Jeff Goins – Writer, speaker, and entrepreneur

“the world is not going to value your art…until you do”




Jeff is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the best-selling author of five books, and his award-winning blog is visited by millions of people every year. In this conversation, we talk about his book “Real Artists Don’t Starve” where Jeff lays out principles that any creative can use to move from being a ‘starving’ artist to become a ‘thriving’ artist.

We cover a lot in this episode, including:

– how being a ‘starving’ artist is actually a choice, and one that you can change

– the importance of thinking like a professional

– what it means to be ‘original’ and why it’s actually easier than you might think

– and why it’s important to never work for free

In this conversation we talk about some of the broader principles in Jeff’s book, as well as some of the personal shifts Jeff made in order to become the thriving writer that he is today.

If you’re interested in practical strategies and guidelines to help you thrive as an artist or creative, then there’s something here for you!

Be sure to check out Jeff’s Challenges of either Practicing in Public or Charging Something for your work on the Creative Challenges Page.




And if you’re interested in buying a copy of Jeff’s book “Real Artists Don’t Starve”, this affiliate link* will take you straight to it on Amazon.

Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age

This is a brilliant book that clearly lays out a practical steps any creative can use to start thriving as an artist. Jeff sets out a manifesto that he calls the “Rules of the New Rennaissance” where he establishes principles to underpin the way you approach your Mind-set, Market and Money. It’s an easy read, highly actionable, and highly recommended!





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