We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashton Roberts and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashton, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Many studies predict that many and all kinds of risky activities are related to impulsive sensation-seeking behavior. Often times, when I take risks I think about consequences in positive ways. My thought process involves an awareness that a situation or behavior could lead to both positive and negative consequences. However, having knowledge of my own strengths and weaknesses help me understand my motivations and opportunities involved with risks. As an entrepreneur, my career has been filled with taking risks for the the sake of ongoing development. Risk-taking is almost synonymous with entrepreneurship. To start and support my own business, I’ve had to put your career, personal finances, and even your mental health at stake. For example, the first three months of funding and opening my business I was not guaranteed a steady income. I knew the start would be risky on my personal finances. Diminishing my safety net was a risk I took in the startup phase that I’ve seen come back full circle now.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I’m always excited for growth…continued growth. I’ve been networking, collaborating, and building my entrepreneur skills over the last 10 years. Business-wise I’ve placed value on the “little” things that require zero talent and all effort. Being on time, being high energy, and being prepared are a few of those “little” things. The ins and outs of running a successful business is not always easy but when you focus on doing the little things well you’ll have success when obstacles come your way. I want the world to know that I created a brand, a company that serves my community. From a young age, I’ve always wanted to make a lasting impact in the sports performance industry and in my community. I am now on the path to do both.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I had a best friend visiting the area, I would show them the best time ever. This would be a great week long tour of some of my favorite places in the city. Monday Universal Studios Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Hollywood Tour Tuesday The Queen Mary Aquarium of the Pacific Schooner or Later Waterfront Dining Wednesday Rodeo Drive Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Thursday Whale Watching Cruise The Pike in Long Beach Friday Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour Malibu Wine Safaris Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Mom deserves a whole lot of credit and recognition in my story. Much of my success as a young entrepreneur is due to my upbringing and the values she set forth when I was younger. Thank you Mom!