Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fun Announcement :-) The New President of Full Spirit Magazine

Angie here: I'm excited to announce something really big in my life! I've accepted the position of president for Full Spirit Magazine. In generalities, that means my job is to be the face of Full Spirit and to open the doors for new churches and non-profit organizations to come into our community.
How's this for a presidential suit? :-)

This is my first official week in position and I invite you all to enjoy the introduction to the website: to see a sample issue. The magazine will be a full color printed version, but we needed a sample you could enjoy. I promise you will :-D It's quite beautiful!

I hope that it will be helpful to others desiring to work in the writing field to know that building my platform as a writer & speaker made this opportunity possible.

You can't wait until someday to build your platform. There are many, many ways to create it. For me, becoming Mrs. Montana International was a pivotal force. It showed my desire and ability to connect in a very public way while promoting my personal passion for volunteerism, professionalism, and empowerment.

I want to encourage you to go after those dream jobs by building your resume' and platform in your everyday life. Volunteer and get passionately involved in those things that speak deeply to your heart. It propels you toward your goals while creating a legacy of good work along the way. It's those things you do that show who you really are. In the process to choosing me for president, they studied who I was and how I presented myself via all the promotion and platform building I'd been doing. This opportunity would not have happened had I waited until book publication dates. I've been building my platform online and in personal appearances since 2006. Prior to that, I'd been volunteering in my own community. So it wasn't an overnight success story.

I think a better way to say it is that if you have a dream then you must work toward it every day because it isn't going to fall in your lap. Each and every action matters in the pursuit of your goal even when you have no idea what the outcome will be. I couldn't know that I would win Mrs. MT, but I did. I had to take the chance and ask for the job. Through this and my work as a volunteer board officer with ACFW, certification as a CTA Life Coach, certifications in youth ministry and the Stephen Ministry, certifications in airline and travel management, financial management and owning a heating company bring me to this place. All crucial to who I've become.

I needed all of those experiences to comprehend the job requirements I now step into for Full Spirit. In fact, as I look back over my life, I see many other interlinked or related decisions that led me on this path.

So what's in it for you?

I hope you'll be inspired to look at the varied experiences you have as stepping stones to unknown joys and honors. I hope you'll begin to see the connections that are drawing you forward on the path God has established just for you!

If you need more inspiration, please visit the Courageous Beauties Interview series over at where all this month I am interviewing 30 beauty queens on confidence, courage, and how to build a platform! You will love some of the answers.

But guess what? These ladies were busy building the platform for years before they decided to compete for a sparkly! Pick up some of their tips. You'll be surprised at some of their tactics. It translates well for a writer :-)
PS I've also guest blogged today over at if you'd like to visit. I like her blog because Linda teaches all the details I didn't know about blogging and how to best utilize the tools of blogging.


  1. Beautiful magazine and layout. Congratulations, Angela! Isn't it amazing how God's plans for us are always bigger than anything we can imagine?

  2. Angela,

    Congratulations! What an honor for you, and I know you will do a fantastic job!


  3. Congratulations Angie. I've enjoyed hearing about the steps you've taken over the last year or so (and the path you've been led on) that has you where you are today.

    By the way, that suit looks downright 'first lady' or Presedential!!

    HURRAY! for you girl!!

  4. Thank you so much, ladies! I'm sorry I'm late to chime back in. Of course, after getting my laptop fixed yesterday it didn't seem to stay fixed. Supposedly back up and running :-)

    I'm really appreciative of your kind comments and for checking out the magazine website already! I have to tell you how impressed I am with the artwork and writing in the sample mag! I can't wait to see each issue.

    So grateful for this opportunity and to be able to share the joy with you all!

  5. Congratulations on your new job position! You have the ability to share so well and organize so well.