You’re Not Ready….And That’s OK

No certification, training, book, or program will determine if you are ready to take the next step in anything.  Sometimes, you just have to jump! In 2012, I was asked to speak in front of 100 agents at a top Midwest insurance agency. This was not only a top-notch insurance agency with explosive growth, but […]

The Power of Your Personal Growth

Potential is such a powerful word. Potential inspires hope, optimism, and future success. When I think of maximizing my potential, I envision living each day with intention, purpose and passion. I think about my own daily growth and development. However, it wasn’t long ago when I was doing anything but maximizing my potential. It was […]

Will You Engage in the Process?

“The secret to your success is found in your daily agenda.” This week I recorded a call with two other members of a brand new insurance leadership team I am working with called, “Agents of Growth.” The mission of Agents of Growth is to provide purposeful and inspiring business growth to insurance professionals. You will […]

99% of All Leadership Failures Are a Result of This

“Achievement to most people is something you do….to the high achiever, it is something you are.” Doug Firebaugh What is the most admired quality of leadership? Is it passion, focus, communication, vision, or drive? All of those are great answers, but the according to leadership authors, James Kouzes and Barry Posner, the quality most admired […]

Your Imperfect Message Has Value

Yesterday, I wrote a post asking, “Are You a Cow or a Buffalo?” I received some very kind emails that the message was helpful and added value to them. That is my goal every day, “To be a motivational influence who adds value to other’s lives.” As many of my readers also noticed, it was […]

Cow or Buffalo?

Each new day is filled with hope, optimism, uncertainty……….and fear. I remember several years ago, I had to make a difficult call to a client and I knew he wouldn’t be happy about what I needed to tell him. I was not looking forward to this call. I planned on making the call first thing […]

What is Your “Rule of 5?”

Last week I attended the International Maxwell Certification in Orlando, FL. This event is inspiring, encouraging, and filled with great new ideas. One of the ideas shared last week was “The Rule of 5” from John Maxwell. I have read about “ The Rule of 5” before in John’s book, “Put Your Dream to the […]

Are You Riding a Dead Horse?

One of the hardest activities for any human being to do consistently is think. There is a reason that most of us today, don’t like to sit in silence. When we sit in silence with no radio, TV, or smartphone game, we have to allow our brain to work. Thinking requires discipline and the ability […]