When I was asked to speak at a conference recently, they gave me the topic of Wisdom. 6 letters. Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 9.42.35 AM

Interesting, because in my career working with world changers, CEOs, athletes, and  celebrities on their books and businesses, I’ve observed five currencies that make people great. Wisdom is certainly one of them.

The Top 12 Tips for Writers and Entrepreneurs (From the World’s Leading Ghostwriter)

The Top 12 Tips for Writers and Entrepreneurs (From the World’s Leading Ghostwriter)

In my last blog article, There’s A Book Legacy Inside of You, I spoke about the value of turning to an expert ghostwriter when writing your book. My background is in corporate communications and my biggest passion is helping entrepreneurs, companies and other industry leaders to tell their stories and build their brands. But if you’re determined to give it a go on your own, keep these tried and tested tips in mind.

1. Establish a Plan of Action

You’re an entrepreneur or an executive. Or maybe you’re a student or a parent. Whatever the case, you’re adept at managing something. Treat your book as a business project. The first step is to create a 1-page action plan. What’s your goal? Do you want to pitch a publisher? Write or print out your action plan and post it on your wall.

There’s a Book Legacy Inside of You

There’s a Book Legacy Inside of You

What does it take to create a coveted New York Times, and globally published, bestseller?

Sacrifice. Grit. And the courage to get an expert ghostwriter on your team.

Successful people are excellent at what they do.

When weight loss expert, MD, trauma surgeon and cardiologist Dr. Wayne Anderson contacted me to write his book, it wasn’t because he couldn’t write it. It was because he was so successful doing his own job and living his own life that he didn’t have time.

High achievers are busy achieving. They generally don’t write their own books.

When MedStar Corporation contacted The Writers Group, a book had been brewing inside the company for years. They had a manuscript and a multitude of ideas, but needed to email it to someone who could take the lead and pull it all together.

Dr. Andersen’s book hit the New York Times Best Seller list and his face graced the Jumbotron in Times Square!

I love this image from the Spartan Race series. It’s about courage. Sometimes getting courageous means knowing when to get an expert to help make your dreams come true.

Conquer Tammy

In the meantime, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post featuring our top 12 writing tips.



What’s your strength?

On my blog, Escape Suburbia, last week I wrote about strength and its relationship to the inner resolve you need to combat stress and pursue adventure.

Adventure helps overcome stress because it gets individuals and teams focused on achievement and challenge. Adventure is good for the soul.

What’s your strength? Identifying this and setting you apart as an expert is mine.

New York Times Best Selling Author

Let Me Help You Tell Your Story

Let Me Help You Tell You Your Story