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The insurance industry is an old industry with an old soul. There are deep rooted traditions and ways of doing things that have been refined over centuries. In my 20s I had many ideas on the modernization of the independent agency. What I lacked was the fortitude to turn my ideas into reality. After one of my ideas was shot down by a supervisor, I got frustrated and gave up.  What I should have done is put in the time, research, and dedication to show in proof the ways in which my ideas could help create a positive, winning change. A mountain may not ever disappear, but it is possible to forge new paths to the top with patience, perseverance, and a willingness to adapt.

This old-world industry contains an ocean of experience and knowledge that people will enthusiastically share with you, IF you are open to receiving it.  As a young agent, I was surrounded by the greatest insurance minds in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, at that time insurance was just a job to get me through college, so I did not take advantage of the opportunities I had to learn some valuable lessons about being an agent.  Having a professional mentor is invaluable to becoming the best agent possible. Remember that the role you are in now is likely to evolve so seize the moments to learn from the greats while you can.

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