The son of a North Carolina sharecropper, Clyde Strickland was only six years old when his father left him alone with a mule to plow a tobacco field. Farming took priority over all else, including school. Leaving home at sixteen for a fresh start and better life, Clyde endeavored to be the most valued employee in every job he held by volunteering for extra work, learning from role models, and educating himself. Promptly promoted yet quickly bored upon reaching certain goals, Clyde worked in numerous industries before finding a career he loved because of the endless challenges and opportunities it presented. He launched his own company, Metro Waterproofing, in 1972.
Through love, obligation and determination, Clyde has overcome extreme poverty and minimal schooling, in addition to multiple accidents that could have ruined him physically and financially. Throughout, his beloved wife, Sandra, inspired him to grow in his faith, and as he did, Clyde's question of "What can I do?" shifted from bettering himself and providing for his family, to serving God, country and community.
Guiding teens, young adults and others who seek inspiration, What Can I Do? is a captivating, powerful testimony to achieving the American Dream by trusting in God and doing whats often hard but always right.
- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub (10 January 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1979562954
- 100% made in the U.S.A. by Metro Waterproofing in Scottsdale, Georgia.