Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

How to Stop Being Awkward & Captivate People’s Attention: Vanessa Van Edwards Interview

On Recovering Awkwardness and The Science of People: An Interview With Vanessa Van Edwards

Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest challenges. Vanessa Van Edwards is a prime example of just such a person. She found a way to turn her awkward social skills into a thriving business helping others do the same.

How to Start a Self-Hosted Blog in 8 Minutes or Less

The Short Guide to Launching a Self-Hosted Blog in 8 Minutes or Less

I’m gonna cut to the chase: You need a blog. The world is changing and moving on without you, and it’s time you had a platform of your own to share your message. The best and easiest way to launch a self-hosted blog is with WordPress.

There are over 60 million blogs on WordPress, one of several platforms that helps you to publish online. This number, according to one source, represents only 43% of all blogs, making the total somewhere around 160 million blogs.

These blogs are viewed by an audience of over 400 million people each month — and that’s only one place people are connecting online. Incredible, isn’t it? You’d be hard pressed to argue there’s not a tremendous opportunity here. But are you taking advantage of it?

It’s never been easier to connect with an audience and get your message heard… but are you engaging in the conversation?

The Importance of Your Book Cover Design: An Interview with Pamela Webber

The Importance of Your Book Cover Design: An Interview with Pamela Webber

The old saying you can judge a book by its cover is rooted in truth! To get to the heart of why it’s true and why design plays such a major role in an author’s success, I invited the Chief Marketing Officer of 99Designs, Pamela Webber, to join us.

How to Really Get Your Writing Done

How to Really Get Your Writing Done

Everyone wants to write a book, but few people ever do. Why is this? Because we writers tend to focus on the wrong thing.

Most people who want to write a book start with goals, and that’s not how it works. If you want to write a book some day, you need to start writing today. In other words, don’t set out to write a book. Set out to become a regular writer.

The One Quality You Need to Reach Your Most Important Goals

The One Quality You Need to Reach Your Most Important Goals

We’ve all had dreams about the future that haven’t come true. We’ve probably let some of those dreams die. But what if we could develop the grit and persistence required to revive those dreams and achieve them?

We can. And it’s simpler than you might think. Here are six techniques proven by research and practical experience that can help you break through to have your best year ever.