4 Quick Success Tips!

No Shortcuts – The old cliché states, “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.”This should be your motto. If you really want to succeed, you cannot afford to take shortcuts. Taking shortcuts leads to imperfection and inadequacies. Always strive for the best, even if it requires a little more time and effort.

Be a Good Listener – To succeed, you need to learn how to listen first. Pay attention to other people who have enjoyed successes in their life, attend seminars given by people that can motivate and encourage, or be open to hearing that a particular idea is not a good one. Good listening takes time to learn but in the end, it will be your greatest tool.

Birds of a Feather – If you have a goal of being a Top-Selling Financial Advisor, then find friends and mentors who either have achieved that same goal or are also pursuing a successful sales career. It is important to surround yourself with people that can associate with your goal and passion, people who understand the burning desire to succeed and can encourage you when you meet with disappointments.

Dare to Dream – To succeed, you need to have dreams and aspirations. Be honest with yourself as to what you want out of your life and what you want to give of your life. Allow your mind to dream and think big.

Become a better you! For only about a $1 per day, you will have immediate, unlimited access (24/7) to an online Mini University of insurance marketing and sales techniques, tips, and strategies providing you with everything you need to know… to get you off to a quick start… and guarantee your long-term success selling life insurance and annuities!

Jeremy Nason, RFC is the co-founder of the famous Insurance Pro Shop™ -“The first affordable, full-service insurance marketing and sales resource center for today’s Financial Pro, and Found Money Management™a system dedicated to helping Middle-Income Families to ‘Live Debt Free and Truly Wealthy!’ For more articles visit his blog!

What Are You Going To Do To Make Sure You Have A Strong Finish For 2017?

Here are a few quick ideas that the best advisors we work with are using! These ideas are bringing in immediate sales…

  • Why not, once a month, offer 10 of your clients, family, friends and prospects a free educational workshop on ‘Living Debt Free and Truly Wealthy!’ or on some other immediate problem you can solve for them. The workshop will cost you less than $100.
  • How about forming a true ‘Joint Venture Partnership’ with a P&C agency (or some other business) and have them offer a free financial consultation from you, to their best clients. Or, they can invite their best clients to your free educational workshop.
  • Or, how about you send a letter to your best clients asking for their help, with a referred lead form? And, then follow-up with a phone call, a few days later.
  • Are you sending your clients, family, friends and prospects a monthly newsletter? When was the last time you included a referred lead form with your newsletter? And, then followed-up with a phone call, a few days later.
  • When was the last time you offered your clients an annual review? Annual reviews are a great way to make additional sales… and get referrals.
  • Why not offer to be a guest speaker at a local association or religious group? And, then offer them a free report and a free financial consultation.

These are just a few of the ideas that the best advisors we work with are using to bring in sales.

What else can you think of?

Yours In Success,
Jeremy Nason

How Do I Make It To The Top In Sales?

If you you spend just one hour reading each day, that will translate into 1 book per week, and 52 books per year. In a society where the average person reads less than 1 book per year, what kind of advantage do think you’ll have over most people?

Commit to Lifelong Learning… One quality of high achievers in every area seems to be a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development. They look upon themselves as self-made people, as “works in progress.” They never become complacent or satisfied. They are always striving toward ever greater heights of knowledge and understanding. (Brian Tracy)

You can make it to the Top in Five Years… The legendary Earl Nightingale said many years ago that; “One hour per day of study in your chosen field was all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.”

According to Brian Tracy… “If you read only one book per month, that will put you into the top 1% of income earners in our society. But if you read one book per week, 50 books per year, that will make you one of the best educated, smartest, most capable and highest paid people in your field. Regular reading will transform your life completely.”

We have made it easy and affordable for you to learn what you must know today to be successful in insurance marketing and sales. Everything you need is in our Insurance Marketing and Sales Resource Center! The key is to spend an hour each day reading and watching the videos.

How To Get More Sales From The People You Meet!

Would you like to learn how to have more people buy from you, buy more, and buy more often, then you must understand the reasons ‘why people buy!’ All of the leading sales trainers will tell you that; “People buy based on emotions and then justify their decisions based on logic.”

So, if you want to increase your sales, then it’s about you locating and pushing the right emotional buttons to get your prospect to make the decision to buy? The most prevalent reasons for people to buy are… to avoid pain, or to gain pleasure. But what pain and what pleasure?

Of course, locating and pushing the right emotional buttons only works if you are in front of the right prospects. The people who actually need what your are offering. These are the people you have the best chance of selling, if you learn how to push these emotional buttons.

