In 2011, Andrew Bacon started his side business, Field Treasure Designs in his garage alongside being a Family Man and an Executive Director all while working on a Master's Degree! As a self admitted "start up addict" as well as a creative entrepreneur, join Andrew's conversations with others who share the same excitement for creating "something from nothing." From denim company owners to cargo ship captains, you will be sure to not only enjoy but also pick up your own "field treasure" from these interesting conversations.
Episode 6: Mike Rapp
Mike Rapp is a self taught woodworker who has launched some really cool unique perspectives on woodworking (anyone everyone his raps or "shop news Tuesday?!") as well as created an awesome competition called "Woodshop Wars". If you are trying to figure out your future and direction, you are going to enjoy Mike's honest approach, which is hard to find these days.
Episode 5: John Malecki of Metal and Wood
John Malecki is a self taught furniture maker and entrepreneur who has made the leap from the NFL to full time self employment in the Maker Space. We have an awesome conversation talking about his transition from the NFL to being a furniture designer and content provider in the wood and metal working trade. One of my favorite parts of our conversation is talking about the ups and downs of having your own business as well as how to provide not only great products as a maker but great content as well. Buckle up, because John is a straight forward talker who has a lot of great things to say in an honest way. I think you are gonna love this episode and get a lot out of it!
Episode 4: Odin Clack of Odin Leather Goods
When Odin had a child in the hospital (don't worry, it ended up all good), he took a few minutes to breath and drove around town. During that drive he stopped into a leather store called Tandy Leather. Odin Leather Goods was born that day. Literally. No lie. You'll hear more about this in this episode.
I have been watching Odin with his side business for many years now and I am exited to have him on the show today. He is a family man, has a full time marketing job in Dallas, Texas and runs Odin Leather Goods out of his garage on the side. He is a true example for so many out there trying to add a side business or side hustle to their life.
We have a great conversation because not only is Odin super personal and fun but he also has a wealth of experience of a normal guy doing something awesome. His leather work is high quality and his brand has become very strong. He has sold goods all over the world but, maintains a desire to keep this as a side project, which I think you will really like learning about.
We had a great time talking about his story, his products, his methodology, as well as how he prioritizes big areas of life.
How Odin started Odin Leather Goods Juggling Family, Full Time Work and Side Business How Odin is a "Stubborn Hack" and how that is so cool to me! Products he makes. His most challenging product to make. The evolution of Odin's brand and logo How Odin keeps track of ideas and notes How we both went to college at Texas A&M University. Go figure?! The importance of branding How to flush out ideas and gain clarity on them
Episode 3: Brian Preston of Lamon Luther
My guest today is my friend Brian Preston, who describes himself as a social entrepreneur who leverages free enterprise in order to help others. He does this specifically through his companies Lamon Luther and Shelter Supply Company.
Brian started Lamon Luther (which is a furniture company) in January of 2012 in his garage while admitting that he "knew nothing about furniture". He started with one homeless craftsman making benches out of pallets and selling them on craigslist. Lamon Luther has turned into an incredible brand, employs 20 craftsman, and has given away 2 tiny homes. Their latest project is building the tables for the new Atlanta Falcons (Mercedes Benz) Stadium!
You are gonna dig this convo! Brian is a passionate story teller, and you are gonna love hearing the behind the scenes look into his life and work.
Episode 2: Bill Mitchell of Billiam Jeans
My guest today is my friend Bill Mitchell, also known by nickname "Billiam". Bill owns and runs Billiam Jeans, which is a denim and apparel company that sells all over the world. Bill started tailoring jeans in a basement in 2009 and by the end of that year had a waiting list of over 400 orders!
I really think you are going to love the conversation we have. Bill has a contagious and magnetic personality, he's creative and loves to try new things. This all makes for an awesome show today where we explore lots of different things.
How Billiam Jeans got started Philosophy of doing business Patience Adding more consciousness to your week Book list Denim company list Connecting with customers and followers as well as And... we unpack his gear bag!
Episode 1: Brad Rodriguez of Fix This Build That
I met Brad Rodriguez a few years ago as I was starting Field Treasure Designs. Since then we have stayed in touch and I have been able to watch him carve out a huge slice of the DIY Woodworking world. He has grown his Instagram to over 140k followers in just 3 years, has tons of great blog content and is already set to dominate a youtube channel. Join our conversation as we talk about how he started, the process of picking a name, tips and tricks, as well as what his favorite creation to date is.
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I love the variety of discussions that come from a variety of guests. There are loads of podcasts with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, but this podcast offers us insight from entrepreneurs who are closer to our walk of life. It's a wealth of wisdom with attainable application. Andrew is really easy to listen to and keeps it casual while also maintaining professional dialogue and production.
Informative, unique, and great for anyone looking for some guidance and inspiration!
I've been following Field Treasure Designs on Instagram and online, and now it's great to be able to listen along as well! This podcast is loaded with experience and sure to be a great help! Great stuff!