That's too bad you had a bad experience. Maybe Maryland is not the operation for you. My state operation is top notch. The person who interviewed me originally is elsewhere, and I also didn't feel I was given the straight scoop on how things would pan out. After a year doing Aflac, I am having a blast, only beginning to make a "living", and realizing the sky is the limit, compromised only by my ambition.
I was made to believe I could be successful practically overnight. I switched my career completely, from technology management to sales, and it's taken me about a year to see I can be successful. I believe you will fail if:
- You don't believe in yourself.
- You have no cash reserves (that's the biggest reason people quit: they simply run out of money).
- You can't motivate yourself.
- You are not goal oriented.
- You are not a classy person.
- You are a poor communicator.
The bad news: It's commission only. The good news: It's commission only. You also get to work for one of the best companies in the world, with one of the best products in the world.
I always liken to this: You can own a name-brand business of your own, like McDonalds or some other franchise, but you have to cough up a couple million dollars or more. Aflac gives you the best product on the market, a great organization to work with, all the training and marketing materials you want, for free, and no games. I could not recommend it enough, but I have heard about some districts that are a little hard core.