Liberty empowers people just like you and me to “do their thing” in life, and The Do Your Thing Podcast exists to document and share their stories!

By exploring the power and virtue of liberty in real life terms, this show seeks to advance liberty in American culture and inspire you to do your thing.

I’m your host Ross Brown, and I am Living The Pursuit. I’m a blogger, podcaster, and entrepreneur who pursues happiness by documenting and advancing liberty in American culture. If you’re ready to capitalize on the opportunities liberty sets before you today, my guests and I will help show you the way!

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Episode 45 | How to Embrace Liberty to Fight for Success
Jeff Long

Liberty gives us opportunities to pursue happiness, but it doesn’t promise an easy journey. In fact, the opposite is often true: our individual pursuits of happiness are usually filled with road blocks, tough times, and challenging situations. Yet as entrepreneur and podcaster Jeff Long reminds us in Episode 45, liberty empowers us with choices. When we meet tough times, we can give up – or we can be scrappy and fight for our own individual concept of success. Jeff has traveled through many valleys in his journey, and his stories and insights in Episode 45 will surely help you carry on as you pursue happiness as well!

Listen to Episode 45 Show Notes     Release Date: June 19, 2017
Episode 44 | How Liberty Empowered Jillian to Escape Poverty One Day – and One Choice – at a Time
Jillian, aka Ms. Montana

Poverty is a vicious, often multigenerational cycle for those families who experience it – yet liberty offers rays of hope for those yearning to escape from it. In Episode 44, Ross interviews Jillian (also known as Ms. Montana) from Montana Money Adventures about her firsthand experience with poverty and liberty in America. Jillian grew up in a very poor family, but she embraced the power of liberty to break free from the cycle of poverty one day – and one choice – at a time. Today, Jillian helps others achieve financial freedom so that they, too, can do their thing and live life to the fullest!

Listen to Episode 44 Show Notes     Release Date: June 12, 2017
Episode 43 | How to Exercise Liberty to Become Your TrueSelf
Mary Siddall

Liberty empowers you with opportunities to become the person you long to be – but who exactly is that person? Mary Siddall is a life coach, blogger, speaker, and entrepreneur who has a passion for helping people answer that question – and then act upon it! If you’re looking for inspiration and practical guidance to discover and embrace your “TrueSelf,” don’t miss Episode 43 of The Do Your Thing Podcast!

Listen to Episode 43 Show Notes     Release Date: May 29, 2017
Episode 42 | Exercising Liberty to Choose Life Over Death in America
Laurence Furic

Laurence Furic is a French-born Jewish blogger and entrepreneur who now lives in upstate New York. Her grandmother was murdered in the Holocaust at Auschwitz in 1943 – a tragedy which has influenced Laurence’s choices in life ever since she can remember. Laurence sees that spiritual choices between life and death are set before us every day of our lives: we all have a mission, and we choose life when we act upon it! Laurence recognizes the connections between life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – and she’ll help you see them as well. If you seek inspiration and practical advice to help you live life to the fullest, don’t miss Episode 42 of The Do Your Thing Podcast!

Listen to Episode 42 Show Notes     Release Date: May 22, 2017
Episode 41 | Liberty 101: Why You Should Quit Asking for Permission!
John Notgrass

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!

Listen to Episode 41 Show Notes     Release Date: May 15, 2017
Episode 40 | How Liberty Empowers You to Love Thy Neighbor
Sarah Beckman

Liberty empowers us all with opportunities to love and support our neighbors – next door and across the globe – through voluntary cooperation. We need no approval from government or politicians, nor do we need to influence or change bureaucracy – we simply see others in need, and we act. Author and speaker Sarah Beckman is passionate about loving others well and about teaching people how to love others well in challenging times. In Episode 40, Sarah shares her stories and insights about embracing the power of liberty to help others in need – and about how such actions have positively impacted her life, her communities, and beyond!

