Do insurance agents need mentors?
YES. In fact, any professional should have a mentor.
Our co-founders Hunter and Bob (both former insurance agents prior to launching HometownQuotes) each had mentors as they were building their insurance agencies. Both of them will tell you their mentoring experience was invaluable.
Why does an insurance agent need a mentor? Because at some point, all professionals need advice, support and challenge from someone they trust.
Have I convinced you to find a mentor? Great. Here are some tips to help you find one:
Know who you are. Know where you are in your career as an insurance agent and know where you would like to be. Weigh your strengths and weaknesses and decide how a mentor’s guidance will help you balance them.
Consider previous mentors. Most of us have had mentors in the past and never even realized it. Think about people who’ve nurtured your thirst for knowledge, have given advice when you’ve needed direction or have other qualities you appreciate.
Know the end result. As you’re looking for a mentor, know what your end goal/desired result of the mentoring relationship is. If you don’t know the purpose, you will end up wasting your time, as well as your mentor’s time. Before you start your mentor search, know your goal and you’ll make the search much easier and more effective.
To read more tips for finding a mentor, head over to Rough Notes.