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Power Women In Insurance


Together we are stronger! On the Power Women Insurance Podcast, we get to ask the questions about how to excel and thrive in the insurance industry as a POWER Woman in this space.

Hosted By

Hosted By

Teresa Kitchens

In this episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens sits down with Erin Kaiser and discusses mental health and how to keep a positive attitude. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Erin explains what it was like for her and her business during the height of COVID. (2:06)
  • Erin shares her experience as a captive agent working for State Farm who later started her own business. (8:44)
  • Teresa shares about being in business for 20 years, and how her divorce impacted her kids. (14:50)
  • Erin shares some of the common pitfalls of being an agency owner in terms of mental health and well being (21:05).
  • Erin shares some of the things that happen to her when she goes into a depressive state. (31:57)
  • Erin explains that even though her business is successful, she has made the decision to sell her business because it is the ultimate best choice for her. (38:42)
  • Erin shares more about the personal reasons that led her to the decision to sell her business. (42:28)
  • Erin explains why she does not believe in the word balance because there are times you will need to be more present in one area of your life and it will never be 50/50. (50:40)
  • Erin explains that an advantage of being a leader is that you have the ability to actually have the want to move through your depression or be aware of it. (55:15)
  • Erin shares that if you feel like you don’t want to do anything, you can do that, but do not unpack your bags and stay in that space. (57:46)
  • Erin advises everyone to have a journal, as journaling has changed her life. (1:04:56)

Key Quotes:

  • “I am a walking example that you can still function at your highest degree, you can still build a successful company, you can still work out every morning at 5:30 am and still be done with your kids after dinnertime and still not be happy. Because you don’t feel filled.” – Erin Kaiser
  • “I don’t believe in the word balance. I know that’s weird. But I think it’s an easy word that a lot of you are using because you have the truth is, you’re never going to be balanced because sometimes in your life, you need to be more present in your personal life.” – Erin Kaiser
  • “Ultimately what made me decide to sell my business was I needed the mental change up of it. I needed to take all the things I love…I’m going to take all the great things that I’ve learned and all the great things that I’ve created and do something really freaking awesome. I’m pretty excited for the next chapter.” – Erin Kaiser

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