Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

7 Lessons That Surprised Me After 7 Years of Marriage

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Today, my wife Ashley and I celebrate seven years of marriage. I’ve learned so much from this woman. So many good things have come as a result of having her in my life. And I think every relationship can be like that.

The Wonderful Ache of Beauty (Why We Need Art)

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I was just minding my own business. It was an ordinary Tuesday morning. Then I watched this. And everything changed.

037: Look at Me: Getting Your Work the Attention it Deserves [Podcast]

037: Look at Me: Getting Your Work the Attention it Deserves [Podcast]

In this day of smart phones and social media, we are constantly being bombarded with distractions. The amount of things begging for our attention is endless. So how do you focus enough to do work that matters?

How to Not Set Yourself up for Failure with New Year’s Resolutions

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A few months ago, I cussed at the scale in my bathroom. I had been working out and eating well for months and all I’d lost was a measly three pounds.

I didn’t get it. What had I done wrong? After talking to a fitness professional, I realized maybe nothing. I had been measuring the wrong thing.

Whether it’s losing weight or writing a book or making more money, most people won’t complete their resolutions this year.

The Real Reason We Don’t Set Goals

The Real Reason We Don't Set Goals

I used to dream what my future would look like. I’d fantasize about becoming a writer or having the freedom to do what I wanted. And then life would drift by, indifferent to my dreams, and I’d find myself wondering, “Where did it all go?”