Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

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.

The Most Overlooked Piece of Real Estate on Your Blog

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There is a place on your website that you’re probably neglecting. It’s the same place where new visitors flock to everyday to see if what you have to say is worth listening to.

Why You Should Start a Blog (Even If You’re Not a Writer)

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I waited way too long to start blogging. And that just might be one of the biggest regrets of my life.

I often tell my sister Marissa who to my amazement has been able to maintain a regular blogging discipline while going to college, that she is way ahead of where I was 10 years ago.

The Surprising Self-Discovery Lessons of Blogging (Plus a 21-Day Challenge!)

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I am a writer. It’s what I do. But the truth is I didn’t learn this truth about myself and then go do it. Confidence came slowly and awkwardly. The epiphany didn’t precede action; it followed it.

I love writing, not just because it’s my job, but because it’s a tool to help you better understand yourself. Sharing my thoughts on this blog helped me understand that writing isn’t just something I do; it’s who I am.