Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

How to Manage Up

Here are the five basic steps for managing up:

1) Train your boss to meet with you regularly.
2) Come to every meeting with a detailed agenda.
3) Keep a pulse on your boss’s changing priorities.
4) Anticipate problems and offer solutions.
5) Always be prepared to give status reports on your project at any time.

The Hardest Part of Writing

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The hardest part of writing is getting started. …And finishing. …and all the stuff in between.

The Difference Between Projects and Conversations

There’s a significant difference between conversations and projects in your work. But how do you know?

My Best Advice on Blogging

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My best advice ever on blogging is the following: Be yourself.

It’s Hard to Be a Good Writer?

Is it hard to be a good writer? Of course not.

All you have to do is write a lot, until you get really, really good. And then, write some more.