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Shape Your Life with Words

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

I read an email about how our words can shape our reality.

Let’s face it. Words are powerful. They have the power to create and shape our lives.

Anytime you speak something whether it’s in your thoughts or out loud, you are giving life to what you are saying; good or bad.

Small Steps, Big Rewards

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall Of Fame Agent

“So much to do, so little time.” My wife, Vanessa, and I often think this way. As I know most, if not all, of you think the exact same way.

We find ourselves doing or thinking about doing, some task most of our waking hours because of our choosen lifestyle and career that demands much of our time and energy and we are controlled by it, rather than controlling it.

Happy Father’s Day

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

Today is the one-day all of us Dads get to call our own. … an “official holiday” recognized by our big government.

As a very young spike, about kindergarten age, I once asked, “Daddy, when is kids day?” At the time it seemed reasonable to me, especially since momma had “her day” the prior month.

The Accomplishment of an Aim or Purpose

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall Of Fame Agent

What’s the measure of success?
How do you become successful?
Are you successful?

These are three questions that so many of us ask ourselves.

You see, when we think of success, we have this image of happiness, power, money, or popularity.

Want a High Integrity Life Style?

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

Over the past decade and a half, when I REALLY began investing in my personal growth, I’ve learned different skill sets from many top entrepreneur coaches such as Dan Kennedy, Joe Polish, Bill Glazer, Lee Milteer, Nido Quebin, Dan Sullivan, and many others.

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

By Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

Do you know how to feed a wolf? More specifically…YOUR wolf?

You may have heard the story about how we each have two wolves inside of us that are constantly at war with one another. One wolf is angry, fearful, lazy, and negative.

Your Most Precious Resource: Time

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

We can all relate to having a hard time sleeping. Our brains are going a mile a minute thinking about everything we need to do, want to do, have to do… I have to shut myself up from thinking. I get stressed when I’m having to over think or think too much.

Listen, Study, Remember, and Quote

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

I don’t claim to be an expert on the Bible, but I do know the book of Proverbs teaches us a lot about wisdom.

One of my favorite passages that I will paraphrase here goes something like …

Listen, and I will teach you what the wise have said.

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.