An aspiring author contacted me about ghostwriting his book. After we picked a time to talk, he asked if I could send a text 30 minutes before our call to remind him.
Even though I said yes, I was thinking to myself, "You're a grown man in business. Set an alarm or something!" Later, I became curious to learn why the reminder was important to him.
When we spoke, I asked why he needed a ghostwriter. He said, "My business is successful because I stick to my strengths. I have dyslexia and ADHD, so I need someone to translate my words and help me stay on task."
I sat there marveling at the idea of helping industry experts and everyday people with dyslexia and ADHD to write their books. Heck, if they need a reminder before our meetings, that's an easy accommodation.
There are large numbers of intelligent and talented individuals with dyslexia. One in 10 people are estimated to have it. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that most often occurs in children, but can also be diagnosed in adulthood. About 4% of adults have it.
What limitations hold you back from starting (or finishing) your book?
I admire those who can name their limitations. We all have them. Productivity expert, David Allen, says, "You can do anything, but you can't do everything."
Book creation is no exception. There are teams of people who work on books--proofreaders, coaches, editors, designers, researchers, indexers, etc. Everyone brings a specific expertise that others do not possess.
Schedule a free 30-minute call with me on Book Talk Tuesdays. I'm here to answer questions about all aspects of your book--namely what's getting in your way. Together, we'll figure out how to get you closer to becoming an author.