Episode 136: The Agency Battlefield with Joel McKinley

After multiple requests, we have returning guest, Joel McKinley, on the show.   Joel is here to talk about strategic thinking, his Army Ranger background, and how it relates to the business operations of the world, more specifically, the independent insurance agency business operations.


  • It is not enough to plan the goal, but you must plan for the changes that achieving it will bring
  • If you want to see yourself get to the next level, you have to keep investing in yourself, train with the ones that you want to emulate.
  • Creating a clear vision of where you want to be, where you want your business to be.
  • Surround yourself with the five right people that are going to support you in that vision
  • Utilizing the SWOT analysis to create a successful business
  • Always inspect what you expect. If you are not, how do you know it is going to work right for you?


Resources Mentioned

Sign up for virtual training at http://uppfaststart.com

Become Unstoppable: http://beunstoppablebootcamp.com


About My Guest:

Joel McKinley

Joel was born in Colorado and spent his early youth there, but when you’re raised in a military family you get to claim everywhere as “home”. Joining the army (he knew he would at age 11) to serve as an infantryman after graduating high school, Joel has deployed and served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Kosovo and is grateful for the opportunity to serve his country. One of the highlights of Joel’s military career was the achievement of Army Ranger. Joel retired from the military after 20 years in 2018 and now gets to use those superhero powers on being a dad to his two super cool kids. Joel dove in headfirst as part of the UPP team to also share his superhero powers with the Unstoppable Agents Nation to continue to serve others and help agency entrepreneurs grow their business, create wealth and have more freedom.


  • Loves Star Wars and is comfortable with his inner nerd
  • Woodworking is his passion hobby
  • Loves to build, create, and take things apart (sometimes they go back together and actually work)
  • Won Regional Top Seller of Cub Scouts popcorn at 8 years old (#3 Nationally)
  • Legitimate fear of sharks and will not go in the ocean
  • Lived in Germany for 8 years
  • Was choked unconscious by UFC legend Royce Gracie


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


Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
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