How a Self-Empowered Mindset Ensures Success

Take powerful steps for yourself, your staff and your community

By Chris Jankulovski

As an insurance broker, you know that the industry is all about managing risk. But have you ever stopped to consider the risks associated with your own mindset? A self-empowered mindset is essential for success in both personal and professional life. So, why does a broker need to know this information, and how can they use it to help themselves and their clients?

Let’s start with the basics. What is a self-empowered mindset? It’s a way of thinking that allows you to take control of your life and your circumstances. Rather than feeling like a victim of your circumstances, you feel empowered to make positive changes and take action toward your goals. A victim mindset can negatively impact your ability to grow your brokerage business and build relationships with clients and coworkers. This can be applied to both personal and professional life, and it can have a significant impact on your success. 

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, individuals with a strong sense of self-empowerment are more likely to achieve their goals and experience success in their careers. They’re able to set and achieve goals and persist in the face of obstacles. They also tend to be more satisfied with their jobs and experience lower levels of stress. These findings are supported by other studies, including one published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, which found that employees with a self-empowered mindset are less likely to experience burnout and more likely to feel motivated to achieve their goals.

How can a self-empowered mindset help you as a broker? For starters, it can help you attract and build a community of people who recommend your business. By having a clear intention on what to deliver for your customers, you can provide them with better service. This will lead to your business attracting more customers and people who want to work with you. Your staff will also benefit from your self-empowered mindset as you will help them in their career paths by providing them with guidance and support.

A self-empowered mindset can also help you become a better version of yourself. When you have clarity of focus, you can recognize your gifts, talents, and passions and use them in service to your community. This can lead to your brokerage business reaching a new level of growth. You’ll be able to identify opportunities for growth and improvement and take action toward achieving your goals.

Finally, having a self-empowered mindset can help you manage your precious resources, such as time, focus and energy. By doing so, you can sustain little steps in the right direction that can make a big impact over the years to come. You’ll be able to prioritize your time and focus on the things that matter most to your business and your clients.

How do you cultivate a self-empowered mindset? It starts with recognizing that you are in control of your own life. You have the power to make positive changes and take action toward your goals. You can do this by setting specific, actionable goals and taking small steps toward achieving them. You can also focus on your strengths and talents, and use them to make a difference in the lives of your clients and community.

Developing self-awareness is also crucial. This involves being honest with yourself and understanding your own thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviors. Journaling or meditation can be useful tools to help you develop self-awareness. Once you have a clear understanding of yourself, you can work on replacing negative thoughts and behaviors with more positive ones. 

Surrounding yourself with positive people and consuming positive content can also contribute to a more positive mindset. Consciously focusing on the good things in your life can shift your perspective and develop a more optimistic outlook. Practicing gratitude daily, such as writing down three things you’re grateful for each day helps you recognize and appreciate the good things in your life, no matter how small they may be.

As an insurance broker, you have a unique opportunity to help your clients and their employees achieve a self-empowered mindset. By providing them with the right insurance coverage, you can help them manage risk and feel more in control of their lives. You can also provide them with guidance and support to help them achieve their goals and live more intentional lives.

In conclusion, as an insurance broker, it’s important to recognize the power of a self-empowered mindset. A victim mindset with disempowering qualities can negatively impact your ability to grow your brokerage business, while a self-empowered mindset can lead to success and growth in your business. Studies have shown that individuals with a self-empowered mindset are more likely to achieve their goals, experience success in their careers, and manage stress better.

Chris Jankulovski is the founder and CEO of Remote Staff, a recruiting company specializing in remote working placements in the Philippines.

He is also author of “Near Death Lessons.”
He learned 14 life-changing lessons through eight near-death experiences, and would love to share them with you.