What’s Keeping You From Being Successful …Selling Life Insurance & Annuities?

Are you as successful as you would like to be selling life insurance and annuities?

Have you ever wondered; “What’s keeping me from being more successful?”

Over the past 30 years, working with thousands of agent and advisors, I heard all sort of excuses why they aren’t successful… “I don’t know enough.”, “My area is different.”, “My products aren’t competitive.”, “I can’t compete with the banks.”, “I don’t have the support (or training) I need.”,  and the list of excuses goes on and on.

However, I believe that the main reason that the vast majority of people struggle is… they are ‘AFRAID’ to even try? They are constantly holding themselves back!

Are you subconsciously holding yourself back?

Are you afraid of failure? Or, believe that you don’t deserve success in your life?

Are you afraid of making bad decisions and feeling foolish? Or, wasting your time and money?

The truth is that most people subconsciously don’t really believe they are capable of being successful? And, it’s this limiting belief that is holding most people back.

If you want to be truly successful in your career and your life, then first of all you have to learn to believe in yourself. If you do not believe that you can be successful, then who will?

“If you believe you can, you probably can.
If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t.
Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.”
Dennis Waitley

To be a success in your career, and in your life, requires that you take some risks, make mistakes, and have some failures along the way. It’s about learning from those mistakes and failures that enables you to find a better way to gain the success you ultimately want.

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be
continually fearing you will make one.”

Elbert Hubbard

Unfortunately, many of us have been conditioned early in our life to believe, in one way or another, that we can’t succeed, that we are losers. Or, we believe that by taking risks such as “getting one’s hopes up” we will ultimately end up disappointed. We have internalized this negative feedback and feel that we don’t deserve success.

One of the main fears of success, is that success will change us in such a way that we will jeopardize the close relationships we have with our family and friends. Because, in order to move forward in our life, we must change the ways we do things. When we change, won’t the relationships around us be forced to change? Maybe some of our friends will cheer us on, but won’t others be jealous and berate us for moving forward? We fear success because we are afraid that being strong enough to create the life we want will render us unlikable. Maybe we fear that success will bring on attacks from our competition, or we will be bombarded by people wanting money or other things from us.

It may sound strange that the fear of succeeding could be as much of an issue, or do so much damage. However, it is an issue, and it does damage our opportunity to succeed. Yet, most of the people who suffer from a fear of success are usually not even aware of their problem.

Are you one of them?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson

Are you afraid of success?

  • Do you believe that people who look out for themselves first are selfish?
  • Do you feel that the sure-fire way to end up disappointed is to want something too much?
  • When you make a decision, do you fail to follow through on that decision?
  • Do you feel guilty about being happy, if a friend tells you that they are depressed?
  • Do you avoid telling others about your good luck, so they won’t feel envious?
  • Do you have trouble saying no to people?
  • When someone you know well succeeds at something, do you feel that you’ve lost out?
  • Before starting a project, do you suddenly find a whole bunch of other things to do first?
  • Do you have trouble concentrating on something for a long period of time?
  • When you have to ask others for their help, do you feel that you’re bothering them?
  • Do you compromise in situations, just to avoid conflict?
  • Do you feel self-conscious when someone you respect compliments you?
  • When you are involved in a competitive activity (sports, a game, work), are you so concerned with how well you’re doing that you don’t enjoy the activity as much as you should?
  • Instead of wanting to celebrate, do you feel let down after completing an important project?
  • Do you often feel that you don’t measure up to the standards that you’ve set for yourself?
  • When things seem to be going extremely well, do you feel like something will happen to ruin it for you?

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.”

Dale Carnegie

How do you overcome the fear of success?

Decide Who You Want To Be…

Fear often has to do with worrying about uncertainty, feeling out of control, and wondering what your life’s purpose is.

When you realize you are part of a bigger picture, it’s easier to ascertain that you both deserve and need to be successful and happy.

If you want to succeed, then you do the right things. You help the people around you. You make being a good person a priority. You know that this isn’t just about you. It’s also about the bigger picture that you’re part of… Making a Positive Difference In People’s Lives! Helping families to spend, save, invest, insure and plan wisely for the future, to achieve financial independence! These thoughts will give you the courage to try something new and believe that your life is successful because of the doing, not the outcome.

Every day visualize clearly about the person you want to be. Make this visualization vivid and precise. How does this person talk? How does this person dress? How does this person solve problems? How does it feel to be this person? Ask yourself these questions, as you visualize your ideal self.

