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As Colleen Blum is known for saying in our office: “Holy Hannah!” Raise your hand if you are FINE (aka, Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic or Emotional?  Not sure about you all, but everyone I talk to in our industry is spent.  The only time open enrollment / 4th Quarter has felt this insane before was my first ACA open enrollment many moons ago.  Not sure if people just ignored things last year or what, but it’s like everyone is coming out of the woodwork!  We are working on taking things one week at a time, but sometimes it seems like all the weeks want to collide together until we cry “Uncle!”

Anytime I would get frustrated or overwhelmed as a kid (or adult), my dad used to say, “You got this, Suz, it’s no step for a stepper.”  After he passed, I got that tattooed on the inside of my wrist on his following birthday and I find myself looking at it often these days.  During the month of November, I try to focus on gratitude, because I have oh so much to be thankful for, but man, I’m just going to recognize…it’s rough.  So, if you are struggling these days and think you are on an island, know you are not alone. I see you and so many others in our industry do, too.  I am grateful that I have the Wonder Woman Mastermind that came out of this series as well as my Blueprint Mastermind run by Kyle Gorman where I can connect with other industry folks and brokerage owners around the country when I need a quick check-in.

One of the other things that keeps me grounded and motivated is meeting these incredible women each month and hearing about what they are doing, their passion for our industry and how they are striving to make it even better.  If you are looking for some motivation, you’ve come to the right place. Get ready to be wowed by Helen and Jeanora, the newest members of our Wonder Woman Crew!

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