Your Happiness

This year has not been a happy one for many of us. Now is the time to take control and create our own happiness.

Happiness will follow you more often when you practice gratitude on a daily basis. This has been my experience. I am not saying it is always perfect, no far from it.

Great Leaders Aren’t Firefighters

The role that firefighters play in our society is certain and secure. I have friends and family who are and have been firefighters. I personally hold them in high regard.

Great firefighters are leaders of their teams in situations far beyond what most of us could imagine.

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.

Sell Yourself and Sell Your Business to Create Your Freedom

by Bill Gough, Insurance Hall of Fame Agent

No matter what industry we’re in … and especially as insurance agency owners … we want to work on ways to improve our mindsets and skills about selling ourselves and our business that will add value to our work, increase sales, improve relationships with customers, prospects, and centers of influence which improve personal satisfaction, agency value, income, and so much more.

An Important Business Tip from Bill Gough

What is the most important question you can ask yourself about your business?

Here's the question... And it comes from the famous entrepreneur marketing guru, Dan Kennedy:

"Why should your prospect do business with you, verses any and every other option available to them including doing nothing?"

Now, I have your homework assignment… What would be YOUR answer be to this question?

Think about it.

How to Create Wisdom and Wealth

by, Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

They say wisdom comes with age and one's income generally increases with that greater wisdom. But the good news is you don't have to wait for your 90s to realize greater wisdom and, therefore, a greater income.

Hire Slow, Fire Fast

by Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Member

You’ve most likely heard today’s subject. So my question to you is …

Are you following the slow to hire, quick to fire mantra today?

If you’re really honest, you have most likely violated this principle, and more than once.

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.