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Jeff Goins
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Are you looking for a way to build a loyal tribe of readers? People who will follow your blog, read your book, pay you to speak, and buy your products? But you want more than just another online co…
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Writer's block is an excuse. Nothing more.
Writer’s block isn’t what you think. It’s not a medical condition afflicting writers everywhere. It’s not a disease preventing you from doing your best work. And it’s not a virus that takes control…
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If you want to be a writer, first you must call yourself one.
You didn’t do it. You said you were going to. You thought about it, dreamed about it, imagined what people would say when you finally did it. But here you are, still having not written a book. …
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The journey towards becoming a writer is not a solitary one. You will need help.
When I first started trying to write for a living, I kept hearing people talk about conferences. But what was I, a shy guy who didn’t like being around too many people, going to do at a conference?…
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7 Steps to Find Your Calling
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All great work gets its due, eventually.
3 Advantages of Anonymity in a World Obsessed with Fame
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You have a tribe, an audience out there who is waiting for you to speak up.
Today, we live in a noisy world. Everyone is vying for everyone else’s attention. So, what are we to do? There are, of course, only two options. One is to be quiet and let the talkers talk. Of c…
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Every working writer has has some sort of system to get the work done.
Most writers struggle with getting their writing done for one surprising reason. They think writing is a one-step process, when in fact, it…
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The world doesn't need another conference... Or does it?
The world doesn’t need another conference. There are enough summits and meet ups and festivals to last a few lifetimes. And we certainly don’t need another writers’ conference. But what there ma…
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We discover our life's calling by looking backward, not forward. 
In this conversation, Jeff discusses why doing work that has meaning for ourselves and the world around us is necessary to finding our calling. Show highlights In this episode, Andy Traub and I discuss: Why I started The Art of Work with listening to your life. How listening to your life can help inform your
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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
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  • Waterman Elementary School
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  • Self
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    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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