Emotional Button #1. People buy… To Make Money or Save Money
There is no question that today, money is a factor in almost every one of our buying decisions; What does it cost? Where will I make the most money? Why is this a good deal? How can I save more? You have to answer their questions about money to help them to buy, and to make them feel good about their buying decision.

However, making money or saving money are not the only buying factors. If you want people to buy, then you’ll need to find and push multiple emotional buttons, like the ones below. Read More

Boy Scout Motto… Be Prepared!

“Winging it” and generally being unprepared usually yields horrible results.

It’s quite simple to prepare for what you’ll say… practicing, editing, and fine-tuning.

But why do many insurance agents insist on diving blindly into a prospecting or sales call, and spew out the first words that come to mind?

Would a surgeon walk into an operating room, slap on the gloves and say, “OK, give me the knife. By the way, what are we doing with this guy?”

Would a lawyer dash into a trial, pop open a briefcase, begin an opening argument, then turn and whisper to the client, “What are we working on here again?”

Yet as I coach agents and ask what they are saying to set an appointment or what questions are they asking during the sales call, they stumble all over themselves.

Are you prepared? Do you have a prospecting script you follow?

When you meet with people do you have a series of questions you ask them? Or, are you just shooting from the hip!

In the Insurance Marketing and Sales Resource Center we have provided you with all the proven scripts and questions you need. But, you have to study them and practice them, to make them work! 

Our Best 10 Tips Every Agent Ought To Know Today… To Build A Highly Successful Insurance Sales Career!

No matter what you sell, whether it is life insurance, disability insurance, annuities, or investments, the ultimate goal is make a good, consistent income that keeps growing each and every year.

The reason so many agents are struggling today, making a mediocre living, is they are missing many of the basics, the fundamentals of successful insurance marketing and sales.

Here are 10 tips every agent and advisor should know if they want a successful insurance sales career.

  1. Listen More, and Talk Less…
    How much talking are you doing during your sales call, and how much listening? I mean really listening and focusing on fully understanding what the other person is saying… instead of thinking of what you’ll say next, when the prospect stops talking?

    Most agents, the minute they sit with a prospect, start explaining all the benefits of their products and why it will help the prospect. Instead of pitching your product, sit down and ask the prospect about their family and their concerns for the future. Let the prospect tell you what it is they are looking for. Your role is to be their advisor, not an insurance salesperson.

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Are You Helping Your Customer Buy The Right Tools For The Job?

The problem most agents have is that they view selling, as convincing the prospect to buy what they are offering. That is not selling. Selling is finding out what the prospect needs and really wants and then helping them to get it!

There is an old story that puts this into perspective…

A customer walks into a hardware store and tells the salesperson he’s looking for a ¼” drill bit. What is it that the customer wants? It’s a 1/4” hole!

If the salesperson is smart, if he really wants to make a sale. And, if he wants to keep the customer coming back to buy more, then he is going to ask the customer some questions. He is going to help the customer buy the right drill bit for the job. He’ll ask; “How many quarter inch holes do you want?” “In what material?” “What kind of drill are you using?” etc. Read More

What’s The “SAFE” Withdrawal Rate In Retirement?

One of the most frequent questions retirees ask is… “How much can I safely withdraw per year from my retirement account?” If they retire at age 65 they could easily need their retirement income for 25 or 30 years. Miscalculating the withdrawal rate could result in an involuntary return to the workforce, or being forced to move in with their children.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a great deal of research in this area (most analysts devote their time to the question of accumulating capital, not spending it), so there have been only a few studies on “safe” withdrawal rates.

Most of the studies use data from Chicago consulting firm Ibottson Associates showing returns from stocks, bonds, and cash since 1926 as the basis for their analysis. Even though the average annual rate of return over the past 80 years for the S&P 500 is about 9%, you can’t reliably withdraw an amount that large because of inflation and the ups and downs of the stock market. Reputable studies on “safe” withdrawal rates attempt to answer the question for you and your clients. Read More

Will You Survive The Coming Changes In Our Industry?

Unfortunately, the new DOL rules are just a tip of the iceberg of the coming changes in the insurance and financial services industry.

And for the most part we, as an industry, deserve what we are getting. Too many companies, IMOs, Agents, Advisors, etc. are focused on just selling as much product as they can, to reap as much profit as they can. They are just pushing products, with little or no regard whether it is best for the client.

Obviously, there are agents who are doing the right things, the right way, for the right reasons for their clients. These agents are reaping the financial rewards and will survive the coming changes because they are actually helping people to better their financial lives.

“When you help enough people to get what they want, you’ll get what you want.” Read More