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Jeff Goins shares thoughts & ideas that will help you to pursue work that matters, make a difference with your art & discover your true voice!

Jeff Goins shares thoughts & ideas that will help you to pursue work that matters, make a difference with your art & discover your true voice!
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Jeff Goins shares thoughts & ideas that will help you to pursue work that matters, make a difference with your art & discover your true voice!

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Episodes

The Best Writing Tool For Bloggers And Authors

9/17/2018
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If you know your craft well enough, almost any tool will do. Yes, better tools can lead to better work. But a true master doesn’t need the best tools to create great art. Better writing tools don’t make you a better writer. Better writing does.

Duration:00:26:32

Getting a Book Contract is Hard Work (But You Can Do It)

9/10/2018
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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?

Duration:00:27:19

Finding Significance Throughout Your Career with Ken Davis

9/7/2018
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We all want to matter and make a difference. But what happens when we eventually make that difference? Do we pin our self-worth on that achievement or do we acknowledge the grace and gratitude of every moment of our journey?

Duration:00:50:31

11 Reasons to Not Write That Book

9/4/2018
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Lots of people will tell you to “write that book.” I used to be one of them. Not anymore. I don’t think you should rush to write that book. In fact, I am taking the opposite approach and saying don’t write that book. Here are all the circumstances under which you should absolutely not write that book.

Duration:00:29:48

How to Know if You Should Write a Book

8/31/2018
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This week, we’re closing registration for my latest course, Write a Bestseller. This is an A-to-Z program on how to research, write, edit, package, publish, and launch a book. Not only that, I’ll teach you how to bake the marketing of your book—whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, memoir, advice, or how-to—right into the book itself so […]

Duration:00:29:26

How to Write a Bestseller (and Why That Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does)

8/27/2018
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Most people want to write a book, but few actually do, and that's not a surprise to most of us. Of those who do become authors, very few go on to write books that sell more than a handful of copies. Why is this?

Duration:00:45:44

How to Finish Writing Your Book By Abandoning It Well

8/14/2018
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How do you know when you’re done with a creative project? You don’t. Not really. Here’s what you need to do in order to end the process of writing a book well.

Duration:00:27:47

Embracing the Discipline to Write Your Book

8/9/2018
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Whether you write for a traditional publisher or yourself as a self-publisher, the same rules of doing the work apply. You need to decide on a container for your art. These restraints will give you clarity and guidance. Mostly, they come in the form of genres and word counts.

Duration:00:28:30

How to Start Writing Your Book

8/6/2018
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The slowest part of the process, the beginning of writing a book, is really challenging. You have to decide on a topic, plan an outline, and create a structure. I liken it to riding a bicycle up a hill because you really have to work to gain any momentum at all. Today's podcast is going to focus on getting started.

Duration:00:35:47

The Heart to Start Your Creative Journey with David Kadavy

8/1/2018
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I believe David is an underrated writer and thinker. In an age of instant publication, he puts time, effort and great thought into the content and work he shares with the world. Initially, he found success with his first book, Design for Hackers.

Duration:00:50:50

Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves with Casey Graham

7/25/2018
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Casey Graham has always been an entrepreneur. At age seven, he landed a customer who paid him seven dollars a week to pull weeds. At age 13, he cut grass for a man who taught him to play the guitar and invest in mutual funds.

Duration:00:49:38

Type Delete Type: What Writers Do (or “Why I’m Editing My Life”)

7/23/2018
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Type. Delete. Type. This is what we writers do. And it cannot be ignored, avoided, or accelerated. You put the words on the page, rearrange them, remove some of them, add more words, and at some point get something that looks complete.

Duration:00:30:08

Chasing Dreams and Finding Truth: Interview with Tim Grahl

7/18/2018
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In a blaze of glory twelve years ago, Tim Grahl quit his day job and went to work for himself full time. Having taught himself internet marketing and web development, he used the form emails from Charlie Hoen's book Recession Proof Graduate to pitch authors on how to improve their websites and help them market themselves online.

Duration:01:01:47

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

7/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:31:09

Making a Successful Living as a Musician: Jon McLaughlin

7/11/2018
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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.

Duration:01:06:47

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

7/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:42:20

How to Make Your Big Break with Caleb Rexius

7/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:46:15

20 Tips to Wow an Audience and Own the Stage

6/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:36:39

Building a Business Around Your Personal Brand

6/27/2018
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It's never been easier to build a brand because the barrier to entry has never been lower. The internet has allowed us all to be on equal footing. The online business space offers complete and total justice.

Duration:00:49:54

Most Conferences Are a Waste of Money… Unless You Do This

6/24/2018
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I started making a habit of putting into practice the things I learned at the conference before I even left the event. Forget notebooks filled with information you’ll never look at again; this is the best way to get your money’s worth out of a conference. Just do it before you leave.

Duration:00:28:54