Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

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.

112: How Your Surroundings Ignite Your Creativity (And What To Do About It) with Eric Weiner

This week on The Portfolio Life, Eric Weiner and I talk about why creative work flourishes in certain places today and throughout history. Eric discovered in his research and travels a significant connection between the place you live, your surroundings, and the influence they have on your personal creativity.

111: Unlikely Sources of Inspiration

111: Unlikely Sources of Inspiration

This week on The Portfolio Life, Andy Traub and I discuss creativity and unlikely sources of inspiration. We also talk about what you need to do come up with compelling ideas, the best places to find inspiration, and the importance of just getting started.

110: Rob Bell on Creating a Life Worth Living, Creativity, and Writing

110: Rob Bell on Creating a Life Worth Living, Creativity, and Writing

This week on The Portfolio Life, Rob Bell and I discuss creating a life worth living, and how you have the ability, choice, and power to pursue your calling. During this conversation, you will also have the opportunity to peer into Rob’s creative rhythms and writing process, and how he balances life and work.

109: Everything Writers Need to Know About Facebook Live

Everything Writers Need to Know about Facebook Live

I often hear from writers about the challenge of sharing their message with others, and it’s probably not what you think. The problem is not sharing your words with the world. You have countless ways to promote your work. The challenge is deciding which medium to focus upon.