Weekly Agent Spotlight - Mike Shroades
This week's spotlight agent is Mike Shroades!
Mike's agency is growing rapidly and he is currently 42nd in the company with $283,675 IP Production!
We spoke with Mike to get some insight on his journey with Family First Life:
How did you get started with Family First Life?
"Prior to getting started with Family First Life, I was working for the federal government and running a couple of my own businesses as well. After the 2008 recession I started to really struggle to pay my bills. My sister is best friends with Mike. K and he introduced me to the opportunity. At first, I was a little skeptical, but after Mike flew me out to the annual convention I told him I was in!"
Your agency has currently issued over $1.6 million for the year. When and why did you start to build your agency?
"My first year with Family First Life I just focused on my own production. I started to gain good hiring momentum in Jul. 2018. I wish I would have started hiring my first year but I didn't fully believe I could do it at the time. After I started making money and heard Mike. K talk about it frequently was when my confidence grew enough to start building."
Your agency and personal production has really grown these last few months. What have you been doing differently that has caused that?
"I decided to hire a full-time admin who has really freed up a lot of my time. She handles communicating with the agents, contracting, and manages my pending business. I know having her has really helped our agency to grow."
What is your goal for 2020?
"My Goal for 2020 is to personally issue pay $730,000 for the year which is around $61,000 per month. I've started writing annuities recently as well so I know I can hit those numbers."
FFL is extremely thankful for Mike as well as all of our producers! We hope that others who may be struggling will find some encouragement and advice that will help increase their own sales.
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