20 episodes

This is the show devoted to helping you build your dream, pursue your passion, and make a difference. I interview people like you who have taken the next step to turn their passion into a side hustle, business, non-profit, book and more.

Here you'll find inspiration and encouragement to take the next step in your starter journey as you hear how other starters are making a difference through their work. So, whatever your dream, take a listen and join the community.

Stories of Starters Podcast Shawn Washburn: Writer | Podcaster | Marketer | Creative

    • Careers
    • 4.8, 11 Ratings

This is the show devoted to helping you build your dream, pursue your passion, and make a difference. I interview people like you who have taken the next step to turn their passion into a side hustle, business, non-profit, book and more.

Here you'll find inspiration and encouragement to take the next step in your starter journey as you hear how other starters are making a difference through their work. So, whatever your dream, take a listen and join the community.

    SOS 018: How hardship and timing turned a couple’s buried dream into The Lazy Bee | Preston and Lauren Lund

    SOS 018: How hardship and timing turned a couple’s buried dream into The Lazy Bee | Preston and Lauren Lund

    Shoot me an email: shawn@storiesofstarters.com

    Join the SOS community: www.storiesofstarters.com/community

    Show notes here: www.storiesofstarters.com/018

    On episode 18, I talked with Preston and Lauren Lund about the restaurant they are launching, The Lazy Bee. We discuss how this came about, their passion for people, hospitality and food, and what it's been like to pursue this dream through the highs and lows.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    SOS 017: How Following Your Heart Can Transform a Community | Jim Kilmartin

    SOS 017: How Following Your Heart Can Transform a Community | Jim Kilmartin

    Shoot me an email: shawn@storiesofstarters.com

    Join the SOS community: www.storiesofstarters.com/community

    Show notes here: www.storiesofstarters.com/017

    On episode 17, I talked with Jim Kilmartin, founder of HoopsFest and Joshua House, about the amazing transformation in his community over the last twenty years and how he was tempted to give up on his vision and pursue something else. But because he didn't, his hometown has been renewed and has a new direction, new life and new purpose.

    • 55 min
    SOS PRE 017: Get to Know Jim Kilmartin

    SOS PRE 017: Get to Know Jim Kilmartin

    On this pre-episode, get to know Jim Kilmartin and then make sure you hear his whole interview next week on Episode 17, as we discuss two big things that he launched twenty years ago that have transformed him and his community in the process

    Shoot me an email: shawn@storiesofstarters.com

    Join the SOS community: www.storiesofstarters.com/community

    • 12 min
    SOS 016: How Overcoming Adversity Led To A Passion For People | Lea Goldsmith

    SOS 016: How Overcoming Adversity Led To A Passion For People | Lea Goldsmith

    Shoot me an email: shawn@storiesofstarters.com

    Join the SOS community: www.storiesofstarters.com/community

    Show notes here: www.storiesofstarters.com/016

    On episode 16, I talked with Lea Goldsmith of Maximize Fitness about the incredible health issues that she overcame as a child and how they directed her path and the impact that she's making today. Leah is a gym owner, wellness coach, and a survivor.

    • 52 min
    SOS PRE 016: Get to Know Lea Goldsmith

    SOS PRE 016: Get to Know Lea Goldsmith

    Shoot me an email: shawn@storiesofstarters.com

    Join the SOS community: www.storiesofstarters.com/community

    On this pre-episode, get to know Lea Goldsmith and then make sure you hear her whole interview next week on Episode 16.

    • 8 min
    SOS 015: The Power of Curiosity

    SOS 015: The Power of Curiosity

    Shoot me an email: shawn@storiesofstarters.com

    Join the SOS community: www.storiesofstarters.com/community

    Show notes here: www.storiesofstarters.com/015

    On episode 15, we talk about the power of curiosity and how asking why and trying new things can give us direction and lead to real change and growth in ourselves and the world around us.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Andy Storch ,

Love the message and the content

Shawn is sharing some great information and enthusiasm. We are always starting new things and we have to start somewhere and we always need help and a guide. I’m glad Shawn is putting this out there. I’m a fan.

Andy Storch
Host of the Talent Development Hot Seat and The Andy Storch Show

Someoen👌🏽💪👂👥💪👥👥🗣✊ ,

You have to start somewhere...

I had the chance to listen to most of Shawn’s podcasts and I found them to be light, and entertaining. You can tell that Shawn is doing his homework and is prepared for every podcast. He believes in what he is doing and spreading his positivity one podcast at a time! Can’t wait to hear more from Shawn.

joshpPT ,

Inspiring

Loved both episodes. Listend to the first and was inspired to re-start my side hustle to share and pursue my passion to share with people. Looking forward to future episodes!

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