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This episode I give you and update on the Liberty Homestead and then we have a conversation with Nicole Sauce of the Living Free In Tennessee podcast.

When Nicole Sauce was 3 years old and stole a chocolate egg. Upon arriving home, her mother discovered to her horror that Nicole was a thief. She made Nicole return the egg, apologize to the store owner, AND pay the $.05 that the chocolate would have cost. This early lesson in private ownership and making real amends for damage you cause to others set the foundation for a long career in libertarian public policy.

But one day, Nicole realized that if liberty-minded folks only focus on “fixing” government, we lose. While the work that our freedom-minded economists do is important, it is often better to go around the existing government structure, innovate, and render the offensive bureaucracy obsolete.

Also important is for our liberty intellectuals and activists to learn to control their inner asshole and become approachable beacons to freedom rather than focus on things like “We have to let addicts choose to kill themselves through drug use” out of the chute.

Her professional career includes political activism in the free market arena, executive coaching, business management process, technology innovation and execution, business startup counseling, public policy design and representation, project management, and event management.

Nicole is passionate about raising awareness and appreciation for the ideals of liberty, freedom, and self-reliance. Earlier work in the freedom movement include SPN, the Beacon Center of Tennessee, and Cascade Policy Institute. She founded Spark Freedom to shock liberty policy talent into communicating through story first, then following with facts for the win.

Her podcast, Living Free in Tennessee, aims to equip people with the tools they need to take control of their budgets, design their lifestyle and establish stability through our changing economy. Nicole also runs a craft coffee roasting business:

Nicole has published articles in The Oregonian, The Tennessean, and many other small, local newspapers. Her essay on the importance of community in the quest for liberty appears in the first edition of Forging Freedom, an anthology. Nicole engages in 4-6 speaking engagements per year at events like the Students for Liberty conference and the SPN annual meeting.

Nicole functions as CEO, liberty communications advisor and keeper of the Spark Freedom brand. She is also an up-and-coming podcaster on self-reliance, homesteading, and small business entrepreneurship at

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