Lakitsia: Play hard, work hard, have fun

When I think about all the things that are important to me, I think the first thing was when my husband proposed to me. The second thing was when my kids were born.

But then the last thing that I think has been the most important thing is when I became a State Farm agent.

It was the one thing in life where I could play hard, I could work hard, I could have fun doing it.

Let’s start with the trips. This year alone we’ve gone to over four places. Next year we’ll be going to Rome.

It’s a result of the hard work.

If you’re that person that’s looking for career advancement, now you’re in charge of your own destiny. So it gives you control of what your next step is.

This is about whether you sold it or you didn’t – did you keep a customer or not.  It’s totally objective.

But the most important thing is that 80-year-old customer I have that I’m talking to her, and we just figured out how to help her meet her budget. And we got her homeowner’s insurance right down to something she can afford, and she goes to her backyard and brings back some peppers that she grew personally. That’s success to me.

This is the one thing that you can do for yourself, for your family, for your friends and everyone around you, that is going to be the most rewarding thing that you’ve ever done.

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