As I was preparing to write about my experience and ask for a reference letter, I got this note from Ken Kolosso. I have to tell you, I was impressed with what he said, but even MORE impresses with the timing. The event was just a week ago and I already had a reference letter!
Do you know how long it takes me to get a referral? Not 1 week! I have a rule: the second that a referral comes in, I will post it.
Meeting Ken’s 2 teams was an experience.
We arrived in Omaha at 11:35 PM…and still got an Uber driver (love that service). We got checked in, jumped into bed by 1:30pm and was up at 5:30am to get ready for the trip…only 4 hours of sleep. I don’t have to tell you this: I NEED my sleep…and so does Jill!
We got up and meet Dylan at the lobby. He arrived early; I have to admire that trait in him. Dylan, my navigator, rented a Ford Expedition so we went in style. He set cruise control at 81 and we FLEW…for 1.5 HOURS!
We got there early…so I had time to set things up. Case in point: when they introduced me, I usually open up my speech by attempting to tie my tie. I totally blanked out and got right into my speech. The audience didn’t know about the sequence, so that was ok. But then I got to a slide, and couldn’t remember what I was supposed to say. What felt like 2 minutes…was probably a few seconds; I flubbed a little. I said I would do better at the speech tomorrow.
Then, we had to wait, as the other presenters gave their talk. During one part, I just couldn’t keep my eyes opened for a part of it; I kept dozing off. I felt bad for the speaker; I just couldn’t help it. I wanted to say something, but he left as soon as he was done.
This time, we went to bed at 10:00pm!
We got up and met Dylan at 7:15am (again, he was early) and we made it there in record time: 28 minutes. The speech the next day went GREAT. A portion of Ken’s quote:
After hearing from Gordon and Jill, people will come away inspired and truly blessed. Financial advisors will have a renewed passion and desire to share the need for disability insurance (aka income replacement insurance) when doing holistic planning for their clients.
I feel blessed to have meet Dylan and Ken; they were fantastic to deal with and I feel honored to have worked for them.