Significance In Work

Oct 15, 2020
Many agents struggle to day with a sense of a significance in their work this year. The reason may surprise you. It's not that they lost their sense of purpose, but rather that their capability (capacity and ability) changed.
Discover the secret to significance in work in this first in a video series.
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Grow Your Business: Part 1-Your Database

Aug 10, 2020
Agents at the Agency Network are growth minded and sharp business owners. Over the next few weeks, we will look at 4 proven ways to grow your business. Put these into practice for the 4th quarter (just 6 weeks away!) and you will end 2020 as one of the best of your career.
When you look to grow your business, ALWAYS start with your existing database and your communication and service plan with them.
Because every single person you talk to, work with, or market to, will end up in your database. If your plans around your database are robust, you will retain clients for decades, earn referrals, and see your business grow every year.
Watch this video for ideas on how to communicate with your database this month.
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Goals for Lifestyle; Goals for Business

Aug 05, 2020
Do you have a clear vision for the kind of lifestyle you'd like. How much time do you want with the people you love? How much mental focus do you want for your hobbies? What energy and resources do you need to serve in your community?
When you answer these questions, then you can rearrange your business to more closely fit these expectations.
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Every Business is a Lifestyle Business

Jul 30, 2020
Insurance agents and real estate agents get into these industries to serve their communities and provide for their families. Often, they struggle when they feel "successful" at work, but failing at home. (Or worse, failing at both).
One key to opening the door to a healthy "lifestyle" business is first to recognize that however you are running your business and life right now IS your lifestyle.
The bigger question is: "What lifestyle business do you want?"
Over the next two months, we will tackle 4 strategies to create the lifestyle business that causes you to be productive at work, present at home, and proactive in commuity.
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A Better World-Step 5: Advocate

Jul 21, 2020
"If you have been given power, it is to serve others." Dr. Dan Brunner
Step 5 of creating a better world is to use your power, influence, and voice to advocate for the powerless and voiceless.
How will you use your position to serve others?
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A Better World-Step 4: Act

Jul 15, 2020
Many of us have a healthy bias toward getting into action. Overused, though can cause more harm than good. (See the book When Helping Hurts). This is why we save Act for step 4. Action must be informed by understanding the complex dynamics and concern for many varied stakeholders.
Aligning with great people will make our actions more informed by the best practices and understanding of the issues.
And having allocated time, money, and resources will help you have the stamina to act when results don't come quickly.
Act freely and humbly. This will help you create A Better World.
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A Better World-Step 3:Allocate

Jul 09, 2020

After Asking and Aligning, your next step (often overlooked) is to Allocate. That is decide how much time, money, and resources you will dedicate to this cause.

For business owners, this step proves highly valuable. Not only can you think about giving, but also transforming your business practices and culture to Align with your values and desire to create a better world.

Watch this video to learn more about Allocating resources to make A Better World.

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A Better World-Step 2: Align

Jul 01, 2020
Align yourself with great people. When you want to change the world, you will need a team. The best way I have found is to align yourself with great people who are already doing the work. Find an association, foundation, not-for-profit, or agency that is already working in the area that you care about.
Are you concerned about housing disparity? Serve on the citizen's advisory board for your city's housing or development committee.
Would you like to see greater racial justice? Attend a march, listen to the speakers, give money to an advocacy organization.
Care about conservation and the environment? Pay the dues to join a not-for-profit, read their publications, make a donation.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
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5 Things You Can Do To Make a Better World

Jun 24, 2020

Over the next several weeks we are going to be outlining 5 things you can do to make a better world. 

Start by getting the infographic outlining the 5 things you can do!

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Physical Environment Wins!

Jun 03, 2020
Your agency's physical environment hides in plain sight determining your team's productivity.
The physical environment can either distract and inhibit, or focus and promote productivity.
Learn these three valuable components of a productive.
Please comment: What about your agency's physical environment causes your team's productivity?
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