Change: Angela Proffitt- From Pain to Profit - An Entrepreneur's Journey, Walking Through Grief, and How Knowing People Leads to Happiness and Business Growth

A World of Difference

Mar 3 2023 • 59 mins

Experience the power of overcoming pain and discovering purpose through Angela’s inspiring journey. "It's not about the stuff, and it's not about all these luxury things. People spend $5 million on a wedding, and I'm like, it's the most important day of their life until it's not right." Angela Proffitt is a productivity expert, podcast host, celebrity wedding and event planner, speaker, and author. She has been working for over two decades to help CEO's, executives, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs grow their company brand. Angela Proffitt was a child who struggled with dyslexia and who dreamed of being a nurse, but instead found her passion in the wedding and events industry. After graduating college with a Psychology degree, she experienced a deep pain point when her computer crashed and she lost all her work. This experience led her to be the first on board with any new technological advances, and her deep understanding of technology has allowed her to create a successful career. Angela now uses her experiences to help other entrepreneurs and encourages them to take risks and learn from their mistakes. Through her hard work and dedication, Angela is an example of how to turn pain into purpose. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. How Angela Proffitt survived a disastrous computer crash three days before college graduation. 2. How Angela Proffitt used her experience in psychology and healthcare to develop innovative tech solutions. 3. How Angela Proffitt uses her experience to teach about the power of the Apple product range for productivity. Resources: True Colors Personality Test: https://www.idrlabs.com/true-colors/test.php Other episodes you'll enjoy: Jake Sasseville: https://www.aworldofdifferencepodcast.com/s7e116 Doni Aldine: https://www.aworldofdifferencepodcast.com/s8e124 Dele Kooley: https://www.aworldofdifferencepodcast.com/s7e119 Connect with me: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aworldof.difference/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/A-World-of-Difference-613933132591673/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@aworldofdifference Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/@awodpod LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aworldofdifference/ Website: https://www.aworldofdifferencepodcast.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: {LINK} Chapter Summaries: [00:00:02] Angela Proffitt, founder of GSD Creative, is a productivity expert. She travels the world helping CEO, executives, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs grow their company brand. Happy Women's History Month to everyone today. [00:00:59] Angela Proffitt is the host of the World of Difference podcast. She will be appearing at Pod Fest in Orlando, Florida. Hear more about Angela Proffitt here. [00:01:36] The entrepreneur got her start in the wedding and events industry. She graduated with a degree in psychology and worked in a mental hospital and an AIDS clinic. As she got older, she realized she needed an end date to her career. [00:07:56] Every company and every big thing that I end up being a part of comes from a really deep pain point. Three days before college graduation, my computer crashed and I lost everything. So everything that I talk about, everything I teach, every company I'm part of come from a pain. [00:14:57] I moved to Apple products from PC products because I kept getting viruses. There is so much unlocked potential just from a productivity standpoint in the iPhone. It's about the people. That's the most important thing. Be present. [00:20:12] The psychologist lost one of his clients recently. He says he's had all his notifications turned off since the night that happened. He made a video about Kyle Jacobs and posted it last night. He has his theory of what happened but nothing has been released. [00:26:17] I think you are making a difference by working on yourself and also helping others have tools and productivity. How can you motivate any of your team to be productive when you are a mess personally, with your health? It's the people all along the way that make the difference and make it worth. [00:30:45] The author is dyslexic and severely ADHD. She wants great, perfect customer service. If you have a business, it's essential to communicate based on personality. She takes note of lacking company, culture, things like this that are missing. [00:35:13] Enneagram, strength. Finders Myers Briggs, which, by the way, he works with the Myers Briggs mother daughter for this. When you don't know how to unleash the power of your people based on the way their brain is naturally wired, you're missing out. [00:40:08] A lot of people get married when they're young. You can't get married till you're at least 30. The Golds take care of the oranges like crazy erratic behavior. When you start to recognize how the strengths of someone else can actually help you, then annoy you, your life will change. [00:45:42] Angela: Zoom Kova changed a lot, but without this little tool, I don't know who I would be. Where's the main place you want people to go to to find you? Angelaprophet. com. Take care today, Angela. [00:50:08] A few days after we interviewed Angela, her family lost their beloved dog. She says it's important to listen and sit with people in their grief. If you're experiencing grief of any kind right now, please reach out to us in our patreon community. [00:54:28] Next week we have a special guest coming on, my friend Angela McKinney. Tim will be talking about her recent visit to the Supreme Court for the Era. We'll also be in Abu Dhabi for International Women's Day. Lots to talk about next week. Angela Proffitt shares about her entrepreneurship journey, her grief after a recent loss, and how knowing people deeply brings happiness and business growth. Celebrity Wedding & Event Planner | Podcast Host | Time Management Consultant | Speaker | Author Angela Proffitt, Founder of GSD Creative, is a productivity expert, podcast host, celebrity wedding & event planner, speaker and author that travels the world, helping CEO’s, executives, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs grow their company brand. As a serial entrepreneur Angela has spent over two decades mastering effective business processes and consulting for multimillion-dollar brands. Angela knows what drives conversions, sold-out events, and consumer engagement - and it’s not the fluff. It is Angela’s background in psychology, her effective communication techniques, and the “Get Shit Done” attitude that helps drive success. Angela has been featured in media and publications that include: TLC, ABC Family, People’s Magazine, Success Magazine and US Weekly, to name a few. In addition to running multiple businesses, Angela has served on the board of the Entrepreneur’s Organization - Nashville, as social chair, MyEO chair, mentorship chair, and marketing chair at the regional level. Since 2017 she has been the host of Business Unveiled; a podcast for the hospitality industry, taking you behind the scenes of running a creative business. When Angela is not working, you can find her TikTok’ing with her nieces and nephew and learning about the latest advancements in Apple technology. ANGELAPROFFITT.COM https://www.tiktok.com/@angelaproffitt_ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwdB7cvwDh9BKAmDSzc_RYQ https://www.instagram.com/angelaproffitt/ https://www.facebook.com/AngelaProffittLLC/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/gsdleader/ Become a patron of this podcast, and enjoy free merch. Join other patrons of this podcast at Patreon. ********** The A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Missio Alliance. Join us to discuss this episode, previous episodes or for other thoughtful conversations at our Facebook group. We'd love to have you stop by and share your perspective. Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen.   Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram A World of Difference on Facebook, Linktree,on Twitter at @loriadbr or loriadamsbrown.comLoved this episode? Leave us a review and rating. 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