We had the good fortune of connecting with Angelica Vidal and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angelica, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
It is easy to know when to give up. When you are not satisfied with the things, projects, relationships, work, you are in, plus is not benefitting to you and others, it is time to give up, to start something that will fulfill your life, for a happy world. When you are clear on your vision about your mission in life, passion you will keep going, because passion is the fire of creativity to accomplish your mission with joy and satisfaction.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a certified life coach with Neurolinguistics (NLP) approach. I am very happy and satisfied to be in this position, where I am my own boss, it was hard to be hired, but did not stop me I keep on going, because I believe in dreams and I believe in myself. Thanks to the challenges and lessons in my life right now ” I am doing what I love and I love what I do” because I love to help everyone to accomplish their dreams to guide them and to get from them the best to give to the world, but what makes me more happy and passionate professionally is to help those “Amazing Minds” the community with Autism. Thanks to them I’ve learned many things, because their mission is to guide us to improve our communication, the world thinks that they are luck in communication, but in reality they have different way of communication, they can transmit not only love but also thoughts they just need a loving connection. It wasn’t easy but I thank to all the challenges in my life, that gave me strength, courage, patience to face them and transform them into a blessings. I don’t like to mention this, but it was my first challenge. I was born with CP (Cerebral Palsy) but that did not stop me to have a family, go to university and this blessed occupation. My second biggest challenge was my son diagnosed with autism at early age, but really he make me, what I am now my love to help him has guided me to be a life coach to help others as well. After his graduation in an interview he said That “I brought out the best of him” that was my big challenge because I had to home school my son since there wasn’t a place to that will help him, now I am enjoying his accomplishments, his dreams to go college and the University, I am very proud of him and of my younger son as well, who is a brave person, plus a great husband and his unconditional love. Thanks to all the lessons that I have learned along the way I really enjoy my work, of getting the best that is into everyone. I can say with certainty that “Everyone can accomplish their dreams, knowing who they really are”. That is what I do, I guide them, to know themselves better to discover their powers, their inner tools, to overcome any situation, because “No matter what is your condition you can accomplish your dreams as long as you believe in yourself and focus on your desires to accomplish your mission”.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I will take her to the beach the best place to be at this time of the year. I will show her everything around the beach going to shopping plazas, to the cinema, to enjoy a good movie, to the best restaurants in town but all around the beach. We will take a cruise ship to be in the ocean at least for two days enjoying a wonderful sundown and taking pictures of every moment, enjoy every minute showing her all the beauty that surround my life, because wherever I go I just see the beauty of God’s creation man made creation also I will take her to places that I don’t know yet, because that is the beauty the surprise in a special places with beautiful scenarios it will be an unforgivable week, I will introduce her to my family and great friends enjoying everyday wonderful mornings, delicious breakfast with family or friends, special lunch times, luxury dinner time at the best restaurants. not forgetting walking at the beach every day to feel the sand, swimming in the ocean, that would be an amazing time with a good friend.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Cynthia Drucker, president of Artists with Autism a foundation that helps artists to become entrepreneurs including my son.
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