Today we’d like to introduce you to Ash Brown.
Ash, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I had no plans to build a company. The thought never even crossed my mind. The past few years have been tough. Being a full-time caregiver is a lot. I took care of my mom for 3+ years & I would easily do it again. My mother never told me how to be a lady. She showed me through her actions. She never let anyone take advantage of her meek yet resilient spirit. Thank God I inherited that spark!
I buried my mom in 2014. That was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my entire existence. I was lost. My heart was no longer in military service. I needed to leave, but I had no blueprint on where to go. I did many odd jobs that year. Helped build multiple brands & had nothing to show for it.
Then one day a light bulb went off in my head. Why the heck am I wasting time helping people disinterested in helping themselves? Why don’t I pour my 13+ years of industry experience into something I can call my own. That’s when Ash Said It was born! This company is my baby. I believe in it more than I’ve ever believed in anything.
Confirmation came when I filed with the state & made an informal announcement to past colleagues. Instead of talking me out of it, they encouraged me. They helped with themes & marketing strategies. I felt so blessed. Not everybody was happy for me. I had some ‘friends’ that completely discouraged the idea. Those negative spirits had to exit. I only have room for positive energy.
If there is an idea sitting on your heart, you owe it to yourself to follow through with it! People don’t always support. Sometimes you have to be your own ‘Cheerleader,’ and that’s ok. Never stop!
Now I have a podcast that is internationally known through iHeart Radio, iTunes, Google Play, Tunein & Stitcher! We have over 1200 episodes. This show has also gained over half a million streams since 2015.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with the following brands The Fox Theatre, Philips Arena, Gwinnett Relay for life, Chateau Elan, Infinite Energy Center and Lake Lanier Islands. My most notable interview this year was with the multi-talented Rhonda Ross.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not been a cake walk. Building my life without the guidance of my mom was the biggest struggle. She was the single most important voice in every decision that I ever made. She believed in me more than I believed in myself. I was completely lost with her gone. Eventually, I found the strength to see the vision for myself.
Ash Said It – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
With this brand, I wear many different hats. I’m a blogger, food critic, Podcaster, emcee, wedding officiant, and social media manager.
Most people know me as @1loveash across social media. I’m usually posting about exclusive events, amazing eateries and fun things to do in & around the city.
At the end of the day, I’m just me. I don’t follow anyone’s guideline but my own. There was no blueprint for me. I made the rules along the way.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
In my mind, success is measured by your peace of mind. Money can take over your life if you let it. So success should never be measured by a dollar amount. But how you feel about your day to day experiences. Life really is what you make it.
- Address: 2133 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd., STE. 12-239 Suwanee, Ga 30024
- Website: www.ashsaidit.com
- Phone: 1-800-274-4936
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/1loveash
- Facebook: Www.facebook.com/Ashsaidit
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/1loveash
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- Other: https://www.lyft.com/ici/ASH584216
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