Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

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

Rhythm of rush

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?

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.