You can smell it in the air … that unmistakable mix of newly laid sod, well-oiled catchers’ mitts, and sweat. Yep, it’s baseball season, and the fun is just beginning!
Baseball has changed a lot since the days of Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Ty Cobb. But although it has become big business as much as our long-time national pastime, baseball still represents something that is undeniably good about our country.
The Heart of Liberty National
The heart of major league baseball is the fans, but the foundation is the individual teams and the individuals who make up those teams. Their desire to go out on the field day after day to entertain the fans and compete against each other has elevated their level of skill and the quality of their competition every year.
I feel that way about Liberty National as well. The Liberty National of 1900 is a very different Company from the Liberty National of today. Like all business organizations, there have been adjustments, changes, and some growing pains along the way, but those have only served to make us a better Company.
The heart of Liberty National is the policyholders who depend on us. But the foundation of Liberty National is our Agencies and the talented men and women who go out into the field every day to provide products to protect our customers from financial worry. Along with that comes competition, which is as natural for our teams as it is for players on the baseball field. Competition is a great commodity. It elevates our level of skill, makes us work harder, earns us more money, helps our Agencies grow, and makes us a stronger, more stable, and responsible Company.
Baseball Season is Here!
I’m excited about baseball season, but I’m more excited about the future of Liberty National. I believe we are moving into a period of success that is unprecedented in our history. Why do I feel that way? Because of you! I have been privileged to work with the talented Directors, Agency Owners, Agency Directors, Supervising Agents, and Agents of Liberty National. I become more convinced every day that we are on the verge of greatness. When I visit with you at Agency Owner meetings, see you at Leadership Academy, or talk to you on the phone, I know you have a fire in your belly just as much as I do, one that burns hot and bright, one that will take you, your Agency, and our beloved Liberty National to a place it has never been before.
I’m excited to be on that journey with you! Together we’re going to slam it out of the park … today, tomorrow, and for years to come!