Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Promote Optimism and Overcome Fear: The Allstate Good LIfe

This post brought to you by Allstate. All opinions are 100% mine.

Allstate's "Good Hands for a Good Life" is a new and different philosophy for an insurance company. After working in the insurance industry for over 15 years now, I can tell you that "new" and "different" is "awesome" and "welcomed".

Personally, I've had my cars and homes insured with Allstate for as long as I've had cars and homes. And it's not just so I can speak in that deep, mainly voice like the guy on the commercials (although I do consider that a perk), it's because Allstate is a quality insurance company with excellent financial ratings and customer service.

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The new Allstate commercial shows us that there are risks everywhere, but we can't let them keep us from achieving our goals. If we rely on optimism, we can overcome fear, and then, the sky's the limit!

The Allstate Good Life is happening all around us. In posts on social media or in conversations with friends, we can see people who are promoting good versus just taking care of the bad. And that's exactly what Allstate is doing, too.

Check out this short video to see what I mean.

Allstate's philosophy really resonated with me because I can relate to how taking one chance - and allowing optimism to overcome fear - can change lives forever.

When my Dad was 29-years-old, he left his grocery store management job to pursue his dream of owning his own insurance agency. He left a good salary, job security and company benefits with four hungry mouths to feed at home.

Dad started his business with a legal pad, a pen, a telephone and a phone book. He called on businesses for months, trying to gain new clients, but it was a slow-growing process. I'm sure he thought about giving up a time or two or twenty. I'm sure he worried that he'd made a mistake. But he kept going. He wasn't going to let fear keep him from his dream!

Today, we have a successful insurance agency that provides a job and benefits for, not only my parents, but for me and my two sisters as well. We are so blessed to work together everyday and grow something that we really believe in. For us, our job isn't just a job; it's an extension of our family unit.

My life, my husband's life and my children's lives are completely different and better because one man didn't let fear hold him back. My Dad accomplished his dream, so now I get to live out mine.

We all have times in our lives when we overcome doubt in order to get to the Good Life. Maybe you experienced a hard time with your spouse or child, but you got through it and the relationship is even stronger now. Or maybe you moved out of state, but then you met new friends who feel like family.

Please share a time when you conquered adversity and achieved the Good Life in the comment section below, so we can promote optimism. The world could always use a little more of it.

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