This is the real secret of life; to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. – Alan Watts
Our current systems of politics, education, and economics don’t just need to be reformed, they need to completely re-imaged and re-invented by a new generation with a completely different mindset.
I believe the foundation for that mindset is the diy-it-yourself ethic. The philosophy of DIY Genius is about understanding how technological innovations and digital education can empower the changemakers who are willing to step and build the changes they want to see in the world.
We provide mental training for focus and productivity so you can find your focus, design your own education and unleash the full power of your creativity.
Why I Started DIY Genius
My name is Kyle Pearce and I started DIY Genius in 2011 to share my self-education journey and explore the future of education using the Internet.
I believe that we live in a golden age of learning where anyone can educate themselves and learn by doing through direct embodied experience rather than just books, classrooms and lectures that teach dry academic intellectual abstraction and theory.
If we are to have a future worth living on a Planet that’s healthy, the entire system of Western schooling has to be completely reformed.
Why I Love To Teach
I love to teach, inspire and entertain and I’m thankful for being able to teach and mentor students while having the flexibility to work from anywhere I am in the world.
I have spoken at conferences, startup incubators and run educational bootcamps across North America, Latin America and Asia about the future of education, applying flow psychology in creative industries, brand storytelling for creative leaders and the vital importance of focused and disciplined self-directed learning in today’s fast-changing world.
I started my first website and online business selling online in 2003 with a surf clothing label called Grandpa Sunshine.
I started working in digital marketing in 2009 and I’ve done search engine marketing small businesses owners, lead the marketing team launching the fitness app Fitplan that has been downloaded over two million times, and lead video marketing campaigns for big telecommunications and technology companies such as Dell, ASUS, TELUS, HP, and Toshiba.
I am a full-stack marketer, which means I can code, design websites, optimize for conversions, run performance-driven ad campaigns, design curriculum and implement scalable marketing automation systems.
I have a degree in ancient and modern history from the University of Victoria and I’ve spent much of my adult life studying ancient history, religion, philosophy, and cultures all over the world with teachers from many different traditions while traveling in the winters.
In my free leisure time, I love exploring futurism, studying forest ecology, meditating, hosting events and parties, and experiencing flow in nature hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and surfing.
Feel free to introduce yourself and say hello through email if you have any good ideas for improving education or collaboration.