Since starting a career in the insurance industry, I’ve come to understand the importance of having proper insurance coverages and the consequences those face without it. Even in some of my favorite books, shows, and movies the characters could have greatly benefited from having the right insurance coverages. I have been a Harry Potter fanatic since I was a child, but reading the series now as an adult, I realize that almost all of the characters would have benefited from some form of insurance protection (in the non-magical world, at least.)
The day you look forward to your whole life and spend months, or even years, planning for could be ruined in an instant. Your cherished wedding song could turn into the wedding day blues if things go wrong. No matter the amount of time spent preparing for your big day, events can happen that are out of your control. Purchasing wedding insurance protects your financial investment against unforeseen events.
As the Baby Boomer generation continues to grow older, it’s not uncommon to see aging parents move in with their grown children. Regardless of the reason, this situation is becoming more widespread and could potentially create insurance ramifications. In fact, my mother-in-law just moved into our home and the insurance agent in me needed to make sure insurance coverage gaps did not exist!
Most appliances require attention every now and then to continue running at peak efficiency, and air conditioning units are no exception. Neglecting maintenance will lead to poor performance and a shortened unit life. With the warmest weather of the year just around the corner, here are a few things you can do to help keep your A/C performing at its best.
May is National Moving Month, and given the time of year, it’s no wonder why! It’s an extremely busy period for the real estate market as many prepare to buy and move into their new homes. I’ve also been through my fair share of selling, purchasing, and moving, so it goes without saying that this can be a very exciting, yet very stressful time.
Wood burning stoves are commonly used to heat homes or businesses because it is a cheaper alternative to other heating systems, especially for those who have quick access to standing timber. Growing up in rural, Northwest Ohio, my family used a wood burning stove to heat both our shop and our basement during the winter. The process to cut enough wood for both the winter months and for our summer campfires meant firing up our chainsaws and cutting for most of the day to make sure we had enough to last all year. I remember thinking that if it wasn’t for the ability to use a chainsaw, the process of cutting down trees for firewood would be a lot less enjoyable.
While putting myself through college many years ago, I worked as a server in a couple of casual dining restaurants. Except for the occasional patron that “forgot” to leave a tip and the long odd hours, I loved that job! The satisfaction I got from serving others and seeing my guests having a great experience was very rewarding. Shortly after college, I started my insurance career in claims. Once again, I was serving people and loving it. You may be asking what all this has to do with leadership? The answer – service! I view leadership as a service opportunity. Every day I get to come to work and serve my team. So what does it take to implement service leadership or what is more commonly known as servant leadership? Several necessary traits come to mind: