The Jagged Journey
Chuck Crumpton grew up on his father’s tobacco farm in North Carolina, working its fields from the time he was five years old. Now he’s CEO of Medpoint, LLC, a consulting firm with clients around the globe. Chuck’s life’s accomplishments—and setbacks—have taught him valuable life lessons about honesty, hard work, perseverance, and integrity, and these are the same values he uses to guide his business.
This book is the story of how Chuck came to learn these values, step by challenging step, through a series of successes and also through sometimes painful and humbling failures. Chuck hopes that by sharing his experiences and the lessons he’s learned, he can impart some of these learnings onto readers.
They should get drawn into his early struggles on the tobacco farm, should feel empathy and admiration as his father teaches him the importance of work ethic, should cheer Chuck on as he takes steps to leave the farm for college, should be excited and on edge as he starts his first business, should enjoy his successes as he builds his “Norman Rockwell” life with a marriage and a house and job successes and children, and should worry alongside Chuck as his picture-perfect life crumbles into ruin.
We’ll see him lose his faith, lose his marriage, lose everything he once believed was important—and we’ll see him rebuild his life, not around an artificial notion of “success” but instead around a hard-earned belief that he needs to make choices that make his life “significant.”