Felipe Barganier brings nearly 20 years of knowledge from the insurance and financial service industries to The Success Network. As the CEO of GAB International, LLC, an insurance, employee benefits, retirement benefits and payroll provider, he is one of the only African-American founders of successful benefits brokerage firms. His work extends globally through GAB International, as well as his bestselling book "Breaking Through The Status Quo" - a compilation of industry best practices and influential advice to guide business owners.
In his inaugural podcast, Felipe provides a 10,000ft view of his life, including the trials and tribulations faced within the corporate insurance and financial service industries, as well as the personal tragedies that forced him to look inward. Before you can change your life on the outside, Felipe encourages all to focus on The Business of Your Mind.
00:41: The purpose of The Business of Your Mind podcast
05:15: His start in 'Corporate America' - "Always read the employee handbook"
08:17: Perception is projection
10:36: People can change and they don't know me
14:00: Meeting with financial advisors for new career opportunities
17:34: I took the leap of faith towards a new life - stolen scrubs story
22:02: Begin thinking positively about everything - stop saying 'try' or 'but'
27:02: Writing down all the goals he wanted to accomplish in life when he was 13 years old
31:05: The importance of your spouse believing in you and your dreams
39:40: You have to be willing to do things that make you uncomfortable
41:42: Meeting gospel radio DJ Larry Young and getting opportunity to be on his station
46:04: Going on the air and watching his business skyrocket as a result
50:38: Leaving his firm after they took business away from him
54:04: I don't burn bridges, I blow them up
56:16: Getting into insurance and benefits sales
59:20: Something magical happens when you hire the right people
01:06:10: Three separate tragedies striking within one year
01:09:37: Soul searching
01:13:00: I stopped worrying and started doing
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