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This Holiday Season, Surround Yourself

By Sarah Walsh

Surround yourself with people who add value to your life. Who challenge you to be greater than you were yesterday. Who sprinkle magic into your existence, just like you do to theirs. Life isn’t meant to be done alone. Find your tribe, and journey freely and loyally together.  ~Alex Elle

A friend recently shared the above quote. I love it and wanted to share it with you!

Surround yourself with people who add value to your life. The older I get, the clearer it becomes.  Our time here on this good earth is really limited so it ought to be spent with those we love, respect, admire.

Who challenge you to be greater than you were yesterday. Again, the older I get, the clearer it becomes.  We ought to never stop learning or striving to be better human beings tomorrow.  And sometimes we need a little nudge.

Who sprinkle magic into your existence, just like you do theirs. Magic – the word itself is magical! When you meet someone who sprinkles magic you know it. And magic received ought to be given back.

Life isn’t meant to be done alone. Yet more truth learned with age. We need each other. And when we think we don’t need each other – we really need each other.

Find your tribe, and journey freely and loyally together. We belong to many different tribes. I am grateful to belong to this one with you. 

With 2018 nearly in the rear view mirror, let’s take time to celebrate who we are, what we are and where we’re going. It was a banner year because of the contributions of each and every one of us. And I’m not just talking numbers (although they are good!). There are so many stories that highlight our 3 C’s, all done through the thoughtful practice of our core values of Respect, Accountability, Balance, Integrity and Excellence. And while it’s always nice to look back, it’s hopeful to look ahead. 2019 promises to be yet another exciting year for us. There is no question that things will unfold for each of us and our company that we can’t anticipate today. That reminds me of another favorite quote…Life is a mystery to be lived, not solved.  We’re ready for you 2019!

Earned Designations and Completed Programs

  • Sean Blomquist, Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS)
  • Ashli Carlson, Healthcare Compliance Professional (HCP)
  • Tina Estill, Transportation Risk and Insurance Professional (TRIP)
  • Caitlin Finnicum, Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR)
  • Cara Longinotti, Associate in General Insurance (AINS), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS)
  • Jessi Niehus, Personal Lines Coverage Specialist (PLCS)
  • Lucy Normandeau, Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist (ERIS)
  • Chris Ostheimer, Small Business Coverage Specialist (SBCS)
  • Sherrie Paulson, Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS)
  • Traci Ross, Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR)
  • Nicole Steinborn, Associate in Insurance Services (AIS)
  • Barb Thayer, Small Business Coverage Specialist (SBCS)
  • Eli Biondine, Small Business Coverage Specialist (SBCS)
  • Alyssa Creighton, Group Benefit Associate (GBA)
  • Molly Howe, Personal Lines Coverage Specialist (PLCS)
  • Sean McCutcheon, Certified Insurance Councilor (CIC)
  • Debbie Mills, Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI)
  • Jenny Pettit, Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS)
  • Kaylee Rabson, Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR)
  • Rhonda Schultz, Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS)