ASH AMBIRGE

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On Getting the World to Pay Attention to You

In: Online Marketing

I'm pretty sure one of the things on my Top 10 List of Life's Secret Weapons That Everyone Should Know About Because They Help You Get Ahead Faster Than Everyone Else on the Planet is this:

Learning how to make an unforgettable,
cannot-be-ignored kind of STATEMENT.

This is likely why I favor obnoxious bauble necklaces and blog headers that take up the entire screen. Not like I know anybody who would do anything like that.

But, naturally, it goes back to my favorite proven academic theory: Go big, or go the hell home.

Which is why I was so delighted when I received an email from a woman named Jessica, with a link to this:

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Bam. Huge statement.

She didn't just write an email. She didn't just “inquire.” She didn't just do what 99% of the population would have done.

Rather, Jessica, here, made herself impossible to ignore.

And this is exactly what I'm talking about.

Instead of doing the acceptable, do the exceptional.

Instead of doing the expected, do the unexpected.

Instead of doing the standard, do the outstanding.

And, you know, every other antonym. 

Because guess what?

The world doesn't need to prove itself to you.

You need to prove yourself to it.

Over and over and over again.

Until the world finally glances over at you, nods, and quietly says, “You're in.”

Jan 24

2012

A Scenario You Should Pay Attention To

Jan 24, 2012

So let’s say your annoying neighbor invites you over for dinner. Huge bitch. But you decide to go, anyway, because you don’t want to feel like an asshole every time you see her backing her brand new Lexus out of the driveway at the same exact time you and your ’98 Toyota are pulling out. […]

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May 31

2011

A Non-Cheesy Approach to Trusting Yourself More + Sucking Less

May 31, 2011

If I could identify one statement that you’re bound to roll your eyes at, it’s “Trust yourself.”– Because here’s the thing: Most of us, including myself at times, don’t know how to trust ourselves. We see that advice, and automatically file it away into the “cheesy, fluffy, woo-woo” category, the same as we might, “Just be […]

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Jan 16

2012

How to Fuck Up a Sale in 27 Minutes Flat (But Still Score a Date)

Jan 16, 2012

The Scene: The United States of America. 9:57 am: Walk into L.A. Fitness. 9:58: Meet stunningly fit individual named Alberto. 10:00: Decide there is some fucked up pheromones wandering around body that insist on me + Latino men. 10:01: Wonder if Alberto’s name really is Alberto. Consider how unsexy it would be to call him […]

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Feb 19

2014

Are You Peeing In The Sea of Sameness?

Feb 19, 2014

I was disgusted. She was the 11th person to pass by trying to peddle the same exact selection of sunglasses that ten other people had peddled just seconds before. “Senorita?” she said, tapping me on the shoulder from behind my table once more. I ignored her once more. She circled around me in case I […]

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Jan 27

2015

You Can’t Sell Tickets to The Titanic if You’re Marketing it as a Rowboat

Jan 27, 2015

Like it or not, people do judge a book by its cover. And that cover happens to include the words on the front. There’s a palpable difference between the words, “hire me” versus “engagement fees.” There’s also a difference between “buy now” and “apply now.” (Even though those “apply now” snobs drive me insane.) And there’s a difference between, “Cost: […]

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I'm a Bad Influence on Women

Hey, I’m Ash! Twenty years ago I was a small town girl growing up in a trailer park in rural Pennsylvania. Fifteen years ago, I lost my family and everything I knew right as I became the first to graduate college. Fourteen years ago, I found myself leaving everything behind for a new life in the city where I could be “normal.” Ten years ago I realized normal was the most disappointing thing that ever happened to me. Nine years ago I quit my job in advertising and pursued my dreams as a creative writer. Eight years ago, I built a 6-figure business doing what I love using nothing more than the Internet and my voice. And now, today, I’m the founder of The Middle Finger Project, an irreverent media co. that helps other women find their voice and teaches them to use it to build whatever the f*ck they want to. With a book coming out with Penguin Random House in February 2020 (YASSS, WE’RE A PRODUCT IN TARGET!) I’m proud to be a bad influence on women and guide them into doing something disobediently brave with their life and their career.

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