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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.

Stay Positive

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

Almost every success story that I've heard or know of, brought me to the realization that it all began with a positive mindset.

To say that another way, almost every sad story I've heard or know, I realize it was driven by a poverty mindset: “I am poor and nothing is going to change,” or “I'm not good enough”.

It’s easy to get stuck telling yourself negative stories over and over again.

The Best Advice I Could Possibly Give You…

By Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

There’s nothing more valuable to the entrepreneur than TIME…

When you are growing your agency, the single biggest delay is almost always …

GOING AT IT ALONE.

The best thing you can do as a business owner is:

leverage your time
avoid common mistakes
seek out the advice of experts.

This is Your Leadership Attitude Adjustment

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Agent

As a business owner, you are in a leadership position, and your leadership style affects not only how your employees view you, but more importantly how they respond to your action (or lack of action).

All leadership positions are subject to this equally.

Resolutions or Results?

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

2019 is here, and many new opportunities are on the horizon.

It’s been my experience that each year keeps getting better and better, and I’m looking forward to seeing ALL that 2019 has to offer.