Listen to Episode 40 Show Notes     Release Date: May 8, 2017
Episode 39 | How to Exercise Liberty to Overcome Your Fear of the Unknown
Prem Mansukhani

Liberty empowers you to try new things, yet stepping out of your comfort zone into unknown territory is often a frightening prospect. World traveler Prem Mansukhani knows that fear in the most literal of senses because Prem exercises liberty to live out his passion for traveling to hard-to-get-to places. In the past three years, he has visited 31 different countries and international locations – and the lessons he’s learned through his experiences are directly applicable to world travelers and homebodies alike! If you’re ready to overcome your fear of the unknown, don’t miss Episode 39!

Listen to Episode 39 Show Notes     Release Date: May 1, 2017
Episode 38 | How to Exercise Liberty to Gain an 'Energy Edge'
episode-38-1Bryan Buckley

Achieving happiness through liberty time – but it also takes energy! In Episode 38, Ross speaks with energy coach, entrepreneur, and speaker Bryan Buckley from BryanPaulBuckley.com about his passion for helping high achievers develop their “energy edge” so they leverage their time and attain greater results. Liberty means nothing unless you exercise it – and Bryan will help you find the energy to do exactly that!

Listen to Episode 38 Show Notes     Release Date: October 17, 2016
Episode 37 | How to Exercise Liberty to Align Your Life with Your Values
episode-37-1Sarah Young

America is a diverse nation of individuals who cherish differing values. But through liberty, we each have the opportunity to align our individual lives with our individual values – and we can celebrate our diversity instead of tangle with those whose values differ from our own. In Episode 37, Ross speaks with leadership development coach Sarah Young about her passion for making an impact in the world by helping others align their whole lives with their values – and she offers actionable steps to help listeners do the same. If you’re ready to finally live the life you truly yearn for, don’t miss this episode!

Listen to Episode 37 Show Notes     Release Date: October 10, 2016
Episode 36 | How to Embrace Liberty to Take Chances and Try New Things Without Anxiety
episode-36-2Greg Stravinski

Sometimes pursuing happiness means stepping out of your comfort zone, taking a chance, and trying something new. The experience can fill you with exhilaration – or with anxiety. In Episode 36, Ross speaks with marketer, author, actor, traveler, and comedian Greg Stravinski about his passion for trying new things in life – and about how he manages to do so with a sense of excitement instead of fear.

Listen to Episode 36 Show Notes     Release Date: October 3, 2016
Episode 35 | Exercising Liberty to Choose Happiness and Generosity Over Anger
episode-35-1Devin Renner

It’s been said that happiness is a choice – and never has that been truer than it is in Episode 35. In this special two-part episode, Ross speaks with marketing expert Devin Renner about his living hell childhood, and about how and why Devin exercises liberty today to choose happiness and generosity over anger – despite his hellish past.

In Part 1 of Episode 35, Devin shares the excruciating story of his childhood – and how his history influences his choice to pursue happiness daily by helping others in ways big and small.

In Part 2 of Episode 35, Devin dives deep into how and why he exercises liberty to choose happiness and generosity over anger. His choice isn’t easy – but it’s a choice he makes everyday. And thanks to liberty, he has the power to make that choice!

After listening to this episode, you’ll never doubt the potential life-giving power of a cheese Danish, a can of Diet Coke, and 13 cents worth of gas.

Listen to Episode 35 Show Notes     Release Date: September 26, 2016
Episode 34 | Exercising Liberty to Achieve Your Destiny
episode-34-1Geoff Akins Hannah

Why are you on this earth? It’s a question you’ll probably ask yourself throughout your life – and liberty empowers you to explore potential answers. In Episode 34, Ross speaks with Bubble Wonders entertainer, educator, and entrepreneur Geoff Akins Hannah about his answers to that big picture question and about the role liberty has played in Geoff’s life in helping him achieve his destiny.

