Tammy Helfrich

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Jeff Goins on Enjoying the In-Between {Podcast Episode #08}


I’m excited to welcome Jeff Goins to the podcast today. Jeff has been an inspiration to me, and helped me to call myself a writer. His new book, The In-Between is releasing today. I’m giving away two copies to listeners. To be entered to win, please leave a comment below.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • How fear prevents us from doing things we are called to do
  • “Art is never finished. It’s abandoned.” Leonardo DaVinci
  • We can’t write for perfection. It doesn’t exist.
  • Tension is a good thing, but we can’t let it beat us and keep us from creating.
  • Look for sign posts along your journey. They are there!
  • The world needs you to ACT on your dreams.
  • What is enough for you?
  • “How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard

Jeff’s new book is titled The In-Between. Check it out!

You can follow Jeff here.

You can leave a review on iTunes here.


What stuck out to you in this episode? Share in the comments below.


  1. Surely this book was written for me…I’m convinced of it. I can’t wait to listen in to this podcast. Jeff Goins first book pushed me out the nest to get writing. Perhaps this one will convince me that it doesn’t have to be perfection to be published.

  2. I loved this book. Jeff read it to me, actually. It was quite pleasant and great content. Great interview, too, Tammy! Love the writer talk!

  3. I’ve never heard of Jeff Goins. Thank you for introducing him to us! I appreciated so much about the interview – especially how as the interviewer you didn’t interrupt him or make the interview about you as so many interviewers are prone to do! I really hear him saying in several different ways that out legacy and our value comes out of our action. Fear, postponement, stuckness are to be acknowledged and then action needs to follow. I really heard him speak to the value and acceptance of the ordinary. Thank you again! I have signed up to follow him as a result of your interview!

  4. I am excited to read this book. Good job on the interview.

  5. I’m the stuck stay at home mom he was talking about! Lol. Getting 30 visits to my blog is a stellar day but I’m keeping with it. I love what he said about needing permission to do what you know how to do, and that even he has fear. Thank you for having him, the time went by fast!

  6. Getting ready to listen to the podcast interview – I got pulled away for a moment but I can’t wait to listen in now. In fact I know several people that need to hear this too- I’m going to forward it along to them too.

  7. Amazing Tammy. This podcast was exactly what I needed to hear today. Thanks so much for hosting Jeff Goins. I could identify with so many of the common “hang ups” we writers or artists experience. This is definitely one of those podcasts that I will listen to over and over again. Especially on those days when I may be feeling ineffective or stuck in the “in between.”

  8. Tracie Rollins

    August 1, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    The ways you spend your days is the way you spend your life. Stop spending most of your life waiting for things – Great job Jeff! Thanks Tammy!

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