About

William Teh

When I started writing, I did not have a flash of lightning hit me, or a higher calling telling me to write, nor a burning desire to share my super special secret sauce (ha!) to success. My secret with sauce is that I believe kids will eat anything that goes well with ketchup.

Writing for me started out as a tool to grow my business. The fastest way to be known as an ABC kind of guy is to write a book. That was how I was taught and introduced to writing books. So what is this ABC status? ABC is an acronym for Authority. Branding. Credibility. For the type of work I do, it is helpful to quickly and positivity differentiate myself from the other 78, 647 investors, entrepreneurs and businessmen who invest in real estate for a living. Writing a book instantly Brands you as an expert, provides Credibility and gives you a voice of Authority. I started writing for the purpose of establishing myself as an author to set myself apart from the very crowded field of real estate investors.

If you are an ABC kind of person, it’ll help you meet more of the right people, get involved in the good projects and get better help to achieve your goals faster.

Why do you write?

M y first book 13 Ways to Accomplish More by Doing Less was about sharing some of the hard, costly and valuable lessons I learned. Then I fell in love with writing, and wrote five more books. My reasons evolved from establishing myself as an ABC investor to sharing my lessons learned that I think have value and are worth sharing.

As I continue to write, I find that writing helps me think better, to be more clear and succinct in expressing my ideas and organizing my thoughts beginning with an end in mind.

Writing also help me live more intentionally. As I write about my observations, experiences and lessons learned, I try to drink my experiences more deeply knowing I may end up writing about them. If you are going to drink, drink deeply.

I treat writing like I do investing; as a business I enjoy doing. Writing is like investing. It requires discipline. It requires consistency. It requires an investment of time and effort before you can reap your reward . . . a published book.

Writing is evolving to become a labor of love. I hope my stories can help another walk down this path called life more comfortably. To do so without tripping over the same rock, get stuck in the same puddle of mud or fall into the same hidden grass covered ditch. And the most important reason of all: to leave a legacy for my children. A legacy they can learn from, find encouragement and to remember me.

Why do you write?

M y first book 13 Ways to Accomplish More by Doing Less was about sharing some of the hard, costly and valuable lessons I learned. Then I fell in love with writing, and wrote five more books. My reasons evolved from establishing myself as an ABC investor to sharing my lessons learned that I think have value and are worth sharing.

As I continue to write, I find that writing helps me think better, to be more clear and succinct in expressing my ideas and organizing my thoughts beginning with an end in mind.

Writing also help me live more intentionally. As I write about my observations, experiences and lessons learned, I try to drink my experiences more deeply knowing I may end up writing about them. If you are going to drink, drink deeply.

I treat writing like I do investing; as a business I enjoy doing. Writing is like investing. It requires discipline. It requires consistency. It requires an investment of time and effort before you can reap your reward . . . a published book.

Writing is evolving to become a labor of love. I hope my stories can help another walk down this path called life more comfortably. To do so without tripping over the same rock, get stuck in the same puddle of mud or fall into the same hidden grass covered ditch. And the most important reason of all: to leave a legacy for my children. A legacy they can learn from, find encouragement and to remember me.

How long does it take you to write a book?

13 Ways To Accomplish More By Doing Less took me about five years to write and publish.  It took so long mostly because I did not hold myself accountable to get the book done in a timely fashion. I allowed too many distractions to stumble, sidetrack and slow me down.  When I engaged Gene Vasconi of High Hope Publishing my first editor/publisher to help me, I finished the book in about 13 weeks. I got more accomplished in the last 13 weeks than I did in the first 4 years 29 weeks.

Since then, it takes me about two years of research, recording and reflection to write and publish a book. When I collect, compile and compose enough stories to form a theme for a good story, I assemble them into a book.

Gene helped me publish my first five books before passing away from cancer in 2018.  Before passing on, Gene introduced me to Mel Cohen of Inspired Authors Press and asked me to consider using Mel when he could no longer help. Mel is my publishing consultant for Paper Pencil Eraser. Mel works with authors starting on their first book to seasoned authors. If you are coachable and willing to accept feedback and advice, Mel will help you. More importantly, Mel knows how to promote, market and sell books. Mel is an ABC kind of guy.  Mel is an Authority.  Mel is Branded. Mel has Credibility. He has marketed and sold over 2 million books.

I believe that having a seasoned professional publishing consultant hold me accountable, review my work and guide me when I am stuck is critical to getting my books published in a timely fashion. If you need help getting started with your book, ask Mel for help.  Look Mel up at www.inspiredauthorspress.com

What do you think makes a good story?


Everybody has a story. And there is always someone who wants or needs to hear your story. I am also mindful that telling a story is not the same as complaining. Most of us have more complaints to share than a good story to tell. If you write with the intent to add value, such as helping your reader uncover something hidden, discover something new or recover from hurt, you have the beginnings of a good story.

A story can be about sharing an experience, a fantasy or a dream, or about what we have learned. Stories can bring a smile to your lips or tears to your eyes, bring clarity to the confused, or teach us something we can use.

A good story should be able to touch your heart, change your mind, or better your life.

Will there be more follow up books after Paper Pencil Eraser?  If yes, how many?

The saddest story is a good story that is not told and dies with us. If my stories continue to be enjoyable, enriching and enabling, I will carry on writing more books.

Will there be more follow up books after Paper Pencil Eraser?  If yes, how many?

The saddest story is a good story that is not told and dies with us. If my stories continue to be enjoyable, enriching and enabling, I will carry on writing more books.

Do you speak about your books, writing books, or investing for passive income?

Several years ago, I used to speak more about generating and using passive income to achieve financial freedom and some of my preferred real estate vehicles that I use. Today, I am more selective and speak less as I try to focus on helping my children, circle of friends, and influence people who are more willing and able to take action.

Do you have any suggestions to help me become a writer? If so what are they?

Have you experienced joy in your life? Have you learned something from your life? Have you successfully overcome challenges in your life?  If you have experienced any one of these, you have a good story to tell.  Let your mind guide your thoughts but write from your heart.

What impact do you feel your book is making and where is it making an impact?

R obert Kiyosaki is one of the greatest influencer on me.  Because of his books, he turned my understanding of money, financial freedom and financial security upside down. I am very grateful to be able to learn from him in person, from his Rich Dad coaching and from his books. If Mr. Kiyosaki did not write, and I did not read his books, I would not be doing what I am doing today which is working towards financial freedom instead financial security.

Robert Kiyosaki says it best; “Teach your kids. That’s how you change the world.” I hope to influence the future by reaching out to my children and the children of the world though my books. If I can leave this world a little better place to live, I will be happy.

Just like you, time is my important and precious asset. Money we can lose and make back, but time we can only lose. As I am approaching my 60’s I am not in a hurry, but I have no time to lose. I value health, time, and family and friends more and more, and enjoy sharing with them what I have learned, my observations and reflections through my books and conversations and groups I talk to.  When you want to have a personal conversation or ask me share with your group, team or family; please reach out to me.