People call Ash the Inspiration Guy because he inspires businesses and people to be more successful. In 2010, he launched the Inspiration Zone, the world’s first professional website full of expert advice and resources for increasing the amount of success in our lives. Inspiration Zone is already changing peoples’ lives all over the world. Ash is founder Partner and Ideas Catalyst of Design Inspiration, a successful corporate design business. Design Inspiration have been helping businesses succeed since 1993. Ash is a prominent member of the community in his home city where he also runs the premier independent website, InPlymouth.com. Ash is very active on Twitter and is ranked by Hubspot as amongst the top 3 Twitter Elite in his home city of Plymouth (UK).
Ash Mashhadi is an engaging public speaker who talks on the subjects of inspiring success, and using social media for business. Ash is a prolific writer and is frequently sought after as a guest blogger. He writes for a variety of blogs, websites and magazines. Ash has appeared on national television and BBC radio in the UK.
One resource you can’t do without
My life would dissolve into a motionless puddle without Twitter. It is the gateway to a world of limitless knowledge, wisdom and some truly wonderful people for me. I think I have learnt more since joining Twitter than in the *–* years before. I am still meeting amazing people and discovering some of our limitless potential every day through Twitter, so please don’t even mention the possibility of taking it or my iPhone away.
What advice do you have for people new to your industry?
Join Twitter. After that, study people and learn what motivates and inspires them. All business is about humans. All the hardware and software in the world won’t teach you as much about design, business or making success as studying people will. Read a lot. Watch a lot of theatre and movies. Develop a sense of what makes a great story. All of life is narrative, so study the way a story can move a person faster than a command ever could. Also, smile a lot.