We've said good-bye to the month of August, which we at InsuranceNewsNet informally dub "Inspiration Month." Our August issue is devoted to tales of inspiration - from advisors like you who have entered the business in an unusual way or who have overcome some adversity or who have found a way to give back to your fellow human beings in extraordinary ways.
I spend the entire year looking for these stories to share during the month of August. But I don't always have to go far to find these inspiring people. I have been privileged to know a number of them personally and I am humbled to be able to share their stories.
If you are having one of those days when you are in a slump, or are even questioning why you are in the business, then I recommend you take a few minutes to read some of our stories of inspiration. You can read the latest installment of inspiration here. If you still aren't inspired, you can read last year's set of life-changing moments here. And if you want to know my own story about the lucky break that started my career (and see a photo of me in a hairstyle that screams "back in the day"), you can read it here.
Inspiration doesn't strike only during one particular time of the year. It usually hits when you least expect it. That's why we don't want to wait until next August is on the horizon before we start collecting more stories of inspiration. We would like to hear more from INN readers. What inspired you to enter this business? What inspires you to stay with it? What are you passionate about outside this business, and how does that inspire you to serve your clients?
Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, tell us your story and help us to spread the inspiration around.
Susan Rupe is managing editor for InsuranceNewsNet. She formerly served as communications director for an insurance agents' association and was an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor. Contact her at Susan.Rupe@innfeedback.com.
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