A few tips for greatness in Insurance career:

In any part of your career these are important tips to know.

Those of you at the beginning of your career you will benefit much greater than those at the middle or end (think about compound interest).  These are a few tips for greatness in your Insurance career, but also for life in general.

See the list below.

Health

What is the benefit of a successful career, if you don’t have the longevity to enjoy it?

Also, how will you achieve greatness if you don’t have the energy to support it?

Eat healthy, get good sleep, focus on exercise and take care of your body.  This may mean the difference between tens of thousands to millions towards the end of your life, with compound interest.  Also your ability to take on more and more responsibility over time -will require great energy.

Exercise is great for the brain and stress reduction.  Success requires functioning at top levels,  get your health right and even the smallest side effect, might be the Halo effect.

Education

Most people chose to be entertained, whether it be watching TV or movies versus continuous learning and education.   Watching TV requires the same brain power as staring at a wall.  If you utilized the 1-2 hours a day of TV for learning, the growth would be endless.  The successful and wealthy all value education – in it’s various forms.

Prioritizing continuous learning is not something many do, although insurance industry includes some top notch learners, this will set you apart.

This will also help you stay relevant in an ever changing, technology driven world.  In the face of disruption, do you want to be left behind?

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Routine and Patience

If you read Tim Ferris recent book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, the most successful people in the world have deliberate, disciplined, consistent routines.  They are patient to see results but know that they take time and routines create the environment for this success.

Whether it’s morning exercise, reading newspaper, studying for exams, successful people will thrive under routine environments.

Patience to know it takes time to develop and see a few market cycles, develop relationships, etc. will also serve you well.