About Motivation and Success
Designed to make a real difference in people’s lives.
Our hope is that we are a platform to inspire people, help people set realistic goals, help people plan for financially stable lives, and most importantly to help people in their path to success. The website supplies weekly blogs on important topics such as leadership, entrepreneurship, marketing, and motivation along with a thought for the day to get you motivated. In addition, we will be offering monthly specials for books, marketing materials, and other tools to better yourself. In addition to the books that are available for sale, there are also action guides that coincide with the books so you can put the information and tools to work in your everyday life. We want to help you to get motivated and to help you succeed!
Designed To Make A Difference, Prepared To Be The Difference
Dennis M. Postema is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker and registered financial consultant. He is the founder of MotivationandSuccess.com, StoriesofPerseverance.org and DaretoSucceed.net.
Dennis’s dedication to his agents and clients has helped his business flourish and made him a 2012 recipient of the 10 Under 40 Award given by the Defiance Chamber of Commerce. He was also awarded the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, Northwest State Community College, for his success in the industry and community. His contribution to Jack Canfield’s book, Dare to Succeed, earned him an Editor’s Choice award.
Dennis has committed his career to solving the insurance and retirement issues faced by his clients. After working as a captive agent for a large insurance carrier, he realized he could offer his clients more options, better products and a more secure future if he went independent—so at age 23, he did.
Today, Postema Insurance & Investments (PI&I) works with over 90 carriers to ensure that all clients are served by the most highly rated, competitive insurers, and given access to the best products in the industry. PI&I has over two dozen agents and offices in five locations throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Dennis’s focus on helping clients, rather than simply selling them products, landed him on the cover of Agents Sales Journal (Senior Market Edition) in 2011.
Not content to focus exclusively on PI&I, Dennis launched Postema Marketing Group (PMG) LLC in 2009. His objective was to help independent agents across the country achieve their goals and see their agencies thrive while expanding their focus on client needs and product offerings. With PMG, Dennis combines the same “help rather than sell” approach with one of the broadest product lines in the business.
In 2012 Dennis released his first book, Retirement You Can’t Outlive. The expanded version, released in 2013, quickly became a number-one bestseller on Amazon. Written in an easy-to-understand format, this essential guide to a worry-free retirement is turning countless long-standing investment perceptions upside down—and putting readers’ retirement plans right side up.
On April 22, 2013, Dennis released his second book, Avoiding a Legacy Nightmare, which quickly became an Amazon number-one bestseller. Avoiding a Legacy Nightmare is a practical and legacy-changing guide to the hidden consequences of selecting the wrong beneficiaries for insurance policies, annuities and retirement accounts.
Dennis has many exciting book releases slated for 2013 and 2014. Each has been designed to offer helpful tips and guidance for amateurs and experts alike, including Financing Your Life, a comprehensive guide to every aspect of personal financial planning a family can face.