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Managing from Home

As some parts of the nation starts to reopen there are many people still working remotely and may stay working remotely indefinitely.

You may have already noticed that your “old school” way of managing your team has gone out the window as your team is no longer working with you face to face in the office.

What Has COVID-19 Taught Us?

You might be thinking, what could we possibly learn from this crisis?

The coronavirus/COVID-19/Rona/whatever you want to call it has dramatically exposed our weaknesses not only as individuals, business owners, but also as nation.

World leaders are scrambling, just like the rest of us.

Are You Taking Advantage of PPP?

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

Almost every business owner I have spoken to in the past 4-5 weeks and every BGI Systems coaching member I have spoken with have already signed up for the Government’s (PPP) Paycheck Protection Program.

Protecting Yourself Online

This week I would like to share with you an article my VP of Operations, Amanda McFall wrote for our coaching member’s May monthly newsletter. I felt with how important this topic is that I wanted to share it with everyone.

Now, the article on protecting yourself online…

In our new reality where over 33 million Americans are unemployed, cyber threats are increasing.

No Problem is a Problem… Especially for Your Agency

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

It's customary for either the service/sales provider (you) and the person being served (customer/prospect) to say "thank you" in one form or another.

But recently, it's become widespread for the service provider to respond with “No Problem” when thanked by a customer.

Are Your Customers Covered?

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

We are going through an unprecedented time in our lives. Many of us are unsure of our future and are having to implement quick changes to our normal daily routines.

Thinking of how this has affected you and your family; how do you think it is affecting your customers?

Are your customers fully protected for the unknown?

As an insurance agent, it is our responsibility to make sure our customers have no gaps in their coverage.

Getting Punched in the Face

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

Mike Tyson famously said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

Last fall Vanessa and I were staying at the same hotel as her beloved Auburn Tiger football team as they hosted their archrival Georgia Bulldogs the next day.

Pay Attention to the World Around You


by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

Over the years, the internet and hi-tech devices started to take up most of our time. It is getting more important than ever to pay attention to the people and things around you.

It is crucial to understand how paying attention can improve your life.

Those Who Influence You

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

As far back as I can remember, my father enforced the idea that I should think for myself and never do something because others were doing it. He was without a doubt one of the greatest influences.