We had the good fortune of connecting with Angela Ross and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angela, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
You know whether to keep going or give up based on your own personality, risk tolerance, your current emotional/physical state and the value you place on those things. The decision to keep going or give up differs from person to person. That’s why it’s so important for us not to judge. What influences one person to continue “pressing on” may be the very thing that causes someone else to give up. In our society, we place a high value on “keeping on” when, in some circumstances, stopping something or moving on, or moving away from it may be the most strategic and brilliant thing to do. When I have faced decisions on whether to keep going or give up, my decision has generally been based on what I’m getting out of the situation relative to what I am investing in terms of time, emotion, money, how I feel about myself, etc. If it’s working and helps me live my truth, keep going. If it doesn’t, it may be time to stop or shift what I’m doing, or how I’m doing it.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My career has been a blend of creative and professional endeavors across many industries. I’ve done everything from writing song lyrics, to anchoring news to leading award-winning communications teams in government and healthcare. My work has generally been focused on giving people information they can use to help make their lives better. With my podcast, I like to feature people with compelling stories that inspire listeners to take positive action to enhance their lives and communities. I love it when a listener says a guest I featured on the podcast made them re-think their position on an issue, or gave them courage to take a meaningful step towards a long-held goal or that they simply learned something new.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
So many fantastic places in San Diego! A visit to La Jolla Cove or La Jolla Shores Beach would be high on the list. Meals at Trust and Rare Society; drinks and more food in the Gaslamp Quarter. A visit to the USS Midway Museum would be on the agenda, as well as a harbor cruise. I’d take a trip down memory lane with a visit to UCSD.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate this Shoutout to my family and the wonderful person who told you about my podcast!