54 episodes

Welcome to Embrace Your Ambition with Ashlee Fay and Marcus Black.

Embrace Your Ambition is a podcast for people trying to pursue their calling and find their passion. This show was made to help people learn that bringing God into your business will lead you to your ultimate breakthrough. We want to empower you to go and accomplish all of your goals and dreams in this life.

From personal experience, I can tell you, that he CAN and he WILL make something out of nothing. So get ready. It's time to stop surviving. And time to start living. It is time to embrace your God given ambition. Let's go!

Embrace Your Ambition Ashlee Fay

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Welcome to Embrace Your Ambition with Ashlee Fay and Marcus Black.

Embrace Your Ambition is a podcast for people trying to pursue their calling and find their passion. This show was made to help people learn that bringing God into your business will lead you to your ultimate breakthrough. We want to empower you to go and accomplish all of your goals and dreams in this life.

From personal experience, I can tell you, that he CAN and he WILL make something out of nothing. So get ready. It's time to stop surviving. And time to start living. It is time to embrace your God given ambition. Let's go!

    53. The Unleashing Hope Challenge | Day 1

    53. The Unleashing Hope Challenge | Day 1

    To have a Testimony, there must first be a test. People forget that, and really struggle with keeping hope alive in their hearts when things get hard. Today Marcus and I are going to challenge you to defy the negativity and the well-meaning doubters and find your big, God-sized dream. We're talking about who and what you want to become and the kinds of dreams that are so big that they're only possible with the help of God. It's human to lose hope and feel the absence of hope sometimes, but "With God, all things are possible." (MATTHEW 19:26)
    Marcus and I want all of you to try and get back to a place of childlike faith. Children have these big, amazing dreams and believe in their ability to achieve them because the world hasn't told them that they Can't yet. Today on the show we talk about other people's perceptions of your goals and why you might be aiming too small. We tell you the 5 people you need to surround yourself with and why you need to give up control to God. Finally, we give you some homework to complete for the first Embrace Your Ambition challenge! 
    In this episode, we cover:
    - Marcus' childhood dream and how he still chases it today
    - What the God-sized dream IS
    - The role of divine intervention in our lives
    - How giving up control can help us become the people God has intended
    - Why our closest friends and family may not be our biggest supporters
    - The 5 types of people you need in your inner circle
    - Fountains and Drains: who they are and how they affect you
    - What dreams should do for you and others
    - Embracing resistance and struggle to make you stronger
    - Your homework for tonight
    SHOW NOTES: https://ashleefay.com/episode53
    Resources:
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    Join Ashlee's Facebook Page
    Website: https://ashleefay.com
    Enroll in the Academy Membership: http://ashleefayacademy.com
    Purchase Ashlee's Purpose Journal on Amazon

    • 54 min
    Pushing through failure to achieve your dreams

    Pushing through failure to achieve your dreams

    The American poet Suzy Kassem has a quote that goes: “Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.” I think that is beautiful and so perfect, because today we're talking about dreams and the fear of failure. Marcus and I give you our thoughts on God's role in our dreams, and we get real with you and share the dreams that live in our hearts. We also discuss the path to achieving your life's purpose and how to deal with failures and setbacks on the journey. God has put that dream, that purpose, in you! It is there for You to achieve! In this episode, we try and provide some advice to help you do just that. We get down to the nitty gritty and talk about surrounding yourself with people that will challenge you and push you to do better. Marcus imparts some wisdom about committing to self improvement and trying to live your best life. He also tells you what You will get back by serving others. Finally, we try to redefine Success and put failure in context with your God-given purpose.

    In this episode, we cover:
    - Your life as the God-sized dream.
    - Learning to silence the haters and voices around you so that you can listen to God's voice.
    - Realizing what success REALLY is.
    - What to do when you're struck by indecision and fear.
    - Failure as part of the learning process.
    - The importance of investing in yourself.
    - Why the world needs movements like Embrace Your Ambition right now.
    SHOW NOTES: https://ashleefay.com/episode52
    Resources:
    Purchase a ticket to Embrace Your Ambition Dallas: October 14th to 17th, 2021
    Enroll in the Academy Membership
    Purchase Ashlee's Purpose Journal on Amazon

    • 51 min
    Embracing the boulders in your business and life

    Embracing the boulders in your business and life

    It's always darkest before the dawn. Our job is to trust in God and to find the courage and the resolve to not just overcome the obstacles in our paths, but to embrace them. Today I'll tell you about a few of my own experiences embracing the boulders in my life and the beauty and joy that I have witnessed as a result. In life and in business there are seasons of struggle. The lesson that Marcus and I have to offer you today applies to both, and we hope that it helps you if you are struggling right now. 
    In this episode, Marcus shares a story with us that he's never told before. He talks about a period in his life where he experienced burnout and heartbreak in his job and how this led to losing his connection with God. He speaks of the Hell of God's absence in his life and the despair of "just going through the motions". Finally, he'll tell you what allowed him to rediscover the Lord's presence and what we hope to accomplish together next. 
    In this episode, we cover:
    - Ashlee and her family's hiking experience climbing the Crags and what she learned from that trip
    - The fact that boulders will always appear in your life when you're about to make a breakthrough
    - How pushing through and embracing the challenges you encounter will lead to great rewards
    - The importance of not getting hung up on what you don't have, but focusing on what you do
    - Marcus Black's views on Hell
    - How observing someone else's passion and faith can inspire your own
    SHOW NOTES: https://ashleefay.com/episode51
    Purchase a ticket to Embrace Your Ambition Dallas: October 14th to 17th, 2021: http://eyacon.com
     

