Do You Want to be the Best?

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

I want to share with you an extremely valuable piece of knowledge – Be Careful Who You Take Business Advice From.

Just as we wouldn’t trust a babysitter who wasn’t qualified and had little experience or poor skills to watch after our children, we shouldn’t trust our businesses to someone who doesn’t have the credentials and success to mentor us to win.

Watch out for opinions that are unfounded and unreliable.

If they don’t HAVE IT, they don’t KNOW IT!!

Taking business advice from the wrong people does nothing but set you up to fail. We have to be taking advice from those who are doing it successfully.

I practice what I preach – when I first really started getting into business coaching and reaching for success about 20 years ago, I knew I had to seek out the best if I wanted to be the best.

That’s why I joined a few business, marketing, and mindset coaching groups and started associating with top performers. Quickly I found myself among them.

Good business coaches will not only help you get to your goals quicker, they will also keep you accountable to getting the results you want.


Great business coaches can see what you may be missing and can give agency owners a fresh eyes perspective.

It’s no secret that we need to take action quickly and decisively to make good things happen. Your business coach should also help you make the best decisions that will make your business profit and grow most efficiently.

We know that we must be committed, working hard and trying to improve more and more each day in order to get to where we want to be.

The best business coaches give you the tools and motivation you need to grow and profit. With a good business coach, remaining stagnant is not an option.

Good coaches and leaders take initiative and are willing to do whatever it takes to catapult their players and businesses to the top.