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The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins

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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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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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Inspirational and Challenging!

By The Cultural Story-Weaver - May 18 2020
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I’ve been following Jeff and listening to his podcast for the past year—since my writing dream resurrected. His messages inspire me and and challenge me to think of my creative art in out-of-the-box ways. I owe much to him. Each time, he brings me back to the heart and art of writing. His podcast on the three stages of transaction, compromise, and gift is insightful and full of experience and words of wisdom.

Few not many

By Kent Faver - Sep 19 2019
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Profound principle that Jeff shares. A+ episode!

iTunes Ratings

275 Ratings
Average Ratings
257
15
2
1
0

Inspirational and Challenging!

By The Cultural Story-Weaver - May 18 2020
Read more
I’ve been following Jeff and listening to his podcast for the past year—since my writing dream resurrected. His messages inspire me and and challenge me to think of my creative art in out-of-the-box ways. I owe much to him. Each time, he brings me back to the heart and art of writing. His podcast on the three stages of transaction, compromise, and gift is insightful and full of experience and words of wisdom.

Few not many

By Kent Faver - Sep 19 2019
Read more
Profound principle that Jeff shares. A+ episode!
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The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins

Latest release on May 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: How to Start Writing Your Book

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Aug 02 2018

35mins

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Rank #2: 3 Reasons Your Writing Sucks

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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

30mins

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Rank #3: Embracing the Discipline to Write Your Book

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Aug 07 2018

28mins

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Rank #4: 3 Steps to Start a Daily Writing Habit

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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

35mins

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Rank #5: E191: The Power of Finding Your Unique Calling: Interview with Jon Gordon

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May 02 2018

48mins

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Rank #6: Writing Lesson 1: Great Ideas

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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?

Nope.

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

49mins

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Rank #7: Instead of Setting Goals, Tell a New Story

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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

29mins

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Rank #8: How to Develop Multiple Income Streams as a Writer

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May 16 2018

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Rank #9: E202: The Heart to Start Your Creative Journey with David Kadavy

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Jul 27 2018

50mins

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Rank #10: Why You Failed at That Last Goal You Set

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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

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Rank #11: How to Create Something from Nothing

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How do you create something from nothing?

You don’t.

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

25mins

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Rank #12: Building a Business Around Your Personal Brand

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Jun 27 2018

49mins

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Rank #13: The Secret to Innovative Work: Be Different, Not Better

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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

53mins

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Rank #14: Your Questions Answered: Writing, Marketing and More

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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

42mins

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Rank #15: E196: How ADHD Makes You a Better Writer: Interview with Ryan McRae

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Jun 04 2018

39mins

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Rank #16: 211: How to Monetize Any Niche with Heather Teysko

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Nov 07 2018

48mins

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Rank #17: How to Make Your Writing Absolutely Perfect Every Time

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Oct 02 2018

37mins

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Rank #18: Writing is Manual Labor

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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

36mins

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Rank #19: 218: Do the Next Right Thing with Emily P. Freeman

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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

37mins

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Rank #20: 220: How to Travel the World and Write About It: Lex Latkovski

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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

44mins

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