A and H Insurance Blog

This blog explores topics related to the modern business world. Occasionally, we will post feature articles about local businesses who are clients of our agency. 

November 11, 2019

Insurance can be kind of a bore to talk about. However, it is a crucial part of our life. Not only is health insurance, for example, important in the event of unexpected health issues and preventative care, but simply having health insurance can give people “peace of m...

October 14, 2019

“Perfect is the enemy of good.”


Jen writes a first draft of a speech she has to give in front of her class. She hates it. She fusses over the language for hours, never quite satisfied with the way each sentence sounds. If she can’t make it perfect, she consider...

September 20, 2019

You’ve heard it before: “We’ve been in business since blah blah blah.” It’s what so many companies boast to their prospective customers. It’s worn as a badge of honor, and it should be. Why? Because it’s exceedingly difficult to stay in business. Roughly half of small...

June 18, 2019

Rejection is a bitter pill to swallow, and while there’s no easy way to erase the icky feelings—be it from getting passed over for a job, denied a sale, fired, broken up with, or hearing a critical comment from a loved one—it is possible to take the “no” as graciously...

May 7, 2019

As most of us know, gossip is unavoidable. Whether it takes the form of blatantly bad-mouthing an acquaintance, co-worker, or friend, or the subtler variety of passive-aggressive insult like, “Has Tom gained weight?” People seem to take an almost perverse pleasure in t...

March 1, 2019

The problem of assertiveness is encoded in our language, reflecting our cultural values. Phrases such as “brutally honest,” the “hard truth,” and “the truth hurts” imply the injurious potential of honesty. Conversely, phrases like “pull punches," “mince words,” an...

January 15, 2019

But what does the occupations of family members have to do with burnout? It’s simply a way of noticing that our jobs are often vehicles for us to express our personalities in specific ways. Understanding what motivated us in a particular direction career-wise might hel...

December 12, 2018

New Year’s resolutions help to start the year off with a burst of enthusiasm as we attempt to introduce healthier habits into our lives. The problem is that our motivation usually tapers off after the first few weeks, and by February, we’re right back to our December s...

November 8, 2018

Public speaking taps into two feelings indispensable to life as social beings--the desire for approval and the fear of judgment. On the other hand, effective speaking skills are a necessity in today’s world. At some point we will be called upon to speak to a group of p...

October 2, 2018

The relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is complicated. While some studies show that external rewards tend to undermine one’s sense of intrinsic motivation, it is highly situational. Chances are, even if you love your job and feel intrinsically moti...

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