Mr. Mark Greaney
Bestselling author Mr. Mark Greaney, stepfather of seventh grader Kemmons Wilson, shared the importance of pursing dreams and developing resilience. His first book took 15 years to complete because he considered writing a hobby, not an “attainable goal.” His book was rejected by every agent. But their feedback led to the creation of The Gray Man – and a successful collaboration with legendary author, Mr. Tom Clancy. He credits his success to his love of writing and his resolve.
“I’ve had a lot of rejections and a lot of failures on the way to becoming successful,” he said. “I hope you guys can take something away from that. Every time you fall down, if you can dust yourself off, the finish line may be right over that hill. Resilience is one of the best muscles you can develop in life.”