Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

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.

Why You Should Always Tell the Truth

Pinocchio

Every day, we have the choice to tell the truth or not. We can be honest with ourselves about who we are and the challenges we face, or we can lie about it. That’s a choice that’s up to you and me.

Shipping (A Seth Godin-ism)

Seth Godin

Certain words invade your vocabulary — sometimes whether you like it or not. The one that has really invaded mine this year is “ship”. I don’t think that I can go a week without it coming up at least a handful of times in a variety of contexts. I first heard it on Seth Godin’s blog, I believe, and it was a pretty major theme of his recent book Linchpin.

Reverse Procrastination

Think of something that you need to do today but that you really don’t want to do. Chances are that you’re going to procrastinate doing it. But this thing that you don’t want to do is going to keep nagging you. Here’s a thought: do it first. I call it reverse procrastination.

What’s the Most Inspirational Advice You’ve Ever Heard?

From The Office:

Michael: What’s the most inspiring thing I ever said to you?
Dwight: “Don’t be an idiot.” Changed my life.
Dwight: Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, “Would an idiot do that?” And if they would, I do not do that thing.