What Are Your Goals in 2020?

It’s December and that means we are coming to the end of this year and looking forward to the next. Christmas and New Years are always one of my favorite times of year, because they signify new opportunities around every corner.

Insurance Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

It’s October now, and that means its nearly time for one of my favorite holidays… Halloween! I love the costumes, how much fun the kids have, and of course, getting a day to be silly and dress up in the office.

October is also the time of all things “scary”, including haunted houses, horror movies, corn mazes, and questioning how long that leftover candy will be good for.

Believe it’s Possible

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

"Belief is the basis of all action, and, this being so, the belief that dominates the heart or mind is shown in the life." - Above Life's Turmoil

You cannot just believe something to happen without action.

Take the Pressure Off

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

How often do you put unnecessary pressure on yourself by trying to do and say the right thing? If you’re anything like me, this occurs every week, sometimes daily.

One of the greatest stress relievers and relieving some pressure is to have an advanced plan.

Repair Your Inconsistencies

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

You are responsible for how you live your life. What happens to me and you is determined by the choices that we make.

Sure, I understand things happen.

Both good and bad. Both awesome and tragic.

Imperfections Are a Part of Life

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

Some people feel that because being perfectly consistent with our values is impossible, there is no point trying to repair our inconsistencies.

I have always tried to notice the differences between my philosophy of life and my behaviors.

Remove the Mental Clutter

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

Do you set boundaries so that your personal and professional life doesn’t become entangled?

When you bring your private life into the office or bring your work home with you, it can be dangerous.

Can Anxiety and Discomfort Lead to Growth?

Are you spinning your wheels not really moving forward?

Is there something holding you back? Anxiety and discomfort plays a key role and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

If I asked you what your number one goal is, what would you tell me?

Are you setting the bar too low?

Are you not achieving what you want out of life?

When people are required to step it up a notch, they get uncomfortable.

How to Motivate Yourself When You’re Not Feeling it

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

When your business is small and your challenges are big, success depends on your willingness to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Do you ever wake up on a Monday morning only to press the snooze button repeatedly because you just didn’t feel like going into the office?

Many small business owners, like us, have those moments.

Super-Charge Your Self-Empowerment

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

To accomplish goals, be successful, make change or create the life we want, we have to empower ourselves. It is dangerous to think that our ability to do any of these things is dependent on others or other things.