Follow your passion—unless you’re a serial killer.

 

If you’re ~over~ your job and you’re thinking about trying something new but you’re feeling ALL the self-doubt and everyone kind of rolls their eyes at you and you’re not entirely sure what you’re doing but you need a big-ass dose of self-confidence and want to come out punching and defeat all the naysayers and make millions of feel-good dollars with your creative passions while shouting ‘IN YO’ FACE SUCKAS!”–THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU.

This Book is the Antidote For

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Book Reviews

4.8

Picklejuice

12/28/2020

I took my time with this book not wanting it to end, not by choice … but because every chapter had me mentally “oh damn”-ing. But today I downloaded the audible version of this book to finish off the last 2 hours of this hilariously witty, face slapping, world shaking-ly wholesome book. Ash is a legend. I am so glad I picked up this book.

Leece

12/13/2020

I absolutely loved this book. Every time I picked it up to read I felt so inspired and ready to take on the world. Definitely recommend it to any woman who is struggling to stand up for themselves and struggling with what they want out of a career.

Keisha Segui

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11/01/2020

As someone who struggles immensely with imposter syndrome and, as a result, is afraid to pursue creative ideas, this book could not have come into my life at a better time. Read this if you (a) struggle with imposter syndrome, (b) feel lost in your career or life, or (c) need a self-care push.

There’s so much more I want to talk about this book, but instead of listening to me, listen to Ambirge. Read this book! Then let’s talk.

Brb, off to start my journey to self-reliance and become my own Committee of True and Actual Greatness.

Genevieve

10/23/2020

A must read for all the ladies out there who think they have to follow a certain formula for their lives. The author does an excellent job of outlining her own journey to taking a different path for her life but encourages you to do the same (if you are dissatisfied with your current life). She doesn’t sugar coat anything either and is very clear that this method involves dedicated and a lit of hard work and even many failed attempts. So if you are feeling like you could be doing more, read this book. It will inspire you to make those very necessary first steps and keep the momentum going.

Krista Kankula

10/14/2020

Don’t make me pick out one line or quote from this book, because I’ll be honest I went berserk with the highlighter and streaked almost every page. You’ll probably laugh-snort-curse-shout your way through it and by the end, you’ll be so worked up to go after your most dangerous ideas YET⚡️

Heather Burnett

09/09/2020

YOUR New Best Friend (In A Book)

I bought the audio version earlier this year & I’m not ashamed to say I’ve listened to it more than a couple of times. (Also bought for my 20 year old daughter.)

The writing is beyond fabulous, and the advice is even better. Ash is the tells-it-like-it-is cheerleader without being cheesy friend every woman needs! Her story is real, raw, and motivating AF. Buy it on audio, Kindle, & get a hardcover for the plane so that weird guy sitting next to you will know where you stand & back off!

Cheryl R.

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08/20/2020

This. Book.

This book had me laughing, sympathizing, empathizing, and saying several “amen, sisters.” Love Ash and her unique voice and her emboldening tone. I shipped this book to some friends after reading just a couple of chapters. Straight fire!

Nicole Larson

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08/13/2020

Stellar Advice on Being an Entrepreneur and Brave Human

You 👏 Need 👏 This 👏 Book

Ash pulls off a phenomenal combo of page turning memoir and unbelievable business advice. I’ve been a long time reader of her blog and make a “squeee” noise every time I receive one of her emails. Her book takes her humor and brilliance to a whole new level.

If you need a kick in the pants…get this book.
If you need a story where you’re rooting for the underdog…get this book.
If you ever feel like an imposter as you go for your dream… get this book.

TL;DR Ash’s book is all the feels with stellar advice on being an entrepreneur and brave human.

Molly Patrick

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08/11/2020

This should be required reading for every human.

THIS BOOK! This book is the best deal you will ever find for total mindset and life transformation.

Ash keeps it real, lays it down, and gives you her brilliant brain in this book. I read it in three days and could not put it down. Do yourself a favor and BUY THIS BOOK!!! Especially, if you want to start your own thing, do good in the world, and make money while doing it.

This book is a pure GEM!

sierralynn

07/14/2020

Loved this book! Loved the author!

This is my first introduction to Ash and this book, and I am sooo happy that I decided to do the audio version over the hard copy. Ash gave a star-worthy performance, doing total justice to her brand and helping to really drive so many emotions home. It was inspirational and I believe a useful read for most women, no matter where you are in your life (except unless you’re retired, but even then it still has some good advice for how to live your life the way you were meant to). She’s simply amazing, her advice is amazing, and I never once got bored listening to her colorful delivery.

Sara D. Lloyd

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06/15/2020

"The book I do and will recommend to everyone, everywhere, from now until forever."

