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When the going gets rough… Well, you know how the saying goes. Sometimes things happen - life happens - and it’s not always our fault. In this podcast, we’ll feature real-life testimonials from people like you. From good times to bad - funny memories and [Hard] lessons learned - everyone has a story and EVERYONE has been there. From business owners, to parents, to young adults - the Hive Five aims to tell stories of “overcoming” the struggles of adulting while celebrating the little victories of life. In each podcast, our guests will give insight to 5 key takeaways, leaving you better than when you started from someone who’s been there and done that.

When the going gets rough… Well, you know how the saying goes. Sometimes things happen - life happens - and it’s not always our fault. In this podcast, we’ll feature real-life testimonials from people like you. From good times to bad - funny memories and [Hard] lessons learned - everyone has a story and EVERYONE has been there. From business owners, to parents, to young adults - the Hive Five aims to tell stories of “overcoming” the struggles of adulting while celebrating the little victories of life. In each podcast, our guests will give insight to 5 key takeaways, leaving you better than when you started from someone who’s been there and done that.
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When the going gets rough… Well, you know how the saying goes. Sometimes things happen - life happens - and it’s not always our fault. In this podcast, we’ll feature real-life testimonials from people like you. From good times to bad - funny memories and [Hard] lessons learned - everyone has a story and EVERYONE has been there. From business owners, to parents, to young adults - the Hive Five aims to tell stories of “overcoming” the struggles of adulting while celebrating the little victories of life. In each podcast, our guests will give insight to 5 key takeaways, leaving you better than when you started from someone who’s been there and done that.

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Episodes

57: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet Aaron Ruiz with Shelter Insurance | The Hive Five

12/12/2018
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In this episode of the Person Behind the Professional, we are excited to sit down with [Aaron Ruiz](https://app.britebee.com/agents/aaron_ruiz_120) (pronounced “reese”), a Shelter Insurance agent with Aaron Ruiz Insurance Agency in Oklahoma City. Aaron has worked in sales since graduating college, both with Paycom and since he became an insurance agent when he was only 23 years old. Aaron knew growing up that he wanted to work in sales, but he didn’t know that he would be selling insurance....

Duration:00:16:35

56: The Unintended Consequences of Podcasting: Meet Scott Howell with The Insurance Guys Podcast and iProtect Insurance | The Hive Five

12/10/2018
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We are excited to be talking with Scott Howell on today’s episode of the Hive Five Podcast! Scott is an independent insurance agent with iProtect Insurance in Huntsville, Alabama. He is also a co-host of The Insurance Guys Podcast with Bradley Flowers, who we had on the Hive Five a couple episodes back. Scott talks about his background, but also all about the good, the bad, and the terrible of podcasting. Scott grew up in a small, rural Alabama town called Hamilton. Throughout high school...

Duration:00:59:01

55: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet Romby Bryant with Farmers Insurance | The Hive Five

12/5/2018
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Today on the Person Behind the Professional, we are glad to be sitting down with [Romby Bryant](https://app.britebee.com/agents/romby_bryant_111). Romby is a Farmers Insurance Agent in Plano, Texas. However, before becoming an insurance agent, Romby played professional football in both the NFL and in the Canadian Football League before retiring in 2014\. We talk to him about how the drafting process works, but also how he transitioned from pro football to being an insurance agent. Romby...

Duration:00:19:10

54: Mowing Lawns for Free in All 50 States: Meet Rodney Smith Jr. with Raising Men Lawn Care | The Hive Five

12/3/2018
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This is an episode you won’t want to miss! We are honored to be talking with Rodney Smith Jr. today on the Hive Five Podcast. Rodney is the founder of the nonprofit organization, Raising Men Lawn Care Service. Raising Men Lawn Care Service is an organization that works to teach kids the importance of giving back to their communities by mowing free lawns for single moms, the elderly, veterans, and the disabled. They offer a 50 Yard Challenge that kids around the world can accept, and if they...

Duration:00:19:38

53: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet Rani Alfers with Farmers Insurance | The Hive Five

11/29/2018
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Today on the Person Behind the Professional we are excited to be talking with [Rani Alfers](https://app.britebee.com/agents/rani_alfers_109). Rani is a [Farmers Insurance](https://agents.farmers.com/tx/dallas/rani-alfers) agent in Dallas, Texas. She started back in 2005 when she moved to Texas from Louisiana. Her agency has been named as one of the best home and auto insurance agencies by Dallas Magazine, in part due to her love for building long-lasting relationships with her clients and...

