ASH AMBIRGE

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There’s a Little Something I Like to Call: THE SUCK THRESHOLD

In: Redefining Success

A few fun little facts you probably didn’t know about me:

  • I was Captain of the volleyball team.
  • Server of the Year.
  • Certified as a referee.
  • Played year round on a travel team to compete in regional tournaments.
  • And helped lead our team to the state final championships.

Another couple of fun facts:

  • I am only five foot three.
  • I also couldn’t even get the ball over the net to save my LIFE the entire first year. …Nor the second. My volleyball coach knew I had no natural talent and thought I would quit any day.

But I kept showing up.

And eventually I figured it out.

And because I was paying such close attention, once I passed the suck threshold, I catapulted straight into killer.

Because that is the benefit of being absolutely terrible at something, but going to war, anyway:

Eventually, skill kicks talent’s ass.

And eventually, not even being bad can prevent you from getting good.

What do you need to keep showing up to?

Jul 25

2014

Plan on Being Successful

Jul 25, 2014

I’m the first to promote the bootstrapper spirit, but I’m also first to promote intelligent decisions. And sometimes “crossing that bridge when we come to it,” isn’t as free-spirited as it is stupid. What happens when there’s no bridge? Sure, you can build one. But it may end up costing you significantly more money, energy, time, […]

In: Redefining Success

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Oct 30

2015

When New Opportunities Show Up, Waving Their Ta Ta’s

Oct 30, 2015

There’s a lot of…pressure these days. Post to Twitter! And Facebook! And Instagram! And Vine! And Pinterest! And AREN’T YOU PERISCOPING YET, YOU CURMUDGEON? Speaking of self-important broadcasts, have you started your podcast yet? Are you #1 on iTunes? DON’T YOU HAVE PLANS TO START A PODCAST?! I’m continually fascinated by the flock’s constant need […]

In: Redefining Success

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Feb 7

2018

You Are Stronger Than You Were Yesterday

Feb 7, 2018

Hear ye, hear ye, let it be known that I, Ash Ambirge, am officially in love with the SWEAT app. (If you also spend too much time at the computer like a hunchback homie, listen up!) For the longest time I was like: how in the HOPPING JALAPEÑO does someone exercise with an app? I […]

In: Redefining Success

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Jul 1

2013

The Moments In Between – PAY ATTENTION.

Jul 1, 2013

Success is shit. (Hang on – the punchline is not what you think it is.) We’re always working toward it. (Are you rolling your eyes?) Listing out goals. (Inevitably on some overpriced moleskine.) Sweating. (A lot.) Hustling. (As much as we can before insanity sets in.) And pushing people out of our way to achieve it. […]

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Apr 4

2016

There’s So Much Drama Around EVERYTHING.

Apr 4, 2016

There is so much drama. Around. Everything. I hear it everywhere. In emails. In tweets. In friend’s secrets. In whispers across the internet. Should I launch this? But what about that? What if I fail? What if nobody buys? What if I wasted my time? What if my heart breaks in the process? Should I […]

In: Redefining Success

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