Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

041: Creating in Chaos: Making Art Amidst a Mess [Podcast]

041: Creating in Chaos: Making Art Amidst a Mess [Podcast]

Building a comfortable working environment is important to the creative process but waiting for perfection is procrastination.

This week’s episode of The Portfolio Life was inspired by my messy office. Are artists inherently messy people? Can clutter and creativity co-exist? Or is our mess keeping us from creating our best work?

040: Pursuing Your Passion Through Podcasting [Podcast]

040: Pursuing Your Passion Through Podcasting [Podcast]

We all have our passion and wish we could do them full-time. Luckily, that reality is closer than we could ever dream.

039: Why Joining a Mastermind Group Will Benefit You [Podcast]

039: Why Joining a Mastermind Group Will Benefit You [Podcast]

It happens to all of us: we want to grow and succeed, but on our own, we are often left frustrated and disappointed. Being involved in a mastermind group may be the perfect solution.

When encouraging people to grow, I have often suggested finding a mentor. Turns out that wasn’t the best advice to be doling out.

038: Tips for Making a Good Decision: Interview with Jeff Shinabarger [Podcast]

038: Tips for Making a Good Decision: Interview with Jeff Shinabarger [Podcast]

Part of being a creative person is dealing with all of the opportunities that come your way. Some invitations seem good while others are great. The challenge comes in learning to differentiate between the two.

037: Look at Me: Getting Your Work the Attention it Deserves [Podcast]

037: Look at Me: Getting Your Work the Attention it Deserves [Podcast]

In this day of smart phones and social media, we are constantly being bombarded with distractions. The amount of things begging for our attention is endless. So how do you focus enough to do work that matters?