Selling insurance is one of the most rewarding jobs out there. Regardless of the insurance type, agents provide individuals and families with coverage solutions that allow them to feel protected and secure about the future.
There is such a sense of accomplishment for agents each time they sit down with a customer and help them solve a problem by offering a product that meets their needs. Beyond the inherently rewarding nature of the job, there are many additional perks, like flexible schedules, working for yourself, job security, limitless income potential, interaction with lots of different people, and rewards incentives, just to name a few.
However, just like all things in life, you have to take the good with the bad. Becoming an insurance agent has its challenges requiring the proper training, experience and practice to really succeed.
Consider this: As an inexperienced runner, would you go out tomorrow and run a marathon, expecting it to be easy on Day 1 and to finish at the top, without any training? Probably not! You have to train, and those first few days running are really tough. You must push yourself to continually run further, even when you feel like you can’t possibly run another minute and want to just give up. But with the proper training and the ability to stick it out during the early, tough days, you eventually reach your goal on race day. And the personal sense of accomplishment is a reward.
With insurance sales, most agents start out and want to be successful, but many want, and expect to be, an overnight success. But just like it takes time to be able to run a marathon, it takes time to become a highly successful agent. It is necessary to put your time in at the beginning and really learn and master the field. There will be bumps in the road, but if you focus on gaining experience and growing your knowledge of the products and market, the success will follow. You can’t become frustrated or dissatisfied if you aren’t seeing the results you want immediately. It takes time to build the relationships and skillsets that are needed to really prosper.
Similarly, the importance of quality training cannot be emphasized enough. Just like the marathon runner who needs training, with a coach guiding them on proper running technique, practice regimes, pacing, etc., to be able to finish the race in a commendable time, an insurance agent needs a mentor or coach to effectively train them in the insurance business. It is essential to have someone who has been successful in the industry that is dedicated to helping you find your way and succeed. Training can help you really learn your products, possess the knowledge and expertise and grow as an insurance professional. It is a key distinguishing factor between those who fail and those who succeed. If you are looking for a rewarding career, and you appreciate that success takes time, dedication, and proper training, then we have the job for you!