Imagine, saying to yourself, “Nothing I’ve ever done has felt like a success.” Then, as soon as the words escaped your lips, you feel like a hypocrite. Tons of people envy you. Your accomplishments stack up like a Jenga tower. Weekly, monthly, yearly, you cross off dreams and goals from your list – astounding yourself and others. Yet, there’s constant, gnawing sense that something was missing. So you rev up your, time for change engines, time for a transformative year to make shit happen. And then, a friend says, “Here’s the thing, whatever you do on the outside won’t change what’s missing inside.” Suddenly, you realize that real transformation is about to happen.
For Jeff Goins, best selling author, with a raving fan list most people would salivate over, it was a shocking truth that he woke up to earlier this year that he felt incomplete. Like many of us do. In that moment of awakening, Jeff did what he does best, wrote about it, talked about it, and shared. Shared where his life stood, and the three valuable lessons that came from his confession to a friend on a porch. This is his transformative life (un)closeted story!
Jeff Goins is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the best-selling author of five books, including The Art of Work and Real Artists Don’t Starve. His award-winning blog Goinswriter.com is visited by millions of people every year. Through his online courses, events, and coaching programs, he helps thousands of writers succeed every year. Jeff lives with his family just outside of Nashville, where he makes the world’s best guacamole.
Originally from Chicago, Goins graduated from Illinois College and spent the next year traveling North America playing music with a rock band. He then moved to Nashville to chase the love of his life and started the first marketing team at Adventures in Missions, an international development and relief organization. There, he rediscovered his love for writing and in 2012 decided to venture out on his own as an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. Today, he writes and speaks while running an online education business that helps writers and creative entrepreneurs chase their dreams.
Jeff’s award-winning blog, GoinsWriter.com, is visited by millions of people from all over the world every year. His work has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Psychology Today, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Time, and hundreds of other publications. Jeff lives with his family just outside of Nashville, TN, where he makes the world’s best guacamole.