Jason's Musings

In most people’s lifetime they may have kids, move, start a new job, buy a house and maybe even sell one too.   I chose to do all of this at once.  Did I say get married?  Well we’re also planning a wedding.  Sometimes, life throws a curve ball, and sometimes it throws the kitchen sink. 

Backtracking a little, I wanted this.  I’m at the next level of my career where I can control my own destiny, and I worked my butt off to get here.   So here’s how it came to be…..

In 2011, I changed careers and went from hotelier to the insurance business.  There was something about being your own boss, making great money and controlling your own calendar that spoke to me.   I had a degree in hotel management and an amazing ten year ride that included lots of awards, travel and John Travolta.   Then, Farmers Insurance came calling, and I answered.   I started out on the ground floor, recruiting new agents for an opportunity that would change their lives and mine.   Luck would have it that I would find a mentor in business who showed me the ropes and promised a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow if I was willing to do the work. 

Fast forward five years, and just after the birth of my twin babies, Austen and Jett (I also have a 7 year old named Zaiden) came the call to interview for the game changer.  Then came the offer, and then came……three months of waiting. First I had it, then I didn’t, then I had it again.  After about fourteen rounds of this kind of back and forth, I told my fiancé Audrey (the wedding) that if it was meant to be, it would be.  Well it was. 

Being a District Manager (the new job) with Farmers isn’t a job, it’s a calling.  I call it the life changer. I respect and admire the position and those in it, and am honored to be have earned the right to be a DM.   Even more so, a DM in my home state of New Mexico.   To be able to come home from Colorado (the move/home purchase/sale) and work with an amazing group of agents has proven to be everything I’ve expected and then some.