Rank #1: How to Start Writing Your Book
Aug 02 2018
Rank #2: 3 Reasons Your Writing Sucks
Learning how to be unapologetically ourselves in our writing and creative work is the first step to becoming effective at what we do.
If we don’t do this, our writing will not resonate with our audience.
Full shownotes: https://goinswriter.com/writing-sucks/
May 05 2019
Rank #3: Embracing the Discipline to Write Your Book
Aug 07 2018
Rank #4: 3 Steps to Start a Daily Writing Habit
It’s one thing to call yourself a writer; it’s quite another to actually write.
So what separates the pros from the amateurs?
Is it God-given talent? Natural skill? Or something else?
Of course, we all have gifts that we’ve been given.
This is grace, the fact that we have things we are good at — and don’t deserve them.
But what we do with those gifts is what separates the outliers from the rest of the pack.
Full shownotes: https://goinswriter.com/start-writing-daily/
Jan 14 2019
Rank #5: E191: The Power of Finding Your Unique Calling: Interview with Jon Gordon
May 02 2018
Rank #6: Writing Lesson 1: Great Ideas
What’s the secret to writing a great book?
Is it having a great book marketing plan?
Hiring a PR agency?
Studying grammar for years so you can craft the perfect sentence?
The secret to writing a great book is coming up with a great idea.
It all hinges on the idea.
Full shownotes: https://goinswriter.com/great-idea/
Dec 05 2018
Rank #7: Instead of Setting Goals, Tell a New Story
When it comes to achieving goals, many of us may be thinking about them the wrong way.
You and I have been told that you can have everything you want in life if you work hard enough and persevere long enough. But is this really the way life works? Is that even what you want? How often in life do we set our stubborn sights on some goal — a relationship, a kind of work, or even something we want to possess — and as soon as we get it, we are disappointed?
Dec 31 2019
Rank #8: How to Develop Multiple Income Streams as a Writer
May 16 2018
Rank #9: E202: The Heart to Start Your Creative Journey with David Kadavy
Jul 27 2018
Rank #10: Why You Failed at That Last Goal You Set
You didn’t fail.
The goal was to learn something, so if you learned, you succeeded. It’s only when the unexpected happens and we don’t learn from it that we really fail.
The reason why you may not have achieved what you set out to achieve was that you were measuring (and therefore expecting) the wrong thing.
Full shownotes: https://goinswriter.com/quick-win/
Jun 06 2019
Rank #11: How to Create Something from Nothing
How do you create something from nothing?
You always start with something.
Creation comes from chaos.
And so will your next book, course, or big project.
Full shownotes: https://goinswriter.com/scratch/
May 29 2019
Rank #12: Building a Business Around Your Personal Brand
Jun 27 2018
Rank #13: The Secret to Innovative Work: Be Different, Not Better
Often, we think the way to stand out from the pack is to be better. And sometimes that is the answer: to become an improved version of who you were yesterday, to do what the “other guy” is doing with a few added features.
However, this is often a losing strategy, as you are making iterative improvements on someone else’s work. A better way to become world-class at what you do is to change the game completely.
Don’t be better; be different.
Nov 04 2019
Rank #14: Your Questions Answered: Writing, Marketing and More
A few weeks ago, I did an episode of The Portfolio Life called "Don’t Build an Empire, Find a Few Friends Who Care." It was about how the secret of marketing and getting your ideas to spread is really just about having a few friends who care. You want to create remarkable work and put it into the right hands to get it to spread.
So, in the email that I wrote for that podcast and blog essay, I asked people to email me a question, something that they were struggling with or need help with, and I got a ton of questions. Here I am a few weeks later, still not having answered those questions (sorry!) and so I decided to just turn on the old mike, pull up the inbox, and answer those questions in a podcast.
Hopefully, these are answers to questions not just a handful of folks asked but maybe questions that you're wondering about. Often, when you're in a classroom or workshop setting, some brave soul raises their hand to ask a question. It's often something lots of other people around are wondering as well so hopefully, that's the case here, and you get your question answered, even if you didn't ask it.
Nov 11 2019
Rank #15: E196: How ADHD Makes You a Better Writer: Interview with Ryan McRae
Jun 04 2018
Rank #16: 211: How to Monetize Any Niche with Heather Teysko
Nov 07 2018
Rank #17: How to Make Your Writing Absolutely Perfect Every Time
Oct 02 2018
Rank #18: Writing is Manual Labor
How does inspiration happen?
Where does it come from?
Do we wait for it to come or simply get to work?
And how does one go about capturing such a thing?
Most importantly, how does a writer actually write?
Full shownotes: https://goinswriter.com/manual-labor/
Dec 10 2018
Rank #19: 218: Do the Next Right Thing with Emily P. Freeman
In life, there are so many decisions to make.
And so it is with creative work.
As is often the case, art imitates life (and vice versa).
We are constantly choosing one thing over another.
And this can be a real struggle for many of us.
Full shownotes: https://goinswriter.com/next-right-thing/
Apr 29 2019
Rank #20: 220: How to Travel the World and Write About It: Lex Latkovski
Is it possible to live life on your own terms?
Can you do what you want when it defies the expectations of others?
Is the way you’re living right now a story that others would want to tell?
And how do you do all this with bills to pay and responsibilities to manage?
In this episode of The Portfolio Life, I talk with my friend Lex Latkovski (who also happens to be a member of my Tribe Writers Mastermind).
Lex has been to 80 countries, all 50 U.S. states, lived as a Zen monk for 16 months, and recently launched a successful Kickstarter campaign that led to his first book Passport Forward.
Full shownotes here: https://goinswriter.com/lex-latkovski
Jun 19 2019