Listen to Episode 34 Show Notes     Release Date: September 19, 2016
Episode 33 | Exercising Liberty to Achieve Soul Level Happiness
episode-33-1Coral Abel

Liberty empowers you with the opportunity to pursue your happiness in many different ways. In the short term, pursuing your happiness might come in the form of spending a night out with friends or binging on Netflix all weekend – but what about in the long term? How can you achieve soul level happiness? In Episode 33, Ross speaks dance studio owner Coral Abel about how and why she’s exercising liberty to achieve soul level happiness – and her stories and insights will help you understand how you can achieve it too. If you’re ready to experience happiness that goes beyond the weekend, don’t miss this episode!

Listen to Episode 33 Show Notes     Release Date: September 12, 2016
Episode 32 | Exercise Liberty to Become the Person You Want to Be
Episode 32-1-ARuss Beier

We all have dreams about the person we want to become in life – and liberty empowers us with the freedom to pursue those dreams in real ways. Yet as we pursue those dreams, we sometimes need to sacrifice who we are today in order to become who we want to be tomorrow – and that can be a scary proposition! Fitness Director Russ Beier exercised liberty to make that courageous decision just a few years ago and he’s now finding true happiness in life as a result. His stories and insights in Episode 32 will help you become the person you want to be too!

Listen to Episode 32 Show Notes     Release Date: September 5, 2016
Episode 31 | How to Scale Your Impact Through Liberty
Episode 31-2-AHeather Thomas

What do you want to accomplish during your lifetime? How big of an impact do you want to make? Thanks to liberty and technology, it’s never been easier to make a meaningful, significant impact on our world than it is today. In Episode 31, Ross speaks with former school counselor Heather Thomas about how and why she’s exercising liberty to scale up her impact through her website, TheHelpfulCounselor.com. If you’re wondering how to maximize your impact in the 21st Century, don’t miss Episode 31!

Listen to Episode 31 Show Notes     Release Date: August 29, 2016
Episode 30 | How to Capture a Fresh Start in Life Through Liberty
Episode 30-5Ashley Greer

Have you ever needed a fresh start in life? Let’s face it: We all need them from time to time – because nobody picks a perfect trajectory in the pursuit of their happiness. And thanks to liberty, we can capture those fresh starts any time we deem them necessary. In Episode 30, Ross speaks with business co-owner and Spa Director Ashley Greer about why she exercised liberty just a few years ago to capture a fresh start – and how her choice has impacted her life. If you feel like you’re on the wrong track in life and you’re looking for a fresh start, don’t miss Episode 30!

Listen to Episode 30 Show Notes     Release Date: August 22, 2016
Episode 29 | How to Exercise Liberty to Beat the Odds
Episode 29-5Rachel Neill

Let’s face it. Sometimes life throws us curveballs. But with liberty, we have the power to overcome challenges and achieve happiness – even when it looks like the odds are against us! In Episode 29, Ross speaks with Rachel Neill about how she’s exercised liberty to beat the odds, pursue her passions, and achieve happiness after becoming a single teen mom at the age of 16. Her story is a shining example of liberty’s amazing power!

Listen to Episode 29 Show Notes     Release Date: August 15, 2016
Episode 28 | Exercising Liberty to Decline the Kool-Aid
Episode 28-2Dr. Nestor Rodriguez

We are all pressured to fit in with our peers throughout our lives. And yet, sometimes “fitting in” leads to personal destruction. Dr. Nestor Rodriguez grew up in South Central Los Angeles surrounded by drugs and gangs, but he knew that life wasn’t for him. Yet after he became a young hot-shot doctor, he discovered there’s also danger in “drinking the Kool-Aid” of success. He finally exercised liberty to do his thing and pursue his own personal vision of success – and he’s much happier today as a result of his choice. If you’re wondering how to do your thing in a world pressuring you to be someone you’re not, don’t miss Episode 28!

Listen to Episode 28 Show Notes     Release Date: August 8, 2016
Episode 27 | Boldly Live the Life You Want to Live
Episode 27-2Michael Boyink

Individual liberty empowers you to live life as you see fit, but it takes real courage to actually do it – especially if you break social norms along the way.

