It was a powerful four and a half minutes. The message and delivery resonated so deeply I knew that I had to connect with Ashley and hear more about her story. Before you read any further, check this out:
Incredibly powerful and an incredibly familiar tone for most anyone that is a creative. Fear of vulnerability and "putting yourself out there" is very real and very constrictive.
In today's podcast episode, Ashley and I talk about her story, her creative journey, the poetry found in random everyday moments, and hear first hand the power of a life lived beyond the fear of vulnerability.
Show Notes & Timestamps
[03:30] Ashley's story and background
[04:58] Man, but what about those fears, struggles, and stuff?
[06:00] Ashley talks about the best advice she's ever received (hint: it's about overcoming fear)
[07:50] Question: What do you wish people would ask you?
[10:20] Current plans & goals
[13:20] How important is self-acceptance?
[14:22] Your greatest vulnerability becomes your greatest strength
[17:40] Finding the random inspiration in daily life
[20:00] Daydreaming/detaching from reality is a good thing
[21:21] Create your own path
[22:00] Ashley talks about one crazy thing she does...
[24:10] Where to find Ashley's current work
[25:40] You MUST create!
[27:17] Universal creative traits & networking 101
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