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Michelle Weinstein, AKA The Pitch Queen, is the host of Success Unfiltered, which features an array of unique and inspiring guests. She talks to all kinds of innovators and achievers, including multi seven and eight figure entrepreneurs, Shark Tank veterans, authors, performers, and investors.

Her guests share their most intimate stories, no holds barred. It’s the raw and vulnerable stuff that you don’t always hear about, like major rejections, epic failures, and unrelenting setbacks.
They share their most inspiring stories of overcoming adversity, never giving up, and achieving success beyond their wildest imaginations.

She created this podcast to help entrepreneurs realize that they are NOT alone. Everyone who has attempted something epic has had their share of setbacks, failures, and NOs. By sharing unfiltered stories from extraordinary individuals who overcame hardships and ultimately achieved their version of success, her hope is to inspire others to stay in the game and hold out for their own dreams.

Her mission and goal is to inspire rising entrepreneurs to break through barriers, overcome obstacles, and make a bigger impact in the world. It’s her passion to show people how to take action, own their value, and grow their top-line revenue. You CAN build a successful and flourishing business and make a global impact by doing what you love, and Success Unfiltered will inspire you ever step of the way!

Jun 5, 2019

106 | Ashley Drummond Shares How Listening to Your Intuition Leads to Success

Do you really have what it takes to be successful?

Ashley Drummond an entrepreneur on Season 7 of Shark Tank as the CEO and founder of the low carb & high protein  ABS Protein Pancakes. Ashley is also the host of ABS Fit Life TV which is a monthly subscription to on demand dumbbell workouts for fat loss and overall strength training.

Featured on ABC Shark Tank, HSN, ABC Action News, Oxygen Magazine,, HealthPreneur Podcast, Critical Bench, and so much more!

Ashley is also the host of the ABS Life Podcast that produces weekly shows sharing tips, tools and stories about fitness, business and life to help you create a body, business and life you love!  Ashley is double-certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine with over 10+ years in the fitness industry helping people get in the best shape of their life. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Liberty University.

Last, but not least, as a wine lover, Ashley is also WSET Level 3 Certified Sommelier and shares her love of wine through wine education and wine consulting.

Fitness, Business & Wine are her passions along with helping others create an Authentic Life!

Once you tell others about your idea, they’re going to have opinions: and it’s not always fun to hear them.

When I started my podcast, Success Unfiltered, people thought it wasn’t a good idea. They said that I didn’t know what I was doing. So many people said it would be a waste of time!

I had been interviewed on so many sales podcasts before, though, and knew all the questions and what people wanted to know and hear. But I also knew what people weren’t talking about: the raw, real, nitty-gritty stories. Those stories that are only shared one on one.

When I sat down and thought about how I could be different… I decided I wanted Success Unfiltered to be about: those real, raw stories that maybe you might be a little embarrassed about.

Sometimes we rely on that validation from others, but what happens when we listen to that gut intuition?

When we choose to listen to our gut, we often find our greatest success!

This week’s guest on Success Unfiltered, Ashley Drummonds, created protein pancakes that she could eat while training without sacrificing good food. She invested in a business coach, paying 5 figures for him to help train her. Then, when she brought her idea to him, he laughed it off and called it “cute”!

Ashley followed her intuition, and made ABS Protein Pancakes a reality, and also earned an appearance on Shark Tank!

Are you tired of others thinking your idea is a waste of time, or laughable? This episode of Success Unfiltered is a MUST LISTEN!

Enjoy, and thank you for listening and tuning into Success Unfiltered!

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Special thanks goes out to Ashley Drummond for taking the time to chat with Michelle. Be sure to join us next week for our next new episode!

Everyone Gets Rejected In Sales. It’s what you do AFTER the NO that counts! I’ve got 3 ways that you can turn a NO into a win (and maybe even a future YES)! Grab my guide to surviving rejections in business and making them work for you right HERE!

Here are a few key secrets we talked about in this episode:

  • Michelle introduces Ashley Drummond.
  • Ashley shares how she was inspired to start ABS protein pancakes.
  • By meeting her own personal needs, Ashley was inspired to start a business, meeting that same need for others.
  • Ashley invested five figures into a business coach, trying to learn everything that she could to run her business.
  • When Ashley had the idea for ABS protein pancakes, she went to him for connections and advice, and he told her that she would fail.
  • This person was someone that Ashley was relying on and looking up to and was supposed to believe in her and he basically temporarily convinced her to not run with her pancake business idea.
  • Devastated, Ashley turned to friends and family for validation.
  • “When we're faced with decisions in life we tend to seek outside opinions because we were fearful. We're scared because if we solely go with our own gut intuition and if it fails then we feel like somehow we have failed.” ~ Ashley Drummond
  • Nobody can tell you what to do because they haven't been in your shoes. They don't know what ideas are coming up for you. They don't know the path or the process. All they can do is provide you with information that they've done in their own lives.
  • “People think that you go on Shark Tank, your episode airs, they see you get a deal or you don't get a deal on there. People think it's all rainbows and sprinkles and that your business is just set, that you never have to work again in your life. The reality is that it is vastly different than that.” ~ Ashley Drummond
  • After her Shark Tank episode aired, Ashley found herself looking for partners.
  • She initiated a conversation with Weight Watchers because they aligned with her values, and they asked her to put together a custom product for them with specific macronutrients.
  • “It was more nerve-wracking for me to sit in front of the board of Weight Watchers Executives than it was for me to go on Shark Tank.” ~ Ashley Drummond
  • After Ashley put together a custom Weight Watchers product, she didn’t hear back from them right away, until 7 months later, she got a message saying that they had “decided to go another direction.”
  • Ashley set aside her business for some time, to refocus and go on her own “Eat, Pray, Love” journey.
  • As she did, she found herself going back to her core desires of helping people; stopping chasing illusions of what would make her business a success and going back to the heart of what she wanted to do with her product.
  • Ashley shares one thing that she would share with her younger self.

Connect with Ashley Drummond:

Everyone Gets Rejected In Sales. It’s what you do AFTER the NO that counts! I’ve got 3 ways that you can turn a NO into a win (and maybe even a future YES)! Grab my guide to surviving rejections in business and making them work for you right HERE!

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