Episode 27 will inspire you to exercise individual liberty to boldly live the life YOU want to live as Ross speaks with Michael Boyink from DitchingSuburbia.com. Michael and his family sold their house and have been travelling on a continuous RV road trip for nearly six years now. And, thanks to individual liberty, they have every right to boldly pursue their happiness one mile at a time!

Listen to Episode 27 Show Notes     Release Date: August 1, 2016
Episode 26 | How to Exercise Liberty to Achieve Your Childhood Dreams
Episode 26-5Duane Abel

Duane Abel knew that he wanted to become a cartoonist in kindergarten. At the age of 15, he became the youngest syndicated cartoonist in America. Now, over 20 years later, he continues to exercise liberty to “do his thing” as a cartoonist by creating the comic strip series ZED.

Duane has spent over two decades living out his pursuit of happiness in the world of cartoons, but the lessons and insights he shares with Pursuit Nation in Episode 26 apply far beyond the Sunday funnies. If you’re ready to finally pursue your childhood dreams, don’t miss this episode!

Listen to Episode 26 Show Notes     Release Date: July 25, 2016
Episode 25 | How to Exercise Liberty to Crush Adversity
Episode25-2Israel Lopez

We all face adversity in life. But few of us will ever face anything as serious as being a homeless high school student living all alone out of our car.

Today, at 28 years old, Israel Lopez is a successful business attorney and CEO of the Chins Up Foundation. But his life looked a lot differently just one decade ago. No one in society expected Israel to do anything with his life – except Israel himself. But thanks to liberty, that’s all the only permission Israel needed to excel in life and “do his thing.” And now, both Israel and the greater community are benefiting in beautiful ways as a result!

You don’t want to miss this most inspiring conversation in Episode 25 of The Do Your Thing Podcast!

Listen to Episode 25 Show Notes     Release Date: July 18, 2016
Episode 24 | Why You Should Exercise Liberty to Tinker Like a Child
Episode 24-1Jason Kotecki

When you exercise liberty to do your thing, chances are high that you’ll face a steep learning curve. Before you gain knowledge and experience, your words and actions will be embarrassingly clumsy – and it’s that fear of embarrassment holds many people back from pursuing their life passions. But children are the exact opposite. They try new stuff all the time in unskilled and experimental fashions. How to walk, talk, drink from a glass, ride a bike – children learn everything from scratch by tinkering. And we adults should learn from their approach.

In this episode, Ross speaks with entrepreneur, artist, speaker, and author Jason Kotecki from Escape Adulthood about his passion for helping people refuse to settle for the life they’ve been told to live, and instead create the life they were made for. Jason exercises liberty to “do his thing” every day – and his insights and words of encouragement will help you do the same!

Ross also provides a brief overview of major “big picture” ideas that have been implemented at LTP in recent days.

Listen to Episode 24 Show Notes     Release Date: July 11, 2016
Episode 23 | How to Accomplish Your 'Someday' Goals Today
Stef Endres | Author and Speaker Megan Watt

We all have “someday” goals – but only some of us ever actually accomplish them. In Episode 23, you’ll learn how you can accomplish your someday goals today as Ross interviews two ladies who are rocking life! In the first half of the show, Ross speaks with food stylist and photographer Stef Endres about how she “does her thing” by making food look as beautiful as possible – and about why she makes her life everyday, starting with today. In the second half of the program, Ross speaks with author and speaker Megan Watt about highlights from her new book Discover. Act. Engage., which helps readers accomplish their “someday” goals by providing 60 actionable ideas.

Listen to Episode 23 Show Notes     Release Date: June 20, 2016
Episode 22 | Overcoming Obstacles to Exercise Economic Liberty
John Eide | Economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann

Exercising economic liberty isn’t always easy. We have to overcome many obstacles along the way: fear, doubt, failures and mistakes all try to hold us down. And exercising economic liberty to trade is inevitably accompanied by transaction costs – which also have the power to hinder your economic liberty. But obstacles can be overcome, and in Episode 22, you’ll find out how to get over them. In the first half the show, Ross speaks with standup comedian John Eide about how he’s overcome fear in order to live out his passion for making people laugh. In the second half of the show, Ross speaks with economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann about the concept of transaction costs, and how the free market is reducing them by means of technology – particularly in the sharing economy.

