We have the opportunity to interview the Founder of Creative Legacy Group, Katherine Adams. Her experience in running a business will help our Business Startup Wannabe readers in their venture to start their own Business from Scratch. Our Spotlight Stories will feature Katherine Adams’s experience in starting her own business.
Please state your name and a little about your current status.
Katherine Adams, Founder of Creative Legacy Group and a working mom to 4 beautiful wildlings under 10!
What exactly does your company do?
Creative Legacy Group protects seniors and their families with Final Expense insurance. We have hand-selected the best carriers in the market to meet all of our clients’ needs when it comes to paying for burial expenses. We work with the clients to help them make sure they have enough insurance coverage so that their family doesn’t have a financial burden when a loved one passes.
How did you start your company/business as a startup?
My husband and I got our insurance licenses in 2013 after his mother passed without any life insurance. We had a new baby and certainly didn’t have thousands of dollars laying around to pay for her funeral. It was a huge financial burden for us and the rest of the family. We got licensed in July 2013 after her passing in May. It has been life-changing for us. We have protected thousands of families since we started our business. Leave a legacy, not a burden!
What struggle did you go through to reach your current status now?
Being a business owner has its perks but can also have struggles. We don’t get paid a salary. In order to make a commission, the policy has to be placed. I think the biggest struggle is being disciplined to push yourself to the next level. There is no one standing over you telling you what to do or not to do. Freedom has a price that you have to be willing to pay! If it’s to be it’s up to me.
How did you manage to cope up with those struggles?
Time management and balance are huge! I have to be organized and stay focused on what is important. You also have to learn to control your controllable! Identify your why and keep yourself focused on daily goals.
Balance is also very important. No one can work 24/7. I am guilty of being somewhat of a workaholic because there are so many people that need my help. I love what I do. I have four beautiful children that are not going to be little forever. You have to learn to make time for family and yourself!
Who inspired you to move forward and influenced you in all your achievements now?
My parents have always been business owners and big thinkers. When you are raised in a family-owned business you started helping at a young age. I also learned the value of a dollar. We had a nice lifestyle growing up but we contributed. We had “skin in the game.”
What piece of advice will you share with those who would like to follow your footsteps?
Plug into a system that has proven success. Read books to expand your thinking. Your brain is a muscle that will atrophy if you don’t use it and take it for a “jog”. Be ethical in everything that you do and leave situations better than you found them.
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