With liberty, you require no permission but your own to do your thing in life. It’s Liberty 101 – and yet so many of us are subconsciously waiting for someone else to give us permission to live out our life passions! In Episode 41 of The Do Your Thing Podcast, historian and business owner John Notgrass shares his personal stories and insights about his experiences with liberty, and reminds listeners about the power they possess to do their thing – no external permission required!
John Notgrass was born in Mississippi, grew up in Illinois, spent much of his life in Tennessee, and now lives near St. Louis, Missouri. He and his wife Audra, both homeschool graduates, have been married since 2009. They have two sons, Henry and Toby.
John is a disciple of Christ and a business owner who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of others. He believes that being open to hearing different ideas helps us build connections with other people, find solutions to common problems, and celebrate the wonders in the world.
Things that make John happy include number crunching, coding, music, and travel. He has had the opportunity to visit all of the lower 48 states and several foreign countries. He enjoys Indian food and Swiss chocolate, and has listened to most episodes of Russ Roberts’ EconTalk podcast.
John’s “Must Read” Book: The Americanization of Edward Bok by Edward Bok
Episode 41 Highlights
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Where in life do you find yourself most often asking for external permission? Why do you think you seek external permission in that circumstance? How do John’s stories and insights from Episode 41 impact your thoughts about seeking external permission?