Ashley Cheung is the founder of Virtual Patent Gateway, LLC. Ashley is a professional in every sense of the word. She runs her business and personal life by a single motto – nothing ventured, nothing gained. As a first-generation immigrant from Hong Kong and proud business owner, Ashley is determined to pass on lessons of determination, confidence, and perseverance to her team, especially women and young creatives in the field. She founded Virtual Patent Gateway in January 2020 in an effort to leverage her paralegal skills on a virtual platform. She applies her creative and problem-solving techniques by collaborating with and supporting leading patent attorneys to advance the interests of their clients through Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) practices.
Ashley shares her journey and the moment she realized that she had to do something different in order to be the confident woman that she is today. She also shares her journey of starting her own business and her tips to help you in your journey to self-confidence.
Ashley Cheung is the founder of Virtual Patent Gateway, LLC.
Ashley is of Chinese descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
Definition of Self Confidence
Self-confidence is a feeling of trust in our own ability. It’s about thinking for yourself and not be a people pleaser.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Ashley was a people pleaser before and her sense of self was lost. There were people in her life who believed in her abilities and gave her the resources to become a paralegal but she always wondered what they saw in her.
The “AHA” Moment
Two years after Ashley’s father’s death, she realizes how fragile life could be and was tired of people pleasing. She knew had to something different and decide her own business in 2020.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Even though Ashley has her fair share of ups and down, she gets to live life on her terms.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
If you want something, you have to go out there and get it.