Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

The Most Overlooked Piece of Real Estate on Your Blog

blogging

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)

Starting line

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!)

Self Discovery Blog

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.

025: Saying Yes to the Best Things: How Do You Balance It All? [Podcast]

Rhythm of rush

Inevitably in life, a certain level of success will mean embracing the necessity of saying no. I think we all know this. But when and to what do we get to say yes? That’s what we cover in this week’s podcast.

In this episode of The Portfolio Life, best-selling woman’s author Lysa Terkeurst shares with me her story of learning to say no and how it led to her eventually getting to say “yes” to the best things.

Three Steps to Start a Daily Writing Habit

Writing Notebook

It’s one thing to call yourself a writer; it’s quite another to actually write. So what separates the pros from the amateurs? Is it God-given talent? Natural skill? Or something else?

Of course, we all have gifts that we’ve been given. This is a grace, the fact that we have things we are good at — and don’t deserve them. But what we do with those gifts is what separates the outliers from the rest of the pack.