Who is Carl Ashton...And How Can He Help ME?

Where do I start?

Well first of all, thanks for taking the time to check out my site and learn a little bit about me, here goes!

At heart, I’m a real family man, always have been, always will be.  Like a lot of people who aspire to become true Internet Entrepreneurs, it’s the desire of providing an outstanding quality of life for my family that is my true driving force behind everything I do.

I’m an Internet Entrepreneur and to be honest…I love this business, it’s unlike any other industry I have come across!  I have a passion for learning everything I possibly can about the power of the Internet (good and bad!) and  I am now focusing on helping others make the same discoveries I did, to show them the route to starting their own online empires – I just can’t express how exciting that really is for me.

BUT, before I go and reveal my story so far, let me just give you this…

Quick bio

My Family:

I have my fiancé Kylie, our wonderful bundle of joy Zac and our free spirit of a dog called Ninja.  I am also very fortunate to also have two fantastic parents, an older brother, a sister-in-law, two beautiful nieces, loads of aunts and uncles and even more cousins!

Primary Residence:

I was born and raised in Gloucester and reside there now (hence my weird ‘farmer’ accent and over pronunciation of R’s!)

My Market:

Anyone who is serious about changing their financial lives and wants to work from the comfort of their home online.

Favourite Business Books and Authors:

“Rich Dad Poor Dad” Robert Kiyosaki

“Losing My Virginity” Richard Branson

“Do You!” Russell Simmons

“Humble Pie” Gordon Ramsay (not exactly a business book, but some great lessons that can be applied to any business in this one, especially when he talks about work ethic!)

Top Five Values In Life (in no particular order):

Freedom

Family

Empathy

Success

Integrity

Favourite Part Of My Business

This ones easy – Freedom.  Apart from when I’m consulting with small businesses, all I need is an Internet connection and I can work from anywhere!

Least Favourite Part Of My Business

None (any more).  I used to meet a few ‘toe dippers’ when I first started out, which could be very frustrating as I like to work with action takers!  But, these days, all of my personal clients are awesome!

The Very Best Thing About Having An Internet Marketing Business Is:

Being with my (ever growing) family! I don’t have to miss any part of my kids growing up, which is a real privilege for a Dad in today’s society…say no more :)

My Favourite Quotes:

“How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?” Anthony Robbins

“If you’re still chasing your dream, you’re not running fast enough, run faster!” Sean ‘P-Diddy’ Combs

“Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard” Kevin Durant

My Story & ‘Breaking Free’

My story up until now is not like a lot of “the guru’s” stories.  I didn’t find instant success or have any ‘beginners luck’.  I literally applied tons of trial and error and what I like to call (which I picked up from a Will Smith interview!) a sickening work ethic!

My background is working class, so like most other working class people, I pride myself on working hard and deserving my rewards.  But what I found to be so inspiring about running an online business is that most of the work is done at the start, then most of the money comes in on auto-pilot!  You don’t have to clock in and out and trade your precious time for a measly hourly rate…you can discover certain skill sets and internet marketing strategies that will go to work for you and earn you money 24-7.

I’m getting a bit ahead of myself here…so where did it all start?

After leaving school at 16 I spent the next 5 years trying all different kinds of jobs and college courses.  Some I just out right hated, and one in particular I thought was pretty cool, which was Graphic Design.  I was studying in the second year of my Higher National Diploma course when I had the opportunity to turn my favourite hobby at the time (Martial Arts) into a full time career!

Being a 21 year old guy, I thought being a full time Martial Arts Instructor was one of the coolest jobs in the World!

And it was, for about a year…then I realised a problem that I had, and that was it was JOB.  Deep down it always bothered me that I was working for someone else to grow their business, but because I loved teaching Martial Arts, I tried to ignore the yearning to break free and kept on pushing the company forward…for another 5 years!

Any way, like most people working 60 – 70 hours a week, I burnt out and just had to find something new for myself.  I started to learn in my own time about business and about life coaching, and this is when I first stumbled across making money online.  It was a complete accident!  Basically, one of the guys I was learning life coaching from just sent an email out one day about making money online and from that day I was ever more intrigued.

So I started to learn about online business, whilst helping the family business (a construction business!) work it’s way into profit during the recession, and eventually be sold.

It kind of all worked out well, as part of the deal to sell the family business, I got contracted in to steady the ship for a further 12 months, working just a regular 9-5, whilst learning and building my online business in the evenings and weekends…it was perfect!

When my contract expired, the income I built from my online business was enough to support my young family and myself, and I just grew it from there!

Oh, but building an online business was not as easy I have probably made it sound above.  I struggled along on my own until one day I thought “Carl, you are a coach, you have coached countless people to Black Belt, you know coaching works, hire an online business coach!”

My Internet Marketing coach also introduced me to a new Internet Marketing training system and community called The Six Figure Mentors (you may have heard of them by now).

So, coaching +the right training system + the right community all equalled one thing – success!

Hobbies & Interests

Apart from having fun with my family, I love sports!  Typical guy huh?  Football (or soccer to my US friends) is of course my favourite and I still manage to play twice a week too.

I also love to cook and am actually not too bad, haven’t made anyone sick…yet!  My best dishes are roast chicken with all the trimmings, beef chilli and Jamaican lamb carry with rice and peas, I feel hungry just writing about it!

Travel is also another great interest of mine.  It’s a little bit more difficult to just drop everything and go when you have a family, does take a little more planning, but still totally worth it!  I have been to many places around Europe and a couple parts of the US, but my next stop is to explore around the Caribbean!

Any way, I’m starting to ramble on a bit here, let me tell you what has been the most important thing I have learned to give me a life on my terms.

Don’t just get the best knowledge, the best advice or even the best Coach and just sit there waiting – Take action AND take action daily!

The beauty of making money online is that you are able to use the great leverage the Internet gives us.  What I’m trying to say is that once you are moving in the right direction you will be able to do less and less and get more and more.

I truly love this industry and am willing to help anyone who is struggling to make it work, or even completely brand new to the concept of making money online, to finally winning at the wealth game and start living life on their terms.

I appreciate you taking the time to read about me and what I’m all about.  I’m passionate about my future and also the future of everybody I work with, which could be you too!

Please do not hesitate to get in touch, I love to try and help everybody :)

Best wishes For Your Success

Carl Ashton