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. Jeff’s award-winning blog, GoinsWriter.com, has been visited by over four million people from around the world. His work has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Psychology Today. He runs an online business helping writers and creative entrepreneurs chase their dreams.
In this episode, Jeff and Stacy discuss running your business in a way that makes sense for your life.
Some highlights include:
Decide to do what you love. At minute 4:00, Jeff talks about why you have to figure what you really want to do before trying to make a business out of it. If you fill something with your passion, odds are you’ll be so good at it that you’ll create demand for it.
“If you just keep showing up, you can outlast most people.” At minute 10:00, Jeff talks about how he learned a powerful lesson of influence from his former boss and mentor.
Jeff spent $200,000 on a marketing strategy that failed. Listen to him tell his story of how this happened and what he learned at minute 17:00.
Does work-life balance exist? At minute 29:00, Jeff talks about why he doesn’t think it exists at all. Even when he’s at home and with his family, he’s thinking about his business. It’s hard to turn it off.
Find people who can do what you do, at least 80% as well. At minute 38:00, Jeff talks about the value of systems as a key tool for delegation.
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