November 2018 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Dear Fellow IDIS Members:

“The challenges in our lives are there to STRENGTHEN our CONVICTIONS. They are NOT there to run us over.”

Nick Vujicic (motivational speaker born with Tetra-Amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs)

Although our IDIS Annual Conference is over as well as almost all of 2018, I want to extend a personal challenge to you to FINISH STRONG.  Any great athlete or sales professional knows that it is last 10% that can have the greatest impact in the results achieved.  What this means to you is that, if you take this time of year to do a little bit more while many others relax instead, that you will find that you can exceed your goals and help more people at the same time.

This doesn’t mean that you need to necessarily work harder to help more of your clients, especially when it comes to this most important protection.  Take the time to review what is working well for you in helping others and what is not. Then, make the commitment to maximize your time doing more of the first while doing less of the last.

Take the time to make that “one last call,” or make just one more appointment each day.  Reach out to your prospect one more time or ask for the last referral.  Whatever it is that you do best, take the time to finish strong in the last 10% of your day, your week, and your year and see what a difference it makes.  It has been one of the biggest discoveries that I have made in improving my results, and can be for you too.

Finally, be sure to express your thanks for those that have been there to support you along the way.  On behalf of the 2018 IDIS Board, we want to express our thanks to you for making 2018 an incredible year of progress and growth for the Income Protection and the International DI Society.  We are looking for even greater achievements for 2019.

We really want to hear from you.  As we plan for next year, let us know how we can make 2019 an even more incredible year for you and your clients.  Together, we can continue to help more to understand the importance of Income Protection.

Greg Nelson, ChFC, CEBS, DIF

President - 2018

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Calendar of Events

Thank you to all of our speakers, break-out presenters, sponsors and exhibitors who participated in our 2018 Conference held October 21-24 in St. Louis.

Most of all, thanks to all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to attend the event!  If you attended the Conference and have not yet responded to our online survey, we hope you will take a minute to provide your feedback.  It will literally take less than 60 seconds for you to complete.  Please click here to take the survey.

Be watching for information about our 2019 Conference in San Diego!


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Member Benefits Spotlight

IDIS member discount: 20% off select* AHIP online courses and designations

For more than eight years, the International DI Society and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) have worked together to support disability insurance professionals. AHIP is the national trade association representing the health insurance community. Its mission includes providing a range of professional development resources for insurance professionals. (If AHIP’s disability income courses and disability income designation programs are not on your radar, learn more here.)

The benefits of our ongoing partnership extend to you. As an IDIS member, you can take 20% off select* online courses, including:


Your discount extends beyond disability income courses and disability income designation programs. See all your options here.

Get started by creating an account, then enroll using coupon code IDIS18. If you have any questions about AHIP’s online courses, enrollment, or your IDIS discount, email LaQueisa Haynes-Smith at [email protected].

*Excluding Marketing Medicare Advantage + Fraud, Waste and Abuse, Federal Marketplace Training, the Health Savings Account (HSA) Expert Certificate course, taxes, and shipping charges.

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Our 2018 "Let's Hit 300" membership campaign came up a little short -- but the news is still good!

When we started the contest more than 60 days ago, membership stood at 263 members.  During the two-month contest timeframe, we added 18 new members and membership now stands at 281 members. 

Congratulations to the following IDIS members who each won a $100 Amazon gift card as part of the contest:

Bob Land, Landmark Financial Services in Rocky Mount, NC (for joining during the contest timeframe)

Eryka Morehead, Collaborative Planning Group in Omaha, NE (for recrutiing a new member during the contest)

Let's make 2019 the year that we "Hit 300" in IDIS membership!

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Contact Us

The International DI Society
P.O. Box 24133
Omaha, NE 68124

Email: [email protected] 

PHONE:  (Toll-free) 844-249-8806
FAX:  877-355-9226

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