5 Tips for Busy Insurance Agents to Achieve Goals
A lot of insurance agents can describe themselves in three words: exhausted, stressed, and overwhelmed. The reason why not only insurance agents but your average working individual, feel this way is that they are bombarded with numerous tasks on a daily basis. While there are many ways to make the life of a busy insurance agent much easier, we’ve compiled a list of 5 simple tips from the most successful insurance agents across the nation.
As an insurance agent, it’s necessary to have and meet goals. Having multiple goals at one time can seem scary. That’s why focusing on smaller goals that lead up to achieving one large goal is the way to go. By doing this, an agent can become less discouraged by making little progress on one huge goal. Each day, insurance agents should try to accomplish at least one thing that can move them closer to their end goal. Consider smaller tasks that can help maximize your effort, while minimizing your time. For example, let’s say that one of your goals is to get more referrals. One insurance agent recommends setting a goal of getting at least one referral for each appointment. The smaller goal within that – to simply ask for the referral. It’s amazing how setting a goal, then continuing to ask yourself “how” can help you achieve the goal by identifying the smallest piece of the puzzle.
Write Down Your Ideas
“I’ve never had better ideas than the ones I have driving to an appointment, or when I’m in the shower,” says once insurance agent. To avoid missing out on the great ideas that you may think of when your busy or distracted by something else, try carrying a notebook with you. If you write down the idea right when you think of it, you are avoiding that frustration that comes with not remembering it. Remember, you don’t have to write a huge paragraph about your idea. Just jot down a few keywords that will help you to remember what your idea was. You also don’t have to use a notebook if that’s not your style. Another agent recommends recording ideas and then going back to them later.
Use the Two-Minute Rule
The two-minute rule, developed by David Allen, is a rule that aids in productivity. To simplify, the rule states that if you think of an action or task that can be done in two minutes or under, you should do it right then because if you don’t, it will take you longer to organize it and review it than to actually complete the task. As a busy insurance agent, your days get filled to the brim with tasks of various sizes. Use this rule for smaller jobs! Letting the little things pile up can create a huge problem that will end up being really difficult to deal with later on.
Don’t Give Up on Yourself
We know that breaking old habits is difficult. Working to adopt new ones can take time and effort, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Try to keep a clear and focused mind when it comes to focusing on your daily tasks and goals. Carving out a little bit of time each day to clear your head is vital for a focused mind. Some activities you could do to clear your head could be exercising, meditating, doing something you love, or even just taking a few deep breaths. A lot of the time insurance agents get tangled up in their work lives, but it’s important to remember to make time for yourself. If you’re not happy and healthy, there is no way your work life will be.
There you have it! Five ways to make your life as an insurance agent easier. Use these tips from other successful insurance agents to achieve a clear and peaceful mind during your work days, while also staying on track with your prospects, clients, and goals. For more information or helpful tips, give us a call at 800-962-4693 and one of Regional Sales Associates would be glad to assist you.