Trust us when we say we know how stressful being an insurance agent can be. Not to mention, we’re right in the middle of the busiest time of the year! That’s why we at Senior Marketing Specialists thought it was time to publish an Agent Care and Encouragement (ACE) post about coping with work stress. Whether you are dealing with a little or a lot this AEP season, know that SMS is here for you and your business! Look for an ACE post each Friday for helpful strategies for putting yourself first so your company is able to flourish.
How to Handle Work Stress
This week’s topic focuses on dealing with work-related stress. The article, Coping with stess at work, published by the American Psychological Association on www.apa.org, overviews common sources of work stress. It also discusses the effects of uncontrolled stress as well as the steps you can take to manage stress in the work place. This easy read is a great reminder that everyone experiences some sort of stress at work and that there are an array of options designed to help you cope with it.
- Common Work Stress Sources: low wages, heavy workload, few opportunities, little challenge, little control, conflicts, and unclear expectations.
- Effects of Uncontrolled Stress: negative physiological symptoms, poor health conditions, and unhealthy coping strategies.
- Managing Work Stress: track it, develop healthy responses, establish boundaries, recharge, relax, speak with supervisor, and get support.
How SMS Can Help
Let us take a load off your shoulders with the myriad of services we offer! Senior Marketing Specialists is here for you, the independent agent. The following are just a few things we can do to make your life less stressful.
SMS Support: We offer all kinds of support! Call us with your questions, for advice on a new marketing campaign, for certification training, or just to vent! We are proud to take the guesswork out of your job. No need to stress over having an outdated app or old rate quote either. You can also find support on the SMS Quote Engine.
Marketing Pieces: The SMS Agent Marketing Portfolio (AMP) program is available to all Senior Marketing Specialists contracted agents. These generic marketing pieces are customizable and come in a variety of colors to showcase the style of your business. Don’t stress over creating your own marketing pieces! Simply order your favorite professionally designed and compliant pieces from our AMP program and we’ll take it from there.
Administrative Training: Bringing a new person onto your team can be a stressful situation in itself. Then you have to train them! Let SMS help ease the transition for both parties with our Administrative Training Program. This flexible training can be done in person or online and can be customized to fit the duties of your non-agent staff. Call us for details! 800-689-2800