5 Key Takeaways from Romby Bryant
- Pick God first in everything you do.
- Trust the process.
- Always have good character.
- Know your insurance agent, just like you’d know your coach.
- Know your game plan.
Today on the Person Behind the Professional, we are glad to be sitting down with Romby Bryant. 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 graduated college from the University of Tulsa in 2004. This was when he was drafted. He talks all about how this works from getting an agent, going through Pro Day, working out a lot, and then Draft Day. For Romby, he wasn’t drafted immediately, but became an undrafted free agent before being recruited by the Arizona Cardinals along with Larry Fitzgerald.
Knowing that football wasn’t going to be his career forever, he knew that he wanted to go into sales. However, after being cut from the NFL, he decided to take an offer in Canada with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He played in the Canadian Football League for many years before retiring in 2014. After retiring, he knew that he wanted to go into sales, but he didn’t know if he wanted to sell medical devices and pharmaceuticals, or sell insurance. He knew people in both industries, but after interviewing for jobs in both, insurance was the only one that was realistic at the time. So, Romby became a Farmers Insurance agent.
Romby tells us about how what he learned from football has translated to running his agency and selling insurance. Everything from being a part of a team to building partnerships is discussed, but you’ll have to listen to the full episode to hear the rest! Please leave us a review and subscribe to let us know what you thought about Romby and his unique story.