My first 20 years…

by | Sep 21, 2023 | Blog | 0 comments

The first 20 years went a lot faster than I thought.

Back in September of 2003, I was pounding out 75 cold calls a day as my son (Ian, now 6’6″) lay bouncing quietly in a baby seat at my feet.

Those days seemed to last forever.

20 years later, a few things have become crystal clear:

  1. Rejection is part of building a business – get used to it.
  2. Certainty is a myth – you can’t plan everything, no matter how hard you try.
  3. Your value is directly related to the size and complexity of the problems you solve.   
  4. Money is a number on a piece of paper. It rarely brings you the joy you’re looking for.

Looking forward, I’d like to be intentional about a handful or key items.

One of those is changing the conversation around generosity.

Instead of an afterthought, I’d love to see us talk about generosity first.

To learn more, check out this resource.


CJ McClanahan

Speaker | Advisor | Recovering Overachiever


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