We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashley Monique and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashley, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Starting my own business was a challenging task initially. I did not know what to expect and I did not have any knowledge on how to properly start or run a productive business. However, I was definitely up for the challenge. One of my main goals for both of my businesses, is to help others grow holistically. I wanted to help myself thrive, while helping others as well. Starting my businesses, has been an amazing blessing. I have been able to help the community and help other businesses grow. Knowing that I can be an asset to others succeeding in life, is a blessing.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am an entrepreneur, author radio host and professor. The extensive drive and determination I have to succeed sets me apart from others. I have made it this far in life through goal setting, task completion and most importantly prayer. It definitely was not easy. There were many days, I wanted to give up.Through my book Reconnecting My Brokenness: Tips To Renew Your Mind I acknowledge how I overcome challenges on a daily basis. Knowing that I have a higher power fighting behind the scenes for me, gives me hope to continue the race. I want the world to know that you can endure things in life, you can even fail but when you keep going you can still succeed.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely take a friend to a great seafood restaurant, movie, spa, to see a band, etc. Fun things to do would include going to the gun range, skating, painting and exercising. Visiting historical places are very important. Knowing your history can help you better understand your life.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a special shout-out to my parents and grandparents. They have played a major role in helping me become the woman that I am today. They sacrificed a lot so that I will be able to be a great and productive citizen. I am forever grateful for the teachings and sacrifices that was made for me. I hope that I can continue to make them proud.