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Business Tips for New Insurance Agents – Part 1

Published on January 29, 2015

Do you still feel like a newbie in the Insurance Agent game? Or do you know someone that does? Here’s some comforting insight to help you break into this industry. When we look at the lives of successful retail insurance agents, we can glean some helpful information that can get you off on the right foot as well. photo credit: The Art of New Business more »

Building a business takes building the right team – Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on November 13, 2014

photo credit: phoca2004 via photopin cc A great resource for CEO’s and heads of companies is the blog backpocketcoo.com . If you’re the head of your insurance agency, then this is a great blog to have on your feed. Cameron Herold writes about the hard things that it takes, and the intentionality it takes to continually make your business more »

5 Questions to help settle disagreements – Business tips for the insurance agent

Published on September 23, 2014

We know that whether you’re an insurance agent or a rocket scientist, spending most of your day with the same people all week long leads to knowing one another, and often times, beginning to take one another for granted. After that, irritation and disagreements can more easily arise, but we need some ways to work through those disagreements. Having more »

Spot Burnout (and recover from it) – Advice for the Insurance Agent

Published on September 9, 2014

To follow up on our post last week on ways to avoid burnout, now what to do if you’re already feeling burnt out? It’s common knowledge that working too long and too hard without the breaks needed can cause burnout for everyone from artists to businessmen and businesswomen, and insurance agents are not immune. Burnout is a disease that not more »

Having a vision in Business: What are you working toward?

Published on July 24, 2014

What are you working toward? In Haiti, as in many developing countries and cultures, it is common to take one day at a time. There is not a culture of dreaming, of planning and working toward betterment of living conditions, because the tyranny of the urgent runs the place. Questions like “Will there be enough clean water for another day?” more »

Why Customer Service Matters

Published on May 14, 2014

I was standing on a hard tile floor when I went to pull my iPhone out of my pocket and my hand fumbled. I had just taken my falling-apart protective case off of it a few days prior and it was now naked, and fully made of glass. As my phone fell, I grabbed for it, tipping it one way, my foot went out, some-what kicking it, but neither action stopped more »

How Volunteering Changes Lives, Ours and Others’ – Insurance Journal Article

Published on January 9, 2014

As Seen in the Insurance Journal, December 16, 2013, Vol. 91, No. 24. Click here for original article Viewpoint: How Volunteering Changes Lives, Ours and Others’ Written by Joanna O’Hanlon The man is in his thirties. He has a slight build, but his calloused hands, swift movements and energetic smile are a testament to his willingness to work more »

Get ready for the holidays: An Out of office Checklist to help you prepare

Published on December 11, 2013

As the Holidays are approaching, here’s a great Out of Office Checklist that Xerox has published. It’ll help you make sure your time away from the office can truly be a celebration… and that your headache from taking time away isn’t too great.  more »

The Key to Lasting Leadership: Peak at 65

Published on October 29, 2013

Want to be a Lasting Leader? Peak at 65 An idea From Donald Miller’s book, Storyline     This is the truth: Only a few people in any given generation become true, long-lasting leaders. Only a minute fraction of politicians ever rise above their peers to truly lead. Only a few authors create the works that sell millions. Only a few actors more »

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