In 1963, a personal event changed the life of a young high school football coach and father. Art Williams was prepared for everything except his destiny. In April of that year, Art Williams father died of a sudden heart attack at the young age of 48 years old. While the loss of his father at such a young age was devastating enough, nothing compared to the financial struggles that his mother was about to endure alone. His mother was left little savings, a small life insurance policy and two siblings to raise, and Art knew something else had to be done.
During that time period, people cared little of owning or investing in whole life insurance. For the average family, investing in life insurance was simply expensive and considered by many as just a luxury. People concentrated more on working hard, paying the bills and just being able to get by. But, for Art Williams, struggling to pay the bills and getting by wasn’t good enough.
Having no experience in life insurance or investing, Art spent the next decade learning everything he could about the industry. He dedicated himself to the idea that people could have better options in their lives and be better prepared for the unexpected.
In 1977, this once high school football coach did the unexpected and entered the insurance industry. What he accomplished over the years was truly an inspiration. His story is filled with triumphant, victory after victory, scandals, and even defeat. Yet, it is one of the most inspiring entrepreneurial successes of our time. From 1977 to 1990, Art Williams surprised the insurance industry and built one of the largest organizations in America. His company achieved cumulative sales of over $300 billion simply by introducing “Term Life” insurance to the average household.
This one time “coach” believed in the simple philosophy that leadership was the key to success. One of his best and most inspirational speeches “just do it” focuses on the attitude and importance of leadership. Watch it below and share the inspiration with others.