Being a Boss and a Leader - Happy National Boss's Day!

October 14, 2019

National Boss's Day

What is National Boss’s Day?

Boss’s Day is a day set aside for employees to show appreciation for the inspirational managers and leaders in their lives. This holiday is celebrated annually on October 16th, and was created in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski. She was working as a secretary for her father and believed bosses deserved a day to be recognized for their strong leadership and guidance.

Fun Fact: Patricia chose October 16th as the day to celebrate because it was her father’s birthday!

What It Means to Be Your Own Boss

Running a business certainly comes with challenges, but it offers freedom like no other position. When you’re your own boss, you define what you want your business and your career to be. You determine the values you want your business to represent and the goals you want to accomplish.

Qualities of a Star Boss

Great Communicators

The best managers take the time to make sure their team is aware of what’s happening in the company and always communicate with their staff.


As a Farm Bureau agent, you'll provide your staff advice and tools for success.


Leaders often need to think outside-the-box and use innovation to solve problems facing their business.


Farm Bureau agents are dedicated to their communities, and all have the same goal - to protect their client/members when the unexpected strikes.

Benefits of Being Your Own Boss


One of the most exciting parts of owning your own business is the ability to create your own work schedule so you can balance work and life.

Building Your Own Team

You have the power to hire individuals with the same values and passions to help you reach your business goals.

Sense of Satisfaction

Owning a business can be challenging, which makes accomplishments feel even more rewarding. As you reach your goals as a boss, it can give you a greater sense of fulfillment.

Ways to Celebrate Boss’s Day

Running your own business is a lot of work, so give yourself a pat on the back!

  • Go out to lunch at your favorite spot.
  • Splurge on a special coffee or drink.
  • Take the day off and enjoy family, friends or the outdoors.
  • Reach out to thank family members, friends and others who have helped you get where you are today.
  • Connect with past managers and mentors who inspired and motivated you.

Be Your Own Boss

Are you ready to take control of your career? As a Farm Bureau insurance agent, you get to be your own boss and manage your own business. Find out how you can get started today!

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