Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

028: Family First: Managing the Tension Between Work and Family [Podcast]

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Balancing the demands of work and family isn’t easy. If we’re not careful, things quickly become unbalanced and the scale tips too far. Work can consume or time and attention. Boundaries and communication are vital when it comes to making family your priority.

027: There is No Easy Button: Johnny B. Truant & Sean Platt on Self-Publishing [Podcast]

027: There is No Easy Button: An Interview with Johnny Truant and Sean Platt [Podcast]

Write what you love and money will follow. As writers, we can be tempted to believe that myth. It simply isn’t true. Along with writing what we love comes a lot of hard work.

026: The Single Best Way to Grow Your Influence [Podcast]

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To succeed in life, people normally ask “what’s in it for me.” But the most successful people I know aren’t takers — they’re givers. And when I tried to follow their lead, I discovered an amazing trick:

Stop keeping score.

025: Saying Yes to the Best Things: How Do You Balance It All? [Podcast]

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Inevitably in life, a certain level of success will mean embracing the necessity of saying no. I think we all know this. But when and to what do we get to say yes? That’s what we cover in this week’s podcast.

In this episode of The Portfolio Life, best-selling woman’s author Lysa Terkeurst shares with me her story of learning to say no and how it led to her eventually getting to say “yes” to the best things.

024: Getting a Book Contract is Hard Work (But You Can Do It) [Podcast]

024: Getting a Book Contract is Hard Work (But You Can Do It) [Podcast]

I am a big fan of self-publishing. There’s never been a better time for writers to get their words out into the world without waiting for permission from gatekeepers.

But what if you still dream about a traditional book deal with a Big Five publisher?