Author page: Rickson Dsouza

Case Study: Have You Got Your Lifeboat In Place?

Case Study: Have You Got Your Lifeboat In Place?

When I joined the Life Insurance industry back in 1999, I was a young, ambitious, and impressionable advisor.   I got coached by an old-school advisor who taught me to use some pretty dramatic analogies and metaphors when selling Life Insurance.  Some of these included positioning Life Insurance as a lifeboat or the spare wheel that saved the day when you…

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What It Takes to Succeed – Reflections from Riding 450 km Over 4 Days

What It Takes to Succeed – Reflections from Riding 450 km Over 4 Days

In my last article, I described the three kinds of people that prepare for a race – whether in life or in sport. I realized that while I may have certain qualities from each of the three types, I learned what it really takes to succeed at a challenge may be totally different.  Last weekend I took part in the 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge organized by The First Group.…

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Three Kinds of People that Prep for a Race or for Life- Which One Are You?

Three Kinds of People that Prep for a Race or for Life- Which One Are You?

I’ve been an aspiring athlete for 3-4 years now. And a big part of that involves me preparing for races, whether they are runs, swims, or bike rides. When my fitness and business transformation began at the age of 34, my outlook towards my body and business goals was nothing short of a race. Starting from ground zero, I definitely had a long way to go.  And in having participated in these…

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De-Risk Your Joint Partnership Business with Life Insurance

De-Risk Your Joint Partnership Business with Life Insurance

As an entrepreneur in a joint business partnership, it is important to think about the repercussions your business partner may face should something happen to you.    Would they find it easy to handle the business once you are no longer around? Will there be new stakeholders in the business? And how amicable and smooth would the transition of these relationships…

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