A Message of Holiday Reflections from First Financial Security, Inc. Co-CEO Debbie Gerlicher

As another year draws to a close for First Financial Security, Inc., it’s normal to reflect on the past 12 months.  It’s not only normal, it’s healthy to take inventory over all that has transpired and evaluate our contributions to this little piece of history. These holiday reflections will help guide the direction you will take in the upcoming year.

It also is perfectly normal to look ahead – to anticipate … what’s next.  What excites us about the future?  What are the things and events we want to avoid?  What do we need to do so that every step we take in 2016 is contributing to our goals and dreams for the future – both collectively and individually?

So, once the presents are unwrapped and the guests are on their way home, make some time for holiday reflections – examine the past and anticipate what’s ahead.

When I start reflecting on 2015, I know First Financial Security, Inc. has met with a few challenges, but facing these issues is what makes us stronger as an organization. If we aren’t changing, we aren’t growing.

First Financial Security also made great strides. Phil and I have seen FFS grow tremendously in areas, such as camaraderie among the teams, between the teams and home office, between all of us and our carrier relationships.  FFS is not only succeeding and growing as a corporation but also as a huge family with common goals, common values and a common vision.  All of this had to take place before we could begin experiencing significant growth. We must be united in purpose and mission!

We have also seen an explosion of goodwill at First Financial Security as all of you are reaching out in your communities to help others.  So many of you have taken women under your wings and literally fed them and held their hands as you trained them to be successful in the life insurance industry.  Many of you have donated hundreds of backpacks and school supplies to kids in low-performing school districts.  And through LiSA Initiative, many of you are teaching financial literacy in such diverse places as prisons and fraternities and transition homes.

With all the other positive things happening in our company, this outpouring of kindness and goodwill is perhaps the most important indicator that FFS is alive, healthy and thriving, and that we are on the verge of having our greatest year ever.

Now, let’s look to the new year.  Keep up the tremendous job you are doing of sowing seeds of kindness and generosity everywhere you go.  Keep on reaching out to grab the hand of that woman that is desperate for a new chance in the business world. And keep building bridges and cultivating relationships within and without this great organization called First Financial Security, Inc.

And let’s not forget to focus on building our businesses in 2016.  The more successful you become, the more opportunities you’ll have to provide for others.  And that means more families will be protected with life insurance.

We have everything we need to be successful.  The system, the technology, the relationships, the products, the knowledge … we lack nothing.  It’s all there – the rest is up to us.  Let’s go out and make 2016 First Financial Security’s most successful year yet.  Together, we can do it.

Phil and I are so very proud to be a part of this great family.  We love and appreciate each one of you.  From our home to yours, we wish you joy and peace this Christmas Season.

God bless.