SGA Biography Richard Correa
Colorado and Texas State General Agent, Richard Correa, started from humble beginnings. Before coming to American Income Life Insurance Company, Richard did data entry for an electronic funds transfer company. Richard was living on welfare and food stamps when a recruiter contacted him in 2003.
Within a month after he started with American Income Life, Richard was given his first management contract. He has been in a management position ever since.
“I believe many Agents make it a lot harder than they need too. Use your Managers; they have your best interest at heart and want you to be successful. And always remember, if at first you don’t succeed, do it the way your Manager told you to,” says Richard. “Too many times, early in my career, I tried to reinvent the wheel. I thought I was smarter than the system. I tried to rationalize with my Managers. I thought my eight to twelve months of experience trumped the Company’s 60+ years of experience and my Managers’.”
Today Richard has achieved goals he never thought possible. “AIL has allowed me to take care of my retired parents. My wife, who supported me early in my career, was able to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. It’s all due to the time and financial benefits that AIL offers.”
Richard feels AIL products help people at horrible times in their lives. According to Richard the most important thing Agents need to understand is the difference between them doing their job well and not doing it well could be the difference between a widow losing her home or not. It could be the difference between a child having the opportunity to go to college or not. “That’s how Agents need to approach each appointment.”
Richard often refers to himself as the “poster child” for American Income Life. Richard started off with this Company struggling to support his family. Today, with all the help he received from the people under and above him, he has the opportunity to be State General Agent for American Income Life Insurance Company. A company he feels to be “the greatest company in the world! To everyone who helped along the way, thank you!”