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.

Stay Positive

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

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:

Beware of Impatience

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

Did you know that the twin killers of success are impatience and greed.

It takes time to build a corporate work of art, time to build a life and time to develop and grow.

Give yourself, your business and your family the time they deserve and the time they require.

Make a Plan

I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much.

Don’t Screw Up Your Networking

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

I have reached out and developed lots of relationships throughout my life and business ventures and people have reached out to me regarding theirs.

Throughout the years, I’ve developed a great perspective on what really works in an agency and how the networking and business development processes get screwed up.