Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

What to Do When You Feel Like a Fake (and Why a Shadow Career is Necessary)

What to Do When You Feel Like a Fake

This is how the work begins. You get a sense that something is missing. So you leave the familiar in search of something else. You chase your calling and find something that looks a lot like it. It’s not exactly what you thought but close enough.

Making a Successful Living as a Musician: Jon McLaughlin

Making a Successful Living as a Musician

On this episode of The Portfolio Life, Jon gives us his answer about not revisiting his published work and the story of his success. Jon signed a record deal with Island DefJam Records just after graduating from college and experienced a shake-up that led to Sara Bareilles singing one of his songs.

How to Sustain an Artistic Career for 25 Years: Interview with Mike Herrera

How to Sustain an Artistic Career for 25 Years: Interview with Mike Herrera

Joining us to share his story and wisdom is Mike Herrera, the lead singer of punk band MxPx. Mike is also a podcaster, bass player, and songwriter who has completed multiple solo music projects and collaborations.

How to Make Your Big Break with Caleb Rexius

How To Create Your Own Big Break as an Artist: Interview with Caleb Rexius

Caleb has created my last two book trailers, both of which people compliment all the time. Caleb’s work raises the bar in this industry, so I wanted to bring him on the show to tell us how he got started, and how he created big breaks for himself.

20 Tips to Wow an Audience and Own the Stage

Michael Port is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, professional actor, and public speaking coach. He used index cards to engage the Tribe Conference attendees and shared 20 tips to wow an audience and own the stage.