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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
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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
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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
No is a complete sentence

No is a Complete Sentence

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

| By Tony Caldwell
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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
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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
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What We Can All Learn from T. Boone Pickens

In 2019, we lost an incredible entrepreneur in America, and one of my personal heroes, T. Boone Pickens, who passed away at the age of 91.

| By Tony Caldwell