Podcast 127: John Heckman

tattooed historian

John Heckman is the Tattooed Historian. He is prone to go “all in” when it comes to his work. But as he tells Colin, it took him a while before he decided history was what he wanted to do with his life. Despite the fact that he was running a Civil War artillery unit as a living historian in his teens, he tried accounting and other jobs before realizing history was his true passion.

John now has a podcast, where he is talking with some of the best historians in the field about their craft. His story shows how our fear of failure–hopefully–is eventually overcome by our fear of never having done what we really want to do.

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