Hello Ashley, we are excited to share your story with our reader. Please tell us a little about your story and your work.
I am a depressed queer girl who grew up in Catholic school in Texas. I spent so much of my life being told the way I was wrong, that I was “freak” and a “lesbian”. While both of those things are very true, it’s a hit to a little 12 years old figuring herself out, so I hightailed it out of Texas and found my way to NYC. One of my close friends in the city was, and still is, a witch and joined her Coven. This was during an especially challenging patch of depression and I realized magic was the antidote to my hellish symptoms. I met the magic pulsing in my veins and began deepening my intuitive abilities. Now, I am a psychic and spiritual consultant who teaches depressed and stressed babes how to manage their symptoms with magical modalities.
What are 3 tips you can share with our readers as it relates to your industry?
- Share your best stuff for free. I regularly offer free readings in my group and in other forums as a way to let people get to know me and my work without a financial investment. This is a great way to get more eyes on your content and let people see how talented you are.
- Create a community who loves what you do and create LOADS of content that is just serving, not selling. They will eventually become a “funnel” but I look at my Facebook group (which is called the Magical Mind Coven) more as sisters on the same sort of spiritual quest I am. They are my internet friends and people I love dearly. The bonus: the eventually buy from me.
- Show your scars. My business boomed when I began sharing my own struggle with mental illness and chronic health issues. People buy from people, not businesses. Be a human being first, brand and boss second.
How do you differentiate yourself from others in your field?
Who is your hero and why?
What 3 books would you recommend every entrepreneur read?
- You Are A Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
- Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
- The Power of Vulnerability (Brene Brown) This is actually an audio recording of one of her presentations, but is must-listen-to-content. When I’m having a bad day, I’ll just randomly press play for some of Brene’s brilliance.