Hi! The story of how Fierce Forward began.
I’m Ashley. I created Fierce Forward at a time when I hit rock bottom in my life and needed to find a way out. I was unhappy, stressed and disconnected from life and at the core of that was the fact that I wasn’t happy within myself. I wasn’t following my heart, being true myself or moving forward. I felt like I was sleep walking through my life. I made a decision for myself that I would do whatever it took to begin moving forward. In that single decision, I took one step forward every day and kept going, which has led me to where I am now! I took my passion for finding my inner strength and the will to move forward in my life and turned it into helping others. I wanted other people to feel what I felt, to gain what I had gained and to experience their life in this new, fierce way. I started by creating a facebook page and sharing from my heart and two years later, I launched my product, the Limitless Bracelets. Later that year, I left my job as a personal trainer and pursued Fierce Forward full time. My forward movement that became my passion, pointed to my purpose and I followed it through. I’m so grateful to do what I love, to learn and grow everyday from being a entrepreneur and most importantly, to be able to help others Fierce Forward in their life.
I hope you find something here for you that will inspire and empower you to ask yourself if you’re living to your highest potential, if you’re doing all the things you want to do in your life…if you’re being true to you. And if the answer is not he$$ yes or if you want more of this kind of living, search my site and find where you feel your Fierce Forward journey will begin!
You can read more about my journey here.
Where I’m at now.
Becoming a entrepreneur changed my life. Mostly, it changed me. Through many challenges along the journey, I’ve both lost my way and found my way at the same time. The past two years, I spent most of my energy building my business and in the process, I lost myself. I wasn’t able to lead others because I wasn’t leading myself. It didn’t take long for me to realize I had to put a stake in the ground for me because without me being good with me, what could I really give.
I learned so much through this very challenging time. And I discovered that no matter what happens along the way, what matters most is that I am deeply rooted in who I am first. I’ve called this my journey of the Phoenix. (I’ve even taught a course on it and turned it into one of my signature coaching packages.) Burning it all down: myself, my limiting beliefs, my habits built around everything but myself…and awakening to my heart again and rising stronger and more fiercely equipped than before. For me, this year is about rising to my highest self so I can help others reach that point within themselves! I am intentional about every move, every choice and every action I take to make certain it is fiercely aligned with what’s in my heart and I’m going to have fun doing it!
In the process of focusing on myself, I’ve lost 23 pounds and have found a new journey in my fitness again! I even embarked on a 250k challenge through Bodybuilding.com (ends April 17th!) with an intention to be my best self and do it for me. I’m really excited about this season of my life and what it means for how I show up in my work and in the world.
What Fierce Forward means.
Fierce Forward is something that is individual to each of us.
The inspiration to Fierce Forward came to me when I first began my fitness journey. I was a cardio queen and started to get the call to lift weights. I would look down the weight room and see women lifting heavy weights and I was inspired by them. One day, I started walking to the weight area, my plan to begin lifting that day. I got to the line that separated the cardio room from the weight room and I stopped. I started fearing. Fearing what people would think if I wasn’t good at it, how I would feel if I sucked and if I could even do this. In that moment, I decided that instead of letting fear paralyze me, I was going to find a way to get across that line and how I would do it is get on the treadmill, get a runner’s high going and gather the courage to cross that line into what I wanted. I started running and as I started connecting to my mind and what was holding me back, I thought to myself, all you have to do, Ash, is put a fierce face on and take one step forward. And then it clicked like a key in a lock, Fierce Forward. That day, I used this mantra to step foot across the line and begin lifting weights. And since then, I’ve used this mantra as a way to live my life: to move through fear instead of letting it paralyze me, to find the courage to take one step forward to what I want instead of sleep walking through my life, to follow my heart and create my own rules instead of following the path of least resistance, to create my mindset to support my fiercest vision of myself and my life.
Fierce Forward is a mantra, an attitude, an adjective and a way of life. It embodies personal growth & development, moving forward, learning and becoming stronger from your challenges, being true to yourself, creating your vision and living by it, going your own way, believing fiercely in yourself and living like anything is possible, because it is.
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