During the last 13 years I’ve been in the insurance industry, I’ve seen countless lives changed. The Opportunity of a Lifetime Liberty National offers is not only the opportunity of unlimited income, but an opportunity to believe in oneself and accomplish incredible goals. During the Fall Agency Owner Meeting, our CEO Roger Smith unveiled the ‘I Believe’ theme for 2014. The theme stirred up a lot of questions and thoughts for me.
Goals for 2014
We’ve taken time to set our goals and make resolutions for 2014. As many of us look back and reflect on the past, we measure ourselves against the previous goals we accomplished and the goals we didn’t reach. This process of reflection brings to mind an essential question: What makes a person believe they can accomplish their goals and then actually do everything possible to accomplish them?
It’s a question we toss around frequently during our executive meetings. From my observation, I’ve noticed there’s one thing most hardworking people have in common, and that’s conviction. Without conviction, belief diminishes, and you might as well pack your bags and go home.
When I was in the United States Coast Guard, I saw how someone with conviction could go from ordinary to extraordinary. Do you have conviction to be as successful as your Liberty National leaders? What are your convictions? What are your beliefs?
In The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, author and leadership expert John Maxwell tells us “…ordinary people become extraordinary when they’re fired up with conviction”.
People with conviction and belief see things others don’t, and therefore perform in ways faithless people don’t understand. They take a system, improve it, and deliver results. Those with conviction push onward, engage, fight, and overcome obstacles. What about you? Do people see that same conviction in you, or do they see a faithless person?
Liberty National Leaders
One of the reasons I decided to join Liberty National was my belief in Roger Smith. I’ve been a Director for several years now and the last thing I want is for people to only respect what I did in the past. I want everyone to respect me for the belief and burning desire I have to become the CEO of a Torchmark Company. You can bet I’ll work like no one else to get there, and I’ll bring others to the top with me. You better believe it!
I think you’ll agree with me when I say there are three types of people in this world:
- Those who can see what needs to happen.
- Those who can make it happen.
- Those who can make things happen when it really counts.
Which type of person are you? Take time to analyze yourself and determine which type of person and leader you are. Make the adjustments required to ensure success! We learn from those who have paved the road before us and given us the confidence we need to accomplish big dreams. Success starts when you say “I Believe” and then execute your beliefs.
I believe 2014 is going to be one of the best years yet for Liberty National. Everyone is ready for it. When everyone is working collectively towards one goal, big things really happen!