Be coachable and don’t let fear stop you from your dreams.
Angela Bradford is a Senior Marketing Director with World Financial Group. She loves helping entrepreneurs become successful.
Before starting her brokerage – from the ground up – Angela had an extraordinary range of careers. She trained horses on several continents and also worked in transportation, driving truck throughout North America.
These experiences led to the realization that everyday North Americans, whom she met all the time, lacked the education and knowledge to enjoy worry free financial lives.
Determined to take action, Angela started with World Financial Group. Today, just over 3 years later, she is running offices in both Edmonton and Red Deer, with plans to open several additional offices over the next few years as she is very passionate about expanding the business to help more people.
Where did the idea for your company come from?
It honestly kind of fell in my lap. I was looking for something to do part time around trucking, and as introduced to my firm then. Started very PT and then within a year quit trucking and went FT.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I get up a 4:30 AM 6 days a week so I can have personal growth time before anything happens with others. I am to the office by 8:30 most mornings and start calls at 9am for a hour or two. I make sure I make daily contacts and meet new people everyday also around prebooked appointments.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Action. Simple word that means so much! Instead of waiting for the perfect opportunity I chose to make things happen. Events for people are inspiring and life changing, so I have started hosting them to provide more value to others.
What’s one trend that excites you?
That people are tired of banks and employers dictating their financial futures.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I just do the action. No fear of failure. Discipline equals freedom in life.
What advice would you give your younger self?
To dream bigger and then not let others influence my choices.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
That anyone can win at whatever level they want to in life. That money is unlimited and bountiful.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Make daily contacts without missing days.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Setting daily goals and never letting myself down by not without completing them. If you can’t trust our own promises to yourself, its hard to trust other’s word to you.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I let a lot of new agents down by not being the best leader, so I immersed myself in John Maxwell and other leadership reading and audio. Hours a week, and it made a change for sure in my business and how I related to others.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Interview someone that you want to be like lifestyle and business wise and do what they tell you to do.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I bought about 8-12 books on Amazon in the last few weeks, they will adjust my thinking and it all starts with mindset to be successful.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Excel. Manages all my agencies business submitted from everywhere into one spot.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class by Steve Siebold
What is your favorite quote?
“Courage is being scared and saddling up anyways” John Wayne
- Take opportunities and work your hardest
- Read your way to who you want to be and who you want to attract
- Be coachable and don’t let fear stop you from your dreams
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.