Big projects often take months to come together, and Exceptional Wealth by Mark Tepper, CFP® was one of those projects. I’m pleased to announce that the audio book of Exceptional Wealth is now available on Audible.com.
The project started back in November of 2017, not long after Hurricane María hit us here in Puerto Rico. Mark’s team approached me about producing the “funnel audio” for his previous book, Walk Away Wealthy. Based on his long career in the wealth management community, Mark penned that book to help owners of businesses with the arduous and complicated task of preparing their businesses for sale.
“Funnel audio” is something like a teaser trailer, meant to get website visitors to convert to subscribers.
We were watching a Frasier re-run a few weeks later when I heard back from Mark’s audio book guy, Nathan García of Mavrik. They informed me that they had another project in the pipeline. Would I be interested in producing an entire book? Would I!??
And again, time passed.
Then in December, they sent me the audition script for Exceptional Wealth. For the entire book! I was so excited my voice actually shook when I sat down to record. Mark Tepper is a well-known voice in the wealth management and investment community. He manages one of the biggest wealth management firms in the United States, Strategic Wealth Partners. You see him on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and Fox Business segments all the time. To land this gig would be a huge coup for SoundFridge, not to mention a shot of confidence. I didn’t know how long it would take to hear back, but I recorded the audition and sent it back.
As I’ve come to understand since then, big important projects take a long time to work through the process. (At the moment, I’m experiencing the same with the previously-announced The Heart of Things.) There are a lot of stakeholders and people looking at the project. Each step of the way, professionals examine the work. They request tweaks and re-takes. I finished the initial recording sometime in mid-February of 2018. Since then, there have been a few back and forths. I’m used to the work flow of working with independent authors. A quick e-mail, maybe an audition, the purchase, and then the delivery. Tweaks are taken care of on the fly. Both ways are great, but my type-A personality wants to do things now, now, now, yesterday!
And now, it’s live on Audible! There’s a sweet satisfaction in knowing that I was able to produce a project that is in the “big leagues.” My thanks to Mark Tepper and his production staff including Nathan García for choosing me and my modest talent. Good luck as you get Exceptional Wealth out there. If CNBC wants to do a segment Mark, I’m available!