Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

023: What Unfinished Projects Teach Us About Our Life’s Work [Podcast]

picture of unfinished street painting

This essay is an unedited excerpt from my upcoming book, The Art of Work, which comes out next March. Here are three stories about unfinished projects and what they can teach us.

Every artist faces the ultimate insufficiency of her work. Every worker, if he is wise, knows the limits of his labor. So what good, then, is it to pursue a calling if the pursuit will end in disappointment?

022: How to Succeed as a Writer in an Era of Change [Podcast]

Recently, I heard that the word literally no longer means what it used to mean. This bothers me, but that’s the way language goes — it’s always evolving. In this week’s podcast, we discuss the constant state of flux in the writing world and how to survive the changes.

021: How a Photographer Built an Online Business, One Relationship at a Time [Podcast]

021: David Molnar: How Intentionality, Determination, and Heart Built His Business One Relationship at a Time [Podcast]

At 19 years old, David Molnar had plans. But in one moment, a horrible car accident turned his world upside down.

His college athletic scholarship, his dream to be an airline pilot? Gone. He had to find a Plan B.

One Habit That Will Help You Get Healthier, Create Better Art, & Live a Happier Life

The other day, I woke up early, got into my workout clothes, and did the worst thing ever. I checked email. An hour later, I had to peel my fingers from the keyboard and get dressed for work. I was out of time.

But that’s not exactly true. The truth is I had about ten minutes left before I had to start moving. So I had a choice…

020: Navigating the Maze to Become a Full-Time Writer: Interview with Margaret Roach [Podcast]

020: Navigating the Maze to Become a Full-Time Writer: Interview with Margaret Roach [Podcast]

The path to becoming a full time writer isn’t always a straight one. Sometimes your career will wind through a maze of experience. Are you determined enough to persevere?