This week’s Take 5 is with Tommy Drake of Allstate. Tommy is a member of the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce and is active in the Blairsville Downtown Development Authority. He and his team are eager to assist you with your insurance and financial services needs. Let’s take a moment to get to know him better.
- What is your job title and what do you do at your Allstate Agency?
I am the owner of the Enotah Group, an Exclusive Allstate agency. Many people think of us as just insuring cars and houses, but we also offer insurance for businesses and commercial vehicles, builders risk, general liability, umbrella policies, off road vehicles, motorcycles, tractors, boats & collectable vehicles and even pets. We also a full range of financial services including life insurance, retirement savings, mutual funds, IRAs, annuities and college savings plans. We cover Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.
- What is one of your favorite quotes?
My favorite quote is attributed to Ralph Waldo Emmerson (among others) although many versions of it have been circulated for quite some time:
“Watch your thoughts for they become words, watch your words for they become actions, watch your actions, for they become habits, watch your habits for they become your character, watch your character for it becomes your destiny.”
- If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?
A few years back I crossed over into the “dark side” of fifty. This has been a very liberating age – full of changes, challenges and growth. Something happens when you hit the half century mark: you realize that it’s none of your business what other people think of you. When you get that, you’re free to think about other, more productive, things. I’m really enjoying my fifties.
- If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I’d get my private pilot’s license – something that I’m planning to do in 2015.
- Have you ever met a famous person? Who and Where?
About fifteen years ago I met Joan Rivers. She was speaking at a fundraiser for the Orlando Coalition for the Homeless. Many people don’t know what a great motivational speaker she was. And she kept saying that no matter how bad today is, you will wake up tomorrow and it will be different. And she was right. You’ve got to wake up every day and start anew. Otherwise you might miss something wonderful.
To reach Tommy Drake, your local Allstate agent, call (706) 745-4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. His office is located at 44-B Town Square, Blairsville, GA 30512.