Recently I finished my first book, “Protect Your IRA: Avoid the Five Common Mistakes.” It was a project I've attempted to do for years, but quite honestly I wasn't prepared for the strategic by-products that came from it. Most interesting was the impact it had on those closest to me – my family – who don't know the details of what I do. They were intrigued by how the book took very complex information and made it simple to understand. After reading it they said, “Wow, I didn't know you dealt with all that stuff.”
The other surprise was how it landed on the professionals I work with. After reading the introduction and closing, they felt as if they were part of the book with me because of the commitment in the book to having professional alliances to help clients attain their goals. Coworkers were also intrigued, and pointed out that as many times as they've heard me say the things that were in the book, they never understood it as a whole, organized in the fashion it was, with such poignant points for clients to understand. In fact, they even suggested it will make them more competent in talking to clients on this very complicated issue of IRAs. Finally, the client’s response after reading it was, “Do I need to get in and get a checkup? Am I all set?”
While this reflection shares the impact my book had on me, the most exciting part is that it can have the same impact on you as a joint author. We've had dozens of attorneys use this book in their community to derive the same benefits and insight that I have been able to derive from it. If you're a Lawyers With Purpose member, and these benefits are something you're looking for in your practice, I encourage you to go to www.lwpirabook.com to find out how you can be a co-author of “Protect Your IRA: Avoid the Five Common Mistakes.” If you aren't a member (this is just one of the hundreds of benefits you do get by being an LWP member) just pick up the phone and talk with Molly Hall at 877-299-0326 x 202 to learn more about becoming a member and launching your book project!
David J. Zumpano, Esq, CPA, Co-founder Lawyers With Purpose, Founder and Senior Partner of Estate Planning Law Center