From the earliest age I can remember, the people I respected and looked up to the most were authors. Granted, early on, they were fiction authors. As I grew older (and, hopefully, wiser), I learned to find value in nonfiction, and the authors of my favorite nonfiction books are heroes. If you’re a successful executive, I’d like to help you become one of these heroes.
Being an author is one of the greatest feelings in the world. It means, first and foremost, that you’re an authority. Pick a topic, whatever it is you’re an expert at, and you are an authority. But what good is it to be an authority if you don’t enjoy the benefits of being an authority?
What are those benefits? Let’s count them:
And this is the short list!
I like to surround myself with smart people. Successful people. People who are going places and who have been places most people only dream of. In other words, I don’t like being the smartest person in the room. If I am, I’m in the wrong room.
To me, executives are people who are high-level achievers. Just the kind of people I like to be around.
High-level achievers make great authors. But you don’t have to be a good writer to be an author, which is something most people think you need. Here’s the good news for you if you’re a successful executive: You don’t have to write a word to get your name on the cover of a book!
Let me write that out again: You don’t need to write a word to have your name on the cover of a book.
A ghostwriter is a person who writes something for someone else to put their name on. Guess what? I’m a ghostwriter.
Yes, I am the author of many articles, blog posts, books, white papers, and special reports. I’ve got my name in a lot of places. But I’ve also written a lot of words that I don’t get credit for. I’ve written blog posts, articles, white papers, and even books that someone else gets the credit for. And I’m okay with that!
One of the questions I get asked a lot is, Do you ever feel bad that you write stuff that other people get credit for writing? And the answer: Nope, not all.
You see, I don’t mind because those authors who get the credit pay me for putting their ideas in published form. It’s a win-win. They get all the benefits of being an author and I get to eat for a month. Plus, my wife likes it when I take her out to Red Lobster.
Last year, I ghostwrote a book for a successful real estate executive in Texas. He referred me to another real estate executive, a woman with an extraordinary background, from New Mexico. I’m helping her write her book right now. For several years now, I’ve written thought leadership articles and blog posts for a real estate crowdfunding executive. This year, he wants me to write longer blog posts. Yowza! That made my wife happy.
Going into 2020, I’d like to find two more executives to help become authors. I’ll write your thought leadership articles and help you write and publish a book. If this interests you, contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-253-2306 and let’s get that executive ball rolling.