5 Reasons Being An Insurance Agent Is The Greatest Job In The World
No job is perfect. In the happiest of career professionals, there will be people or duties or circumstances that leave much to be desired. This is as true for insurance agents as it is any other profession. The key to knowing how great of a job you have, is in being happy that you’re doing it and being able to see the positive impact that it has in your life and the lives of other people. Against that measuring stick, it’s no wonder we think of being an insurance agent as one of the greatest jobs in the world. Hear us out, and we think you will, too. Let’s get started!
Reason 1: You help protect individuals and families.
As an insurance agent, you are not just selling a product. You are working with individuals and families to protect the things and the people they care about the most. You are devising a plan where, should disaster strike, all will not be lost. While there are many noble professions out there, few have the kind of impact an agent has when he’s working in the best interests of his clients.
Reason 2: You largely determine how successful you are.
Selling insurance can be challenging, but unlike most professions, there are no income ceilings. If you’re working for a company where there is, and you think you could be doing better on your own, then you have that option. Placing more hustle and ingenuity into your career can produce exponentially better results as opposed to the standard one to three percent cost of living raise that most Americans have to accept.
Reason 3: You get to build a strong relationship with your community.
In every community, there is the individual and the unified whole. As an agent, you have the opportunity to be a central part of both. In marketing outreach efforts, you can establish yourself as a friend to the community by giving of your time and marketing dollars to worthy causes. And being a part of the community yourself — a part that thrives or fails on the needs of other people — you get the opportunity to build some strong personal relationships with your friends and neighbors.
Reason 4: You have a lot of freedom in the way you work.
Insurance agents don’t have to follow the same rigid timetable that many Americans are forced to follow. While many find themselves lifelessly punching a time clock each day and having to “act busy” even when they’re not, you can control your schedule — outside of appointments and meetings — and maximize productivity. This doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want all the time, but it does mean you have enough freedom to decide when you need to be working and when you don’t.
Reason 5: You get to help lift others out of their dark times.
One of the most fulfilling things about the job is being able to help others when they need it. It isn’t that you want to see homes hit by lightning or cars totaled. The fulfillment comes from being able to offer flesh and blood people the hope and stability they need through the storms of life. The world is a better place because of a quality insurance agent, who cares about his job and his customers. Resolve to be that agent, and it’s impossible not to love what you do and see the positive impact it has on others.
Being an insurance agent is not without its challenges and difficulties, but few professions that are worth anything are. If you’re considering this as a career — or perhaps you’re at a place where you’re trying to determine whether it’s for you — think about the good you bring into the world and the personal freedom and creativity you can have in doing so. As for the rest of you, what’s your favorite thing about being an insurance agent?