New Year, New Goals

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Leadership |

It’s that time of year when we are all determined to make our New Year’s resolutions stick…holding them near and dear to our hearts…and our mid-sections. Until, that is…the third week of January. Try as we might…we will most certainly find that one little excuse that puts our resolutions in jeopardy. Most of the time, the resolutions we select are just too inflexible, and our hectic schedules just don’t allow us to manage these...

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Pet Friendly

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Leadership |

Over the course of the past several months, I have had the unique opportunity to meet numerous independent agents around the State of Florida. And, at times…more importantly…I have had the chance to be introduced to the office mascot. Recently, I had the chance to meet “Buck” and “Izzi,” two beautiful Cocker Spaniels…rescue animals to be exact. Buck is a two-year-old “tween” and Izzi a mere baby at six months old. And, as you...

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Don’t Fall Asleep at the Wheel

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Leadership |

Last week, I logged nearly 1900 miles…driving from Gainesville to Nashville to South Florida and back to Gainesville again. And, with the help of some strategically-consumed coffee along the way, I successfully maneuvered the week-long course safely. Tired as I was, I managed to stay awake for the duration…a total of 27 hours on the road. During the journey, my mind kept wandering to the scene in National Lampoon’s Vacation where Chevy...

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College Football is Finally Here!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Leadership |

For all of you college football fans, your day finally arrived last Thursday with an exciting, nail-biting South Carolina-Vanderbilt matchup. Next on the docket…the NFL. Football and the pending fall equinox go together like peas and carrots. Why? Because…we can relate. We associate fall football with the ‘start’ of a new season: new beginnings, new game plans, new direction…new opportunities. Plus, we all know that cooler weather is...

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Lessons from Isaac

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Leadership |

Isaac brushed past Florida this week without much incident…mainly a rainy and somewhat windy nuisance. Needless to say, based on early models, everyone in the State of Florida prepared for the worst. Were you ready? Here are a few ‘ISAAC’ thoughts… I—Insured          How many of you took the time to inform your clients on hurricane preparedness either through your company website, Facebook or otherwise? If you haven’t done...

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