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.
If a person is working toward a predetermined goal and knows where to go, then that person is  successful. If a person does not know which direction they want to go in life, then that person is a failure
.”
Earl Nightingale

Maintain A Positive Attitude…

Instead of living your life on autopilot, letting negative thoughts come into your mind, consciously feed your mind positive thoughts.

Do not think of all the reasons why you cannot be successful. Instead think of all the reasons why you can achieve success.

Stay away from negative people and you will dramatically decrease the amount of negativity in your life.

Give thanks for what you already have. Show appreciation to everyone around you. Write down all the positive events in your life. Read inspirational books; listen to uplifting music, or call an upbeat person and you’ll soon find your negative attitude will start melting away.

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
Thomas Jefferson

Create Your Success Library…

Sometimes when we lose trust in ourselves, we just need a little bit of inspiration to push us in the right direction. There are plenty of ways to find inspiration, but we forget about them when we need them the most.

Create a library of quotes, save articles and success stories that have inspired you, create a library of inspiring movies, videos, and motivation speakers. Or, create an album of your fun and happy memories. Turn to this library whenever you have any self doubts.

“To have more than you’ve got,
become more than you are.”

Jim Rohn

Take The Time To Learn…

People are always afraid of what they don’t know. If you have a fear of something, you just have to educate yourself about it. It is like walking into a dark room. At first you feel scared and don’t know what to expect, but once you turn the light on everything gets clear and simple.

“All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners.
Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas.
If they’re not learning, they’re not growing…
not moving toward excellence.”

 Denis Waitley

Live Your Life In Balance…

No matter how important success might seem to you, it is still important to follow it with balance, otherwise your journey towards success will turn into an obsession that will ruin everything that you truly love in life.

Unfortunately, most of us get so caught up in responsibilities and goals that we forget to enjoy our lives.

You must make time for yourself. It can be just 20 minutes a day, but this time must belong to you. If you give yourself the luxury of free time, then you will notice that the rest of your responsibilities will get easier.

Success is not a destination. It’s a journey. It’s important that we take each step feeling grounded and balanced. Spend time with your loved ones, enjoy your hobby or follow your passion, take care of your health and grow spiritually. This is the true meaning of success!

You will become a better parent. You will be able to come up with creative ideas at work. You will be able to take better care of your health. You will reduce your stress and experience the joy of living.

You can be successful. It is your right and purpose in life to be successful in whatever you are doing. If you believe, then nothing will ever stop you from achieving the success you want and deserve.

“Success is not the result of making money;
making money is the result of success
and success is in direct proportion to our service.”

Earl Nightingale

Jeremy Nason, Alex Villa, and Lew Nason
‘The Nine Out Of Ten Guys’

What’s Preventing You From Earning… $100,000, $200,000 or More Per Year Selling Life Insurance?

In our role as trainers, coaches, and mentors, everyday we get calls from agents, advisors, and planners who are frustrated with the amount and quality of their current life insurance leads. They are working long hours chasing people and struggling to make a decent living. It’s the same old story on every call. Every one of these people tells us that their biggest problem is that they just don’t have enough good leads and they can’t set enough good appointments! They are all looking for an inexpensive and quick, great lead generation method, (or a place to buy leads) that is going to provide them with a consistent flow of prospects that need and want their products and/or services. Everyone of the agents we talk to wants a consistent flow of prospects… “Who all have the money and are ready to buy right now!”

Is that your problem? Is that what you are looking for?

You probably don’t want to hear this… But, unfortunately you are looking for the wrong things! And, it is why there are so many scam artists out there taking unfair advantage of struggling agents, advisors, and planners. There is no lead program, lead company, or ‘single’ marketing method that is going to provide you with a consistent flow of the ‘Right’ prospects… “Who all have the money and are ready to buy right now!”

If there were such a program or system that generated a consistent flow of prospects that all have the money and are ready to buy right now, wouldn’t every Insurance and Financial Services Company in America (and the world) be using it? Consider, if there were such a program or system, companies wouldn’t need to be paying out the high commissions and fees to agents, advisors, and planners. All they would need is a salaried employee to take and process the order. Every one of these companies would get rid of you in a heartbeat, if they could. And, they’ve been trying to get rid of you for years!

Finding and attracting prospects “IS YOUR JOB” if you want to earn $100,000, 200,000 or more! Setting appointments and selling those prospects is also your job! It’s why companies are forced into paying you those high commissions and fees.

