Before we get started I want to take a second to thank everyone at Listen Notes for this opportunity to share my story and more information about my podcast. Coming from Jacksonville, Florida, and born into a lower-middle-class household, no one was entrepreneurial, nor made over $50k a year. Up until the time I was in my senior year, I was encouraged and working for a full-ride scholarship which I was in fact, one SAT test away from getting.
The thing was, I didn't know what was in store for me at college aside from mistakes and newfound freedom. So, viewing business as my so-called therapy, it allowed me to take my mind off of the struggles occurring at home, and the stress around me. I would say I more so fell into entrepreneurship, although I had a lot of entrepreneurial tendencies growing up. For the sake of time, I won't go into detail.
And so it was, this young kid a few months away from graduation and full of confusion. I got involved with business and started my first podcast at the beginning of 2018. God, I hated it. I overthought literally every aspect of it, but I started to say the least. Fast forward some, I started my current podcast "Chase the Vision with Isaac Mashman" in 2019, and in the following year I found my passion for personal branding, launching my public relations firm Mashman Ventures on April 17th, 2020.