Today, I turned down an opportunity from a major national carrier to work at a drug store to find perspective enrollees for their Medicare plan. I would have been at the store three times a week, sitting at a table replete with the company’s information and my business cards. Mind you, this is a great retail location with lots of traffic, great management, and an insurance carrier who offers great products with many extra benefits. I know I would have made multiple contacts with interested individuals, a good percentage of whom would have become my clients. Last year I worked at this location and had much success. Still, as excited as I was about the appointment I know I did the right thing in not taking advantage of it at this time. You see, my wife has a heart condition and a valve replacement and with the Corona virus still running out of control throughout the nation there were no doubts in my mind I was using good common sense. Here in the Coachella Valley the Eisenhower Hospital’s ICU unit is at or near capacity due to COVID-19, the death rate continues to rise, and still there are those who resist wearing protection which blows me away. If I had decided to cover my retail post during this perilous time and then brought home disease to my wife that could have caused serious problems for her, I never would have been able to forgive myself. So, I will continue to work from my office in Palm Desert, helping beneficiaries six days a week, albeit virtually. Better to do less business and stay safe, especially with our medical conditions and being in our 80s. To do otherwise would be foolish indeed.
IS LIFE WORTH MORE THAN MONEY?