If you are serious about earning $100,000, $200,000 or more per year…

  • Then YOU must become a specialist in solving a specific problem, for a specific group of people!
  • YOU must establish a marketing and branding system that is going to consistently help you to find and attract those people to you. The people who ‘need’ your services!
  • Then it is your job, as a salesperson, to help those people to see that you understand their situation, and have a solution to their problem, so they will ‘want’ to set an appointment with you and then follow your recommendations.
  • Finally, it is your job to help those people to find and reposition their money, so they’ll want to buy from you right now.

A good marketing and sales program… is going to provide you with multiple lead generation methods and ‘step by step’ process to help you to find and attract prospects with a specific problem to you. However, most people aren’t ready to buy, when you’re ready to sell. So, you’ll also need to implement multiple methods, to stay if front of those prospects, until they are ready to buy. That’s why monthly newsletters, seasonal greeting cards, articles in the newspaper, being a guest on a radio show, etc. are so important. It’s the only way for you to generate a consistent flow of the right prospects!

And, a truly great marketing and sales program… is also going to provide you with all the scripts, tools, and training you need to convert those prospects into a sales appointment and then into a sale. Plus, help you to build your image and brand to gain the trust and respect of prospects, so you become the trusted advisor people want to see, instead of just another salesperson people want to avoid!

Learning how to properly market and brand your services isn’t an option… “IT IS YOUR JOB”… if you want to earn $100,000, $200,000 or more per year!

That is why we created the Found Money Management Life Insurance Marketing, Prospecting, & Sales ‘Tool Kit’, with 3 months of one-on-one training, coaching, and support!

It is why the top producers, we worked with last year, earned over $1,000,000 and many others who were earning $40,000-$60,000 per year, within a year, are now earning $150,000-$350,000 per year.

We know that your past experience with companies, IMOs, FMOs, and others probably makes it hard for you to believe we can really help you earn $100,000, $200,000 or more per year!

However, there is a reason why we are the ONLY insurance marketing and sales training organization that has over 40 endorsements from some of the most respected and trusted people in this industry, with hundreds of written and video testimonials from very successful agents and advisors.

Yours in success,
Jeremy Nason
“The 9 Out of 10 Guys”


Do You Ever Have Doubts?

One of my jobs at the Insurance Pro Shop is to help agents come up with the best recommendations for their clients. It’s an awesome responsibility. And one I don’t take lightly!

All of us in the financial industry have a huge responsibility. Every time we meet and talk with a client we are guiding and advising them on their financial lives. It is a huge burden to have on your back. We are dealing with people’s livelihood. If we don’t do our jobs correctly we can leave families devastated. On, the flip-side, when we do our jobs well, we give families hope, and a bright and secure financial future. Hopefully, you recognize this and truly care about the people you are meeting with. If not, I challenge you to rethink being in this industry.

If you do truly care about people, and are anything like me, there have been times when you have second-guessed yourself. Some questions and doubt might creep into your mind… Am I really doing what is best for my clients? Is that fixed rate annuity at x% good enough? Would they be better off investing in the market? And the questions go on and on! If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, take pride in that. It means you care and are doing your best to put your clients in the best financial position possible.

It you are concerned about whether you are doing a disservice to your clients by recommending a fixed rate annuity at x% or having them put their money into cash value life insurance, then let’s look at the S&P 500, because it is the most common benchmark used to evaluate and compare investment returns.

In 1999 the S&P 500 ended at 1469.25. In 2016 the S&P ended with a historic high of 2,238.83. If you were to average the return over those 17 years, the actual average return is about 2.51%. (and that is ignoring annual fees!) So, if you had sold them a 3.0% fixed annuity they would have made more money.

Remember, by law we are required to remind our clients over and over again, “Past Performance Is Not An Indicator Of Future Results!” We have no idea what the future holds. No one does. We can only hope the market will do well, but we can’t be sure.

Also remember, for many people, this is the only money they have available to them for their retirement. Can they afford to lose any of it? If they lose money, what would that do to their retirement income? If their income goes down, will they need to start taking some of their investment principle? If they start taking their investment principle, could they eventually run out of money? Is it worth that risk?

If you want to make sure you are doing right by your clients, you need to have a real conversation with them. If you are doing a ‘1-size-fits-all’ approach, you may want to rethink what you are doing. Are you actually doing what’s best for your client? It is crucial to find out what their goals and priorities are.

I know one of the biggest issues I have seen recently when helping agents on their cases, is that the client’s original agent ignored or didn’t take the time to find out what the client actually needed or wanted… growth, liquidity, safety, guarantees, lifetime income, minimize income taxes, etc! Instead the agent put them into one of the hot new ‘income rider’ variable or index annuity products. While these products do guarantee an income, the income is based on them never needing or touching the investment principle. Is that providing what most people actually need and want?

