"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday." - Abraham Lincoln
Angel Auto Insurance has a certain atmosphere to it that gives us an edge over other competitors. The quote above by Abraham Lincoln is one of my favorites. It reminds me what is important to life in the end. Customer's come to us for that reason. It's the reason we have a lot of lifetime fans and make a lot of friends with the people we insure.
I call it The Motivation Spin. It's not a method really, because that would imply we do it because we want to make more money. It is just our way of living. It's not uncommon that I sit down with a customer and talk about their goals about life. We all have them, but we don't all write them down or set a plan of action to achieve them.
This is why people appreciate our insurance office. Let's say you come in to get a quote for auto insurance, home insurance, renters insurance, or business insurance. You might only expect to get a price, but you'll leave with more. You'll always leave with more. If you're talking to me I will plant the seed of self-awareness within you.
Throughout the quote I will usually ask what your life aspirations are and I might ask about your retirement plans or what life means to you. My goal is to light that fire that reminds you that life is limited. Some waste it with drugs or alcohol. Some with laziness or mediocrity.
Life is a daily journey. You wake up, chop the wood, until someday the tree that is life eventually is cut through and falls down for good. By becoming self-aware it will force you to improve because you know more than the next guy. As the saying goes "Knowledge is power". The most anyone can ask is that you do the best you can. If you want more out of life, go out and get more. Put the remote or controller or drink or pizza or whatever else is holding you back down and do what needs doing.
There is no success without struggle initially. When you were an infant, you struggled every day to walk. Your little muscles were in so much pain, but you knew other people were walking which meant you could too. You had a goal even then to achieve. We as humans are meant to use our most powerful tool available. It's given to most of us, but always remember some are born without the ability to use it due to disabilities and unfortunate circumstances. The point is, if you are reading this, you have a brain and you can do incredible things if you set your mind to it.
I'll use a rocket as a metaphor. When a rocket needs to get to space the take off uses more fuel in the first several miles than the rest of the journey. The thing that's holding you back is gravity. Sure it's going to be hard in the beginning, but you can do it. Once you get past the initial struggle you will notice it gets easier and easier. Eventually you hit space, where gravity is almost completely non-existent. The momentum carries you forward and the stars are yours for good.
I'm going to wrap this up by passing the baton to you. I don't consider my stride at full speed yet, so I will share some great words from someone who hit theirs. Abraham Lincoln is one of my top ten favorite people to have ever lived. You might be surprised that besides being one of the most loved presidents in United States of America's history, he had a tremendous outlook on life and what the purpose is. One might argue this is the reason he was one of the most beloved leaders in our history. Here are a number of great quotes by him that might make the pain of escaping gravity a little easier.
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." - A.L.
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." - A.L.
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion." - A.L.
"In the end, It's not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years." - A.L.
Peace and Love to you all,
Martin J Glennon