Listen to Episode 22 Show Notes     Release Date: June 13, 2016
Episode 21 | Why It's Good for Society When You Do Your Thing!
Katie Donahue | Economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann

“Why does our society become a better place as a result of you doing your thing?” It’s a question Ross always asks to our first-half guests. Episode 21 hones in on the rationale behind that question, and explores the economic reasons why it is good for society when individuals possess the liberty to specialize by doing their thing. In the first half of the show, Ross speaks with architect, designer, and artist Katie Donahue about how and why she’s living out her passions and improving lives across the globe as a result. In the second half of the show, Ross discusses five reasons why society benefits when individuals specialize in doing their thing with economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann.

Listen to Episode 21 Show Notes     Release Date: June 6, 2016
Episode 20 | Amplifying the People's Voice with Podcasts and Federalism
Nick Palkowski | Constitution Expert Chad Kent

Do you believe that “We the People” should have a voice in our society? In Episode 20, we hear from two men who are passionate about empowering and encouraging individuals to speak their mind to influence American culture. In the first half of the show, Ross speaks with entrepreneur Nick Palkowski from Your Podcast Guru about his love for helping clients bring their messages to market with ease. In the second half of the show, Ross speaks with author and Constitutional expert Chad Kent about the concept of federalism – and how it best empowers “We the People” to speak our voice and exercise political liberty.

Listen to Episode 20 Show Notes     Release Date: May 30, 2016
Episode 19 | Create a Life Worth Living Through Liberty
John Lee Dumas (EO Fire) | Judge Jim Troupis

Is there more to life than food, water, and shelter? Is there more to life than a J-O-B? In Episode 19, Ross explores how liberty empowers each of us to create a life worth living with two passionate guests. In the first half of the show, Ross speaks with John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneur On Fire about John’s underlying life passions – and about how and why he lives out those passions through EO Fire. In the second half of the show, Ross wraps up our six-part miniseries on the subject liberty by discussing “freedom from want” with Judge Jim Troupis.

Listen to Episode 19 Show Notes     Release Date: May 23, 2016
Episode 18 | Why Economic Liberty is Morally Right
Chris Rudolph | Judge Jim Troupis

If you know in your gut that economic liberty is morally right, and you know it helps us all “do our thing” in life – but you’ve struggled to find the words to articulate your feelings, your struggle is coming to an end today! In the first half of Episode 18, Ross speaks with business coach Chris Rudolph from Freedom Business Family about his passion for helping business coaches and consultants achieve the freedom they’ve always desired. In the second half of the show, we continue our six-part miniseries on the subject of liberty as Ross discusses economic liberty with Judge Jim Troupis.

Listen to Episode 18 Show Notes     Release Date: May 16, 2016
Episode 17 | Enjoying Liberty in American Healthcare
Liz Mierendorf | Dr. Peter Clagnaz

Western medicine, Eastern medicine, combinations thereof – we enjoy a huge amount of liberty and choice in American healthcare. And thanks to free market innovations, our choices in healthcare continue to expand! In the first half of Episode 17, Ross speaks with professional acupuncturist Liz Mierendorf about why she turned her passion for helping people relieve their pain into a career through holistic Chinese medicine and world travel. In the second half of the show, Ross speaks with Dr. Peter Clagnaz, Medical Director of Psychiatry at Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida, about the intersection of capitalism and free markets with the healthcare industry – and what the intersection means for healthcare innovation.

Listen to Episode 17 Show Notes     Release Date: May 9, 2016
Episode 16 | Why 'Doing Your Thing' is a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Jen Anderson | Author Tim Dake

Doing your thing in life is a marathon – not a sprint – and upholding your liberty to do so is just the same! In the first half of Episode 16, Ross speaks with Jen Anderson about how and why she turned her passion for triathlons into a career, and about why it’s important to focus on long term goals even when they seem crazy in the short term. In the second half of the program, Ross interviews author Tim Dake about why America’s founders included Article V in the Constitution – and about how We the People are empowered with “marathon style” political liberty as a result.

