Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins, the best-selling author of five books including The Art of Work and Real Artists Don’t Starve. Every week, I share new tips on creative work. Enter your email below and I’ll send you a free book.

Articles by Jeff Goins

The Whole Human

You can be a critic or a creator (but you have to choose one)

Which one would you rather be: the brave creator or the cowering critic? We live in an age when criticism is easy. It’s expected. But is it necessary?

How To

25 blogging tips for newbies and veterans

Whether you’re just getting started or have been blogging for a while, here are 25 tips that can help guide and direct you.


Set habits, not goals

I learned the importance of habits instead of goals. I got serious about what I wanted to see happen and worked that into my daily life.


How to not drift through life and get what you really want

Have you ever noticed how some people just seem to drift through life, without direction or purpose? Maybe you’ve noticed that about your own life.


The secret to getting the life you’ve always dreamed of

We are going to do something kind of risky.


Type delete type: What writers do (or ‘Why I’m editing my life’)

What better way to spend a life than in pursuit of the true, the good, and the beautiful? That’s how I’m trying to spend mine, anyway.


Measure the process, not the results

Most of my life has been like this: one step forward, one step back. Make a little progress, then regress.


How to build a business around your personal brand

Life keeps evolving. Business keeps changing. But building a personal brand has never been easier. The internet has allowed us all to be on equal footing.


Most conferences are a waste of money unless you do this

Here are a few goals you need to have when attending a conference if you don’t want the experience to be a waste.


The rule of the scene: Why where you live affects the work you do

Do you have to move across the world to find your scene? What if circumstances prevent you from doing so? Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.


10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

The hard part of writing a book isn’t getting published. It’s the writing. In this article, I offer 10 steps for writing a book along with 10 bonus steps.