I recently was struggling with some personal decisions in my life of whether to continue on or to let go that was causing me anxiety and stress that I knew wouldn’t go away until a decision was made. Making a choice one way would completely change life as I have known it the last several years and making the choice the other way would keep me on my current path, but I knew that I wasn’t happy and ultimately was not where I wanted to be in my life. My dad has this saying he has told me since I was a kid and anyRead More →

You know those moments where you wake up in the middle of the night and your mind is racing with thoughts and ideas or even right before you go to bed you have a hard time falling asleep because you can’t shut your brain off? Welcome to your subconscious mind. This morning I woke up at 5:30am (which may be normal for you, but 7:00am is normal for me), but I woke up wide awake while it’s still pitch black in my room with dozens of thoughts and ideas running through my mind about ways to provide more value to women who want body imageRead More →

This past week I was sitting at one of my favorite restaurants here in Tampa with two of my best friends having wine and talking about how grateful we are for life for our journey and being able to connect. We truly have been able to go through so many life experiences together as friends through the ups and downs and more importantly we have been there to see and support our individual ambitions and growth. One of the things that came up was reminiscing about how in our early 20’s it’s so funny how much work you put into to being who you thinkRead More →

As we talked about in the previous article, How to Start an Online Business from Scratch, there are multiple ways you can start an online business without a ton of money and just a lot of passion and commitment. Shoot, you really can make money doing anything if you know how to get in front of your target audience and monetize your platforms. With any business though, the main problem most people struggle with is “How do I get more traffic/customers to my site without spending a ton of advertising money?!” When I first started the ABS Protein Pancakes business in 2014, I was workingRead More →

I recently was at the gym getting my daily lifting session in when one of the members came up to me and asked “Hey, I saw you on Shark Tank with the ABS Protein Pancakes! Is it hard owning business? Was it hard starting the business? I’m sure after SharkTank you get to just take it easy now and are ‘banking’!” I always laugh a little inside when I hear this response or get asked these questions because the first thing I think of is how so many people have such a rainbow and sprinkles image of what life as an entrepreneur is like. IRead More →

I recently received an email from a customer that both lit me up and made me laugh that said this: Hey Ashley,   I have a question…I have been trying to figure out what my “passion” or my purpose is for a while and I was wondering: How and when did you know that pancakes were your passion? Did you always know that pancakes would be your big idea or your big “thing”? Did you have a business coach or any kind of coach help you with this? Thanks for your help! ———————————————————— This made me excited because I absolutely love helping people live theirRead More →

I was recently at a conference in downtown San Diego of 7,000 entrepreneurs and celebrities who have some of the most successful businesses I have see and some you would be shocked that make businesses. At the same time, I ran into a lot of the health and fitness niche business friends who I have come to know over the past year or so and it is always refreshing seeing those familiar faces. Now normally, when I go to these conferences I am at every single event, speaker, network, etc 12 hours a day all day for 3 days and by the time it isRead More →

I think all of us have an underlying fear of settling. Either we are afraid of settling in our career, our relationship, or our life in general there is this pressure that we are not living up to our full potential. Have you ever gone to a show or event and see someone who is living your dream life and thought “What does she have that I don’t have?” or “Why does everything seem to work out perfectly for them and I feel like I just have this mediocre life?” Well, the truth is you probably are not living up to your full potential becauseRead More →

Here is a little story into your passions and what your purpose might be… I love wine and I love my friends and when you put those two together I am on cloud nine and full of high vibrations feeling nothing, but positive energy. For my birthday, I met up with three of my closest friends for sushi and wine and I felt like I was going to a slumber party because I was so excited just to see these three ladies and spend time with them. We all sit down, and decide we are going to share a bottle between all four of usRead More →

It is incredibly ironic that I actually have rules for myself because with everything else I am a believer that there are no rules for life…you make up your own. You wont get anywhere if you follow everyone else’s rules…no one in history every became infamous for following rules and neither should you if you really want to live an original and Authentic life. Every day I wake up and I take a look at my TO-Do list which is basically a few pieces of paper that have been scribbled all over with  notes and tasks to get done to reach goals for business, for clients,Read More →