J. Allen Gayle is Vice President of Downing & Gayle Insurance Services
Nature of Business:
Downing & Gayle Insurance is an independent insurance agency which has been serving NC since 1988. We offer Personal Lines policies (Auto & Home, etc.); Commercial Lines (General Liability, Property, Buildings, Workers Compensation, Commercial Auto); Life Insurance and Group Health insurance.
What Allen has been up to since his participation in 100 Days to Abundance/Team Nimbus:
2011 ended up as a down year for us. However, this year started out very well and has continued to improve each month. We have already exceeded last years numbers by the end of May 2012. 100 Days to Abundance is not an overnight fix, but it works. Honestly, it’s like all diet plans, they all work, but you’ve got to do them. No matter how good ideas are, they never work if you don’t put them into action!
Although the unemployment numbers are still bad and the global economy hasn’t improved much either, the economy in the Triangle Area and Eastern NC has begun to show some improvement. I feel our business is in the right place, with the right tools and poised to move forward with every opportunity. All indications show this year has the potential to be the best year in the history of our company, barring any catastrophic losses (hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.).
Allen’s best advice to other small business owners:
You’ve got to have Integrity. Integrity – Do what you say you are going to do and do the right thing, even when no one is looking. Listen, the ability to share the “good”, the “bad” and the “ugly” with millions of people in a matter of nano seconds is ever present. So do the right thing, do it well, and be visible, in networking groups, on social media websites or on the internet via your own website.
Success is not the achievement of your Goal. Success is the execution of a well prepared plan that guides you step by step to the accomplishment of your Goal.