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 […]

Listen up!

“When I get ready to reason with a man, I spend one third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say–and two thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say.” Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln is known as one of the greatest communicators of all time. His words […]

How Strong is Your Foundation?

Anything important worth building must start with a strong foundation Click To Tweet I live in a small town….I mean a really small town. It has one four-way stop light and if you go about 10 blocks in any direction, there is a good chance you will be in a cornfield. A few weeks ago, […]

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 […]

What Are Your Insurance Growth Success Vitals?

There are a few essential vital signs such as pulse, temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure that determine the state of your body functions and your overall state of your health. In any health analysis, the vital signs are always the first thing that is checked.  The deliver the most information that is vital to your well-being […]