Tag Archives: Professional Development

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Annexus: Your Innovative Annuities & Insurance Solutions Platform with Ron Shurts (Ep. 20)



Advisors, it’s no secret that the annuity industry has substantially grown this year. 

So what better month to discuss annuities than June, which is Annuity Awareness Month? 

In this episode, Jeremy Houser is joined by Ron Shurts, entrepreneur and co-founder of Annexus. Ron talks about his path into the financial industry while detailing how Annexus has expanded within the annuities and insurance field. This expansion has allowed the firm to be named the “Annuity Innovator of the Year” for three years in a row.

Ron discusses: 

  • His beginnings in the financial services arena and the challenges he faced during the process
  • How Annexus provides annuities and insurance solutions to advisors and their clients
  • The secret sauce that makes the company set the standard for the industry
  • Changes and projections for the Fixed Index Annuity (FIA) space
  • And more!

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Ron Shurts is an entrepreneur and the co-Founder of Annexus, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based company dedicated to designing and marketing innovative products that help people grow and protect their retirement savings. With his partner Don Dady, they’ve built a reputation for developing new business strategies and forging partnerships with industry thought leaders, leading insurance carriers Nationwide, Athene, and Securian, as well as some of the world’s largest investment banks, including J.P. Morgan, UBS, Zebra Capital Management, Barclays, Merrill Lynch, etc.




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Creating Impactful Leaders through Greater Connection with Mike Milligan (Ep.18)



Connecting a driven mindset with education and effective systems and practices uncovers record-breaking feats.

In this episode, Jeremy Houser is joined by Mike Milligan, Founder of Ideas by Mike. Mike is a CFP who unveils ways he’s finding success as an advisor, business practices, and operations. Through systems and practices, Mike highlights the critical role InsurMark’s partnership has played in the acceleration of Ideas by Mike, LLC.

Mike discusses: 

  • Ways he is helping his customers during this volatile time 
  • How to invest in your business through different strategies to see impactful growth
  • The power of stories and resources and how they reflect in his own podcast: Stories, Resources, and Ideas
  • How his partnership with InsurMark has supported and excelled his business
  • And more!

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Mike Milligan has been a Certified Financial Planner since 2002. He understands what most people endure in life and understands that life is not a simple pie chart of diversified priorities and passions to spread out risk; we go all in, all the time. That’s why Mike is here to help you with that and learn from your experience so he can pass along what he has learned and what he has lived.

 


Systems and Processes that are Pushing Advisors (Ep. 17)



Advisors face adversities on a daily basis, it is important to learn how to face these challenges with systems and processes to overcome them.

In this episode, Jeremy Houser sits down to discuss the importance of adopting effective mindsets, systems, and processes that will accelerate your business model and let you better help your clients.

Jeremy discusses: 

  • The impact Austin Hatch’s message had with advisors from Episode 16
  • Creating a marketing strategy that supports you and your business model
  • Building client trust in the virtual and in-person setting 
  • How Gen X will be reshaping the financial landscape in the years to come
  • And more

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Adding Grit to Your Mindset with Austin Hatch (Ep. 16)



When faced with adversity, It is up to you to choose a mindset that will drive you towards success. When you establish a greater purpose, your grit will shine through.

In this episode, Jeremy Houser is joined by Austin Hatch, motivational speaker, to share his remarkable story of surviving two plane crashes and learn how to apply his G.R.I.T. mentality to overcome individual and team adversities. 

Austin Hatch discusses: 

  • The power of commitment and how it changes his life
  • What G.R.I.T. means and how to apply the mentality
  • The importance  of establishing a greater purpose and setting standards 
  • How the G.R.I.T. mentality can better prepare you as a financial professional
  • And more

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In the first 27 years of Austin’s life, he survived two separate plane crashes, which led to the tremendous loss of his immediate family, and a severe list of injuries that nearly took his own life. Coming out of a 2-month long coma after the second plane crash, he had to relearn basic life skills such as walking and talking. The adversity he faced was extremely challenging, but Austin made the decision that he was going to find a way to overcome it and fulfill his dream of playing basketball for the University of Michigan.

Instead of choosing to dwell on my circumstances, Austin has decided to share his life experiences with others, providing a variety of organizations with a message about thriving in the midst of adversity, grit and hope. Austin is now a full-time motivational speaker, and considers himself blessed to be able to add value to a variety of organizations across the country.


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Getting Ahead of This Year’s First Quarter with Effective Systems (Ep. 15)



Just like that, the first quarter is over. Hard work coupled with effective communication is necessary to build momentum into the rest of the year.

In this episode, Jeremy Houser discusses the many successes his team of advisors have seen in the first quarter and the several strategies the team has used to surpass their first quarter goals. Learn more about how you can separate your business from the pack through highly effective marketing and systems.

Jeremy discusses: 

  • What is separating certain advisors from the rest of the pack
  • How to effectively market to your specific client base
  • Crafting effective messaging for social media
  • How to adapt your business to build an effective brand online
  • And more

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Leverage Your Mindset with Ricky Kalmon (Ep. 14)



Anything successful requires an investment of time and energy.

To be that better leader, parent, successful entrepreneur, or whatever your internal goal is, you need to take action on creating a better mindset for your day-to-day activities.

In this episode, Jeremy Houser is joined by Ricky Kalmon, mindset expert, motivational speaker, and celebrity hypnotist to discuss changing your habits and the way you think to live a more present life in your personal and professional life. Ricky shares how he has been able to help thousands of people around the world through his mindset message and techniques.

Ricky Kalmon discusses:

  • What mindset means to Ricky
  • Revisiting your subconscious mind to better understand your skill set
  • How to turn off work-mode to be more present
  • How you can update your internal software to be a better you
  • And more

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Ricky Kalmon is a mindset expert, motivational speaker, and celebrity hypnotist who delivers high-energy and motivational keynote programs. His programs are inspirational and offer compelling, applicable tools anyone can use in personal and professional development. Kalmon reveals how our mindset can be the greatest tool in achieving new heights, reducing stress, and increasing productivity and potential. Ricky Kalmon’s mindset message and techniques will change the way you live, work, and think. Kalmon works with Fortune 500 companies, sales teams, leaders, executives, and sports teams, teaching them how to reinforce their thoughts and beliefs to enhance their results. By creating awareness of your thoughts, Kalmon reveals how to enhance your mindset to eliminate doubt and ignite your positive intentions. Through his programs, thousands have changed their world by changing the way they think. In addition, he has made numerous special guest appearances on ESPN, Disney, Hallmark Channel, Fox, FX, E, HLN/CNN, TV Guide and Comedy Central. Ricky Kalmon delivers top rated corporate entertainment and mindset motivational keynote programs for corporate events, meetings and special events.