Stuck in a rut!
I really didn't love what i was doing
But i was stuck..passion doesn't pay the bills 🧾
Insurance sales wasn't my first choice, but with three kids and a mortgage to pay
Sacrifices had to be made
I enjoyed it for a little bit I suppose..learning something new, analyzing data, helping people
But the honeymoon wore off pretty quickly
I remember one month we were having a sales contest 🏆
A standard one in the insurance business
Whoever quotes the most policies gets tickets to an NBA game 🏀
Of course i was in on that one, being a big sports fan
But as i was out selling i noticed that i was adding policies as recommendations, even though it wasn't necessarily in the best interest of the folx i was talking to.
I could justify it in my mind 🧠
its just a quote
its just a little policy
it's just a few dollars extra a month
deep down in my heart though, I didn't feel good about it😞
And there were other things of course that I didn't enjoy:
The buttoned up look
The calling prospects at all hours
The travel around town from meeting to meeting
Doing what I had to do to provide, to survive
In the end:
🔴 I was tired
🔴 I was wore down
🔴 I felt stuck in a rut
It spilled out into my life
Into my relationships with my wife, my kids, my friends and most importantly...me
If this is a familiar story for you, let's chat!
Comment below👇 on how you can tell you are in a rut and what you do to get unstuck.