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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!

Jul 13, 2020

Being an entrepreneur can be extremely stressful. So how can you keep your emotions in check, especially when things get tough?

In this episode, Ashlee Ammons, Cofounder/COO of Mixtroz, shares the ups and downs of building a business and the challenges of working with family. She also shares some the risks and key decisions she made that led to her ultimate success.

Ashlee holds a BA in Mass Communications and Public Relations from Baldwin Wallace University. She is the 38th Black Female to raise over $1M in pre-seed funding. Prior to co-founding Mixtroz with her mother, Kerry Schrader, Ashlee established a career as an Events Producer working with an impressive list of A-listers including Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jay-Z, as well as legacy brands like Moet Hennessy and Coca-Cola. Ashlee serves on the boards of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Tech Birmingham, is a 2019 Birmingham Business Journal 40 Under 40 recipient as well as Birmingham 40 Under 40 of the decade and Business Journals National Rising Star. In addition, Ashlee is a proud member of Delta Zeta Sorority where she was named to their first-ever 35 Under 35 in 2018.

Here’s a few things we talked about:

  • Ashlee shares more about Mixtroz and how it can help entrepreneurs
  • The early rejection and frustrations Ashlee faced at the beginning of her career
  • How you can present yourself and your credentials so that people listen
  • Ashlee gives her best advice for getting ready to speak with investor
  • Why finding your champions is so important in the early stages of business
  • The most devastating rejection Ashlee experiences that shaped who she is today
  • The big no that left Ashlee crying on a public bathroom floor, and how everything turned around just a week later
  • How to stop letting outside factors control you
  • What you can do to keep your entrepreneurial emotions in check
  • How Ashlee and her mother have been able to work together successfully without any major issues and how to separate business and family
  • Ashlee shares what she would tell her younger self


If you’re ready to face the challenges of entrepreneurship head on, this episode is for you. Special thanks to Ashlee for taking the time to chat!


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