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Jul 18, 2017

Busting the Myth of the Starving Artist with Jeff Goins: Part One

The multiple bestselling author of five books, including his latest — Real Artists Don t Starve — Jeff Goins, returned for a special edition of the show to talk with me about “The New Renaissance,” his favorite books on creativity, and busting the commonly held beliefs of artists.

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In addition to being an entrepreneur and speaker, Jeff is a writing and creativity consultant, and his popular blog, Goins, Writer, offers free tips about the writing life.

His podcast, The Portfolio Life, delves into many of the same topics via interviews with entrepreneurs and writers aimed squarely at helping listeners pursue work that matters.

On Jeff’s last visit to the show in 2015, we talked about his bestselling book, The Art of Work, and how to think like a professional writer.

His latest, Real Artists Don’t Starve, “… dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success …,” and bestselling author Daniel Pink said of the book, “Every entrepreneur, writer, and artist should read this book and take notes.”

Writers, I think you’re going to like this one.

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In Part One of this file Jeff Goins and I discuss:

  • How the starving artist mindset is a choice not a condition
  • Why now is the best time in history to do creative work
  • How John Grisham overcame the odds and 40 rejections to become a bestselling author
  • Why you don’t need to “go big or go home”
  • The psychology of rule-breakers and creativity

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