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How do you hustle when you have a family or full-time job?
Here's how: 1) acknowledge the season you're in; 2) adjust your mindset; and 3) do the work.
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Good points +Jeff Goins . BTW, I wanted to let you know that I loved podcast #2. Your conversational style shows me that you're actually listening to your guests answers instead of thinking about the next question. People come first, even guests on a podcast. Good job. I'm looking forward to more! #portfoliolife  
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Birthday boy +Jeff Goins , talent agent Christopher Young, and author +Steven Pressfield on the Owner's Mind radio 
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Sometimes, all we need to find our calling is see what’s always been there. The journey of discovering my own life’s work was not a process of dreaming, but remembering — of looking backward, not forward.
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" While we wait for our callings to present themselves, they are waiting on us to wake up."
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In my experience, I’ve found great satisfaction in not just being a writer, but also speaking and sharing my ideas with live audiences. I also like writing books and then teaching blog readers and online students how to do the same. The idea of a monolithic career is dead and, perhaps, never should have been allowed to live in the first place.
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Words are X-rays.
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Words can be constructive or destructive, learning to communicate them wisely is an art don't you think?
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What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?" —John Green
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My interview with Seth Godin (and a chance to win one of his books!).
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Nice work, +Jeff Goins .
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By writing our old story we find ourselves in the midst of a new story, one in which we have the freedom to be our true selves.
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Get this!
Did you get your FREE copy of my #iPhoneOnlyPhoto eBook yet? It's only free for a couple more weeks!!!
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You are not just what you do. You were made for more than just one thing. Your life is a portfolio of activities, all of which make you who you are.

That's what my new podcast is about.
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I love the phrase 'a portfolio of activities'. In my youth (I'm that old) Dr Timothy Leary wrote that a telephone directory was just a playlist of little ego games. Lots of activities, all going nowhere, their meanings self-created. A very wise man...
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Writing, idea-spreading, procrastination
  • Self
    Owner, present
    I write books and play on the Internet. I also lead a community of awesome writers at
  • Adventures in MIssions
    Nonprofit Innovation, 2013
    Served as a copywriter, then marketing director, then innovation specialist, and finally communications director.
  • CTI Music Ministries
    Team Leader, 2005 - 2006
  • Interlinc
    Sales Team Member, 2006 - 2007
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Franklin, TN
Waterman, IL - Willmar, MN - Nashville, TN - Jacksonville, IL - Seville, Spain - Marble Falls, TX
Writer. Idea Guy. Difference-Maker.
I help writers, artists, and entrepreneurs build the audiences their messages deserve. I blog at and am the author of three books.
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I won the school spelling be in sixth grade, beating an eighth grader. Rumor has it, he cried the whole bus ride home. The winning word was "acquiescence."
  • Illinois College
  • Indian Creek HIgh School
  • Waterman Elementary School
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