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May 15th, 2024

Unearthing Wisdom with Kevin Espiritu, Episode #185

  1. Unearthing Wisdom with Kevin Espiritu, Episode #185 Larry Sprung, Mitlin Financial, Kevin Espiritu 35:53

Kevin Espiritu is the founder and CEO of Epic Gardening. As a self-taught gardener, Espiritu has spent over a decade producing educational gardening content across YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, The Beet Podcast, and the Epic Gardening blog.

It was all in service of a simple mission: teach the world to grow. Epic Gardening has amassed over 10 million social media followers, 21 million podcast downloads, and 100 million blog visits. 

In 2020, he purchased his first home in San Diego, CA, which was a small 1,000-square-foot home on a 13,000-square-foot lot. This became his home base for experimenting beyond the garden: into energy systems, composting, chicken keeping, canning, preserving, and water capture. 

These experiences formed the basis for this book, “Epic Homesteading.” Additionally, Espiritu has authored two other books, Field Guide to Urban Gardening and Grow Bag Gardening. Listen in for some great takeaways about Kevin’s journey from hobby blogger to YouTuber to entrepreneur. 

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…

  • Learn more about Kevin Espiritu and Epic Gardening [2:58]
  • How a self-taught gardener became the “Plant Daddy” [5:06] 
  • What inspired Kevin to launch Epic Gardening? [6:27] 
  • How the pandemic impacted the growth of Epic Gardening [8:45] 
  • Don’t listen to anyone who hasn’t done what they’re talking about [12:08] 
  • Kevin’s advice for content creators looking to grow their audience [16:18] 
  • Get your copy of “Financial Planning Made Personal” [18:08] 
  • How Kevin has changed how he approaches content creation [22:45] 
  • Kevin’s process for hiring and prioritizing who to hire first [26:20] 
  • How Kevin finds inspiration to expand and grow his business [30:24]
  • What Kevin did today that put him in the right mindset for success [32:44]

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Lawrence “Larry” Sprung, CFP® is a husband, father, entrepreneur and mental health advocate.

Larry is the author of the Amazon Bestselling book “Financial Planning Made Personal” and the also host of the Mitlin Money Mindset™ a podcast that reminds you to ask yourself “What did you do today that brought you joy?®”

In 2004 he founded Mitlin Financial, Inc. naming the firm memory of Larry’s wife’s grandfather, Mitchell, and his mother, Linda. During his career, Larry has found that a lot of industry terms and concepts can seem confusing to outsiders. That’s why he works with the families he serves to break down complex financial topics into easy-to-understand concepts.

In recognition of Larry’s significant contributions to his profession, he has received quite a few awards. In 2021, Larry was named to the Investopedia 100 Top Advisors in 2021 and was even more humbled to make their Top Ten list for 2022.

Outside the office, one of Larry’s greatest passions is raising awareness for mental health. He spent over 12 years serving on the National Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and sits on its financial and investment committees. With his wife, Denise, he has raised more than $1.7 million for the organization through the Keith Milano Memorial Fund. The fund was created in memory of his brother-in-law.

Larry values his family tremendously and his desire to do right by his wife and two sons drives who he is in and out of the office.

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