What a great time to be involved in this business we have all chosen! Just when you think you have the field covered, not only does the field change, but the whole game changes.
Where would we be if we were trying to go solo in this endeavor? The past few weeks have been a whirlwind experience including study group meetings with a great group of bank advisors being led by Alan Simonis, the ProEquities National Business Builders meeting in Chicago, and then the opportunity to attend the ‘crown jewel’ event of First Protective, the Elite Producer Conference.
Speaking as one with over 40 years in the financial services business, I cannot say enough nor emphasize strongly enough the opportunities afforded by networking with, and learning from our peers in this business. In addition, I cannot think of a time during my career when my personal needs in these areas have been greater. I have been slow and determinate in making the necessary changes in my practice, but when I get it, I get it! Sorry, First Protective gang! Without the patience and encouragement of all of you, my present practice would be nowhere near as multi-faceted as it now is. The opportunities afforded us in this great business are endless if we will just embrace the magnitude of products which are available to us through our chosen business affiliates. We have the privilege of having a team of true specialists available to us at all times enabling us to concentrate on our clients and deliver the problem solving solutions, which they deserve.
I would be remiss not to mention the great privilege of attending the recent Elite Producer Conference and to be in the company of so many incredible elite producers. My congratulations and thanks to all of you. Thanks to First Protective for the hospitality afforded us at such an amazing venue in that beautiful area of our great country.
Most importantly, thanks to my peers and First Protective for the honor of being the recipient of the “Spirt of First Protective” award. Just being in the company of the previous recipients of this is far beyond any expectation I could have hoped for or imagined. Magnifying this is the fact that I was in the company of so many others who were also deserving of this award.
Thanks to Eric for this opportunity to express myself regarding my peers and this great organization!
Financial Advisor, HCB Wealth Management Division