[Note from Sophie: Meet Timo Kiander, AKA Productive Superdad. I helped edit his new book of productivity tips for busy solopreneurs. Now he’s going to tell us how he found time to *write* the book… and Timo’s giving you a free copy at the end of this post!]
Back in September 2012, my business coach Danny Iny ended our bi-weekly coaching call with a seemingly innocent question: “Timo, would you like to take your blog to another level?”
After I learned what “take your blog to another level” meant, it took me like a fraction of a second to say “yes.”
My coach asked me if I was willing to write a book related to the topic I was already blogging about — productivity.
Although I initially said “yes” to this proposal, I also had some concerns:
- How would my family react to this, knowing that my days were already jam-packed with my day job and blogging?
- What would happen to my sports activities? I’m a marathoner and a triathlete, and didn’t want to give that up.
- How would I find time for my blog if I was going to write a book?
I felt each of those concerns was valid, so I had to find a way to crush those doubts and turn them into my strengths. [Read more…]