Duration:00:19:49

52: Why Should You Start Co-Working?: Meet Devon & Jordan Mobley with Rise Coworking | The Hive Five

11/27/2018
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In this energy-filled episode of the Hive Five Podcast, we are talking with Devon & Jordan Mobley. Devon and Jordan are married, but also the cofounders of Rise Coworking in Moore, Oklahoma. While they aren’t able to both work full-time at Rise, they talk about how they are building it while working other projects. Devon works in IT and as a developer, while Jordan focuses mainly on Rise, but also does some photography. Jordan and Devon met in Yukon, OK during high school. After graduating,...

Duration:00:38:59

51: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Thomas Hoffman with Farmers Insurance | The Hive Five

11/21/2018
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Today on the Person Behind the Professional we are glad to be talking with [Thomas Hoffman](https://app.britebee.com/agents/thomas_hoffman_105). Thomas is a Farmers Insurance Agent in Forney, Texas. He has been with Farmers in a variety of positions, but before that, managed restaurants for a well-known national pizza chain. Through his agency, Thomas can meet almost any of your insurance needs through Farmers, Foremost, or Bristol West. Thomas just started his agency last year, but had been...

Duration:00:16:06

50: Becoming the #1 Insurance Personality on Snapchat: Meet Bradley Flowers with Alfa Insurance | The Hive Five

11/19/2018
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Today on the Hive Five Podcast, we are excited to be talking to Bradley Flowers, the owner and independent insurance agent with Alfa Insurance in Saraland, Alabama. Bradley also co-hosts The Insurance Guys Podcast along with Scott Howell. In 2017, he was also named the #1 Insurance Personality on Snapchat by the Wall Street Journal, so we are really excited to be able to talk to him about the story behind that. Unlike most other people in the insurance industry who didn’t necessarily aim to...

Duration:00:45:47

49: No Money, Joined the Army, Now Saving A Bank: Meet Jill Castilla | The Hive Five

11/12/2018
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On this episode of the Hive Five Podcast, we are glad to be talking with Jill Castilla, the President, CEO, and Vice Chairwoman of Citizens Bank of Edmond in Edmond, Oklahoma. Citizens Bank of Edmond is one of the most innovative and social banks in the nation. Jill has spent most of her career in the banking industry, but before that was in the United States Army. She is also an Army wife and an Army mom. We hear all about Jill’s story of why she joined the Army and how it helped lead her...

Duration:00:38:38

48: A Lead Llama, Jumping Into A Pile of Confetti Everyday: Meet Macy Pulliam | The Hive Five

11/8/2018
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Today on the Hive Five Podcast, we are super glad to be talking with Macy Pulliam. Macy is the founder and Lead Llama of Social Llama Events in Dallas, Texas. Social Llama Events is a full-service event planning and design firm that Macy started in June 2018 when she left her corporate job and decided to pursue her dream. We talk to Macy about pursuing this dream of hers and what spurred her to jump into it. It’s a really great story and super inspiring to those people that are maybe...

Duration:00:39:08

47: BONUS TRACK: Insurance Agents, Take Back Your Marketing - Chris Paradiso Speaks | The Hive Five

11/5/2018
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Register here to attend workshop:[https://agents.britebee.com/insurance-agent-marketing-chris-paradiso/](https://agents.britebee.com/insurance-agent-marketing-chris-paradiso/)[](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paradiso-presents-2-day-workshop-san-antonio-tickets-50187411900) We are super excited to have been able to talk to Chris Paradiso in this Bonus Episode of the Hive Five Podcast. Chris is the founder of Paradiso Presents, but also the owner and insurance agent with Paradiso Insurance and...

Duration:00:17:28

46: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Jonathan Russell with Jonathan Russell Insurance Agency | The Hive Five

10/31/2018
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Today on the Person Behind the Professional, we are excited to talk with [Jonathan Russell](https://app.britebee.com/agents/jonathan_russell_113). Jonathan is an independent insurance agent with the [Jonathan Russell Insurance Agency](https://russellinsurance.net/) in Irving, Texas. Before he was in insurance, he was in the military and worked as a helicopter mechanic, military intelligence officer, served in Operation Desert Storm, and was an aviation mechanic for a commercial airline....

