Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

When Life Hands You Lemons… Learn Alchemy

When life hands you lemons (courtesy of Richard X. Thripp)

All too often, our circumstances are defined by what other people tell us is realistic or feasible. The old saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” is a perfect example of this paradigm.

What Egypt Can Teach Us About Every Movement

Egypt riots

The recent protests in Egypt can teach us several lessons about successful movements.

1. Great movements are often catalyzed by youth. It’s hard to start a revolution without, at some point, involving young people.

It’s Time to Begin

Free Blogging Course

It’s time to get started. No excuses or distractions. It’s time to start writing.

What to Do with Unfair Criticism


If you are going to create art, to engage in work worth remembering, don’t forget this one thing. There will always be critics. There will always be people who want to malign, insult, and correct you. And sometimes, you need to listen to them.


There will always be critics — those who will malign and slander your work, call you a hack, or convince you to quit.