Purpose… Passion.

It’s been quite a whilrwind beginning to the year so far.  Some great news, and some very sad news, all of which continues to reinforce why I am passionate doing what I am doing.

Since starting the 2010 year, I have begun working full time with my girlfriend who is taking the role of office manager/executive assistant, we are adding a few hundred clients to our practice and very busy setting meetings to review with them.  I also was fortunate to have come home from our awards luncheon yesterday with some hardware including Top Sales of Critical Illness Insurance for developing advisors in the Fraser Valley.  (I know, terrible run-on sentence, and somewhat self promoting statement… but there’s a point coming here).  I am very proud of our achievements but it has not come without tremendous effort.

On the flip side… Since the beginning of 2010, we have also had 3 clients pass away.  I can’t believe that less than 2 weeks into the year we are already having to help 3 different families as they go through the difficulty of losing someone close to them.  It is a very sobering and humbling experience – 58 is too young to die from Cancer.  You work so hard in your career to enjoy retirement, and it’s not fair to have life cut short like that. 

I had never imagined, sitting in my first interview with the company that I would grow to be so passionate about my career.  They always say… Find something you love. I think it’s more about keep doing the things that you develop passion for, because seriously, “who ever DREAMS of becoming a life insurance salesperson?”

Having the opportunity to meet with people and having a meaningful talk about how best to protect them in the event that they became ill or, how to make sure that your daughter will still be able to go to University and get and education even if Daddy passed away, is what makes it all worthwhile.

Being able to make sure that families don’t have to struggle financially when someone they love passes away is truly a meaningful ability to have.  The burden of having to lose a loved one is already too much without having to add on the stress of “how are we going to pay our bills now”.

I’m going to go now and call some clients and potential clients and talk to them about protecting themselves and their loved ones.  I truly love what I do, and just felt it necessary to share.

Wishing you all the best for 2010.  If you haven’t had a meaningful talk with your advisor about how to protect yourself and loved ones, please call them and set up an appointment.  If you don’t have anyone to talk to, I’d be happy to meet up with you.

Sincerely,

Derek

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