My mother, Alice Merlin, used to try to give me good life advice. One was:
Chip, who are your closest friends that you hang out with? Do they represent your values and where you want to go in life? Don’t hang out with the bad kids.
Alice Merlin was right. She is still right today. I would suggest that we all consider Alice’s suggestion.
If you hang out with hoodlums or people who aren’t transparently worthy, you probably are too. If you associate with people who are trying to improve themselves and do the right thing in life, you will probably avoid many problems in life. Your beliefs and values will change with who you decide to associate and work with.
That doesn̵7;t mean you shouldn’t try to change the path of our brothers and sisters who are suffering or need help. But of course you shouldn’t go with them.
The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters has more public adjusters with a history of handling larger claims and having the best reputation in the public adjuster industry. Why wouldn’t public adjusters trying to improve themselves join in?
It’s almost crazy not to be in a group you can learn from and improve yourself at the highest level. Yet there are many who do not. You can be a member of more than one public adjustment group.
Fifteen years ago I entered NAPIA has many special members:
“The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) has some of the best minds in the world on property insurance claims adjustment… The level of discussion and debate on edge management issues made it one of the best property insurance seminars I have ever attended. “
I have now been involved in three ten figure claims involving and settling matters greater than one billion dollars, three nine figure matters and six over eighty million dollars. NAPIA members were involved in all but two of these.
How many more than eight figure claims are you involved in? A public adjuster received an eight-figure fee check from our trust account. Do you want to learn from people with dedication and such skills?
Today we want to point out that there are many contenders growing in this public customization field that you can find on social media every day. There aren’t many contenders.
So if you like my mom’s advice and you’re a public adjuster, she’d probably ask you:
“If you want to be part of the team of challengers rather than pretenders and your business is adapting to the public, why not try joining NAPIA? They seem like the group you should be trying to learn from.”
I noted down Membership in professional organizations helps a small public adjustment company achieve a big resultthat the current outgoing president of NAPIA, Craig Morrison, long before he was on the board of NAPIA, said the following:
Morrison explains that even as a small operator of his own public fitting company, he found it very important and beneficial to be a member of professional training programs. Morrison acknowledges the cost of being active in multiple associations, but explains his two reasons for going the extra mile and spending the extra dollar.
Number 1: ‘If you want to be successful in a field, you must associate with people who are most successful in that field.’
Number 2: ‘If you strive to do something, you should strive to be the best.’
Craig Morrison got the message. If you are a public adjuster, how do you learn to be your best for your client? Who will you learn from?
Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
—Harriet Beecher Stowe