Duration:00:13:37

45: A Life of Family Entrepreneurship Pt. 2: Meet Tom and Ariana Sylvester with Lifestyle Builders | The Hive Five

10/29/2018
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We are glad to welcome back to the Hive Five Podcast, Tom Sylvester, who is with his wife Ariana in this episode. Tom was in our third ever episode and we are excited that he was kind enough to make another appearance. Tom and Ariana are the founders of Lifestyle Builders, the company Tom talks about in episode 3, but in this episode, we go a different route. We talk to Tom and Ariana about their story together, Ariana’s perspective on Lifestyle Builders, how they work together as husband...

Duration:00:41:06

44: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet Kasie Ricart with Ricart Insurance | The Hive Five

10/25/2018
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Today on the Person Behind the Professional, we are glad to be talking with [Kasie Ricart](https://app.britebee.com/agents/kasie_ricart_118). Kasie is the owner and independent insurance agent with Ricart Insurance Agency in Dallas, Texas. She is a third-generation insurance agent, but actually started out in fashion and has two degrees in fashion design. However, she didn’t feel like she was making a difference in fashion, but saw her dad play a vital role in his client’s lives. This was...

Duration:00:21:32

43: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt: Meet Justin Wren with Fight for the Forgotten | The Hive Five Podcast

10/22/2018
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We have an AWESOME treat for you guys today on the Hive Five Podcast! We are super excited to sit down with Justin Wren, the MMA fighter, founder of the nonprofit Fight for the Forgotten, and anti-bullying advocate. Fight for the Forgotten works to fight for the Mbuti pygmy tribe in the Eastern Congo, the thirsty all around the world, and the bullied community in the United States. Justin grew up getting heavily bullied throughout elementary and middle school, so he has a special calling...

Duration:00:38:52

42: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet Andrew Freeman with Farmers Insurance | The Hive Five

10/18/2018
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Today on the Person Behind the Professional, we are glad to have on [Andrew Freeman](https://app.britebee.com/agents/andrew_freeman_102), a Farmers Insurance agent in Waxahachie, Texas. Before insurance, he has a background in finance and banking, and worked specifically with auto lending. Wanting something that gave him more time to spend with family, he decided to start his Farmers Insurance agency in March 2018. In this episode, Andrew talks about his agency and how it is truly a...

Duration:00:26:59

41: Writing the Best Resume for Your Dream Job: Meet Lori Williams with Unstoppable Communications | The Hive Five

10/15/2018
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Today on the Hive Five Podcast, we are super glad to be able to sit down with Lori Williams. Lori is a freelancer and the founder of Unstoppable Communications in Oklahoma City, OK. Through Unstoppable Communications, she does mostly career development and social media marketing. She helps people find their dream jobs, and focuses on helping small businesses take advantage of social media and digital marketing. Lori used to work in the corporate world, in both real estate and then insurance....

Duration:00:36:46

40: #InsuranceAgents: The Person Behind the Professional - Meet John Roan with Farmers Insurance | The Hive Five

10/10/2018
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In this episode of the Person Behind the Professional, we are excited to be talking with John Roan, a Farmers Insurance agent in Sachse, Texas. John started his agency 2016, but before that had 23 years as an executive in the retail industry with multiple department stores. He and his family also own and operate horse stables as well. All of these ventures stem from him and his family’s desire and love of serving their community. We discuss with John the events that spurred his transition...

Duration:00:19:26

39: Young Professionals, "Millennial" Is Just a Fancy Word for Multitasker: Meet Alex Terrell Russell with Oddly Natural, the Naturally Abilene Podcast, and "Soon-to-Be" Mom | The Hive Five

10/8/2018
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Today on the Hive Five Podcast, we are glad to be talking with Alex Terrell Russell. Alex is the founder of digital agency Oddly Natural, host of the podcast Naturally Abilene, recently ran for City Council in Abilene, and as of this episode’s recording is also an expectant mother. We talk to her about how she works to balance all of these projects and responsibilities, what life is like as a leading young professional in Abilene, and what it was like to run for City Council. Alex grew up in...

Duration:00:34:09

38: Embracing the Spirit of Camaraderie: Meet Mike Slack with Clevyr, Inc. and StarSpace46 | The Hive Five

10/1/2018
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In this episode of the Hive Five podcast, Keagan sits down with Mike Slack, a man of many talents. Mike’s “day job” is as the evangelist and head of business development at Clevyr, Inc. where he helps people learn about and buy personal software. However, he also has a couple of side hustles. StarSpace46 is a co-working space in Oklahoma City that Mike co-founded in October 2016\. If that doesn’t sound like enough, he is also the business manager for Justin Wren, a MMA fighter. This entails...

Duration:00:32:05