on Grit

NewsletterAshley Stahl

“Rent’s due in three days. I need to somehow make $2,500 in three days.” My friend looked at me, baffled, “are you THAT on the fly?” I threw my hands up: “Yep. I am.” I was thriving in my private coaching practice, and pouring tens of thousands of dollars into a program that no one bought. I was working hard. And I felt like a fraud. How can I be a successful career coach if I can’t even pay my rent? My friend looked at me with resignation in his eyes: “Well, you spend more than you make. Easy as that, Ash.” I felt like I failed… And I looked at him, as he said to me: “Keep going. Keep going, Ash. You’re going to … Read More

Creating Reality from TedSummit (3 Things We Love This Week)

NewsletterAshley Stahl

1. TEDSummit Talk: What reality are you creating for yourself? What is it:  Entrepreneur, a former lawyer with the US Justice Department, and child television star, Isaac Lidsky, shares how his profound life lesson taught him to let go of fear and assumptions.  Watch this Ted Talk as Lidsky challenges the audience to become creators of their own reality. Why we love it: We are constantly faced with fearful situations. Most of our fear is created in our own minds.  Does this sound familiar, “The interviewer just looked at me funny.  I know I’ve blown the interview.”  Listen to Issac Lidsky teach you how to see beyond your fears.   Where to find it: https://www.ted.com/talks/isaac_lidsky_what_reality_are_you_creating_for_yourself#t-694184 2. Online Article: The Truth Behind ‘You Create Your Own Reality.’ What it is: Jane Roberts … Read More

Make Stress Your Friend (3 Things We Love This Week)

NewsletterAshley Stahl

1. TEDx Talk: How To Make Stress Your Friend What is it:  Kelly McGonigal is a Stanford University Psychologist.  She is also the author of two books, The Upside of Stress, and The Willpower Instinct. Through her research, she has discovered that changing the way you view stress cannot only save your life, but it also forces your brain to reach out to others. Why we love it: How many times have you said this in the last week?  “I am so stressed out!”   Listen to this TEDx talk presented by Health psychologist, Kelly McGonigal.  Stress is not going to kill you, but the way you think about stress will.  The good news is that McGoningal will explain the best way to change the way you think about stress, so … Read More

Where are you in fear?

NewsletterAshley Stahl

Somewhere along my entrepreneurial journey, I encountered a burnout of epic proportions… And if you’ve been reading my love notes over all these years, you probably saw it coming. After working myself into the ground, I got very curious about how to find myself again.  I missed feeling like “me.” …It was almost like that feeling you get when you have the flu for a bit too long and you stop feeling like yourself. That feeling where everyone else feels like they’re flying past you and you are just so disconnected. Have you ever experienced a time where you felt like you worked so hard towards something, that in the end, you didn’t know who you were? Maybe you worked hard towards your college degree … Read More