After three false attempts, I finally met with Andrew at the local Starbucks so we could talk about writing his book.
I’m usually not that generous, when someone doesn’t make an appointment with me twice in a row, I’ll assume we’re not meant to work together and more to the point, I wouldn’t want to work with someone who doesn’t respect my time enough to show up. I’m not sure why Andrew is an exception to the rule, but I’m sure one day it will become obvious.
We talked about is financial planning business and how it might help him be perceived as more of an expert where he to have his own book highlighting his preferences and knowledge about financial planning.
I asked him if he knew of any other authors and he only knows of two: a previous boss and one of the parents of his son. I had never asked anyone that question before and I was curious of why I had asked it!
It turns out that Andrew has always wanted to write a book for the sense of accomplishment it would bring him. I thought it was very interesting it would be a primary motivator, but we never know what drives another person to do what they do.
I hope he follows through, I believe he would find it one of the most rewarding projects he’s ever done.