We had the good fortune of connecting with Rani Alfers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rani, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
My work life balance has changed over time and even more so since 2020 introduced a remote environment with tremendous disruption. Everything changed so quickly that it was all one, yet missing many of my favorite parts (like travel) I have finally accepted that I work in spurts, sprints and walks. Understanding how you work most efficiently and designing life around your personal style is where the magic happens. To me balance is more of a recognition of what I want to prioritize and less about doing it all. Personally I prefer magic over balance!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I own an Insurance Agency, in Dallas, TX. We help Individuals and businesses protect their hard-earned assets from risk. We offer a wide range of plans to cover the most unique assets to the most common. Working with a variety of clients from newly married couples to retirees and innovative entrepreneurs. Most people don’t have a relationship with their Agency, we want to change that. The advice and guidance we give can be a game-changer when a large claim, lawsuit or devastation strikes (Texas Weather). What is different about working with our Agency, is the experience you have when speaking to one of our professionals. We educate, advise and create relationships that last. Our attitude is to always go above and beyond to make you feel good about your insurance solutions. We call it “Wow” Customer Service. My team is an exceptional group of professionals, they make me proud daily because I trust them and you should too. If there is anyone out there that knows what it’s like to work hard for something and not want to lose it to a claim, it’s me.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When in Dallas, let’s talk food first! Our city has incredible restaurants, chefs and talent! Check in with @ChefDat for pop up Louisiana style dinners. Tei Ann, Tei Tei Robata and Museme for Sushi. Mia’s and Masero Tex Mex and Jimmy’s Grocery for Italian sandwiches. If you’re downtown, regardless of the temperature, book a Cabana at the top of the Adolphus for a view then reserve a table at Catbird, in the Thompson to enjoy the best cocktails in the city. Walk it all off the next day when roaming the Farmers Market, a loop around Klyde Warren Park and brisk walk on the Katy Trail. Shop until you drop at Northpark Mall and then head to Susie Cakes in Dallas, or a nibble on a Pistachio Macarons at Joys Macroons on Lower Greenville.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Mentorship is simple, share what you know when you can help. Mentorship, love and encouragement are all hot topics for me! In fact I’m launching a Podcast for women, “Working Women Mentor” that surrounds the listener in mentor moments. I believe we encounter mentors in many times and places in our lives. Mentor moments with friends, strangers and family have absolutely shaped and continue to shape who I am. Most importantly, I have to give a huge shoutout to my Team at the Insurance Agency, they inspire and motivate me daily to be the best Leader I can for them, my son and those around me.