    • 28 min
    We're back! New beginnings with co-host Marcus Black

    We're back! New beginnings with co-host Marcus Black

    Hey Warriors! I am so honored and so blessed to welcome my new co-host Marcus Black, to the show. Marcus and I met while planning the Embrace Your Ambition conference in Denver last year and I truly believe that God placed him in my life to be my partner in this journey we're on: to bring God into people's lives and encourage them to follow their passion. We'll be here every other Monday to inspire, educate, and uplift you and we hope you'll join us as we walk this path that God has laid for us. 
    Marcus and I have both had our struggles; we've both been in places where we've felt lost, hopeless, and stuck. We've overcome these trials though, and so can you! By submitting to God's will we've come out the other side better, stronger, and more successful. Our shared mission now is to reach out and help people through podcasting, our workshops and projects, and the Embrace Your Ambition conference where we'll be hosting so many amazing guests. We are so excited to invite you to join us for the next one in Dallas from October 14th to the 17th. You won't want to miss it!
    In this episode, we cover:
    - Ashlee's origin story: starting out with -$54 in her bank account when she began her business, following God's prompts, and the success she became because of His guidance. 
    - Marcus' history: how he grew up as a poor kid in Mississippi and the hardships he faced, his near-death experience, and coming into his own in God's light.
    - Finding each other through the Embrace Your Ambition conference and working together to create positive change in people's lives. 
    - Healing ourselves by helping others, how sharing our message and serving God has led to joy and self-actualization.  
    SHOW NOTES: https://ashleefay.com/episode50
    Buy Tickets: The Embrace Your Ambition LIVE Event in Dallas, October 14th - 17th, 2021 with Ashlee Fay & Marcus Black

    • 33 min
    Unlock Your Inner Grit and Find Your Purpose with Cassandra Dick

    Unlock Your Inner Grit and Find Your Purpose with Cassandra Dick

    Mind, body, and soul. These are three different words for concepts that are so undeniably connected that neglecting one will affect the other two. My guest today, Cassandra Dick, is guided by the principle that nourishing all three will lead you to a happy, well-balanced life. She provides advice to women thinking of starting their own business, and pursuing their ambition. She also discusses her mission to help all people create a healthy life, unlock their inner grit, and realize their purpose. 
     
    In this episode, we cover:
    - Cassandra's back story and the struggles she has overcome to make her who she is today.  
    - The idea that "No's fuel fire". Learning from rejections and failure while pursuing your passion.
    - Making small pivots to your business or product to capitalize on the needs of the current and developing situations. 
    - The downside of perfectionism and how to move forward by accepting yourself and your imperfections. 
    - How overcoming your fear to follow your purpose will lead you to more fulfillment in life and a closer relationship with the Lord. 
     
    SHOW NOTES: https://ashleefay.com/episode49

    • 30 min
    Pursuing Success by Harnessing God's Power with Erin Harrigan

    Pursuing Success by Harnessing God's Power with Erin Harrigan

    Have you ever felt like there is no fulfillment in your life? Do you constantly feel overwhelmed and underfulfiled? Erin's mission is to teach women how to build a thriving business by pursuing success His way. Because together, by reflecting Christ’s light in the marketplace, we can change the way business is done. And that changes the world! Thanks for listening! Head over to the show notes for links and resources mentioned during this episode. Talk to you soon!
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    SHOW NOTES: https://ashleefay.com/episode48
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    Website: https://ashleefay.com
    Academy Membership: http://ashleefayacademy.com
    Purpose Journal: https://ashleefay.com/purposejournal
    [Purchase a ticket!] Ashlee's women's empowerment conference (held June 4th-6th 2021): https://ashleefay.com/conference/

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

TaylorsCreations ,

Wonderful

Holy smokes! Let’s just say Ashlee is incredible and the people she interviews to bring to her podcast speak to you. Not only is Ashlee inspiring, caring, honest; she’s not afraid to share the glory of our God. It’s simply amazing and gets your day on the right foot! Keep up the incredible work🙌🏼💕

sywallace ,

Obsessed With This Podcast!!

I am so obsessed with this podcast!! I love hearing the stories of ordinary women who are going for it in business. More importantly I love the host Ashlee’s testimony and how her faith is the center of everything she does. This podcast ignites my God given desires to live out my faith. Ashlee not only empowers women to embrace their God given ambitions she also walks it out with them. Ashlee is the real deal!!!❤️❤️❤️

jesshhh15 ,

If you want to feel on top of the world....

Ashlee’s podcast is awesome! You can start the day feeling blah and feel on top of the world after listening! So excited to be apart of this!

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