I’ve been a follower and fan of Ash since before I can remember (so like at least 5 years lol). Every email and every blog post she writes is a kick in the pants and this book is THAT but like, BETTER. I want to hedge and say that Ash has a specific style of writing and personality that maybe not everyone will like, but I also think that’s bull. Sure we don’t all have the same tastes, especially when it comes to style of self-help books. But this is the perfect blending of story and lesson, suggestion and probing personal questions that you have to face yourself and ask while you’re reading. I’m a really fast reader typically but this is a book I had to digest one chapter at a time, on purpose, so I could process in between. It’s also one I could have devoured in one sitting because the writing and the flow is so great. If you’re waffling about buying this book, just do it. I just don’t see how you can regret it, business owner, aspiring entrepreneur, or career woman. YOU NEED THIS. And so do all your girlfriends. All of mine can expect this as a gift until everyone I know has gotten it 🙂

Ashlee Berghoff

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06/15/2020

"Ash is here to remind us that it's possible."

I was introduced to Ash Ambirge years ago through a random Google search as I was trying to figure out what the heck to do with my life. Her work didn’t just help me find the courage to start my own business – she showed me it could be a ton of fun in the process.

This book is here to remind us all that we deserve to take ourselves seriously. There are many things we can’t control, but we have more agency over our lives than we think. Ash had the courage to build an incredible business based on HER unique way of being in the world, and this book combines telling that story with showing us the way to do the same.

Suse

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03/03/2020

THE book that pushes you into head office with your resignation letter in your teeth...

This book is sublime. It makes the notion of raising a defiant middle finger to other people’s rules make perfect sense.

Here’s what I love:

Very precise and un-coy use of words. Decidedly NOT languishing in the inarticulate cliches that fog much of the discourse in the personal development sphere. This book feels so meaningful to me and I suspect would feel meaningful for every woman who is less than delighted with her job. The book has already had significant impact on my whole way of being and approach to my own creative business. Ambirge’s powerful writing voice is a thumping banner of liberation. Her ideas run counter to conventional thought. This book asks us to question the outdated modes of being that keep us feeling feel so caged. Ambirge ignites many more questions about ‘the way things are’ and the way we might be allowing ourselves to live.

This book doesn’t simply talk about using uniqueness as an asset, the author’s very unconventional and brilliant life-project demonstrates that those damped down ideas we keep within us about ‘the life I want instead’, can be dragged out by the hair and CPRed into reality.

Ambirge establishes a platinum standard of author-integrity with this book because she does not step back or disclaim at the end. Rather, she invites women to a practical riot of leaving their unhappy jobs to go after the life they actually want.

Ambirge is a class act and truly a ‘whole mood’ you want to be in…

Michelle Mazur

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02/23/2020

"I didn't want this book to end!"

Reading the book is like having a conversation with a good friend who is a couple of steps ahead of you and who is not afraid to lovingly kick your a$$ to nudge you in the right direction. What I loved is that the ideas in this book stuck with me even without having to write them down. Turn your preferences into your policies. Follow your most dangerous ideas. Even Brad Pitt has to promote himself (let that one sink in…or let’s just think about Brad Pitt for a moment…either way, you’re good). To me, that’s a sign of an excellent book when the ideas stick long after you’ve stopped reading it.

The storytelling will make you laugh out loud and touch your heart. You’ll feel like you’re in the story with Ash.

If you’re thinking about leaving your day job or you’re struggling with the imposter complex or you’re a seasoned business owner like me, there’s something for you in this book. I’ll be buying this book for my clients and recommending it to everyone I know.

Monicka Clio Sakki

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02/20/2020

"This book will move you like a tractor"

This book is the elevator for your ambition and will move you like a tractor. You will not just read it, and put it aside, you will DO something! A fresh, contemporary, and trend-setting voice (but impossible to copy). So many observations, insights, life lessons, business lessons, emotional zeniths, reminders, tips, and genius word pairings, that you better get both the book and the audio. One listen, or one read, won’t be enough.

Chapter One

GOD.

*puffs on cigar*

Now there’s a fun-filled topic. If we were really ambitious, we’d just dive right into the most controversial subject imaginable, given that this book contains all sorts of controversial ideas and it doesn’t get any more polite from here. (Now might be a good time to fetch the vodka…and maybe a defibrillator.)

Don’t worry, this isn’t a book about God, nor is it a book about Ryan Gosling—second in command. But it is a book about authority and becoming your own. It’s not always easy to “follow your dreams”—and ride off on a magical flying carpet made of SweetTarts and sugar plum fairies. It’s not easy to trust yourself radically, or make bold choices that other people will not agree with, or “live life on your own terms.” It’s not easy to roll up and be all, “yayyyyyyy, I’m going to quit my job and be an artist!” or “yayyyyyy, I’m going to open my own bookshop!” or “yayyyyyy, I’m going to skip around the Swiss Alps and make cheese in a loincloth and yodel in the afternoons and tell my overbearing sister to shove it!” Even in an age when all of these options are more available to us than ever, most of us are really just drifting along every day, trying not to get cancer. But even when we do dare break the mold and try something new, the world throws some serious side eye.

Who does she think she is?
It won’t last.
This is just another one of her “big ideas.”

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