Lakitsia: The community breathes through you

I thought that an insurance agent was sort of like a used car salesman, a shoe salesman – just the kind to talk to you, sell you something.

But State Farm agents really care about their people. They build relationships; they’re involved in the community.

I grew up in Miami so I’ve seen people that, you know, haven’t had enough money to cover their dinners. I’ve seen people that have lost jobs pretty quickly.

And I’ve learned insurance and financial services is that one thing that I can do to help people to figure out how to manage their own destiny. Maybe it’s $50 a month, maybe it’s $25 a month – but everyone can retire.

I think that’s the thing that I like, too, the most about being a State Farm agent, is it helps me to help people protect their family, protect their future, and more importantly, protect their finances.

I think the community breathes through you. You grew up in it – it’s a part of who you are. And you know, naturally, you want to give back – you want to make it better. For me, for my legacy, what I want on my obituary is that I left the world better than it was when I came in.

This story is just one of many unique, personal perspectives on being a State Farm® agent.