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Welcome to GSD Diaries (formerly Business Unveiled), where we share stories of transformation, resilience, and the pursuit of purpose. Join us as we travel the world, sharing insights from other cultures, highlighting wellness, and what it means to navigate the ups and downs in life and business. We'll uncover the truths behind living a fulfilling and impactful life.

In this podcast, we highlight impactful leaders who have navigated change, wellness resorts and companies that prioritize health, sharing real stories of resilience and motivating you to create a balanced, fulfilling life. I'll sit down with industry leaders who have overcome incredible challenges, sharing their secrets to success and survival. Together, we'll explore how to shift perspectives, embrace healthy habits, and find true happiness in our work and lives.

Hi, I'm Angela Proffitt, an entrepreneur disrupting the hospitality industry by shaking things up. As the GSD Girl who loves to Get Shit Done, let's dance around the world together, uncovering the 'first times' and the powerful stories behind them. Often, it's a near-death experience that wakes you up and pushes you to make a change. I've learned the hard way—if you don't take care of yourself, you can't take care of others in hospitality.

In this wellness series, I'll chat with some of my closest friends and fellow movers and shakers in the entrepreneurial community. Together, we'll explore meaningful ways to become more human and empathetic, and shift our perspectives for a better life and business.

This is GSD Diaries—transforming the hospitality industry, one step at a time.

GSD Diaries with Angela Proffitt Angela Proffitt

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 160 Ratings

Welcome to GSD Diaries (formerly Business Unveiled), where we share stories of transformation, resilience, and the pursuit of purpose. Join us as we travel the world, sharing insights from other cultures, highlighting wellness, and what it means to navigate the ups and downs in life and business. We'll uncover the truths behind living a fulfilling and impactful life.

In this podcast, we highlight impactful leaders who have navigated change, wellness resorts and companies that prioritize health, sharing real stories of resilience and motivating you to create a balanced, fulfilling life. I'll sit down with industry leaders who have overcome incredible challenges, sharing their secrets to success and survival. Together, we'll explore how to shift perspectives, embrace healthy habits, and find true happiness in our work and lives.

Hi, I'm Angela Proffitt, an entrepreneur disrupting the hospitality industry by shaking things up. As the GSD Girl who loves to Get Shit Done, let's dance around the world together, uncovering the 'first times' and the powerful stories behind them. Often, it's a near-death experience that wakes you up and pushes you to make a change. I've learned the hard way—if you don't take care of yourself, you can't take care of others in hospitality.

In this wellness series, I'll chat with some of my closest friends and fellow movers and shakers in the entrepreneurial community. Together, we'll explore meaningful ways to become more human and empathetic, and shift our perspectives for a better life and business.

This is GSD Diaries—transforming the hospitality industry, one step at a time.

    Going From Overwhelmed to Purposeful and Happy

    Going From Overwhelmed to Purposeful and Happy

    Join Angela Proffitt and Deborah Vahle as they delve into the heart of balancing life and career in the demanding hospitality industry. This episode is filled with powerful insights on finding gratitude, shifting mindsets, and prioritizing relationships. Angela and Deborah share their personal stories of overcoming struggles, emphasizing the importance of resilience and discovering meaning and purpose in life’s journey. Tune in for heartfelt anecdotes and practical advice on how to maintain a healthy work-life balance, prioritize self-care, and stay present in the moment.


