Americans Struggle to Keep Their New Year’s Health Resolutions

October 15, 2015

By  Ayo Mseka While many Americans may spend the fall months recovering from their summertime activities, this is a great time to revisit the resolutions they made many months ago. According to a series of Anthem, Inc. surveys, by last September, a lot of Americans had fallen off their New Year’s resolutions bandwagon. “Life got in the way” was the reason 44 percent didn’t stick to their resolutions. Time (37 percent) and energy (38 percent) are other barriers. And 83 perce...

The Benefits of Mentoring

October 15, 2015

By   Ayo Mseka As part of its research on young advisors, LIMRA has studied the effects of mentoring on professionals who wish to establish sales careers in financial services.  LIMRA found out that among young advisors, 3 in 4 had a mentoring relationship. For the most part, the mentors of these individuals were fellow advisors working in the same firm.  (Managers are more likely to serve as mentors in the affiliated insurance and independent channels.) What is interesting to not...