We had the good fortune of connecting with Sebastian Cosme and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sebastian, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I never really liked to work for anyone else. I was always the guy breaking the rules or wanting to try something a different way. I like being able to handle things the way I want them handled. Not that I am always right, but I can always learn from my mistakes…and boy have I.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I would like to focus on my podcast for this question. As a podcaster, I decided that when I first started, I didn’t want to be like anyone else. So one thing I did was not listen to any other podcasts. I never listened to them to begin with, so why start now? I didn’t come prepared with questions, I didn’t research my guests. But one thing I did do, was I know how to bull**it people. It comes from owning my own companies and getting the deal done.

I used by bull**it tactics to help grow the show and the audience. It seems to be working. Now days, since I am getting some bigger bands and artists on, I tend to do a ton more research. I still don’t like to write questions down and prepare though. I would rather have a natural conversation.

I am known to be a bit of a scatter brain, but I think my audience likes that. It’s easy to keep the audience entertained when they think “WTF”.

I have definitely learned some lessons when it comes to podcasting. The main one that sticks out is just do it and don’t edit. Whatever I say is what I say. I used to spend hours taking out things I said or a guest said that I found inappropriate or didn’t like on the show. I don’t do that anymore. I quite enjoy the inappropriate things now and wish I never took them out in the past.

I would like the world to know that you have to take chances in order to be successful. That goes for anything you do. If you don’t put yourself out there, you will never know your full potential. Even if you get negative feedback, that’s a good thing. Imagine not getting any feedback at all. Negative feedback is often something you can learn from. No feedback is worse.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First I would like to give a shoutout to my parents for always encouraging me and my siblings to be free thinkers and entrepreneurs. They have never once been discouraging.

Second: I would like to give a shoutout to my wife for letting me be myself. She too is also encouraging and trusts that I will make the right decisions.

Third: I need to give a shoutout to Sam McIntosh with Diamond Noise Agency for providing me with structure and better habits. Instead of jumping around from idea to idea. (I can apply this to just about anything I do)

Fourth: I would like to give a shoutout to all my partners, co workers and anyone who has helped a long the way.

Website: www.theloudspot.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theloudspotpodcast/?ref=pages_you_manage

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQe1ffErVEyRxvpAre9Ecg

Other: www.patreon.com/theloudspot

Image Credits
All of our graphic designs are done by Evan Chavez with RECollection Graphics

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