Thursday, February 7, 2013

Interview with author Robert Renaud

I would like to introduce Robert Renaud author of The Time Trading Guru. I appreciate you stopping by for an interview and offering a giveaway of your book. Up for grabs is an ecopy in PDF format of one copy of  The Time Trading Guru.

Please tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a life enthusiast and dreamer, with a wife and three wonderful kids. I leverage time trading between working as an executive and raising a family to living life to the fullest and becoming personally fulfilled in the process. I’ve lived my dreams from dancing with a princess, living as a millionaire, being a cartoonist, to becoming a traveller. Yet, throughout it all I have dared to ‘live’ today, and not postpone life to sometime in the future. My book details the time trading formula to give you a blueprint to how you can live your life more fully.
Please tell us about your book.
Absolutely, The Time Trading Guru is about using the levers of life: time, flexibility, and money and the DREAM process that provides steps to goal setting, to take life breaks. By following this blueprint you stop postponing your life to some time in the future and begin to live life today.

How long have you been writing and when did you first become interested in time management?

I write, literally every day in the course of my work, but the focus is on business and research writing with lots of nuances and subtleties. The Time Trading Guru is far from this bureaucratic business style. In fact, I have deliberately written the book to make it easy and interesting to read. I also write a blog with musings on the principles of the book.

Have you had formal training or are these techniques you have developed on your own?

I would say that I’ve had quite a variety of training in this regard. It started in university through the writing of research papers to the business world where my writing transformed to business writing. I’ve had more than enough business communications people “tell” me how to write, spin, and duck. Then, during my project to write The Time Trading Guru I was most fortunate to find a very good editor. I was looking for someone who would tell me like it was. After some searching, I found him. My editor was Michael Garrett, Stephen King’s editor of early years. Yes, that Stephen King, and no the book isn’t a horror story. I have learned by far the most from him and for that I’m thankful. For anyone interested in pursing their writing interest, I would highly recommend that you allow yourself to take a leap of faith and embrace good communicators to make your writing better.

What inspired you to write a book about time management?

Likely my life. I grew up with some big challenges that gave me new perspectives about life and the power each of us have that we can use to control how we navigate in life. I realized that I did things people were always saying they would do in retirement. They were always postponing living their dreams to some time in the future. So, I decided to write and share my formula to living life and becoming personally fulfilled, all without having to give up everything you have.

Have you written other books on this topic or other genre?

No, this is the first book I’ve written - I’m a newbie. Well. Actually, I must say this is my second book. My first book is The Red Tape Chronicles - a collection of my comic strip The Bureaucrats.

How long did it take to write this book?

I had the ideas locked in my head for a number of years. Then finally, after pushing myself I took the time to write down all my thoughts. In all, it took me about 4 months to write the book.

Do you have any other projects in mind at this time?

Yes, I always have things in mind. I’m currently collecting my thoughts for another potential book, but the ideas are still quite immature. But, I certainly see a sequel to the book in the short future.

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Absolutely, I write, work like you, and help people become time traders all over the world. If you’re searching for something that’s missing in your life, whether it’s a more engaging job, a meaningful relationship, or a personal quest, I’d like to welcome you to the life of a time trader at I’ll share with you how you can use the levers of life to take life breaks and how you can leverage the DREAM process to attain your goals and reach your potentiality. I write on a weekly basis to help people become time traders all over the world.

Thanks again for letting me do this interview and for offering such a great giveaway.

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