We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashton Washington and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashton, what principle do you value most?
The value or principle that matters the most to me would have to be consistency in whatever I do. What I mean by this is having the ability to stay positive, work hard and keep that sense of being consistent in whatever you’re striving to attain. Keep in mind, everyone’s timing is different – just grind.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart from others is my “old-soul” and the ability to always listen and learn. I am most excited about my new journey of being at the University of Illinois working under legendary Coach Lovie Smith. Getting here wasn’t exactly easy but with the mindset of never giving up and staying consistent in my approach of my goals I made it happen. I necessarily didn’t know that I would end up in this position but I knew for a fact I wanted to work within college football at a Power 5 program. Due to this journey not being easy what helps me throughout is praying, keeping a positive mindset and approach. Some lessons I’ve learned along the way is the ability to understand what patience truly means. Something that I would want the world to know about me, my brand “Consistent Always,” and my story would have to be… “she comes as one but she stands as 10,000.” Meaning, I come as one but I am standing tall and breaking barriers for other women across the globe.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My all-time favorite place in the city would have to be DiamondFit Nutrition on HWY 6. I would definitely go there everyday of the week.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are many people that I would love to dedicate my shoutout to – If you know who you are, all I can say is thank you for the constant efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement from you all. It takes a village.