Listen to Episode 16 Show Notes     Release Date: May 2, 2016
Episode 15 | Why It's Important to Intentionally Craft Your Identity
Kimberly Zahasky | Constitution Expert Chad Kent

Are you the kind of person who lives out their passions? In the first half of Episode 15, you’ll discover why choosing to answer “yes” to that identity question is fundamentally important if you’re going to doing your thing in life as Ross speaks with Kimberly Zahasky from The Professional Optimist. In the second half of the show, Ross speaks with author and speaker Chad Kent about why “We the People” should care to understand the foundation of America’s identity – the U.S. Constitution.

Listen to Episode 15 Show Notes     Release Date: April 25, 2016
Episode 14 | Escaping Bureaucracy for a Better Life
Spencer Smith | Fmr. RSR Citizen Ciprian Arcalean

America has been called the land of opportunity – and it provided Episode 14’s guests the opportunity to escape bureaucracy in pursuit of better lives. In the first half of the show, Ross speaks with Spencer Smith – a former vice president of a Fortune 100 company – about his choice to leave the bureaucracy of the corporate world in order to embrace the freedom to “do his thing” in life as an entrepreneur. In the second half of the show, Ross speaks with former citizen of the Socialist Republic of Romania Ciprian Arcalean about his life under communism – and about why Ciprian now loves to exercise his liberties as an American citizen.

Listen to Episode 14 Show Notes     Release Date: April 18, 2016
Episode 13 | How to Take Control of Your Life and Your Local Community
Kati Whitledge | Supervisor Mike Willett

Local control is one of those ideas we all support – but it isn’t just about government. As you’ll find out in Episode 13, local control starts with that person in the mirror. In the first half of the show, Ross speaks with Kati Whitledge about how she’s doing her thing in the beauty industry after taking control of her life. With just six little words, Kati transitioned from being a victim to a victor, and she shows you how to make that same move. In the second half of today’s show, Ross sits down with County Board Supervisor Mike Willett to identify five reasons why local control is awesome, and how it helps you do your thing in life.

Listen to Episode 13 Show Notes     Release Date: April 11, 2016
Episode 12 | Brewing Up Value and Wealth with the Free Market
Ryan Koga | Economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann

Did you know that you make this world a wealthier place each time you buy a sixer of beer? It’s no joke – find out how in Episode 12! In the first half of the show, Ross speaks with Ryan Koga, brewmaster at Karben4 Brewing in Madison, Wisconsin about how and why he does his thing on a daily basis by brewing amazing beers. In the second half of the show, Ross speaks with economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann about the ideas of value and wealth, and how the free market best empowers us to create them in the world.

Listen to Episode 12 Show Notes     Release Date: April 4, 2016
Episode 11 | Why ‘Doing Your Thing’ as an Individual - and as a Nation – Leads to a Better World
Meg Jamison | Economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann

When you do your thing in life, this world becomes a better place. And – thanks to international trade – the same principle applies on a grand scale to nations as a whole. But do you understand why? In Episode 11, Ross explores these ideas and more with designer, yoga teacher, and entrepreneur Meg Jamison and economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann. Tune in and find out for yourself!

Listen to Episode 11 Show Notes     Release Date: March 28, 2016
Episode 10 | How to Leverage and Conquer Fear and Anxiety
Jeremy “JT” Taylor | Businessman Eric Hovde

Let’s face it, we all experience fear and anxiety in life. Do you know how to leverage it or conquer it? In Episode 10, Ross speaks with realtor Jeremy “JT” Taylor about how he leverages his fear to live out his passion for coaching and developing others through their limiting beliefs. In the second half of the show, Ross speaks with businessman Eric Hovde about ideas you can adopt in your life today to conquer fear and anxiety.