    Key Topics Covered:
    Finding Gratitude and Shifting Mindsets: Practical steps to cultivate a positive outlook. Prioritizing Relationships: The importance of nurturing personal connections amidst a busy career. Resilience and Purpose: Discovering inner strength and meaning in life's journey. Personalized Gifts and Understanding Context: The significance of thoughtful gestures in building relationships. Work-Life Balance: Strategies for juggling professional responsibilities and personal well-being. Challenges in Maintaining Balance: Real-life stories of overcoming obstacles in personal and professional lives. Self-Care Prioritization: Techniques to avoid burnout and make time for oneself. Impact of Change: Navigating personal and professional transformations with grace. Being Present: The power of mindfulness in finding joy and overcoming challenges. Guest Highlights:
    Balancing Life and Business: Insights from a top Nashville real estate agent and mother of five. Embracing Rest and Self-Care: Shifting mindsets to prioritize mental and emotional well-being. Community and Support: The role of a supportive network during challenging times. Navigating the Real Estate Market: Emotional resilience and the highs and lows of the industry. Authenticity in the Hospitality Industry: Building genuine connections and staying true to oneself. Memorable Quotes to Share:
    "It's okay to start something and not finish it." "Sometimes you get into something and realize, 'Oh, I really don't like this.'" "Take the time and don't feel guilty about resting." "It's really insensitive to tell someone it's going to be okay because it may not be." "Money does not make you happy; it's a tool, and you need it." "When shit gets real and hard, who's going to be there for you?" Actionable Takeaways:
    Embrace flexibility in your schedule to maintain work-life balance. Don’t be afraid to change directions if something isn’t fulfilling. Take care of your mental and emotional well-being as a priority. Build a supportive community and lean on them during tough times. Remember that success is a journey, not a destination. Call to Action: Subscribe to our podcast and join our GSD Community for more insights and strategies to lead with wellness and purpose. Don't forget to like, share, and comment on your favorite moments from the episode!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Welcome to GSD Diaries: Exploring Wellness, Resilience, and Purpose

    Welcome to GSD Diaries: Exploring Wellness, Resilience, and Purpose

    Join Angela Proffitt as she introduces our exciting new podcast series focused on personal wellness, transformation, and resilience, especially within the hospitality industry. In this episode, Angela shares the journey behind the podcast's evolution from Business Unveiled to GSD Diaries, the impact of wellness on success, and the importance of prioritizing health in both personal and professional realms.
    Key Takeaways: Introduction to GSD Diaries: Discover the motivation behind the podcast's transformation and what you can expect from our new series.

    The Importance of Wellness: Learn why prioritizing wellness is crucial and how it influences success and happiness.

    Real Stories of Transformation: Hear about Angela's personal journey, including her major health transformation during the pandemic.

    Hospitality Industry Insights: Understand the current challenges in the hospitality industry and the need for wellness-centric offerings.

    Exciting Future Episodes: Get a sneak peek into upcoming episodes featuring industry leaders and wellness destinations. Featured Topics: Personal wellness and transformation Resilience and the pursuit of purpose Challenges in the hospitality industry Integrating wellness into business and travel Real stories of success and overcoming adversity Episode Highlights: Living with Purpose:
    Transition from living for others to finding your own purpose.

    Shifting Mindset:
    The power of gratitude and positive thinking.

    Angela’s Journey:
    From gaining over 100 pounds during COVID to losing it all.

    Wellness in Hospitality:
    Why wellness is a necessity, not a trend.

    Upcoming Series Preview:
    Conversations with influential leaders and visits to top wellness destinations. Quotes: "Life's journey isn't about being easy. It's about finding gratitude and shifting your mindset."

    "Wellness isn't just a trend. It's a necessity." Subscribe & Stay Connected: Make sure to subscribe to GSD Diaries to stay updated with our latest episodes. Share this episode with someone who could use an inspiring message today.
    Thank you for being a part of the GSD community. Together, we can make a meaningful impact in the hospitality industry and beyond.

    • 6 min
    It All Starts With You

    It All Starts With You

    Do you ever find yourself trying to fit into other people’s boxes? Instead of focusing on what makes you happy and lights you up, you are focused on how to make other people happy. That may be clients, family, friends… it seems like you always come last. Well I’m here to tell you from experience, when you live like you are the energizer bunny, eventually your energy will run out!
    You may recognize today’s podcast guest, Petia Kolibova, is back again on Business Unveiled! Petia is the Abundance & Light Activation Coach of PK Media Solutions and will be sharing her knowledge in how to activate abundance and fufill your life’s calling. We are all here to be unique and our life experiences drive our story. Are you the energy that you want to receive back in life? If not, it may be time to check in with YOU:
    Step 1: Be honest with yourself
    Step 2: Understand human design
    I want to challenge you to think about what truly brings you happiness and how you can push out the negativity and give yourself the space and time to heal and feel the energy you are creating. Don’t live in the “What If” let yourself be guided, let yourself be loved.
    *Take away points*
    *How to create abundance
    *We are all here to be unique
    *Your body is your temple
    *Knowing what truly brings you happiness
    *You never know who is experiencing the same thing as you
    More About Our Guest:
    Petia Kolibova Burns is an abundance and light activation coach who guides women to intuitively connect with their inner vision so they can experience personal and professional magnetism and become unapologetically abundant. 

