Our team at South Atlantic Management has been working in the insurance industry for over 10 years, and in that time, we have learned a great deal about what it takes to succeed in this business. We understand that for those just starting out in their insurance agent careers, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and to second guess your own judgment, which can make it even more challenging to establish yourself in the field. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate this process alone, but can instead turn to our experts to get the support and training you need to take your career to the next level. An important part of succeeding in any field is learning from the mistakes of others, so we have put together this article covering three common mistakes that can stall your insurance agent career.
1. Not Seeking Out Training and Mentorship- In our experience, the most serious mistake when it comes to insurance agent careers is to try to figure everything out on your own, instead of seeking out advice and training from those more experienced in the field. Our team provides a wealth of training and mentorship opportunities to help you improve your skills, and we encourage you to make use of them.
2. Setting Unrealistic Goals- The second most common mistake that tends to happen in insurance agent careers is agents setting their sights too high too soon. While it’s great to be ambitious and motivated to succeed, it’s also important to keep your goals realistic and in line with your current capabilities and resources. Instead of setting yourself up for failure with unrealistic goals, you can turn to our team for assistance in creating a grounded, workable plan of action.
3. Failing to Manage Time Effectively- Lastly, time management is a key skill for all insurance agent careers, no matter their specialization, and failing to master this skill is a mistake that our team sees again and again. If you struggle with time management, our team has a variety of resources to help you improve in this area so that you can be in full control of your career.