Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

028: Family First: Managing the Tension Between Work and Family [Podcast]

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Balancing the demands of work and family isn’t easy. If we’re not careful, things quickly become unbalanced and the scale tips too far. Work can consume or time and attention. Boundaries and communication are vital when it comes to making family your priority.

How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 14 Tricks That Work

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It happens to every writer. It’s inevitable. Eventually, you come to the end of yourself when your prose has turned to mush and you feel like throwing in the towel.

Writer’s block. Every writer ultimately struggles with it. How do you overcome it?

027: There is No Easy Button: Johnny B. Truant & Sean Platt on Self-Publishing [Podcast]

027: There is No Easy Button: An Interview with Johnny Truant and Sean Platt [Podcast]

Write what you love and money will follow. As writers, we can be tempted to believe that myth. It simply isn’t true. Along with writing what we love comes a lot of hard work.

3 Reasons Why You Read Those Ridiculous Lists on the Internet

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“13 Ways to Look Sexier.” “47 Celebrities Who Have Killed People.” “8 Secrets to a Happier Marriage.” If you’ve ever scanned a celebrity website, read a marketing blog, or browsed your local grocery store magazine rack, you’ve noticed that media outlets love numbered lists.

But why?

026: The Single Best Way to Grow Your Influence [Podcast]

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To succeed in life, people normally ask “what’s in it for me.” But the most successful people I know aren’t takers — they’re givers. And when I tried to follow their lead, I discovered an amazing trick:

Stop keeping score.