Highlights of This Episode:
- Why liking your job is more dangerous than hating your job
- How Jeff shifted his mindset from being an amateur to turning pro
- Why we all need to stop getting hung up on the word “artist”
- Why a personal brand is not a means to an end but “the beginning of a conversation”
- What the “fun part” was in writing The Art of Work
- How Jeff grew through writing the book
- Why we have to listen to our lives to find our calling — and why we’re not listening
- Why Jeff says a calling is “a path, not a plan”
- What surprised him about readers’ reactions to the book
- What Jeff finds most difficult now
“If you are in the same place 10 years from now, will you have settled or found your calling?” –Jeff Goins (Click to share – thanks!)
About Jeff Goins:
Jeff Goins is the author of four books, including the national bestseller The Art of Work. He is also a full-time blogger, speaker, and entrepreneur.
Originally from Chicago, Goins graduated from Illinois College and spent the next year on the road with a band. After that, he moved to Nashville to chase a girl and spent the next seven years working at a nonprofit. He now writes and speaks for a living and runs an online business helping writers and creative entrepreneurs chase their dreams.
Jeff’s award-winning blog, GoinsWriter.com, has been visited by over 4 million people from around the world. His work has been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Psychology Today. He and his wife, Ashley, live just outside of Nashville, TN, with their son and dog.
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- The Art of Work
- Derek Sivers
- Seth Godin
- “When Life Hands You Lemons, Learn Alchemy”
- Frederick Buechner
- Parker Palmer
- Antonio Machado (“wanderer, there is no road…”)
- Jim Henson
- The Small Business Life Cycle
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