There are no guarantees in this business

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 10:  Football: New York Jets QB Joe Namath casual on beach with media and fans before Super Bowl III game vs Baltimore Colts, View of Brent Musburger (far L), Fort Lauderdale, FL 1/10/1969  (Photo by Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)  (SetNumber: X13781)   Original Filename: 81803086.jpg

I was in college and a political friend guaranteed that if we formed a political party to take over the student government, we all would win. We lost because we didn’t know the lengths our opponents would take to beat us including having poll workers tell people not to vote for us.


I started my own practice and my largest client at the time was a southern third-party administrator. The owner guaranteed we would be rich when he’d push out his multiple employer plan service. Of course, he wasted enough time so that the Department of Labor could put the kibosh on Open MEPs in May 2012.

There are going to be people in this business who will guarantee you outcomes and promise you wishes, but you’re likely to face disappointment than get the promised success because there are no guarantees in this business and I guaranteed that.

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