This Monthly Award is
“For the woman who takes risks, feels the fear, but does it anyway”
Ash Ambirge is the owner of The Middle Finger Project
Her Website and consulting business is about guts.
The guts to live up to your potential
The guts to do work that matters
And the guts to get out there & create something you’re proud to call your own
Here is the story of Ash’s Courage
Ash has been an incredible inspiration for me starting my own graphic design business. Her blog weekly delivers a strong kick in the butt to do my best work, quit whining and stay dedicated fully to ultimately live the life I have always dreamed of -
1. Do you remember the moment you decided to take the leap into owning your own business? How did it feel and what was it that made you take the leap?
Well, the first time I went into entrepreneurship was in 2006 after I quit my job in marketing – a decision I made primarily because I realized at a young age the precious value of life and its fleeting tendencies, and I couldn’t stand to spend my life doing something I wasn’t 100% engaged with. In a way, it was selfish of me, and it still is. But then again, they say that the best entrepreneurs have a bit of healthy arrogance. :) Anyway, at the time, I felt naively confident, and just certain that the universe would reciprocate. Turns out, I was overly confident, and I ended up broke and had to return to 9-5.
The second time I started my business, it just grew organically without my trying. I intended on just starting a side business, but ultimately I was so successful with it that I transitioned into full-time. That’s probably what I’d recommend to anyone thinking about going into business for themselves right now.