ABOUT TODAY’S GUEST | ANGIE MACDOUGALL
Q&A WITH ANGIE MACDOUGALL
0:35 Q: How did you get started working with Cutco 25 years ago?
- Worked construction when friend suggested she worked at Cutco for the experience
5:32 Q: What were some challenges you experienced early on?
- Learning how to trust in the Law of Averages
- Figuring out getting to and from appointments and learning how to navigate the city
6:40 Q: As one of the most consistent and prolific managers in Cutco/ Vector, what have been some of the most transformative experiences along your journey?
- Making the choice after graduating university to open a District office rather than going into a career in energy; the path most of her fellow classmates were on.
- “What if I [got a “normal” job and] look back and thought, ‘man, I could have been great!’?”
- I had to know if being a District Manager was something I could be great at.
- Another decision Angie made was going “All In” after her first year due to dealing with some significant challenges.
- The last transformative decision was to run a successful District office while also being a mom- something no other woman had role-modeled up to that point.
- Angie paved a path for future female executives in Cutco/ Vector by having a family and running a successful team.
- Learning how to manage time became a new challenge but that forced Angie to develop more and more leaders in her office.
- Angie created a culture of high standards in her office’s leadership team.
- Having a family created urgency to develop systems, to save money, and to develop other people.
23:09 Q: One of your hobbies is racing in Ironman competitions, how did you get into that and what are some lessons you’ve learned along the way?
- We become the sum of the 5 people we surround ourselves with.
- “The minute you commit to the decision is the second your life will never be the same.” Jon Vroman. What you focus on expands.
- I needed to take the advice I give to everyone I work with: set a goal, get a coach, get a plan, have a “why”, and follow through. We only grow when we’re challenged.
- I’ve learned to focus on what I can control in the moment. Be in the moment. Not that past and not the future. The here and now. What actions can I take?
- It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. The head game is more important than the physical.
- Being nervous can be a really good thing; it might even mean you’re in the right spot.
- The journey is more rewarding that the race itself.
- Age is just a number.
36:49 Q: Who is most inspiring to you right now?
- Professionally: Joe Cardillo- he always sees the best in people.
- My kids inspire me to want to be the version I can be for them
37:45 Q: As you look ahead, what are some ways you hope to inspire people?
- I’m creating an environment where people can learn, grow, and dream.
- I want people to learn how to sell themselves and sell ideas, especially face-to-face.
- Communicate, teamwork, business, finances, manage energy and emotion, take responsibility, health, and an exciting life in and out of work, gain experience and value giving back to the community they live in.
- “Hope brings power to the present moment.” -Jon Vroman
Cutco/ Vector terms explained:
– President’s Banquet- a reward trip for District Managers and up to experience the best Las Vegas has to offer.
Show Notes provided by Carlo Cipollina.
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