Jan 25, 2019
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.