First-Time Author Reflects on Writing a Book to Build a Legacy

Miami, FL/ACCESSWIRE/July 27, 2022/ Jozef Opdeweeghpublished author of “Fair Value: Thoughts on Bargains“, and international CEO with over 20 years of experience and former chairman and board member of private and public companies, reflects on the important step of becoming a published author, one year after its official launchand what it meant for his career and personal growth.

Drawing on his knowledge and experience as a business leader across the globe, Jozef Opdeweegh has always kept a critical relationship between the values ​​we live and the values ​​we create in order to make informed and grounded decisions in his professional (and personal) career. This philosophy or, as he may call it, the “values-based leadership” approach soon became the lens through which Jozef Opdeweegh consistently viewed the current state of events and served as a formula for success influenced by great thinkers of the past.

“Fair Value is a collection of essays and reflections on how, in an ever-changing world, it is the consistency of the values ​​we live and work on that form the foundations of our growth as individuals and organisations,” said Jozef Opdeweegh in a recent interview with Authority Magazine. “Based on concrete examples, I try to show how qualities such as trust, care and integrity are essential to progress together and make the most of our collective talents.”

Since writing Fair Value, Jozef Opdeweegh has built a platform of authority by organizing a career that stands up for his views in a way that creates an opportunity for positive influence. As a business leader, this is a unique opportunity to define your personal manifesto and capture your reader’s attention in a controlled way that is otherwise rarely offered. After an entire year of reflection, Jozef Opdeweegh recently shared the key traits a newly published author should consider to aid their authority:

Clarity: In order for writers to be able to use concrete examples, it is important to let go of the idea of ​​constantly using clever jargon and terms that aim to impress. Instead, clarity comes from talking about a place where authors feel comfortable expressing their shared values ​​and not limited to our workplace or our churches, but integrated into our actions and communities, binding all that is dear to us.

Adaptability: In writing a book, we must maintain a tension of clarity about what we want to say with a willingness to respond and adapt as ideas and thoughts emerge. For example, in Fair Value, Jozef Opdeweegh included a previously published essay on the importance of nurturing talent in organizations. What followed was a complementary essay on building and mixing talent that added to – and improved upon – these thoughts. This is a good example of collective thinking to run a business and write a book: you shouldn’t expect to have all the answers right away!

Humility: Writing a book is not a guarantee of success, but rather an invitation to follow a path of discovery based on the values ​​and virtues that we believe to be good. When leaders share their findings and philosophies, it doesn’t necessarily mean they have the right answers, but it’s essential that their work allows them to test them over time.

Writing a book, especially about leadership, has become one of Jozef Opdeweegh’s most rewarding investments and explorations into his core beliefs and values. As an author, Opdeweedh was able to reflect on his truth about himself and begin to share this approach more and more by following current professional opportunities and contexts. Jozef Opdeweegh believes that whether you’re a professional or a lifelong entrepreneur, there are huge benefits to building a personal brand. The more energy you intentionally invest in your brand, the greater the return on investment and impact on growth. A listening consumer audience gives leaders leverage that leads to growth.

“As successful leaders, our goal is to create freedom and build a legacy. Writing and publishing a book develops an asset that will outlive you and your work,” concluded Jozef Opdeweegh.

In the edition Just value, Opdeweegh has partnered with Books by Köhleran independent boutique publisher located in Virginia Beach, VA, with a publishing history of more than twenty Amazon #1 sellers and recipients of dozens of literary awards.

The book is available from major online retailers Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound, and it’s also available for Kindle. Interested readers can also order the book from the official book website here. Jozef Opdeweegh is also available for speaking engagements with professional groups, organizations and universities.


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