Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

How to Become a Rockstar: Interview with Manafest

How to Become a Rockstar: Interview with Manafest

Attending a live concert makes you wonder what it’d be like to stand on stage, surrounded by your band, playing to a crowd of screaming fans. Few people have never fantasized about being a rockstar in their own way, but how is it possible?

In a world saturated with distractions and noise, it’s difficult to stand out from the crowd. With barriers to entry in every industry nearly obliterated by the Internet and social media, everyone has a voice. Which is both a challenge, and an opportunity.

How to Spot (and Use) the Invisible Power of Influence: Interview with Jonah Berger

How to Spot (and Use) the Invisible Power of Influence: Interview with Jonah Berger

People want to believe they are good at making their own decisions. From what they buy to who they vote for. It’s easy to see other people being influenced, but we have difficulty seeing it in ourselves.

We tend to hold a curmudgeonly attitude when it comes to being influenced or manipulated. And yet, everyone wants more influence. We hear a lot of people talking about how to become an influencer, and how to engage with influencers.

It’s seems like the Age of the Influencer.

Doing Good is Simple: Interview with Chris Marlow

Doing Good is Simple: Interview with Chris Marlow

Too often people fight tooth and nail to claw their way onstage only to realize, after standing in the spotlight for a moment, they don’t have anything to say. Building a digital platform without a purpose can have the same effect.

In a world of likes, hearts, retweets, and comments, influence feels like a currency. And the more influence you appear to have, the more successful you seem. But, as our guest this week asks, why should people listen to you?

How to Pivot to Find Your Passion (and Get Paid): Interview with Mignon Fogarty

How to Pivot to Find Your Passion (and Get Paid)

The path to our life’s work is rarely linear. I studied Spanish and Religion in college, and now I write books and create digital content that has little to do with either topic. Perhaps it’s not what we learn, but the journey of learning that leads us to our passions.

Myth of the Overnight Success: Interview with Jackie Bledsoe

How to Become an Overnight Success: Interview with Jackie Bledsoe

Living outside Nashville, you can’t order a cup of coffee without running into someone looking for their big break. Everyone wants to be an overnight success. It seems like less work and more fun, but nothing could be further from the truth.

When you’ve got big dreams and life throws you a curveball, it can derail more than your financial plan. Getting injured or sick can ruin your career. Losing a job unexpectedly can mess with your sense of self, and make you reevaluate your purpose in life.

Though, sometimes in the crucible of difficult circumstances is where we find our true calling.