Jairo.2021.MessageAs we get the ball rolling in 2021, consider this quote from Oprah: “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint—and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” Wow, powerful stuff, right?

My personal note to you this year is to acknowledge that everything is different. We all need to pull together and recognize that our world does not and will not look as it was. We must embrace the challenge of change by welcoming new ideas and gravitating towards those that are helping to shape our industry for the better.

NCJAR provides the tools and resources necessary for you to continue to be successful in our industry and your communities. Now more than ever, you can take advantage of our virtual CE courses while still being able to network, not only with other agents but with trusted affiliates and partners at NCJAR.

While we cannot yet grasp the full effect that 2020 will have on us long term, we need to work together as one team to navigate these waters together. I encourage you to get more involved, take a moment to see what committees interest you, and sign up! One of our goals for 2021 is to continue to provide value that makes a difference to you, both in your business and in your personal life. We care about you. 

I want to share my personal gratitude for RPAC and their advocacy; From their vigorous efforts on behalf of maintaining our independent contractor status and to their efforts to include independent contractors in our state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) through the addition of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program (PUA) in response to Covid-19.

In closing, we are family, and I want to thank everyone for being a member of our organization. With a helping hand and a caring attitude, we will survive and thrive.



Jairo Rodriguez