We had the good fortune of connecting with Laython Washington and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laython, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I just started listening to podcasts one day, and it kept growing on me. One day I thought to myself I want my own podcast. Started researching on the industry to gain my intelligence about how to put out content, marketing, and create revenue. I wanted to inspire people to do whatever profession they want. Since I was already going into media I decided to have my own platform early just in case I become super famous or if I get let go from a company
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What made me realize is that one day I was talking with a friend I haven’t seen in a while; he said, “Thats his gift, Laytho knows how to get different people in the room that can mesh well together” Following God’s plan and not mine has led me to where I am today. Even when my anxiety creeps up I out those feelings aside to handle my business. You never know when opportunity will present itself. I started my podcast in college living Nacogdoches, but drove to Houston to record. I used zoom like everyone else but service is so bad out here I ended up tossing three episodes due to the quality not being efficient. Thats when I started instagram live interviews to entertain my audience and give my guests a chance for their supporters to get to know them. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is respect everybody you meet no matter the level their own, humble yourself, and don’t let anyone or anything lower your confidence. My brand Let Me Tell You Sumn is a platform to motivate anybody to chase their purpose. We often run around our purpose, but I realized everything I learned led me to this point. The uniqueness of my brand is we’re for everybody. Any topic can be discussed. My brand is a family, we look out and support each other.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First place I’m taking my friend is Eyeconic Studios to meet the creatives. We’ll talk about branding, creative content, and how to fulfill your purpose. Knowing my friends they’ll want to hoop ! We’ll pull up to one of the private runs in the city. Everyday we will eat at a staple Houston restaurant for lunch from Frenchys, Lotus, Burger Park, Just Oxtails, Timmy Chans, Chachos. During the week they’ll ride with my cause no telling where I’m going everyday. The weekend we big lit ! Friday we’ll hit my dawg JayBee Candy Shack in Katy then finish the night at bombshells. Saturday, the night will start at Christrain’s tailgate and bar, next we fading somebody house function before fading my brother DJ YamsG wherever he DJ at. Sunday Funday will epic. We’ll get brunch at Atomic Bottle, then head to the Address, and finish the nigh off at Kamp with some honey chicken wings !
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?
God and my parents first, they deserve so much credit for always supporting me in whatever I do. I can’t thank them enough for all that they do. My brothers Charlie and Ray for making sure my head on straight. James “Yams” for always giving me advice and helping me out when I can’t figure it out. Eyeconic Television family, my supporters in Dallas, Extraeyes Media, Maurice Elrod for always lending his hand of help.
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