BLIP Podcast - Helping Agents Build Agencies with Josh Berg

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“There’s a lot of talk about complete transformations of the insurance industry- that’s all hype. Things are gonna change, but being an independent agent is going to be more important now than ever.” (Tolga Demirel, AgencyZoom Co-Founder)
"Look at the top 100 insurance companies and for the most part those guys aren't niche focused. They've got divisions and verticles, but they do more than one thing." (Cameron Pechia - Valley Trucking Insurance)
"Social media is a place where you should stay positive, but you don't have to be fake." (Dani Kimble - The O'neill Group)
"I'm at the beginning of this journey, but I'm in control of my own destiny. " (Andrew Calloway - Agency Owner)
"When the community sees that you are focused on providing a solution for a problem, then they start to trust in what you're doing as a whole for the community." (Aurora Mullett - Intrinsic Insurance)
"Customer service is huge.  When I refer a client to someone, I view that as me guaranteeing my client that they are going to be well taken care of by this person." (Jon Crawford - VIP Mortgage)
"I've never been a huge fan of the pop bys with trinkets or donuts.  I never think 'so and so brought donuts so I'm going to send them a referral'." (Brian Ford)
"The difference between contact and contract is the letter R.  The "R" stands for relationship." (Brandon Smith - GIIG Insurance)
"We want agencies to have a road-map that serves as both a magnet and relieve the burden on their existing staff." (Justin Goodman - CEO Total CSR)
"I'm at the beginning of this journey, but I'm in control of my own destiny.  " (Andrew Calloway - Agency Owner)
"I don't want to put out content just to put out content.  I want it to be valuable." (Chris Greene - The Flood Guru)
"Our success as independents is going to survive and thrive on personal risk manage ment principles and automation." (Chad Spaide - Agency Owner)
Automation in your agency (with Matthias Allred) Automation is one of those things that sounds super sexy and scary at the same time.  If you haven't yet taken the red pill a
"Being a generalist means you're a specialist to nobody." (Zack Gould - BobbleOn)
"Under the captive agency model we were only addressing 15-20% of the market from a rate and eligibility standpoint.  " (Andrew Calloway - Agency Owner)
"You have to figure out what path you want and what your stance is going to be and just stick with it." (Cameron Brown- Agency Owner)
"We're selling insurance!  Do you want to buy some?" (Cliff Hinkle- Agency Owner) "Analog beats digital." (Troy Thompson - Agency Owner)
"For me, blogging is telling a story with a purpose." - Carrie Reynolds (Agency Owner)
"How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.  Treat your goals the same way.  Broken down to small, manageable daily tasks." (Josh Berg - Agency Owner)
"Waking up and crushing your day before most people are out of bed is one of the best things!" (Josh Berg - Agency Owner)
" You don't want to be that monkey who reaches in and grabs it because it's attractive." (Josh Berg - Agency Owner)
"What you should be proactive going after and what you should be marketing for is what you want long term." (Keith Rocha - Agency Owner)
"You have to be willing to spend money to make money." (Shayna Levin - Owner)
"Our world will change and we need to be prepared for that." (Rob Galbraith - Author)
"It goes back to culture, people and trust." (John Darr - Agency Owner)
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