Insurance Soup Blog
We could argue that there's a difference between doing what you love and loving what you do. One thing we choose and the other we choose our attitude toward. You may not have grown up, gazing into the night sky and thinking of what it would be like to write homeowner insurance policies, but hey, some people are into weird stuff.
Most of the time we don't love something until we've done it and we can see how doing what we do makes us and makes others feel. I'm sure we've all had a job we didn't anticipate enjoying until we found out we did. Selling insurance is kind of like that. You don't expect to be continuously gratified by it until you start to do it and you see how it can help people and how that affects you, but in case you need a few other reminders...here they are.
PEOPLE NEED YOU
Say what you will about needy people, once they're gone you feel it. Any parent will tell you that they need a break because they're children are draining the life out of them, but as soon as their kids head off on the bus to Kindergarten, they're just a weeping pile of mess. This is because being needed is an exceptional feeling.
The average person simply isn't aware of the ins and outs of insurance and how it works. They need someone trustworthy to guide them. As an agent, you are their confidant and they're refuge in times of real trouble. This should make going to work something very special for you.
YOU GET AROUND - IN A GOOD WAY
Some people go to work and they sit in an office with the same 3 people for 40 hours every week. This, as you may have experienced in a previous career, can be soul-sucking unless you hit the lottery and land with 3 stimulating, non-irritating people who don't microwave fish for lunch.
Selling insurance means you're hosting meetings, having lunches, networking and hearing new stories all the time. When a new client comes to you, you're getting an inside glimpse into their life and the opportunity to make a difference in it. This is a luxury not afforded to everyone in every job.
When you're able to provide a client with the perfect product that gives them and their family security and peace of mind, there's a sense of fulfillment you don't get in every field of work. You're representing your client's best interests because you're not just selling a product. You're selling protection for the people and the things they treasure most.
FREEDOM AND FLEXIBILITY
Working in insurance likely means that you're able to set your own schedule. This is a deal-breaker for a lot of people. You're not bound to a set schedule as long as you're hitting your goals and making steady progress. This means, as an insurance agent, you have time to actually have a life while you're making a living.
The best thing about having a career in insurance is that it challenges most agents. There's always a new problem for you to bring solutions to and when you deliver that solution, the reward is unmatched. If you're in insurance, remember this each day and be thankful that you're in a job you love.