Episode 102: The Elusive Second ‘P’

Now that you’ve all the right people on your bus, you need to start building your world-class processes for your team of A-Players to work within. Regardless of what industry you are in, or the type of customers you serve, the challenge of managing process flow and operations across diverse platforms and systems is universal. In this episode we will discuss a few of the key processes we have designed and implemented within our agency business to increase productivity and client satisfaction:

Highlights:

  • Claims Process – Insurance stinks… until you need it. Your clients buy insurance to make sure their hard-earned assets are protected when things happen, so when those times come be sure you are there for them.
  • Task Organizers – A simple system to document your processes, create video tutorials and easily update as systems change.
  • Intranet – This is our internal hub that houses our training, processes, production logs, team calendars, and everything to run a successful agency business.
  • PX3 System for Complete Team Accountability – You have created goals for yourself and the growth of your agency.  What are you doing to pass down this mindset and goal-setting skills to your team?

 

Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!

 

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Email [email protected]

Episode 100: Secret Habits of UPP Agent Success and Achievement with Bill Butler

 

I am so excited to have reached our 100th episode and there is still so much to come.  In today’s episode, I could not be more excited to have returning guest, Bill Butler.  Bill has been a Platinum Coaching Member since 2015 when James Malinchak told him the best thing he could do for himself and his business was to find a coach. Listen as we discuss what skills and attitudes have contributed to his success.

 

Highlights:

  • Learning is the first step into success, the next is action on what you have learned
  • You can dear the same things in different ways depending on the evolution of your business
  • How authors Jim Collins (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0) and David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me) have impacted us as leaders and as entrepreneurs
  • Pushing yourself mentally and physically, to move out of your comfort zone to reach greater heights
  • Discovering the power of public proclamation
  • Creating a great agency and the advantages of being a small business to get there
  • Setting a goal to achieve each month in creating and furthering your agency
  • Fostering your carrier relationships

 

Be one of the first 100 people to get a copy of David Goggin’s book, Can’t Hurt Me.  Listen to find out how.

 

About My Guest:

Bill Butler, Butler & Associates Insurance Agency

 

Bill was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1975 and is the only child of Dan and Linda Butler.  He moved with his family to Minnesota in 1986 and is now married to his wife Shannon and they live in Burnsville.

Bill enlisted into the MN Army National Guard in 1993 as a junior in high school.  In his almost 13-year career in the Military he served in various units in MN and with the Active Duty Army with the 101st Airborne Division as a Scout Sniper and with the Pathfinder Company.  He graduated from US. Army Ranger School with class 02-00.

In 2004 Bill transitioned from the Military to his family’s insurance agency in Apple Valley Minnesota his parents founded in 2002.  Since becoming part of the family business, Bill has gained experience in all areas of independent agency operations. He has over seventeen years of experience in the insurance industry and is a Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Workers Compensation Advisor.  He joined the UPP Coaching program in 2015 after attending the fall UPP Boot Camp in 2014.  Bill has worked hard taking action and putting in place People Processes & Promotions as outlined by Mike and in doing so was named the inaugural UPP Implementer of the year by his peers.

In December of 2017 Bill was named President of Butler & Associates Insurance. Butler & Associates is Honored to have been named the Rough Notes Agency of the Month July 2019.

Now growing the niche commercial division of his insurance is his number one passion.

 

Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!

 

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Email [email protected]

Episode 35 : Your Destination Is Your Responsibility

My granddaughter McKenna and I were watching “Alice in Wonderland” over the weekend….

“Excuse me, Sir,” Alice inquires. “Could you tell me which road to take?”
Wisely, the caterpillar asks, “Where are you going?”
Somewhat dismayed, Alice responds, “Oh, I don’t know where I am going, Sir.”
“Well,” replied the caterpillar, “if you don’t know where you are going, it really doesn’t matter which road you take.”

    ~ (Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol)

Mckenna became complexed and asked, “Grandpa what does the caterpillar mean?”  As they say, when the student is ready the teacher will appear!

With a smile on my face, I replied, “Before we go anywhere, a little planning needs to be done. Where do we want to go? Let’s take a trip from California to New York. How are we going to get there? Let’s drive! What supplies are we going to need? Sunglasses, some money, snacks for the trip, CD’s… But, don’t forget the map. The easiest way to plan for a trip is with a road -map.”

When using a road map you are in essence setting goals for the trip, just like if you were setting your goals for life. The road map can:

· locate specifically where it is you’re going (long term goal),
· determine how many planned stops to take along the way (short-term goal),
· tell you how many miles to the next destination (daily goal)
· tell you the alternate routes along the way, and
· help locate tourist stops in route (you should always enjoy the journey ).

Are you working your butt off trying to get to the next level, but find yourself overwhelmed with new ideas, unable to focus on the specific direction to take your business?

If you’re tired of living this way then I have a solution for you.  The fastest and most effective way to improve your productivity and create more simplicity and consistency in your business is to set your goals and be accountable for your actions to reach those goals.

On this podcast we will discuss how you can properly set your goals for the upcoming year and tips on how to stay on track for MASSIVE Success!

“Knowing Your Destination is All You Need to Get There.”

 

 

Mike Stromsoe

The Unstoppable Profit Producer

Call 800-770-9984

[email protected]

 

PS “When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.”
~ Greg Anderson