A professional is someone who gets paid. Someone who is respected for their craft, who's taken seriously. So… what's holding you back from being a professional?
Maybe the answer is you.
Recently, I had a conversation with Aaron McHugh and Justin Lukasavige for a podcast they co-hosted (I was the guest). They asked a lot of great questions, and it was a fun dialogue about comfort, calling, and building genuine relationships online.
I have a lot of conversations like this but rarely get to record them. I thought the insights were valuable and might be interesting to some of you. So I asked if I could share it on my blog, and they were kind enough to let me.
Listen to the interview[audio https://traffic.libsyn.com/aaronmchugh/Jeff_Goins_-_Goinswriter.com.mp3]
Here are some of the highlights from the show:
- How I found and developed my writing voice
- What it takes to connect with influential people online
- When I stopped acting the amateur and finally turned pro with my craft
- The 1000-hour rule of proficiency and practice
- Why artists need to claim their craft before they create their best work
- How to serve your way into influential relationships and get people to take you seriously
- Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
- Poke the Box by Seth Godin
- Wrecked by Me
- The Most Overlooked Secret to Influencing People
If you want to hear more of these types of interviews (or have a podcast that you want to interview me for), check out my Media page.
When did you become a professional? Or are you still waiting to become who you are? Share in the comments.
Disclosure: Some of the above links are affiliate links, which means that if you buy the above books, I get a commission at no extra expense to you.