Big Doors Swing on Small Hinges

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Member

“Big doors swing on small hinges” was originally said by W. Clement Stone, founder of The Combined Insurance Company of America.

You may not be familiar with either one of those names.

11 Thoughts about Teamwork

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

You know that I am a big believer in teamwork.

Without building a rock solid team there is no way you can operate a successful insurance agency.

It's hard to fathom how I was all alone in my first 8 years as an employee agent for Allstate.

Never Give Up

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

You've probably seen the following article. I don't know who originated it, but it is a good reminder that every one of us has a vital role to play here on earth.

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What Do You Believe?

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

Today, I want to talk about beliefs. There are two ways to look at beliefs.

One is “I’ll believe it when I see it.” And the other is “I believe it as if it’s already done.”

Telling yourself you will believe it when you see it is self-defeating and paralyzing.

Climb the Tree

by Bill Gough, Hall of Fame Member

I’ve been in the insurance and business world for 30+ years.

I have always had a “drive” (competitive or ambitious) and knew that I could get to where I am (and further) if I was just willing to pay attention and make a conscious effort to be successful.

My Best Advice on Success & Failure

by Bill Gough, Hall of Fame Member

Throughout my career I have experienced many successes and won many awards. However, for every shiny award, victory, and pat on the back, there have been many more failures and defeats.

The biggest takeaway I’ve learned about success in my career is this: 

Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are.

Steps to Better Problem-Solving

by Bill Gough, Hall of Fame Agent

Would you like to have better problem- solving skills whenever you have a problem come up in your life?

Having good, strong problem-solving skills can make a huge difference in your career. And, of course, having these problem-solving skills, help you and your team members resolve obstacles in any given situation.

Things to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

by Bill Gough, Hall of Fame Member

Giving up seems to be the easiest thing to do and many people give up because they don’t have direction or a plan.

There are many reasons as to why a person gives up and I want to discuss a few things to help you move forward without the fear, anxiety and worry.

Why Gratitude?

by Bill Gough, Hall of Fame Member

Today, your customers are distracted more than ever by cell phones, social media, emails, and on and on.

So how do you, as an agency owner, stand out among all the noise?

Let’s say you already have a fantastic group of customers in your agency.