Listen to Episode 10 Show Notes     Release Date: March 21, 2016
Episode 9 | Empowering You - the Individual! - to Thrive
Jenna Atkinson | Judge Jim Troupis

Ross speaks with consultant Jenna Atkinson about her love for helping other individuals reach their own versions of success faster. Later in the show, our six-part miniseries on liberty continues as Ross interviews Judge Jim Troupis about the concept of individual liberty – and how it relates to you doing your thing.

Listen to Episode 9 Show Notes     Release Date: March 14, 2016
Episode 8 | Exercising Equal Liberty to Do Your Thing
David Gathy | Judge Jim Troupis

Ross speaks with butcher David Gathy about his love of supporting local farmers through whole animal butchering at the Conscious Carnivore in Madison, Wisconsin. Later in the show, our six-part miniseries on liberty continues as Ross interviews Judge Jim Troupis about the concept of equal liberty.

Listen to Episode 8 Show Notes     Release Date: March 7, 2016
Episode 7 | Embracing Private Sector Freedom and Opportunity
Matt Heilman | Businessman Eric Hovde

Ross speaks with Matt Heilman about his choice to leave the security of teaching behind in order to build a private sector realty business. Later in the show, Ross speaks with Eric Hovde, co-founder of The Hovde Foundation, about four advantages private sector charity enjoys over the institution of government when it comes to helping people in need.

Listen to Episode 7 Show Notes     Release Date: February 29, 2016
Episode 6 | The Freedom to Govern Yourself Daily
Tim Allen | Judge Jim Troupis

Ross speaks with Tim Allen about how and why he builds independence into his life and career path. Later in the show, our miniseries on liberty continues as Ross sits down with Judge Jim Troupis to discuss the concept of political liberty.

Listen to Episode 6 Show Notes     Release Date: February 22, 2016
Episode 5 | Embracing the Power to Make Life Choices
Angie Thorpe | Economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann

Ross speaks with Angie Thorpe about tough choices she’s made in order to live life to the fullest as a Digital User Experience Librarian. Later in the show, Ross speaks with economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann about the concept of choice, and why it’s important for individuals to retain the power of choice.

Listen to Episode 5 Show Notes     Release Date: February 15, 2016
Episode 4 | Helping Others Live Better Lives Locally and Globally
Daryn Allen | Businessman Eric Hovde

Ross speaks with Daryn Allen about his passion for helping others live their best lives possible and the importance of scalability. Later in the episode, Ross speaks with businessman and capitalist Eric Hovde about how and why Eric is helping children in despair across the globe through his Hovde Foundation.

Listen to Episode 4 Show Notes     Release Date: February 8, 2016
Episode 3 | Defining Yourself and Your Nation
Lisa Barry | Judge Jim Troupis

Ross speaks with Lisa Barry – owner of Barry Chic – about Lisa’s journey of combining her passions for fashion and building others’ confidence into a profitable consulting business. Later in the show, Ross speaks with Judge Jim Troupis about the importance of national liberty – and how it empowers you to do your thing in the 21st century.

Listen to Episode 3 Show Notes     Release Date: February 1, 2016
Episode 2 | It's Not All About Money
Katie Hensel | Economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann

Ross speaks with Katie Hensel, founder and Executive Director of Tri 4 Schools – a local nonprofit organization – about her passion for helping kids live healthy lifestyles. Later in the show, Ross speaks with economist Dr. Larry Kaufmann about common misconceptions about the field of economics, and why it’s critical to clear those up.

Listen to Episode 2 Show Notes     Release Date: February 1, 2016
Episode 1 | Turn Your Thing Into a Fruitful Career
Evan Clagnaz | Businessman Eric Hovde

Ross speaks with certified sommelier Evan Clagnaz about his journey of turning his thing – wine – into a fruitful career in NYC. Later in the show, Ross speaks with businessman and capitalist Eric Hovde about the role personal initiative plays in building confidence and living a successful life.

Listen to Episode 1 Show Notes     Release Date: February 1, 2016