A Free-Range Childhood, Autodidactism, Entrepreneurship & Empowerment
A Free-Range Childhood, Autodidactism, Entrepreneurship & Empowerment

A Free-Range Childhood, Autodidactism, Entrepreneurship & Empowerment

This week my guest is Daniel Hodge from Thrive Lot and we are talking about autodidactism, entrepreneurship and empowerment. Daniel and I have an expansive conversation about thinking outside of the box, how learning doesn't have to come from an institution and how you can learn things faster than you might think that makes a difference in your life. You are never too old to start learning something and you don't have to get a degree to do something and then have a career from it! Entrepreneurship is a true example of taking an idea and bringing it to life; creating what you speak!

Daniel grew up training his autodidactism from a young age. His notion of reality and its malleability were manifested through homeschooling and a free-range childhood. Whether through drawing, inventing, reading, writing, playing music, singing, and finding infinite ways to stoke his creative fire, he never experienced boredom until attending public school. In high school, Daniel decided he wasn’t interested in status games, and instead focused on developing his athletic prowess, balanced with a pursuit of the arts. His undergraduate studies led him to explore Philosophy, Economics, and Political Theory. Obsessed with why humans think the way we do, and what cultural, socioeconomic, and political priors serve to influence and underpin our thinking, he worked on developing his analytical and critical thinking skills.

Fast forward to now, Daniel has designed and built over 30 websites and apps, along with a half dozen architectural installations and projects, including a 30,000 Sq. Ft. Coworking facility in the heart of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He founded three businesses and helped friends and clients catalyze another ten. His love of systems led him to work briefly with the Tennessee Valley Corridor, a nonprofit focused on STEM-focused public-private partnerships. While all of these projects and experiences were important to growing his skill stack, business acumen, and design accolades, none of them presented the opportunity to synthesize his various talents into a streamlined purpose. That is, until his friend Justin West introduced the idea of Thrive Lot. Thrive Lot is an online platform that connects you with vetted service providers to transform traditional yards into beautiful, edible landscapes and forest gardens through ecological systems design. You can learn more at https://www.thrivelot.com/ and connect with Daniel at @thrivelot on Instagram and Facebook and @danielhhodge on Twitter.

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Create What You Speak
Create What You Speak

If there is one thing that is constant in life, it’s change. And Sloane Freemont has a lot to say about change. Sloane shares real life stories and actionable steps that you can apply immediately to successfully navigate change in your favor. Her podcast, “Create What You Speak” takes you through the mindset changes AND the appropriate actions to get there. Learn more here: https://sloanefreemont.com

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