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Growth Agent Insight

January 14, 2020

LEARNING FROM FAILURE

I had the opportunity to speak to a very successful entrepreneur recently about an incredibly painful and public experience that he had. Things had not gone the way he had hoped, despite the …

| By Tony Caldwell
January 14, 2020

It Takes Teamwork to be Successful

I’d like to talk about the importance of teamwork in an insurance agency. I just returned from a fantastic pheasant hunting trip to South Dakota. And As I watched the walkers, the blockers and the …

| By Tony Caldwell
December 05, 2019

Drive is the #1 Predictor of Success

Agency owners ask me all the time, “What should I look for when hiring a salesperson?” And that’s a great question. You know in the insurance agency business, only about 10 percent of the people we …

| By Tony Caldwell
November 05, 2019

Don’t Worry – Focus!

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, …

| By Tony Caldwell
November 01, 2019

SIAA Boot Camp

A few members of our leadership team at OAA recently attended the SIAA Boot Camp, our Chief Learning Officer Karen Youngblood shares her experience at the conference.

| By OAA Admin
October 29, 2019

No is a Complete Sentence

I'd like to talk for a minute about the incredible wisdom of Kathy Ireland.

| By Tony Caldwell
October 25, 2019

C'mon let's get Connected!

Starting on September 26 and ending on October 15, 2019, the OAA team traveled to four cities to visit most of the organization’s membership during the OAA Connect Tour. Tulsa, OK was the first stop …

| By OAA Admin
October 24, 2019

Our Last Stop on the OAA Connect Tour

Our Last Stop on the OAA Connect Tour

| By OAA Admin
October 22, 2019

Success and Successful Habits

My business coach Dan Sullivan, the founder of The Strategic Coach, says that the difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people have successful habits. While …

| By Tony Caldwell
October 16, 2019

Focus and Intentionality

As an entrepreneur, especially one who’s growing an agency, there are so many hats you have to wear and so many things that you have to do every day, not to mention every week, that it's really hard …

| By Tony Caldwell