Wins & Gains

Wins & Gains

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          Hey Girl Hey! God, does it feel good to be blogging again!  This is such an amazing outlet for me and I know that many of you resonate with the thoughts and words shared here! In honor of 2020 being just around the corner (it may be here by the time I’ve had this edited and published). I want to take a second to share my 2019 wins and gains with you! Notice I didn’t say losses? Ya, that was purposeful. 'Cause chica there’s no losing here. Only the lessons I’ve gained!. So here goes my Top 3 Wins & Gains in 2019

All of you

          Yep, you! In 2019 over 18,000 of you found me! We have thousands in the VIP and growing every day. You share your wins and gains, your prayer and praise reports, and some of your biggest insecurities! When I was weighing whether or not this was the right time to give this another go I first started by referencing my first blog post. https://ashleyschicboutique.com/blogs/news/once-upon-a-time  The maiden voyage if you will. There I gave you some numbers: 3000 followers,1000 VIP, and hundreds of weekly orders. These numbers seriously astounded me. Since this time last year, tens of thousands have stopped by to say hello. I get messages weekly about how this has been life-changing for so many of you! This group, this tribe, this community.

                             

Our community 

          I met a businessman in an airport in Atlanta, Georgia this past summer. We were both flying back to Pittsburgh from a sourcing conference. He was a furniture Rep and had been for the last 20 years. He asked me what I did and I did the best I could to explain. Despite the recent rise in Facebook Live selling, most don’t operate the way I do by actually sourcing products themselves from across the country.

         He was, of course, intrigued, interested, and honestly baffled. “You don’t have a brick and mortar?” No Sir, I Sell on Facebook. “Oh, so you’re like an MLM thing like Tupperware?’ No Sir, I own my own Corporation. “So people just watch you try on clothes and carry on with your friends for hours on end???” He just couldn’t understand and I couldn't explain it. It’s difficult to explain a Feeling. I couldn’t explain that y’all weren’t just people. You were my friends, my mentors, my inspiration, my family. I know you know what I’m talking about! That you feel it too.

   


Myself


          This one is the most surprising to me. This year I found myself. I didn't spend a month in silence. I didn’t attend a class or have a great epiphany. I let go of fear.  Read that again. I bought a wig and wore it. I placed large scary orders not knowing whether or not they would sell. I got on a plane and flew by myself. I made business deals with people who I felt were way out of my league. I overcame language barriers and traveled around the country. I left my family for over a week. I did these things over and over until they no longer seemed scary to me and somehow along the way, I just grew into myself. With every handshake, every flight, every prayer, every goal, I just became stronger. I learned how to love myself.

 

          You taught me by example how to let go of fear. You shared your weight loss and infertility and I resonated. You walked through losing parents, children, siblings, and yourselves. You battled cancer, you taught me Spanish, mi Guerrera. You showed me the Statue of Liberty and made me try real New York pizza. You supported me, encouraged me, and accepted my brand of crazy. My Mission statement was to create a community of positive and encouraging women with a shared love of shopping.

  Mission accomplished.

 

 

Who’s ready to make Wins and Gains with me in 2020?
 
Know someone this would be helpful for? Share it with them! Join us live Mon-Fri evenings on Facebook!
 

