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November 5, 2019

Don’t Worry – Focus!

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Topic: Growth Agent Insight Video Insurance Agency Management

A friend recently said to me that during his devotional, he had read something that was incredibly impactful. It was this statement: “Worry is a waste of imagination.” This is a quote from the late, great Walt Disney.

Advice from Walt Disney

That quote resonated with me immediately because I'm always telling people, "don't borrow trouble; don't worry about things."

Worry and Focus

I make a practice in my own life of worrying only about the things that I can control. But I find that people who are struggling to break out of something, those who are trying to get to another level, those who are interested in starting a new business, for example, are so paralyzed by fear that worry comes and they can’t take action and can’t move forward.

But the truth is that worry is a failure of imagination. It is also a misplacement of what you should focus on. Focus on what's in front of you that is an opportunity, and let the worries take care of themselves.


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.