When and how did you first learn about MDRT?
K.C.: Digging into my memory I remember that it was November 2017, when Mr. Costas Karousis came to my office furiously and told me that I must definitely attend MDRT Day in Thessaloniki, in February 2018. He explained to me what it means MDRT, what can I gain professionally from my association with all these charismatic professionals and, of course, it was not at all difficult to convince me to travel to the co-capital!
A year later, standing at the exact same point, he smiled informing me that I was the first insurance agent in Greece to join MDRT from the independent network of insurers!
How has your contact with MDRT affected you professionally?
K.C.: MDRT for me is the best way to get multifaceted, specialized knowledge on my work. If I could present it with an example, I would say the following:
Imagine that there is a huge library, full of books of all categories related to our work. Books that talk about centers of influence, communication techniques, branding, customer service, coaching, handling objections, social media, staff management, balance and health in life, time management, etc. This library symbolizes inexhaustible knowledge. There is, therefore, a magic “pill”, called MDRT, which by taking it makes you able to read directly the essence of knowledge through the tones of the pages.
Who would refuse to take this “pill”?
We would like you to describe an idea from the MDRT Virtual World Congress 2020 that you heard and were impressed with.
K.C. .: Having watched live last year the MDRT conference in Miami, in June 2019, which was attended by more than 13,000 MDRT global members, I was clearly looking forward to the Virtual MDRT Conference 2020!
At this conference there was a speaker who had no professional relationship with our space and managed to inspire me and influence my daily life.
He started his story by telling us that he had a dream. to enter American Survivor as a player… At first, I could not understand what this could have had to do with us and I wondered. In the process, he explained that his mother realized that his participation in this game was important to him and supported his dream for years, although his applications, due to the fact that he did not meet the physical standards, were constantly rejected. Finally, he managed to get in and, against all odds, reached the final and won the game! His mother, however, at the time of his separation, was diagnosed with galloping cancer, a fact that was notified to him. Even when he knew that he would live a few more months, he “forbade” him to leave the game and urged him to live his dream. She did not miss a single day of her smile, she continued to do everything she loved to the maximum and waited to see her son emerge victorious. And that’s how it happened. When she returned home and they saw each other, she closed her eyes.
This moving story teaches us to live each day in the best way for us, not to postpone our important wants, to always be the best version of ourselves in everything we do, to pursue dreams fervently us – there is no limit!
We need to understand the people around us and support their wishes, to create the path for them to realize them, to care! Let us forget selfishness and prejudices. Life is unpredictable and our path to it is unknown! Numerous pleasant and unpleasant, serious and insignificant events shape our mood every day. Time brings everything in a sweet balance, but in all cases. That is why we must live every moment with our soul, as if there is no tomorrow, to cultivate positive emotions at work, at home, in our relationships, in our lives. Keep in mind that any bad moment, thought, feeling is transient. Let’s not waste our time with him! We keep moving with a big smile ..!
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