Reading The Time Trading Guru last year has inspired me to write a lot of stuff about life and has greatly influenced me on how to view life in a different perspective. I have written some in my other inspirational blog, like practice K.I.S.S-ing (Keeping Things Simple), prioritizing the important things in your life and the importance of having a dream and working on it.
So, today, we will be featuring the author of the said book, Robert Renaud.
About the Author: (As seen in his website)
Robert Renaud is one of the newest thought-provoking writers on living life more fully. His book The Time Trading Guru shows how to instantly reach dreams using the DREAM process and leveraging the levers of life: time, flexibility, and money. Here, he writes about a blueprint to escape the workplace, take ‘life breaks,’ and start living again. The Time Trading Guru shows how to instantly reach dreams using the DREAM process and leveraging the levers of life: time, flexibility, and money. Here, he writes about a blueprint to escape the workplace, take ‘life breaks,’ and start living again.
1. Why did you entitled your book “The Time Trading Guru.” and who gave you the inspiration to write that book?
I’ve been fortunate to have used the time I have in my life to do the things I want to do and the things I’ve dreamed to do. The concept of the book is that to get more out of life you need to master the levers of life’s principles of time, flexibility, and money, leverage the DREAM process and then trade yourself to a more rewarding life by taking life breaks.
As a result, I must say that the inspiration for the book came from many people. I’ve had friends and family tell me to write down how I time trade so others can have a blueprint to living life more fully. So, I heeded their advice, took a few months and wrote down the blueprint. Surprisingly, the title came easy. Since I was sharing with others how to time trade, I was becoming a guru – a teacher, and time trading was my craft. So was born, The Time Trading Guru.
2.Who are the authors that had greatly influenced you in terms of your writings?
I’ve been heavily influenced by some of the great prolific philsophers of life; Socrates, Plato, and the like. From a modern day perspective, I think Tony Robbins has certainly influenced me with his detailed analyses and inspirational writings on how each of us can harness the power within.
3. If you are to recommend three books that everyone should read what are those and what makes them special?
I have to admit, I’m a fan of Dan Brown’s “The DaVinci Code” – his cryptic messaging is always intriguing. Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers” – a fascinating insight into those statistical anomalies in society, or are they? Finally, Robin Sharma’s “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” – a great fable on the importance of life.
4. Are you planning to write your second book? If yes, what will the readers expect from it.?
I’m already writing the next book. Readers can expect more insights to time trading, mostly by understanding how to achieve the ultimate ‘way of life.’ The book is a fable of living wisely with inspiration from an executive’s interactions with a street mendicant and his transformation to understanding the importance of the life he had, the life he lives and the life he wants.
5. What is your favorite part of your book and why?
My favorite part of the book is the chapter on “Time to Dream.” It’s really the part that sets the stage for a blueprint to a more fulfilled life. If you can’t dream, then how do you know what you want? Dreaming starts our cycle. It’s where we begin to understand that there’s something worth devoting our energy to realizing something and the pursuit of this realization brings happiness.
7. What are your advice to those people who would like their books to be publish as well?
I would recommend to simply write. Don’t worry about all the publishing aspects. They’ll fall into place. Most important, find a good editor. An editor will help you tweak your thoughts in a way you never imagined.
Thanks Robert for this opportunity and for sharing what you’ve learned in your life as well. Good luck on your next book and keep it up!
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