THE SILVER LINING To Your Life & Health
I F ound M y C alling at H ome
Right Here in Atlanta
had all my files in there. Everything I needed to be successful in the career I had built was in the backseat of that car. I filed a police report, and the vehicle was found the next day with just one problem: All my files were gone — everything . This meant I had to start over from square one. Despite how it may seem, it was the best thing to happen for my career. The incident is what made me decide to strike out on my own. I didn’t want to be a manager anymore. I had spent the better part of my career focusing on everyone else and giving no attention to myself. If I was going to start over, I wasn’t going to work for anyone but me. WHEN I STARTED WORKING IN INSURANCE, I WAS FINALLY PURSUING “ Hamilton Insurance Group was born with a direct focus on helping people. Many of these big firms tell you, “You need us.” They have slick advertising and will sell you over the phone on how they’ll protect you in ways others can’t. But they’re wrong. These companies don’t send someone to your house. They don’t know the local market, don’t take the time to address EXACTLY WHAT I HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR.
I never thought I’d be in sales, but now that I am, I can’t fathom doing anything else. When I was in college getting my finance degree, I always pictured myself on Wall Street or working as the next hot real estate developer. I even completed my MBA at the University of San Diego and thought I knew where I was headed. Right out of graduate school, I started working for a small developer in San Diego. I enjoyed what I was doing, and was making okay money, but something was missing.
There was an innate desire to make a difference in the lives of others, but I couldn’t find the right avenue. I moved back home to Atlanta and tried acquisitions (buying apartments), and the job was good, but it still wasn’t great. I worked in the mortgage business, but I couldn’t have my life dictated by the whims of the real estate market. My children like to eat a couple times a day, you know? When I started working in insurance, I was finally pursuing exactly what I had been looking for. But then something happened that turned out to be both the best and the worst thing to happen to my career. In 2010, my car was stolen. Normally, this isn’t too much of an issue, but I
your individual needs, and don’t have empathy. Plenty of companies will enroll you, but once they’ve done that, they won’t provide you with the continuing service you need. I get to help my clients, educate them, and show them I care. I look at these people struggling with health issues and insurance claim problems, and I put myself in their shoes, thinking, “God forbid that would be me and no one would take the time to care about my family or my future.” That’s the care you receive when you work with Hamilton Insurance Group; we go way beyond a sales call. –Duane Hamilton 1 770-744-1855www.hamiltongroup.com
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