April 4, 2020
COVID-19 Edition: The Future pt. 2
4 min read
The other evening, I attended a virtual town hall with Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma. Tom talked for nearly five minutes, reciting fact after fact about how great the United States economy was right up until the middle of March. It reminded me that we are enormously blessed and had so many things going for us, right up until the Coronavirus began to strike seriously. And you know what…we still do.
We have a wonderful future in front of us because this isn't going to last forever. But most people right now don't think that way. They're sucked into a vortex of blackness based on all the bad news. That's a choice, and it's one you don't have to make. As agents, and as agency owners, your income is secure. You can continue to operate your business and keep your people employed if you will go virtual and keep yourself safe from infection. While you're doing that, you can also lead, not only your employees but your clients. You can help them understand that we will come through this and we will have those days with the kind of statistics congressman Cole mentioned again in the future, helping to create a bigger future. A future for your clients and employees is step one, in making sure that your future is as bright as it should be. Something to think about.
Tony Caldwell is a modern “renaissance man,” who is not only immensely successful in the field of insurance, but is also a writer, children’s advocate, mentor and even a licensed pilot.
Always keen on helping others make their dreams come true, Tony and his team have helped independent agents grow into more than 250 independent agencies. This has made OAA the number one ranked Strategic Master Agency of SIAA for the last 5 years, and one of Oklahoma's 25 Best Companies to Work for.
Tony loves to share his knowledge, insight and wisdom through his bestselling books as well as in free mediums including podcasts and blogs.
Tony and his family are members of Crossings Community Church, and he is very active in community initiatives: he’s chairman of It’s My Community Initiative, Inc., a nonprofit working with disadvantaged people in Oklahoma City; and chairman of the Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs., and he has served through many other organizations including the Salvation Army, Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Rotary Club.
In his spare time, Tony enjoys time with his family. He’s also an active outdoorsman and instrument-rated commercial pilot.
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