Business Owner
LegalShield has literally changed my life! Though I had some previous experience as an insurance agent when I signed on with LegalShield, I was using my time volunteering for a non-profit and teaching piano. I had been out of the insurance industry for about seven years and had never done employee benefits. LegalShield came my way at the perfect time. I had been considering what I would do if something happened to Bob and I lost his income. Crunching numbers made it glaringly obvious that volunteer work and piano teacher income would NOT pay the bills! I had options: earn more money or buy a whole lot more life insurance. Given those options, I decided to give LegalShield a go. To my absolute delight, I quickly found a niche in the employee benefits arena. In just over a year, I consistently earned the $1,500 per month needed for the mortgage. I cut back my studio hours for the 2016-2017 school year and in May 2017, I closed Swarner Studios and went full-time with LegalShield. Emboldened by the rapid success, we decided to start the $50,000 home renovation we had been dreaming about for 13 years. To make the project even more interesting, we decided to take a leap of faith and fund the entire project with LegalShield money we had not yet earned. I worked feverishly in May, June and July to keep up with the payments. The builder was paid in full in August 2017, and shortly thereafter, I got the call that we were the newest $50,000 Ring Earners. Living in our newly renovated house made us believe that anything was possible! Bob had his degrees and professional salary, but a six-figure income was never imaginable for me. For the first time in my life, I was offering a professional service and earning a professional salary. Just eight months after earning the $50,000 Ring, we paid off our house and earned our $100,000 Ring. I have renewed my insurance licenses so I can handle all my clients’ needs and help other benefits brokers understand the advantages of bringing LegalShield and IDShield to their employee groups. In only four years, I have traveled more, earned more and gained more confidence than I ever thought possible. I have learned that being a woman is not an excuse for mediocrity or a hindrance to success. Life is what you make it. We now have two granddaughters and a third on the way. As our family continues to grow, we want to set the example that there is no limit to what can be accomplished with a great work ethic and a powerful service. LegalShield is doing more than changing our bank balance. LegalShield is enriching our lives and the lives of those around us.