all the little things right, then we’ll never have a big thing to worry about.”) p.203
What to say in your year end speeches (If you ask any coach, one of the hardest things is knowing what to say to your players after that last game is played. Here’s how to make your words count.) p.195
Why it’s a must for coaches to attend conventions (For example, I’ve had some of my best insights, and made some of the best connections of my career at these events. See page 198 for more.)
One of the biggest problems crippling our country today (When I speak to groups, more often than not this is the main topic of discussion) p.154
My simple philosophy of “Raw Love” (Use it to help build your kids and players into the best leaders and humans they can be) p.155
What you must do with your kids to teach them a love of serving others
(You’ll be amazed and humbled at the people they become) p.153
A simple way to enjoy greater peace of mind as soon as today (I promise you, if you’ll just do this, it’ll open the door to the kind of fulfillment in life you only dreamed of!) p.61
There’s just a taste of the “in-the-trenches” knowledge and life experience you’ll read about in Serve To Lead 2.
I’ve poured my love (and God’s love) into every page of this book, and I believe it will make life easier for any coach, athlete, or parent who wants to be the best servant leader they can be.
Serve To Lead 2 sells for $35.
But if I hear from you today, I’ll send you a copy of just $25 (your copy will ship within 1-2 days).
AND I’ll include the eBook of Serve To Lead 2, FREE.
This digital version is available for immediate download on any Mac or PC…even your phone or tablet. So you could be reading it (and hopefully being uplifted by it) in just minutes from now.
Oh, and one more thing:
To make things easier, I’m sending your copy of the book at ZERO RISK to you.
That’s because your order comes with…
A Simple Promise
I’m a man of Faith and I stand by my word.
My hope is you’ll be as inspired by reading Serve To Lead 2 as I was writing it!
That said, if for any reason you don’t love the book…if it’s somehow not what you expected…if even for a second it doesn’t live up to how I’ve described it here…simply email us ANY TIME (I don’t care if it’s a year from now either), and we’ll promptly refund every penny you paid, no questions asked.
Plus, you can keep the book no matter what.
That way, you can rest easy knowing you risk nothing by ordering today.
However, please keep in mind this is a limited-time special.
Frankly, I don’t know how long this offer and these bonuses will be available.
So if you’re curious…intrigued…or if what I’ve said resonates…
Don’t wait, pick up your copy TODAY.
Ordering is easy too.
Simply click the button below and enter your information to get instant access to the eBook (The hard copy ships within 1-2 days):
P.S. Dr. Billy Graham was quoted as saying,
“One coach will impact more young people in one year
than the average person does in a lifetime.”
I see this as a rallying cry to servant leaders everywhere.
Ultimately, it’s never been about winning for me. It’s about helping young men become better husbands, fathers and leaders in our community.
Through the years, what I’m most proud of is how many of my former players still keep in touch. To me, that’s how you should measure yourself as a coach!
If you agree with the above, then I wrote Serve To Lead 2 for you.
Click the link below to order your copy at the Special Order price and get FREE Instant Access to the eBook Version as well:
What People Are Saying About Serve To Lead 2:
“an amazing journey that I would highly recommend to anybody that wants to be a great leader...”
Auburn Head Baseball Coach
"truly an inspiration"
Former Troy Head Baseball Coach
“If you’re someone who is looking to be a better leader, I highly recommend you take advantage of Serve To Lead II.”
Lawson State Head Baseball Coach
“a God story that’s going to relate and touch people’s lives”
Bethlehem Christian Academy Head Baseball Coach
“Refocused my intention to be a better servant”
“Tim – thank you for sharing God’s path for your life with the world. What a great motivation for those who want to make a difference and are looking for a purpose. Tim’s journey reminds us of the influential people in our lives and how impactful small acts of kindness can have on people we interact with daily. I personally picked up lessons throughout to share and enjoyed hearing how God has worked through Tim as a coach, father, husband and missionary. Serve to Lead 2 has refocused my intention to be a better servant and more yielding to God’s perfect plan.”
Auburn University Head Baseball Coach, 2019 College World Series
“Coach Fanning has hit a ‘Homerun’ with this book”
“Tim Fanning, one of the great young high school baseball coaches in America today, has hit a “Homerun” with his book, Serve To Lead 2. Outlining his “Life Lessons” intertwined with his own serious life threatening health issues, he has created an honest look at what really matters in the life of a coach. His faith in GOD, love of family, love of extended family of players and his community shines throughout. The old adage of “one good service to others returns 10 fold” is vivid! He has served many! May GOD continue to Bless him and his extended families! Thanks, Coach Tim!”
3rd Winningest Coach in NCAA DI History, College World Series - 7 Times,
Wichita State University
“Shines light on who and what is important in life”
“Coach Tim Fanning’s latest book, Serve to Lead 2, continues to shine light on who and what is important in life. And believe me, it’s not always what this world wants you to believe. His faith, coupled with his numerous mission trips and then his intense battle with cancer, has given him a unique perspective that we can all learn from and aspire to reach. This book inspires the heck out of me and I’m so blessed to call Coach Fanning my friend.”
17 Year MLB Veteran, 4-Time All-Star, Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame
“just finished reading this for the second time!”
Valdosta High School Head Baseball Coach
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