Winter in the Hudson Valley: President’s Message
I hope you are well and are looking forward to the promises of the new year!
As 2019 comes to a rapid close, it’s an ideal time to do some self-assessment in the hopes of uncovering opportunities for personal and professional growth. Here at Statewide Underwriting Services, we try to work and live by our core values:
This is a daily challenge; a daily priority. Still, I’ve committed to memory several affirmations that often help me maintain my commitment to what is truly important in life – my core values:
- The past can’t be changed.
- Everyone’s journey is different.
- Things will get better with time.
- Overthinking leads to anxiety.
- Positive thoughts create positive actions/behavior.
- Smiles are contagious.
- Kindness is free.
- You only fail if you quit.
- Whatever goes around comes around.
This short and powerful list reminds me of how little we are able to control things that occur in our hectic daily lives. However, over the course of each day, let’s instead strive to focus on those that we can control:
- Your thoughts
- Your honesty
- Who your friends are
- What you read
- What you eat
- What risks you take
- How often you exercise
- Kindness to others and yourself
- Saying thank you and I love you
- Asking for help when needed
- How you invest and spend your money
- The amount of effort you put forth
Change in life is constant, but can sometimes cause anxiety. Let’s all focus on our futures, not our pasts. Focus on the positive things over which we have control in our daily lives. See what a difference this more positive mindset can make every day. Be thankful!
The new year will bring several changes at Statewide Underwriting Services. We have several new employees, new processes and systems, and new products in the pipeline. Several of these are highlighted in this issue. We’ll communicate important and helpful information regularly.
Meanwhile, our relationships remain – as always – our top priority. Whatever your thoughts, concerns, or questions, we’re available to listen and help however we can.
Thank you for your business and your continued partnership,
Eddie Harper, ARe, MBA
President & CEO
Statewide Underwriting Services