Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

143: How to Prepare for Your Big Break Before it Surprises You: Interview with Jill & Kate

143: How to Prepare for Your Big Break Before it Surprises You: Interview with Jill & Kate

Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. An aspiring musician moves to Nashville with nothing but a dream and her guitar. She plays in dive bars to whoever will listen in hopes of being discovered and becoming a big star.

We all know how the sad story usually ends. Or do we?

142: How to Monetize a Podcast (or Any Craft): Live Coaching Session with Heather Teysko

142: How to Monetize a Podcast (or Any Craft): Live Coaching Session with Heather Teysko

There are no end of alleged “influencers” on social media telling you to chase your passion. To pull the ripcord and pursue your dreams full-time. What their carefully curated snapshots fail to tell you is that passion isn’t enough. And it shouldn’t be.

141: The Secret to Making $70,000 a Month from Your Book: Interview with Hal Elrod

141: The Secret to Making $70,000 a Month from Your Book: Interview with Hal Elrod

Most authors have two simple goals: make a difference and make some money. We want our work to matter, and to achieve the financial freedom to write full-time. Unfortunately, becoming a best-selling author doesn’t necessarily directly to relate to either of those.

140: Stop Starving and Start Making a Living from Your Art: Interview with Cory Huff

140: Stop Starving and Start Making a Living from Your Art: Interview with Cory Huff

At some point in our history, it became unsavory to make a good living from your art. Indie bands that sign with a label are “sellouts” and painters who distribute their canvases on Etsy aren’t “legitimate”.

This is absolutely ridiculous! Isn’t that the aim of professional artists? To obtain the freedom to step away from cubicle day jobs and dedicate their time to impacting people’s lives with their craft?

139: Forge a Heroic Path for Your Readers to Follow: Interview with John Sowers

139: Forge a Heroic Path for Your Readers to Follow: Interview with John Sowers

You can spot a man of conviction from a mile away. You take notice when a woman with a fire in her heart enters the room. But these people aren’t self-made. They didn’t reach this point on the path alone. Someone showed them the way.