Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

117: How You Can Change the World in Your Sleep with Jeremy Cowart

117: All Things Are Possible with Jeremy Cowart

“I can’t do this.” “I’m not good enough.” “I’ll never be a success.” These lies plagued Jeremy Cowart with despair and hopelessness for years. Despite struggling in school, being fired from jobs, and even being told to pursue a different career, Jeremy continued to pursue his calling as an artist. So, how did he overcome these limiting beliefs to become a world-renowned photographer?

116: Why Writers Need to Build a Professional Network to Succeed

116: Why Writers Need to Build a Professional Network to Succeed

Your success as a writer is not solely dependent upon your ability to write. If you believe this, then you might be missing out on one of the most important pieces to succeeding: community.

115: Why You Need to Stop Trying to Write the Perfect Book with Shauna Niequist

Destroying the Myth of the Perfect Story with Shauna Niequist

This week on The Portfolio Life, Shauna Niequist and I talk about her latest book, Present Over Perfect, and how she learned to forgo settling for busy in order to live a more simple, yet actively engaged life.

114: An Embarrassing Confession About This Year’s Tribe Conference

114: An Embarrassing Confession About This Year's Tribe Conference

This week on The Portfolio Life, Andy Traub and I talk about how this event was created to help writers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs grow their craft and get the attention their work deserves.

113: Great Writers Are Risk Takers

113: Great Writers are Risk-Takers

This week on The Portfolio Life, Andy Traub and I discuss wrestling with the tension of playing it safe and taking risks, and why taking risks are necessary to improve yourself as a writer.