DOUG & MICHELLE ROBERTS
LegalShield means to me the ability to work from home for nearly 20 years, be a true part of watching our four children grow up, while making a living, while making a difference. To say it’s been a journey would be an understatement. You learn over time to burn the ships, and don’t look back.
We were introduced to LegalShield by a friend who shared the value of having a Will. We did not have a Will, but knew it was important. That was in October 1998, and we have used the service over and over again. From the buying and selling of our homes, to car purchases, consultations, many document reviews, and of course (four kids) a few moving violations. After seeing the value and importance of the service, I became an associate in April 1999. This, after my employer was going through a restructuring (hint).
I believe our greatest accomplishment has not been reached yet. This is not a job, it’s a true entrepreneurship. A real business. Life is different when you are owner, husband, father, and responsible for the future of all those lives you reach. Yes, monetary milestones like earning the Ring in our 5th year and hitting the Millionaire Club in our 10th year have come and gone. Bigger “wins” are the thousands of employees I’ve talked to and shared these benefits with. Their LegalShield and/or IDShield stories are what makes what our founder, Harland Stonecipher dreamed of: equal justice for all.
Goals today are different than when I started, but some things never change. Asking for 15 minutes, you may or may not be interested, I have something I’d like to show you (Dave and Bev Savula) is still the staple of our business. As we head into 2020, the group scene seems to be changing, our focus will be on providing, protecting, and persisting with our current clients and the new ones we meet.
Honesty and trust in our relationships are what drives our success.
We are only here today because of the people day in and out at LegalShield who care more about us than themselves.
I can’t name all the friends at LegalShield who really make this all work. I am so grateful for them, our Illinois law firm, loving memories of Dave and Bev Savula, Kathryn Walden, Mark Seguin, Jimmy Parrish, Agar Thomas, Rob Vest, and many other true group associates who do it right. To my wife of 33 years and to our four beautiful children, thank you for praying and believing.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.