David Hailey

David Hailey

Insurance Agent


Texas Farm Bureau

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I started out mowing yards as a young teen. My parents provided all our needs, But, we had to supply our wants.
When I turned 16 I started working at our local grocery Store.
I kept working there, finished high school and started college. I planned to be a school teacher.
About 1 year into college I was promoted at the same job to Asst Mgr.
I changed my college major to marketing and management.
I was promoted to Store Director and managed 4 different location in our company. During this time I got married and had 2 children.
I worked 30 years for the same company. I worked hard for them and they took care me and my family
I was recruited by a community friend into the insurance business. I have been in this career for just under a year and it has been a great change.

Education

High School
Timpson High School
Bachelor
basics
Panola Jr College
Graduate
Accounting and Business/Management
Stephen F Austin State University

Career

Insurance Agent

Provides families protection for their homes, automobiles, life, health, and many other things.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

Arrive 30 minutes before the office opens to catch up on emails or voicemails before the phone starts ringing. Follow through with scheduled appointments, and set new appointments. I can leave early or work late depending on my production for the day. I try to finish up everything on my desk each day that can be completed.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Customer service and people skills are a huge part of this or most any career. If you don't see you self as a people person, find someone that is and let them mentor you.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Find something you like to do, and do it well. Hard work and dedication is always rewarded..

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
basics
graduate
Graduate
Accounting and Business/Management

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"I did not hagve any discouragement. "

Challenges I Overcame

Financial