Do you remember the song by the Fifth Dimension, ‘Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine in’ that seemed to define the age of hippies? I’m too young to have lived through it, but my parents remember the hippie culture. Often referred to as ‘Flower Children’, they turned the world on its axis back in the 60s and 70s. Whether the change was good or bad is still up for debate, but there is no debate that the era brought monumental change to our culture in the United States and around the globe. For some, the hippie era meant the opportunity to sport long hair, beards, tie-dyed shirts, and bell bottom pants. For others, it was permission to immerse in an ever-expanding culture. Yet for others, it was a transcendent experience that led to a life-long philosophy of peace and love.
Liberty National Learns from History
What can Liberty National learn from this period in our culture? Several things, I think. No matter what – change is inevitable in every aspect of our lives. And everyone it affects reacts differently to it. Some welcome it; others see it as negative; still others view it with indifference.
We’ve had a lot of change at Liberty National, and I hope you have welcomed it. I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again. I’m thrilled to be here. Every day I come to work is just as exciting as it was the day before and filled with endless possibilities. And I don’t think that is going to change for me … and it shouldn’t change for you either. Twenty years from now, I will still be excited about Liberty National. As a matter of fact, I will probably be more excited. We will have expanded our Agent base nationally with sights on international.
I think we can take a lesson from the flower children of the 60s and 70s. Whatever possessions they had, they shared with each other. You must do the same. You have skills and talents within the Liberty National community that are absolutely amazing, and you have an obligation to share those with others in your Agency, your region, and your Company. If you’re an outstanding recruiter, show others how to be more successful at recruiting. If you’re an outstanding trainer, teach those skills to others. If you’re an over-the-top producer, share your special sales techniques. In other words, share your gifts with others to enhance their abilities … and always pay it forward. The more we teach each other, the more successful we become as individuals and as a Company.
Share Your Talents with Others
I see greatness in all of you, and I want you to do everything you can to develop it. I’m here to help in whatever way you need me. Yes, we are a community at Liberty National, and like the flower children of 40 or 50 years ago, we take care of each other. Share your gifts with others; look out for each other’s well-being; be generous, be caring. Peace and love, my friends …