We had the good fortune of connecting with Angela Fisher and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Angela, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
My favorite quote is by Oprah Winfrey. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. What this means to me is that in order to really, truly appreciate what you have been blessed with in life you have to focus on what you have and not what others have. So often people can’t appreciate or value what God has given them because they are too busy watching someone else’s life. Or they can only focus on what they don’t have instead of what they do have. If we always think about what we think is missing in our lives, then we lose sight of what is available. We lose sight of what is good in our lives. We lose sight of those precious and tangible things we have right now. What I like about this quote is this is coming from a Woman who can have anything in the world she wants. Yet, she understands that the life she has been given is more than money can buy.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I work for New York Life Insurance Company. I’ve been with the company close to 7 years now. I’m a Senior Representative for the Policy Administration team. We are the people who service any changes to our clients policies such as name changes, beneficiary changes, ownership changes, etc. My team also have the task of researching and problem solving an issues or corrections to our clients policies. I love, love, love NYL because we are a customer experience driven company. We don’t focus on numbers we focus on experiences. It’s important to us that our clients receive an amazing, satisfactory experience compared to just a service call. What sets me apart from others is my tenacity to see it through. And my ability to discern and sense the right move and choice to make to solve an issue or problem. No matter what position or career I’ve been hired for, I always end up in a problem solving role. It’s a gift. What I am most proud of and excited about is overcoming the tough hard things that followed me in life for years. Things I never thought I could overcome. I got here where I am today by praying, persevering , pursuing and believing. I had opposition all of my life. Seem like whenever I started to pursue my goals or dreams, even a promotion on my job, there was opposition. Either through someone or something. So many times, so many years, I felt defeated. Second guessed myself, wanted to quit. It seemed as if every time God said yes, the devil said no. But, I’m proud to say, that today, I’ve overcome and I’m still overcoming. But, I’ve learned along the way to not take the opposition personally. That people often times respond to dreamers, go-getters and achievers out of fear. Fear pulls out insecurities, insecurities pulls out jealousy, jealousy pulls out hatred, so on and so forth. I’ve learned to love on those people anyway. And pray that one day, they’ll take those things to God to heal them. What I would like the world to know about me and my story is that I may not have a hard knock life story. My story doesn’t involve being drug addicted or sex trafficking. But I do have a story. And my story will help someone else to be free.

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?
Well…lol… I’m a church girl. So, first, would be to church. Let’s praise, worship and fellowship first. I would do a combination of things for the week. Sunday would be church and then I would take my friend to one of my favorite eating places – The Grand Lux at the Galleria Mall. After eating we’d do some shopping and make our way back home. For the rest of the week, because of my busy schedule I would probably get in some work time the first part of the day. So most of our activities would be later in the afternoon or that evening. This would give my friend time to relax and rewind before we get into anything. Monday I would cook dinner or we would order something in. Watch a movie and maybe sit and talk for some time. Tuesday, we would go get massages. I go to a great and reasonably price establishment for my massages. Or maybe we would go to Spa Castle and get the full treatment. Depends on what we feel we need. Wednesday, middle of the week, I would keep it low key. After Bible study….. thank goodness for friends who respect and share my same beliefs, we may grab some dinner at True Kitchens and get those famous lamb chops they serve. After dinner I would take her on a tour of Dallas and then make our way over to Trinity Groves to the Cake Bar for some delicious homemade cakes. Thursday, would be another relaxation day at home. Invite some mutual friends over to snack and chat. Friday, I would actually ask my friend what she would like to do. Maybe give her places and things to do in Dallas and allow her to spend some time to herself exploring the city and enjoying her time. Dallas has this great Segway Tour that will take people to all of the tourist locations in downtown. Places like Clyde Warren Park and the Grassy Knoll where President Kennedy’s memorial is. And Saturday, we would grab a quick breakfast at Breadwinners and call it a day.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to give a shout out to my loving husband, Pastor Eddie T. Fisher. Who has been such an awesome, great support. He pushes me, encourages me and prays for me. He understands that I am who I am and he lets me be me! A great shout out to my Spiritual coach Apostle Deborah Allen of PastorDeborahAllenMinistries.com for her wisdom and guidance. Her blessings and opportunities has opened many doors for me. And of course my beautiful children Joshua Fisher and Sierra Fisher. My biggest encouragers and supporters. Always telling me that I can do it. They love their mama!

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