Welcome to “Discovering Wisdom, over Coffee with Mark Bertrang”, author in “Investments Don’t Hug; Embracing the Life Insurance Asset”.
During each podcast, Mark visits with a guest who shares life experiences, career knowledge and the gift of their personal wisdom. Knowledge may be acquired quickly; but, wisdom often takes a lifetime.
Each of these audio podcasts are like sitting at a table with Mark and a guest, sharing important lessons of wisdom over a cup of coffee. Discussions may be mild, while some conversations may be of a bold, dark roast variety; but the goal for each is to provide new information from an expert in their field to help make your life more fulfilling.
Coffee Break – Dead Baby Chicks, Lost Mail
A recent visit to a Farm & Fleet Store reminds us all of how easily life can end. This should be a story of newborn baby chicks and ducklings. At a time around Easter, when life is new and precious a story told like this by an employee of the store recently visited reminded me of the simply fragility of life and how all the planning, we do can be undermined by something as simple as a lost package in the mail.
Special Needs Children – Part Two: Where to begin
Planning for the lifetime needs of a special needs child is a great undertaking. Grady Jennings of the Dignity Group shares the work he does to assist families navigating the planning for their special needs children. Dignity Group empowers families through seminars, workshops, support groups, community gatherings, and free online learning materials. This second part of Grady’s story helps to explain how to journey through the system.
Special Needs Children – Part One: James’ Story
Planning for the lifetime needs of a special needs child is a great undertaking. Grady Jennings of the Dignity Group shares his personal story of the unexpected birth of his son James, who was a downs syndrome child. James changed Grady’s life and his career practice. Dignity Group empowers families through seminars, workshops, support groups, community gatherings, and free online learning materials. The first part of this episode sets the story of how this journey began.
Coffee Break - You’re not guaranteed Life Insurance: A story that didn’t make it into Mark Bertrang’s book.
Mark Bertrang shares a story of a client who approached him at the beginning of his career, asking him to complete an application for life insurance. After finishing the questionnaire, ordering the medical tests and receiving approval from the insurance company, Mark was ready to deliver the policy only to be told the client had changed their mind about the purchase. What happened next forever made an impression and an unsettling realization – You’re not guaranteed Life Insurance.
Growing a Positive Attitude Life – Guest: Sheldon Singleton
Through a year of the Covid-19 pandemic, racial unrest, of Black Lives Matter comes a message of individual responsibility. What choices do we make each and every day? We are all role models – either good role models or poor role models; other people have their eyes on us to see how we handle the choices in our own lives. We can live our lives to be uplifting or downgrading. It’s our choice. Financial advisor Sheldon Singleton shares his story of being a positive influencer in today’s uncertain w
Coffee Break - AM/FM Radio & Life Insurance: What does Life Insurance and Radio Waves have in common?
Amplitude Modulation and Frequency Modulation are the scientific terms for AM or FM radio. Are we planning for the “line of sight” like FM radio waves travel or can we bend the impact from our lives, similar to how AM radio waves can travel over countries and to the four corners of the world? AM radio, like solid whole life insurance can expand our horizon beyond what we can see with our eyes.