Millennial Women Wednesday (Spotlight) Ashley Combes

Fun facts:

What inspires you?

 I am inspired on a daily basis by social media. Social media has so much power and opportunity.

Social Media Handles:

 Instagram: KeepingUpWith.AC and  Twitter: KeepingUpWithAC

Your favorite song currently and the artist:

Rap Saved Me – 21 Savage ( feat. Quavo) 

Currently reading:

Mindset – Carol Dweck

Favorite food spot in your city:

Chiloso – It’s like Chipotle but WAY better! 

Sweet Tea or Lemonade (it’s a Southern thing):

Both! I think it’s called an Arnold Palmer or Half & Half .

Describe yourself in one word:

Unpredictable

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If you attended University/College, where did you graduate:

University of North Texas

If you are Greek, which organization:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Epsilon Mu – Fall 15

Favorite place to visit/vacation:

Anywhere with a beach!

Where are you from?

 I was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Denton, TX and Washington, DC. I always say I’m from everywhere!

What do you do? How did this “role” come about? How and why are you best known by others? 

Before I graduated, I decided to become a licensed real estate agent. A Soror and mentor of mine introduced to me another Soror who is a successful real estate agent in the DFW area! Shout out to Andrea T. Fowler, she was an essential part in my journey to becoming a real estate agent! I am currently working on developing my personal brand and finding my niche in the real estate industry.

Did you attend college and/or have formal training in your respective field or industry? If so, please elaborate on the year you graduated and from what institution.

I attended college at the University of North Texas. I received my Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis, May 13, 2017. I became a licensed Texas real estate agent in December 2016.

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What factors of your upbringing influenced your career goals? 

Growing up, I always dreamed of being my own boss. My father owns an insurance agency and I saw the flexibility it provided him and the passion he had for his field. My parents always wanted me to be a doctor or lawyer, but honestly, that’s a little too much structure for me. My interest in real estate began with a desire to encourage people to create generational wealth through owning real estate.  My grandparents have owned rental properties for over 20 years and I have seen first-hand how generational wealth was created through their rental properties. I want to encourage and inspire all millennials to own real estate! 

How long have you been in this career? What did you do previously? 

I have been in real estate since January 2017, before I started my career I was working on completing my undergraduate degree.

What long-term goals do you have? What steps are you currently taking in this direction?

One of my long-term goals is to have at least 3 sources for passive income. Outside of real estate, I am currently working on my second and third way to create passive income by creating my own personal brand that includes blogging and fashion! 

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Tell us about your social media presence. Do you use it in your line of work? Why or why not, is it important in your day-to-day responsibilities, platform or career?

I love social media! I have been using social media for the past 4 years. Over the past few months, I realized the importance social media plays in my personal goals and professional life. The more consistent I am on social media, the more consistency I see with my engagement and growing social media following. Most of my business opportunities come from Instagram! 

Which public figures, role models and or historical figure shaped your goals as a child and in adulthood? Any that embodies your personal values?

One of my role models is definitely my older sister. She’s been my cheerleader for so long. She’s a go-getter and I aspire to be just as diligent as she is! 

What does it mean to you to be a millennial? How do you share that with others in your life, those you meet and with your peers?

In my opinion being a millennial is the best thing to be right now. Being a millennial allows me to be as creative as I want to be without any pressure to follow a set path. Most millennials I meet have a 9-5 job and hustle they are passionate about that also makes them money. This is one the greatest freedoms of our generation!

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