    Her mission is to empower visionaries who are on the path to embody their fullest self- expression to soulfully expand into a quantum leap in all dimensions of their lives.

    Petia gives immense clarity + exact steps to unlock women’s divine feminine and abundance mindset. Through subconscious work as a certified breathwork facilitator, reiki, NLP & Human Design practitioner, she leads her 6 and 7-figure clients to their next level in life and business.

    If she is not interviewing fellow experts on her podcast Unapologetically Abundant, traveling the world with her husband, hosting retreats, or reading, you will find her in nature disconnecting from the world, connecting even deeper to herself.

    • 30 min
    How Accountability and Experience Drive Transformative Change

    How Accountability and Experience Drive Transformative Change

    I was honored to be interviewed by The Decision by EO Nashville podcast. If you have been a long term listener of Business Unveiled, you have heard me mention EO just a few times!! The Entrepreneur Organization is one of the best investments I have ever made as a business owner.
    The Decision by EO Nashville podcast was started by the EO Nashville chapter, out of the curiosity of how we can make better decisions with the help of the forum experience. A forum is similar to an advisory board, we share experiences and help each other through thick and thin. So today's podcast is going to be about how to use pain and drive change.
    Are you experiencing burnout from a fast-paced lifestyle? Business owners often undertake every available opportunity and amass too many responsibilities at once. Joining an EO forum allows you to prioritize tasks and regain control of your life. But it’s your responsibility to make meaningful change. How can you transform your personal and professional life and help others in the process?
    In today’s episode of The Decision by EO Nashville Podcast, Robert Hartline and Eric Jackson invite me to speak about the power of transforming your life and business. We have observed that life-altering events drive radical change. After developing severe health issues from managing 250 events yearly, I was compelled to restructure my lifestyle. I attended EO forums to budget my time and reassess our priorities with calendar blocking and strategic planning. Through extensive coaching and accountability, we gained the clarity and experience to teach others the significance of self-care and prioritization. When coaching others with similar challenges, I recommend allowing them to seek help first before using your experiences to guide them. I also share business goals, how to embrace change through EO coaching, and how to coach new EO forum members without offering advice.
    *Take away points*
    • My background in psychology and how I joined EO
    • How I shifted my mindset through EO and transformed the business
    • Embracing personal and professional change through EO coaching
    • The key drivers of change and decision-making
    *More About EO Nashville*
    EO is a high-quality support network of nearly 15,000 like-minded leaders across over 60 countries. We help transform the lives of entrepreneurs through the power of life-enhancing connections, shared experiences, and collaborative learning. With EO, you'll grow beyond your personal limits. You'll make breakthroughs. And you'll redefine and realize your goals in life and business. EO Nashville is the largest EO chapter in the US, 3rd in the world, and currently has the most female members of any US chapter.Look behind the entrepreneurial busineses driving Nashville, and you’re likely to find members of EO Nashville. From architecture to apparel, health care to hair care, engineering to events, insurance providers to investment services – EO Nashville attracts the people who make things happen in this city and gives them the experiences, tools and connections to thrive.
     

    • 43 min
    Is It YOUR Time To Jump?

    Is It YOUR Time To Jump?

