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NFL Football and Trump

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

The NFL may have forgotten the real business they are in. They have decided to band together to make a statement against Donald Trump, and disassociate themselves from tens of millions of fans and buyers of their product.

Do You Know What Your Clients and Prospects Really Want?

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

It’s amazing to me when I talk with agency owners and their team, how they get so wound up about the products they are selling. This attitude is not confined by geography... it is everywhere.

Your clients and prospects are not interested in your products and services you offer.

Change Your Life

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

I start and end every day with what I believe is the most important and rewarding habit I have discovered in my life.

A big part of this powerful process is thinking about the day ahead of me and asking myself a series of questions.

The Grass Isn’t Greener

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying “The grass is greener on the other side” just as many times as I have.

The other day I found myself thinking about my life and how I am happy with where I’m at right now.

Are You Headed Up or Out?

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

Being the business-minded guy that I am, I often find myself looking for ways to distinguish myself and my business from the run-of-the-mill guy next door. I am always looking for ways to separate what I consider my extraordinary business from an ordinary one.

2017 Total Eclipse

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

For more than three decades I have been paying close attention to other small business owners and entrepreneurs.

What are they doing that I can take back to my agency to improve our growth, profit, service, retention, etc.

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.

Don’t Blame Me

By Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

Everybody does it. You may not know it, but you do it. I do it. I don’t like it, but it’s something I’ve always had trouble controlling. Geez, it’s wrecked so many relationships and business deals for me for years.

Real Success is Just a Day Away

By Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

Do you ever feel like you wish there was a shortcut to success? 

Trust me, I’ve been there. I’ve tried many things over the years to become more successful.

Yes, I’ve had some non-successes, BUT…I quickly learned that through perseverance, testing myself and my big headed determination; I’ve gained many more successes in my career.

Help Yourself First

By Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

Did you know that for small business owner and entrepreneurs, like you and me, the key to better serving your customers, prospects, and center’s of influence is centered in your own personal development?

In other words, the best improvement we can make in our professional lives is to focus on ourselves! If we become 10 times wiser, 10 times stronger, 10 times better, just think of how much more effectively we can serve our customers and develop trusting and lasting relationships with them.