Are You Working In Your Business Or On Your Business?

by | Oct 30, 2014 | Miscellaneous


I am sitting on a plane on the Tarmac at Dallas Fort Worth airport.  We are just leaving a conference after two days spent with some of the top consultants and top agencies in the country.  I am always rejuvenated after spending time with phenomenally forward thinking agency owners from every corner of the U.S. And Canada.  Why am I writing about this in an insurance blog…because I am inspired.

All too often we get mired in the day to day monotony of running our businesses.  We work in the business because we have to.  We deal with the fires, the management of staff, the adjustment of processes, the purchasing of this widget or that widget, and for many of us we have our clients that we constantly strive to exceed their expectations.  What gets lost in all that?  We neglect to work on the business.  It is so easy to do.

I know when I get home it will be back to working in the business, but that is okay.  I certainly enjoy it and I have just had two amazing days working on the business.  I am reminded of why we invest in top professionals to collaborate with us to grow our business, serve our clients at levels better than ever, and stretch ourselves to be better insurance professionals and business leaders.  I challenge each and every one of you, no matter what your responsibility in your organization, to invest the time working on your business and yourself.  Your career and/or your business will benefit from your investment.

Are you working in your business or on your business?


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