This brings me to my final point, how can we know what’s best for them? Half of the time, our clients don’t even know what they really need or want. Many times, they don’t even know what kind of questions to ask you. There is slim to no training out there for the average family on their finances. Our country is sadly, very ignorant on their financial situations. So, if they don’t even know, how are we supposed to figure out what is best for them? Simple, ask questions! Get them thinking, and find their needs and ultimate desires.

There is much more to selling annuities than just offering ‘income riders!’ Do a proper fact-find; ask them all the different questions so you can find out their desires and tailor a plan to meet their exact needs and wants. The best part about doing this, you will close significantly more cases, and you won’t get replaced. Plus, people will refer you to everyone they know!

To find out more on how you can help your clients, the different approaches you can take, what questions to ask them, and how to truly be a hero to your clients, give us a call!

Toll-Free 877-297-4608 or Direct 770-443-2852

By Alex Villa, CTA
Insurance Pro Shop

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“I have been working with Jeremy Nason at the Insurance Pro Shop on Annuity & Life cases for the past couple years with great success. In a nutshell, I have found that my IMO’s have tunnel vision when it comes to case design. And to be blunt, most are not good at it. They tend to focus primarily on pushing product. Jeremy, on the other hand, is the polar opposite of an IMO and he uses both his creativity and case design experience to maximize the benefits for the client in a simple, easy to understand, illustration. He does a great job of comparing the client’s current plan to the “new proposed plan” that we developed in a collaborative manner. As a result, his process helps the client see clearly the major differences between what they’re currently doing and what they should be doing, if they want to live a safe, secure, comfortable retirement and meet their overall goals and objectives. I have found that when I use Jeremy’s system and his easy to understand two page illustrations, the majority of the time I end up making the sale.”
Andrew Maisch – NJ (10 years) March 2016

What You Must Know Today To Attract Your ‘IDEAL’ Life Insurance Prospects To You!

Are you curious about how and why the ‘Top Life Insurance Producers’ are still able to attract and set appointments with their ‘IDEAL’ Life Insurance Prospects, to sell huge amounts of IUL, UL, & Whole Life Insurance in the current economy, especially with all the negatives about cash value life insurance?

What is it that the ‘Top Life Insurance Producers’ know, that 99% of the other life insurance salespeople don’t know about selling life insurance?

They know that the ‘Hot, New’ life insurance products and sales ideas that are being hyped out there, along with the ‘Old Fashioned’ typical life insurance marketing, prospecting and selling techniques that have been taught during the past 40 years or more by our companies, recruiters and even the industry gurus have resulted in a deplorable 90% failure rate for new agents, and a very disappointing net income of only $40,000 – $60,000 (after expenses) for most experienced advisors.

They also know that selling life insurance, especially Whole Life, Index Universal Life, and/or Universal Life Insurance, is NOT about you, your credentials, your products, or even the amount of money your clients will ultimately have using the Missed Fortune, Circle of Wealth, Infinite Banking, LEAP, college funding or any of those other hot new life insurance sales concepts! Read More

The biggest difference between successful people and unsuccessful…

Here is an inspirational thought from James Clear

“The biggest difference between successful people and unsuccessful ones (in health, in business, and in life) is that successful people are determined to succeed rather than playing the role of the victim and searching for reasons (making excuses) why they aren’t succeeding.

No idea, technique, or strategy will work for every person on the planet, but they can work for most people… if you believe that you can make them work! You have to be willing to not just think differently, but to also experiment with new ideas, techniques and strategies and trust that you’ll discover a way to make them work.”

We believe that it is possible for you to succeed beyond your wildest dreams. We believe that if you want better health, or more happiness, or a more meaningful career that you can make those things happen.

However, if you don’t believe that it’s possible to make new things work, then it’s hard to make any progress. I don’t care how good the ideas, techniques, and strategies are, nothing will work for you if you don’t believe in it.

And more importantly, nothing will work if you don’t believe in yourself.

That is why it is critically important to surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people… people who believe in you and encourage you to go after your dreams!”

What’s the reason you are not as successful as you want to be?

Is it because you don’t believe it is possible?

Are the people in the company you work with positive, nourishing, and uplifting?

Is the company giving you the support and encouragement you need to go after your dreams?

What are you going to do about it?

We are here to help you, support you, and encourage you!

All you have to do is call us! 877-297-4608