ASH AMBIRGE

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait for No One

In: Hate Your Job?

Here’s a principle I vehemently disagree with:

Good things come to those who wait.

You know who probably came up with that stylish piece of wisdom? Someone in a position of power, tasked with managing the masses and getting them to obey orders. You can hear a teacher saying that, can’t you?

Now, there, little Johnny, you’ve got to be patient—(STOP YANKING ON MY ****** TEE SHIRT, KID)—after all, good things come to those who wait.

The problem, of course, is that this kind of language gets internalized into our psyche. Hear something repeated enough times, and it becomes truth. We believe that good things come to those who wait, because we’ve been told to believe it.

But what if our beliefs were nothing more than a convenient set of white lies?

What if most of the things you believed about getting ahead in the world weren’t true? And what if most of the things you believed about yourself weren’t true, either?

How would it change the way you behave?

Would you finally pull the trigger? Would you step into the spotlight? Would you take the risk? Would you walk down the sidewalk like a motherfucking badass?

Good things don’t come to those who wait.

Good things come to those who wait for no one.

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So, here’s an idea: making money is not courageous. Anybody can ring a bell for twenty years. “Look, ma—I’ve been standing over here ringing this bell for two entire decades—durh, durh, durh—and I finally got a sticker!” Making money is a relatively straightforward consequence of showing up to breathe in the right place. Cause and […]

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How to Start an Online Business When You Are Not an “Internet Person”—And Are Seriously Doubting That You Can Do This

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So, the other day one of my best college girlfriends reached out and was all, “Ashhhhhhhhhh! I need your helpppppp! I’m trying to start an online business but I have no idea what I’m doing and you’re obviously the first person that I thought of, muahahaha.” (She. Is. Adorable. She’s been hand-painting wooden signs and […]

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Stop Waiting to “Be Ready.” Or “Have Your Ducks in a Row.” Or Until the Baby is Born, or the House is Built, or the Kids Are Older / More Independent / Less of a Pain in the Ass.

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I hear people talk about job security all the time, as if this were a real thing. But people really seem to like the concept, you know? I mean, I can’t think of anything more comforting than 40 years of standing in an elevator every day with Lou from HR. <Wide, delirious eyes.> I’m not […]

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2013

Here’s an Opportunity – TAKE IT

May 1, 2013

I’ve got a theory. Don’t tell anyone, because if they take it to heart, they might get even better at this business thing, and then what’s going to happen is that one year from now, you’ll somehow find yourself eating red velvet cupcakes at their book signing instead of your own, except you won’t just be […]

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2017

I Became an Entrepreneur Because My Life Stopped Being Fun

Jul 1, 2017

I’m in the airport, on my way to London. London is officially my favorite city in the world because it’s the one place where I don’t feel like an overdressed moron. (Try going anywhere in Costa Rica with even so much as kitten heels and YOU WILL LOOK RIDICULOUS.) I’ll be there all summer, excited […]

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