We had the good fortune of connecting with Angel Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angel, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
For me it is living a balanced fulfilled life. I believe happiness is created. When you want something in life, you have the power to take control and make it happen. Personally, a happy me comes from a web of things including a balance of my career, spiritual well-being, financial health, incorporating leisure activities, adequate self-care, staying healthy, personal growth, social wellness, and living in an inspiring space. However, happiness is such a subjective feeling. I actually created a HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN HAPPINESS KIT that is sold in my store (shopangelgrace.com) that can help people define their goals and start creating their happiness. It includes a personal reflection exercise that helps you check-in on yourself, incorporate goal-setting, keep track of your goals progress, and your general satisfaction with life. The happier you are with yourself, the better you treat others and the more others will see your light shining.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Being a content creator, or as others refer to me as a social media influencer, comes with its perks as well as its headaches. I started growing my social media nearly a decade ago and am so thankful to have a presence on nearly every platform, including Youtube, TikTok, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, inspiring over half a million people daily. I live to inspire people and always have. Creating my business around my brand has been such a tremendous blessing for me. I also opened my online store this year that I am so proud of! I try to help people in many ways so I created some digital products that people can download and use over and over. I also have some physical products that are all things Angel that I am super excited to share. I have to say, my journey to working as a content creator full-time was definitely not an easy journey nor was leaving my steady income working as a lawyer. But I wanted to create my happiness and I wasn’t happy being an attorney. I believe my determination and strong work ethic is what helped me overcome my challenges the most. I am a workaholic by nature. Even though I have to force myself to find balance, I truly believe that my work ethic is one of the most important reasons behind my success, outside of just being blessed by the Almighty. I do believe that if you pray PLUS put in the work, God will bless what you do. But many do not like to put the work in. People ask me all the time, it must be nice working for yourself?! I tell them ‘Yes it is, yet I’ve never worked so hard!’. Working for myself, I pull much longer hours than I ever did working at a law firm. But my determination is the one thing that has been key in me succeeding in what I do.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
My favorite restaurants are Taki and Copelands. I would definitely have to grab a bite to eat there. I would also have to get my desserts from Cheesecake Factory. I am also a movie person so I love going to the theater, especially Fork and Screen! In addition, I would invite everyone to Buckhead Church with me! It’s such a great modern church!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to give such a huge shoutout to my husband! He’s such a great guy. He’s is always behind the scenes helping me and being a great support system. He does alot of my photoshoots, videoshoots, and editing for me. Even when I work long hours, he never complains but instead find ways to help me out whether it’s cooking dinner, cleaning, or just running my bath. He’s never stopped me, hindered me, or questioned what I do. He just let me fly and carry me when I can’t. He’s my superman. Literally.
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