I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Goins from GoinsWriter.com. My hope is that you will be just as inspired as I was from his story.
In this podcast episode, Jeff walks us through his story of how he transitioned from a day job to becoming a full-time writer. Today, Jeff makes a living through blogging, writing, and speaking.
A few of his works include You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) and Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life. Both of these books I highly recommend.
He also has an eight-week course for aspiring writers called Tribe Writers. The goal of the program is to help you build community and get the attention your writing deserves. The class only opens a few times a year so be sure to get on the waiting list at TribeWriters.com.
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Jeff shares with us 3 essential steps to going pro. During our conversation, we also dove a bit deeper with the following questions:
1. Why do you think many people fail to start in the first place (start a blog/write a book)?
2. Many writers or bloggers don’t think they measure up to everyone else. How do you overcome the fear of not being good enough?
3. What would you say to someone who wants to write a book or start a blog but they think “i’m too busy or I don’t have the time”?
4. Can you talk about the secret of frequency over quantity (the power of small, regular repetitions than volume of work)?
5. What advice can you give about pursuing your dream and still doing your day job well?
6. Many people struggle with whether or not to talk to their employer about their blogging adventure. Any tips?
Question: What challenges or struggles are keeping you from really going for it? Share your thoughts below…