Faith, Football, and Life Insurance

-DistantDo you know one big reason why many people have trouble relating to life insurance? It’s because it deals with their death. And who wants to talk about that?

This natural and understandable reluctance to face one’s mortality makes the job of the life insurance salesperson harder. The fact of the matter is that any one of us could die today. Or tomorrow. You really don’t know when your time on this planet will be up.

Facing death is tough!

It takes quite some sensitivity and coaching to encourage a prospective buyer to appreciate that reality, and get motivated to buy now. If he or she waits, it might be too late. Their family, business, estate, and favorite charity could unfortunately lose out.

I have found that in some cases, religious people have an easier time facing their mortality. It is important to them to have a “good record” when they face their maker. They often see the purchase of life insurance as accomplishing that. It is an act of love, and caring, and responsibility.

Football men of faith.

It is interesting to note that the starting quarterbacks in this is Sunday’s Super Bowl are both men of faith. The spiritual beliefs of both Peyton Manning and Cam Newton have been widely quoted. Here is a summary.

One statement in particular from Peyton stands out to me, because it reflects the understanding that he may die today:

“My faith has been number one since I was 13 years old and heard from the pulpit on a Sunday morning in New Orleans a simple question: ‘If you died today, are you 100 percent sure you’d go to heaven?’” Manning wrote in his book called “Manning: A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy” (which he authored with his dad Archie, a former NFL quarterback, and John Underwood).

Certainly a core question that we all need to answer, both when we manage our finances as well as when we conduct our lives in general. It makes sense that these great leaders on the football field would be great leaders of their own lives.

Do you agree?

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