Episode 29: Find Your Purpose, Build Your Tribe – Interview with Jeff Goins

by Gabriela Pereira
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Hello, hello! Today we’re talking with Jeff Goins about finding your purpose and building your tribe.

Jeff is a full-time blogger, speaker and author. He frequently speaks and writes about how to make a difference in the world through our words and actions. His blog, GoinsWriter.com, is one of the fastest-growing blogs on the web and a well-respected resource for writers, artists, and entrepreneurs. In 2011 and 2012, it won the Top 10 Blogs for Writers award on WritetoDone.com. Each month, he receives over 100,000 visitors to his website.

Jeff’s work has been published online and offline in a variety of publications, including RELEVANT Magazine, Copyblogger.com, and ZenHabits.net (voted one of Time Magazine’s Top 50 Websites). His most recent book, The In-Between, is a memoir about the lessons we learn while waiting, and his new book The Art of Work is due out March 24, 2015.

In this interview Jeff and I discuss:

  • His journey as a writer and how he got to where he is now.
  • His purpose and the motivation behind his writing.
  • How and why to build an on-line platform, or tribe, before you try to publish.
  • Why you have to find the sweet spot of competency, passion, and demand in order to find your calling.
  • Pivoting, and using iteration to find your way to connection between you and your readers.


Jeff shares his #1 tip for writers!

“Giving is the best way to get. If you want to build influence you need to share and be generous.” –Jeff Goins

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If you want to connect with Jeff online, you can do so at Google+ and Facebook, or follow him on Twitter, @JeffGoins. For deep and practical advice on writing, building your tribe, and finding your purpose, check out his blog! Interested in reading more by Jeff? Check out his books!

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