Agency Freedom

Agency Freedom


Agency Freedom Podcast exists to help insurance agency owners and sales professionals make the jump from the captive world to the independent side of the industry. We then equip you in every topic imaginable to help you dominate your market once you’re FREE. We deliver authentic, actionable and audacious content and hard-hitting interviews from the best former captives in the country. Make your Freedom Jump with Agency Freedom Podcast.

Hosted By

Hosted By

James Jenkns

In this episode of Agency Freedom Podcast, James talks with two insurance podcasting legends, Zack Gould and Matt Naimoli.

Episode Highlights:

  • Matt and Zack talk about their experiences and how they founded G&N Insurance. (8:54)
  • Matt and Zack talk about what made them realize the value they could contribute to a channel they assumed was much smaller than it really was. (13:13)
  • Zack shares that the BobbleOn experience was motivated by necessity. (14:24)
  • Matt explains that BobbleOn began as a catchphrase, not as a company or brand. (14:47)
  • Zack believes that many of the most successful enterprises are founded to serve and help our past selves. (19:26)
  • According to Matt, nothing surpasses seeing other agency owners succeed and knowing that they have an impact and a positive influence on their performance. (25:32)
  • Matt believes that starting with the end goal in mind is always a wise decision and is important in any project or journey. (28:34)
  • Zack explains that if you don’t believe you’re on the right track, you must alter your path in order to live the life you want. (36:52)
  • Zack and Matt both agree that vision boards are a creative way to encourage people to set goals. (37:43)
  • Matt explains that if you can connect your objectives with the overall goals of your team, you will win. (44:00)
  • Matt explains why they haven’t been as active in the independent channel in the past two years. (51:17)

Key Quotes:

  • “If you can align your goals with your team’s goals in general, you’re going to win.” – Matt Naimoli
  • “There’s nothing that feels better than seeing other agency owners thriving and knowing that we had even 1% of an impact and a positive influence on their success.” – Matt Naimoli
  • “Growth, just flat out is a sexy place to be around. And if you’re an insurance agency that focuses a ton on retention, you’re just not as fun. Retention is important. Serving your clients is important. But, if it’s rephrased in some kind of growth manner, and if you really have a growth mindset as a company, it’s just a more fun company to work with.” – Zack Gould

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