Chic Blessings Friends,

18 comments

Stephanie Ried
Stephanie Ried
I don’t remember how I found you but so glad I did. I look forward to watching all of you for so many reasons. Plus the shopping is fun too. Thank you!!
Michelle  Meehan
Michelle Meehan
Ashley, you have been an inspiration to me! I was drawn to you because you sell plus size clothes. I love when you said you understood how difficult it is for plus-size ladies to buy nice clothing and you wanted to make it easy. That is when I started watching you and becoming one of your biggest fans! You’re absolutely gorgeous and I try to follow how you do your makeup. You’re show is enjoyable to watch as you are lovable, funny, and beautiful! Now you got me hooked on wigs, LOL. You look amazing in every one of them and you make us feel like if you can look that beautiful so can we! I’m so glad I found your show one day maybe almost a year ago and I’ll keep watching you. I need to start spending a little less money though, LOL!
Sara Garrett
Sara Garrett
I am so happy I found you! You are a breath of fresh air for me during a time in my life when I need all the fresh air I can get. Suddenly becoming a single mom meant I couldn’t purchase when I first began watching but have begun to buy a little here and there. I just love you and know you’re gonna do great things. You already do!! ❤
Iris Lee
Iris Lee
All I can is that are an inspiration to every human being and beyond that chica. You have succeeded in your business for being just you and not letting nobody intimidate you, like you said feel no fear is how you go forward in this complicated life. You have inspired all of us with your humour, laughter, mistakes, issues, success and making us feel like we can conquer the world by being ourselves and be fearless. You’re an amazing role model and have an amazing team behind and even your family believes in you and that’s what makes you an impeccable woman that I admire very much since I saw you live. You made me believe in myself and let me know that is ok to make mistakes just get up and continue to never give up in life. God bless your heart and your beautiful talented you chica😍💓🌻☀⛅🌟⭐ you’re an angel that has healed me. 👼😇😍💓🌻☀⛅🌟⭐
Danielle Rosas
Danielle Rosas
I just want to say thank you Ashley for all you do I love watching your show your a amazing person wishing you a amazing 2020 new year thank you
Wendy
Wendy
I look forward to watching you each day you are on. Sometimes I don’t interact and sometimes I do, but no matter what each and everyone of you are polite and curious. Such a blessing, I feel as though I’m watching family, that is the way you make me feel. Thank you so much for being who you are. Love your products as well.
Lena Nolan
Lena Nolan
God has been guiding you along your path. Not only to bless you, but to bless those of us who are in desperate need. A place to share our triumphs and failures. To pick each other up with encouragement and to know that we are not alone. We are a cyber family of diversity. We are ready. Keep being that beacon Ashley.
Billie Dean
Billie Dean
I don’t know how I came across your live,but I’m very glad I did! I suffer from depression and anxiety, watching you and the lives puts a smile on my face. You inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and helped be gain confidence. I truly hope you have the biggest year in 2020.
Peggy York
Peggy York
This is you from every being of your body. I found you 6 to 7 months ago. You have make me feel welcomed. Found new and wonderful friends. And I pray for bigger ,better things for you in 2020
Beth Land
Beth Land
Thank you for all the encouraging words. We all need that knowledge been there done that and succesful in it. Be a light to show others the way.
Jennifer Sims
Jennifer Sims
Love it! And love you! Thanks for all you do and helping women be their best selves. ❤
Nicole Enlow
Nicole Enlow
Loved this!!!! This makes me realize anything is possible. I wear my wigs now everywhere I go and have gotten several people watching the show with me now ordering also! Keep doing such an awesome job!!!!
Megan
Megan
Your humble and thankful personality amazes me. You are the only person I follow so closely on Facebook. You being so humble to your followers is my favorite part of this blog.
Tina Robert
Tina Robert
You are an inspiration to all who watch you and I’m sure to those you meet on the street. I enjoy just listening and interacting with everyone on live. I believe it helps us all. Such a large group of good people. Cheers to all of us in the new year. May we face everything head on with an army behind us.
Sheila Cale
Sheila Cale
You are who you are and you made me become who I can be. I have hair loss on the top front of my head. I don’t know how I found you but I did. You exuberated so much positive energy and I thought why not, and bought my first wig Kaitlyn! Since then my collection has grown, my everyday style has changed, up to include wearing makeup which I have never done for many years. You know what though? People have noticed the change. In fact my step daughter loved Veronica so much and how it made her feel more sexy she asked me if I would order it for her. I was happy to do so. I love the new me and you Ashley have instilled a new life in me to carry on because we all know being a probation officer is not easy!
Kelly Larmony-Probst
Kelly Larmony-Probst
Congratulations on all you have accomplished. My experience with facing fear, you don’t know how strong you are till you have reach the other side of it. The other side is a feeling, only you know when you have truly reached it. I was a silent watcher for a bit, observing. Your upbeat personality is continuous, contiguous and puts a smile on my face. May 2020 be all you wish it to be and look forward to the endless opportunities for all in the Chic Community. Big ups &Chic Blessing , Kelly
Koukla
Koukla
Ashley, where do I begin? This blog resonated with me and I think most people can agree. We all, at one point or another have a fear of something… fear to pursue a dream job, fear of travel, fear of success, fear of rejection… and most of all fear of failure. I am choosing to let go of my fear of failure to pursue the things I love most. Thank you from the bottom of my heart… you, the Ashley Chic Boutique crew, and the Tribe for inspiring me when I have gone through difficult times and feeling in a rut. Love and Hugs❤️
Felicia Pass
Felicia Pass
You make days so much better. I love the blog. It hits close to home. You have a way with getting smiles on everyone faces. I love watching your shows. I have a lot of down days and your shows pick me back up. Depression tends to over come me but watching your shows gets me out of the dark . Your a wonderful person and amazing lady. So glad i met you and your online Boutique family. Sign Felicia P

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