In June 2018 I had the unique opportunity to speak to the Million Dollar Round Table with over 15,300 in the audience in Los Angeles, CA.
I had submitted my name for 17 years to get on their stage and it finally happened.
What the audience didn’t realize is that I was very familiar on a personal level with their company and industry due to my father’s work in my youth.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share a story like this, as well as have my father in the audience.
Hope you enjoy, and don’t just read this post, you have to watch the video.
Story from your industry to begin talking about the audience itself:
There was a man, he decided to go to college.
As he’s figuring out whether to be a doctor, a lawyer, very capable man, he decided to take a part time job selling life insurance.
Pretty soon, he realized he was making more money than his professors, and he left college.
When he went and told his wife, “I think I’m going to go be a life insurance agent, she went really? Okay. I thought you were going to college. No I’m going to do this, I’m a salesman.”
He became a Million Dollar Round Table member very quickly.
Over 25 years this man did extraordinary things.
His children had no idea how great he was, what type of a legendary performer, although they knew every trip he came back from he had a plaque for the wall. He had plaques all over the house that said Million Dollar Round Table.
A Legendary Performer.
When his children were asked, hey what does your dad do for a living? They said, “He’s either a golfer or a basketball fan, we don’t know. He takes all of his clients to play golf. He takes all of his clients to the basketball games and sits on the front row.”
His Signature Moves became known as the cheerleader of everyone, the great encourager, a legend in his industry of life insurance.
He was the top in the world for many years, all throughout my youth.
Ladies and gentlemen, I’m talking about my own father, his name is John Hewlett, and he is a legend of the life insurance industry. And he’s right there.
My dad is here today, what a blessing.
I remember when I came to him and he said, “So you’re going to go into insurance and carry it on?” And I said, “No I want to be a performer.”
That was disappointing obviously.
But what a great encourager, he said, “I will help you do anything you need to make it in this business”. And along with my mother, this family of mine helped me create what I have created today.
And although it took me 40 years to get on this stage, Dad this one’s for you today. So thank you, I love you.
Every time someone comes up to me and says, “You’re John Hewlett’s son? Let me tell you about how great he is,” they share his Signature Moves.
We all have something that makes us stand out, and are we sharing it?
Post Script: I failed to mention from the stage that he had left the industry over a decade ago, and we were attacked by people wanting his photo all over town. It was hilarious and fun.
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Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, Keynote Speaker for the largest corporate events in the world. His primary message, The Promise, is the philosophy for “Creating Legendary Leaders”, meaning every person in your organization is a Leader. His presentations are intended to provoke you, not just inspire. You will be entertained by one of the most celebrated performers of the past 20 years in Jason’s uncanny performance of music and comedy, while equally discovering your personal differentiator, uniqueness, leadership qualities, and how to improve workplace enjoyment while driving sales to legendary heights. jasonhewlett.com
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