Writer as Entrepreneur: Project Jumping, Project Juggling, featuring Joanna Penn

Feb 3, 2020

Joanna Penn

Popular author, blogger, and podcaster Joanna Penn joins Grant and Brooke to discuss some of her tips and best practices for staying productive and juggling multiple projects at once. To truly succeed as an authorprenuer takes a lot of discipline, and having more than a few plates spinning at once. With a good dose of her signature good humor and humility, Joanna shares how she gets it all done.


Joanna Penn is an award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F. Penn and also writes non-fiction for authors. She’s also a podcaster and an award-winning creative entrepreneur. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com has been voted in the Top 100 sites for writers by Writer’s Digest.

The Takeaway: Excavating Your Life

Identify your goals—long-term, first, then more importantly, short-term. Your goals could be as big as publishing a novel or as small as journaling every day. Think about how you’ve been pursuing those goals, especially if you’ve been pursuing them for a year or five years or ten years or more. This is when it gets a little scary: Think about what you’ve done right to make them happen, and then what obstacles have prevented you from reaching your goals, whether from outside yourself or from within. What is one small thing you can change in your routine? Start small, but do it every day.

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