    Have you ever had a nightmare where you wake up in cold sweats in a panic totally disoriented? I’ll never EVER forget the first morning I didn’t show up for work…the night before I went to a Jessica Simpson concert.  And let’s just say there were too many pitchers of margaritas ordered. 
    Sooooo, you won’t be shocked when I tell you I forgot to set my alarm to wake up for work the next day. And I am not one of those people that wakes up naturally. 
    I honestly don’t even remember going to bed that night.  
    Now, this is when I was in healthcare and worked at the hospital, not a business owner (this was over two decades ago and it’s never happened since).  I OVER SLEPT. Which to me, was a nightmare!!  
    I woke up to my cell phone ringing.  My boss (at the time) had called more than 25 times.  I had not shown up to work yet and was two hours late.  I missed two important meetings that I was supposed to start my boss’s presentation (she didn’t know how to work the projector, etc…that’s because I did her presentation and was the “tech” girl that hooked everything up).
    I don’t know if it was because I was hung over, or because of the phone call that just woke me up out of a dead sleep. 
    After telling my boss I am so sorry and was feeling sick, she screamed at me and told me that I better get to work that people/patients were counting on me.  And she was counting on me.  I
    ruined her morning meeting because I wasn’t there to hook up all the “tech” stuff. I didn’t work in IT department either.  I hung up the phone and vomited everywhere.  All over the floor.  All over my bed.  And I left it all.  Took a shower and drove to work. I pulled over twice to vomit.  
    I will never forget how she handled it and HOW it made me feel.  It was the way she delivered the message to me. She did not even ask if I was ok.  What if I was dead in a ditch some where (which I don’t think that way).  Let’s just say it was the icing on the cake.  
    It was time to jump. That’s what we are chatting about today at Best Little Hair House, with Karissa Paulk, in Nashville, TN. 
    *Take away points*
    -Why you want to Slow down.  Stop.  Listen. Educate
    -How to keep it simple and create a better client experience
    -Where are the gaps in your life that are driving any miscommunication and how are you handling it
    -THE one thing you need to do to grow your business
    -Why you want to set goals vs. micro managing
    -Are you paying attention to the right things….like labels.  You could be using chemicals that are the leading cause of cancer. 
    -Misconceptions about the beauty world and how it’s different from any other industry
    My personal favorite take away was the 1 hr ADHD rule that our guest today is going to share. So let’s escape for 35 min. and dive in….
    What is your #1 Time suck? What are you doing about it?
    Too large of a to do list between personal and business owning, prioritizing lists and making sure to schedule time for things that feed the soul. 
    How do you manage your time? How do you make sure that you are productive?
    Lists, I have lists for days. Plus I have a 1 hour rule at home. 
    Let’s crush some myths, what is a common myth about your industry, area of business?
    1. You can’t make a great living
    2. In order to make a great living you have to double book and triple book, work 6 days a week, etc. 
    What is the biggest challenge you’re facing in your role/business/project right now and how are you tackling it?  
    Time management - prioritizing is key and keeping calendars and lists updated. 
    In your opinion, what is the most important personality trait/strength someone would need to work in your industry/be successful in your job?
    Being driven, this is not an industry for the lazy 
    Who has been your most important professional mentor? What have they shared with you that you still use in your business today?
    Angela- from social media, to referri

    • 38 min
    How to Use Your Story as a Tool for Business Growth

    How to Use Your Story as a Tool for Business Growth

    What is your personal story? Have you thought about how it has shaped who you are as a business person? If not, it may be time to start uncovering it and how you can use your story as a tool for growth for your business. 
    I am so excited to share today’s guest, Kay Cote, who I met at PodFest in Orlando of 2023. Kay is a podcaster and loves to dance, so you know we instantly clicked! Kay’s mission is to share how to live an elevated life by embracing your truest self. 
    Main Topics:
    *Use your story to create genuine connections
    *How to embrace vulnerability and create trust
    *How to uncover your lost talents
    Key Takeaways:
    *Forgive and release what holds you back
    *Learn how to talk to the childhood you
    *Embrace your truest you
    More About Our Guest:
    I am a speaker, podcaster and entertainer. My story began when  I was an enthusiastic 5 year old, full of energy and wanting to make friends with everyone. Despite my enthusiasm, after entering the doors to elementary school, I endured 9 years of chronic bullying and lost who I was the lies and harsh words I was told about myself.
    I remember coming home, hitting record on my old cassette player and recording my thoughts as though I had a radio show. I would talk about encouraging other kids and reminding them that they would get through the hardships of being bullied. Creativity like this saved my life and allowed me an outlet to express myself during the years I endured being bullied. 
    It wasn't until nearly two decades later that I started researching about the long term effects of bullying and realized that I had never addressed the negative inner dialogue that existed even years after the bullying subsided. Through this realization, I have discovered how to break free from the lies and embrace my true purpose.
    Today I share my experiences in efforts to help others set themselves free from the lies to befriend their inner bully and discover their purpose.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

Tonya_T ,

A Must Listen

I heard Angela on another podcast. She provided so much value, so I was thrilled when I learned that she had her own podcast. Thank you Angela for sharing your business knowledge and experience!

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Grow your business with tangible knowledge

Angela does an amazing job at going into tangible details on how to grow your business! I am totally inspired by stories and insight shared on the podcast! :) Keep doing what you’re doing because it’s changing the world!

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Motivation & Education

Angela is amazing and so inspiring. I love that she is sharing useful information but can do it in such a relaxed manner. It makes it an easy and worth while listen.

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