"Rick is the #1 ghostwriter to follow on Medium." - His Mom
I think about the very first story I wrote, way back in the 6th grade. And when I think about it, I smile. Not a smirk, and not a trite or trivial grin, but one of those smiles that is reserved for your one and only love. You know, deep...and real.
(Please don't tell my wife I just wrote that).
But I digress...
I became a registered nurse with a specialty in ER/trauma. That has taught me a lot about life and even more about death.
I became an entrepreneur and started a company that won lots of awards, produced over $300 million in revenue, employed hundreds of folks and was acquired after 11 years. That has taught me how to be a real life CEO and startup founder with one liquidity event under my belt.
I became a spouse, a father, and as of 2021, a grandpa. That has taught me how to be a better man, husband, father and grampa.
I s'pose what I'm trying to say here is that I'm stilll absorbing...still growing...still learning to be a better human...
And I share all of those lessons and experiences with words.
Because I never forgot how I felt in 6th grade after I wrote my very first story.
In my professional writing life, I'd describe myself as a coffee fueled ink slinger for companies and CEO's who know what they wanna say, but don't know how to say it.
I'd love to stay connected, maybe learn more about you sometime.