I can’t believe we will celebrate 20 years of being in business on 6/1/18.
When I started, I was sure it would be easy. And then I thought it was impossible. And then I thought it was crazy. And now? Now, I think it was the best decision I could’ve ever made.
Being in business has taught me patience, persistence and appreciation for many things. I’ve learned more than I ever imagined. I would like to share a few:
- What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…and very thankful and stunned that it didn’t kill you.
- People are truly kind and gracious…when you give them the opportunity to be.
- Time heals everything. Likely because when we age, we forget plenty.
- Eating microwave popcorn for supper doesn’t make you skinny. Trust me, I did it in the beginning when I got home late after telemarketing for the business.
- Telemarketing really isn’t as bad as you might imagine. I talked to many nice folks back in the early years before the “DO NOT CALL” list existed.
- Hearing “NO” is sometimes more of a blessing than you realize at the time.
- If your gut says run, RUN.
- If your gut says run, RUN. Sorry, but that one is really, really important.
- Trust in your team. Many times they see and understand things you may miss.
- Tell folks that you appreciate them before it’s too late. Tell them often.
- Don’t be afraid. The things you fear may not happen and then you’ve wasted precious time.
- Ask questions. Learning and understanding happen when there’s interaction.
- Move forward. Make decisions. Even if you’re not sure what to do, do something. Inaction gets you nowhere.
- Try new things. Doing the same thing over and expecting different results is said to be insanity. Doing the same thing over and over will never help you grow.
- Don’t give up. That’s easy and the outcome is immediate and certain.
- Don’t say it’s impossible. Forget about it for awhile, the solution will come to you.
- Be fun and colorful. The world needs more fun and color, so “Bring it!”
At this milestone, I want to thank those who’ve given us the chance to serve them through the business of insurance. We appreciate your trust, your referrals and your help in allowing us to “grow our flock” of Insurance Chix. We are a full “half dozen” if you include me. We are eternally grateful for the opportunity you’ve given us to feel like a part of your “family”.
We promise to continue providing you the service you’ve come to expect from us!