Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

What I Learned from Launching My First Best Seller

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My new book, The Art of Work, launched a few weeks ago and immediately became a Publishers’ Weekly, USA Today, and Washington Post bestseller. It also hit #1 in all its categories on Amazon and was #7 of all books overall.

Soon, I want to peel back the curtains to show you what we did, how we did it, and what I learned. But before we talk about that, we need to talk about the book itself.

051: An In-Depth Look at Medium: the Benefits and the Drawbacks [Podcast]

051: An In-Depth Look at Medium: the Benefits and the Drawbacks [Podcast]

You’ve got a message worth hearing but maybe your audience isn’t very big. So what’s the best way to get your message heard? Should you continue to build your own platform or should you share your work in places where the traffic is already well established?

The Sleazebag and the Magician: A Tale of Two Marketers

The Sleazebag and the Magician: A Tale of Two Marketers

I’ve been thinking a lot about marketing lately. I know, I know. You hate advertising. Can’t stand self-promotion. I get it.

But guess what? If you’ve got a message that deserves to be shared, you need to care about marketing. There are two ways to go about this, to spread an idea or promote a project.

050: How to Do a Do-Over: Interview with Jon Acuff

050: How to Do a Do-Over: Interview with Jon Acuff

Doing something well always requires your time and focus. It’s rarely easy to stay focussed. There are always other tasks competing for our time. But all these things can serve as distractions that keep us from the work we should be focussing on.

Two Essential Ingredients of Success

Two Essential Ingredients of Success

Passion and practice. Those are two ingredients required for your success. Without passion, the work feels rote and mundane. Without practice, it gets sloppy. You need both.