Jeff Goins is a full-time writer who lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, son, and border collie. He has authored four books and frequently speaks on writing, creativity, and making a difference. His website, Goinswriter.com, has been visited by more than four million people from all over the world.
“I can’t do this.”
“I’m not good enough.”
“I’ll never be a success.”
These lies plagued Jeremy Cowart with hopelessness for years. Despite struggling in school, being fired from jobs, and even being told to pursue a different career, Jeremy continued to pursue his calling as an artist. So, how did he overcome these limiting beliefs to become a world-renowned photographer?
Today, Jeremy is not only a photographer, but also an entrepreneur and humanitar
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 of the creative process, rendering you useless.
What writer’s block is, then, is an excuse.
Ever wonder why other people in less creative careers don’t experience blocks the way we writers do?
Cubicle dwellers may lament the Monday Blues or the 3PM Slum
Your success as a writer is not solely dependent upon your ability to write. If you believe this, then you might be missing out on one of the most important pieces to your success: Your professional network.
No matter how much we want to believe that successful men and women are self-made, it’s just not true. At times in your life and career, you will need the help, support, and guidance from someone else.
Someone who will pick you up when you fall down. Someone who can teach
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Most writers struggle with getting their writing done for one surprising reason. They think writing is a one-step process, when in fact, it’s a three-step process.
What we call “writing” is actually made up of three distinct activities: coming up with ideas, turning those ideas into drafts, and then editing those drafts into publishable pieces.
When I decided to become a writer and made
Note: This is a guest post from Shaunta Grimes. Shaunta is the author of Viral Nation and Rebel Nation. She blogs about writing at What is a Plot? You can sign up for her free class on how to develop and test a story idea here.
Hi. My name is Shaunta, and I’m a “tiny goal” addict. Also: Hi. I’m a writer, and I have never had writer’s block. Like, ever. It’s true. And guess what. Those two admissions are closely tied together.
I’ve never had writer’s block because I am addicted to tin
It’s hard to focus. With phone in my pocket and calendar filled with family time, running a business, and writing a book, embracing the present is a challenge. And I know I’m not alone in this.
All of us feel a little overwhelmed at times (or maybe all the times). We have obligations and opportunities. We’re working or studying, and trying to exercise, volunteer, work on side projects, and oh yeah: actually enjoy ourselves.
It’s easy to fall
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. So why didn’t you do it?
In all my conversations and coaching sessions with writers over the years, I’ve learned there are three main reasons why so many writers never complete, or maybe even begin their books.
Currently, I’m working on my fifth book. I’m two edits in. 65,000 words.
The world doesn’t need another conference. There are enough summits and meetups and festivals to last a few lifetimes. And we certainly don’t need another event telling you that you aren’t doing enough.
But what there may be room for, what we just might need, is not another busy extravaganza with every minute of the schedule packed to the max, but rather, a place to breathe. A place to be.
An experience that leaves you changed.
For years, people asked me to start
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Last year, I was scared when we launched the Tribe Conference. My team and I had very little experience hosting events. We had no budget. And we had no idea what to expect. This year, I’m still afraid, but for different reasons.
The first Tribe Conference went extremely well. The experience far exceeded our expectations. And the attendees not only enjoyed themse
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When I first starting writing, I heard people talk about conferences. They said go to this one or that one. It was a good way to “connect.” But what was I, a shy guy, going to do at a conference?
I’d also heard the case against conferences. The crowds. The unnecessary expenses. The inspirational but ultimately un-actionable content you tend to get. I just wa