We had the good fortune of connecting with Angel Radcliffe and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angel, what role has risk played in your life or career?
When I think about taking risks, whether personally or professionally, I believe we all can say it’s one of those ‘scary’ conversations. The first time you want to defy societal standards or the standards friends or family have for you, just the thought process can be a burden. I’ve done both, stepping outside of your comfort zone and taking risks can be exhilarating and I encourage everyone to do so at one point or another in their life. Once you face the risk and take a chance, you lower your anxiety and empower yourself to try new things. One of the biggest risks I’ve taken in my life was quitting my job with no backup plan and only a few months of expenses saved, my goal was to build my brand and business out which turned out great but there were definitely bumps in the road and times where I felt as though I made the wrong decision. One of the best things about taking risks is the reward, and the next time someone calls you a ‘risktaker, correct them and say no ‘I’m a changemaker”. Signed xoxo A Fellow Changemaker
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
CAS Consultants is a subsidiary of A Leverage Group, we work to empower consumers and businesses through financial management. One thing that sets my business apart from the rest is the fact that we work on the consumer and business side of finance, along with starting with a holistic view of finances. I am proud of the partnerships made throughout the years to place my company in the spotlight and helping others understand the importance of money management. Resilience is a word often overlooked when understanding current success, in order to move forward and be successful in anything you do, you have to understand every door doesn’t open easily. Being resilient has definitely paid off in getting me to where I am today. The world should know financial literacy is a topic that should start in the home, if we don’t have a great understanding of finances, how can we teach the youth.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’ve been in Dallas for over 10 years and have found great spots where I can certainly be called a ‘regular’ Food Brunchin’ – Breadwinners (You’ll love the cinnamon rolls) For the best Thai Food – Malai Kitchen – Located uptown Dallas, although other locations are now throughout the metroplex For Taco Tuesdays – Torchys Tacos or Velvet Taco – many locations in town Ocean Prime or Eddie Vs – for the seafood lover if your want a nice dinner Sites Victory Park – a view of where the Dallas Mavericks play plus great food selections and walking distance to Klyde Warren Park where you can enjoy a nice afternoon in a ‘park’ setting or visit the food trucks. Dallas Arts Museum – across from Klyde Warren Park Cowboy Stadium in Arlington – Tour where the cowboys play Northpark mall – For some shopping or last-minute outfit change
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to dedicate this shoutout to my mom! My mom is the biggest risk-taker I know, some would say she’s a rebel, but she’s my hero and has defied many conventional standards
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