Jeff Goins shares thoughts & ideas that will help you to pursue work that matters, make a difference with your art & discover your true voice!
Peak Performance Every Day: Interview with Eric Partaker
On The Portfolio Life this week, I’m chatting with Peak Performance Expert, Eric Partaker. Eric helps entrepreneurs become better leaders using behavioral science and techniques from the worlds of elite sports and the military, where peak performance is key.
Eric is the author of the new book The 3 Alarms: A Simple System to Transform Your Health, Wealth, and Relationships Forever. Check out his website at www.ericpartaker.com.
What we’re talking about:
How dedicated effort, planning, and tenacity help you achieve your goals How a medical emergency on an airplane changed the course of Eric’s life The three core areas of a balanced life Why living every day as your last isn’t the right mindset for a fulfilling life Eric’s method for rating how effective his days are The concept of antifragility and the effect of the COVID-19 virus on business
The Artist’s Life: Interview with Elida Field
On The Portfolio Life this week, I’m talking to Elida Field, a professional artist whose work has been featured in the White House and on magazine covers. She’s currently working on her first book, Nobody Dies in Art Class. To learn more about her work, check out www.elidaart.com
What we’re talking about:
How reaching out to other artists and influencers can help you grow. Why so many people have preconceived beliefs that they’re not “artists” when they really are, and how you can fight against that negative belief. What happens when children realize that their parents are just people who don’t know the answers to everything. How to make a living doing what you love. How you can find different ways to use your artistic side to create diverse income streams. The process of finding your artistic flow.
Am I Still Me?
The act of finding the deeper part of you that never fades may be the most important task of your life. It is certainly the best place from which to create.
Before You Build Your First Product, Do This
We're at the end of the 5-day Paid to Create challenge and so far, we’ve identified why we create, the importance of making money off our art, how to know what to sell, and to whom. Now, it’s time to sell.
Sell Them What They Want, Give Them What They Need
Before you figure out what you want to sell, you need to first figure out what people are willing to pay for. Your job is to create something unique, something that at first meets a felt need of a person but then, in some way, goes beyond what they thought they wanted.
More Than Passion: Getting Clear on a Business Idea
To start a business, you need more than passion. Getting paid to create really is about getting clear on what people want. Before we get into the super practical work of actually accepting money from other people, we need to get clear on what we have to offer.
Great stuff for authors and entrepreneurs
Love the insight shared here whether for my business as a writer or my writing practice itself!
I downloaded this because I was looking for creator advice, but it turns out that it’s been general awesome life advice for me. It makes sense, since of course my creativity should be a huge part of my life, but before this I bought of it as something I did on the side when “real life” wasn’t in the way. How sad. This podcast has helped me shift that way of thinking, and this enjoy life more!
Truly inspiring and enlightening
I am not a huge consumer of podcasts. But the episodes I have stumbled upon of the Portfolio life are truly helping me shift my perspectives about how I spend my time, how I view my talents and how I plan my schedule. I can’t wait to keep learning and growing as I listen to Jeff and his brilliant colleagues in these episodes.