When it comes to stories of going from there to here, Andrea Bond Johnson has quite a journey to share. She’s the CEO of the Golden Circle Insurance Agency, a full-service firm in Brownsville, Tennessee that evolved from a legacy her grandfather started in the 50s. Moreover, she’s running for office in her hometown with a vision to prioritize people over politics. She champions the importance of health and wellness and has dedicated the majority of her life to serving other people.
But behind all these amazing feats, there is one experience—one struggle—that solidified her calling and beliefs.
Andrea Bond Johnson is a breast cancer survivor.
And the journey from finding out about her situation to surviving such an illness is what propelled her forward.
In this episode you will also discover:
- Running a family business and working in the service industry
- Striving to offer the Affordable Care Act in Haywood County
- Running for office to prioritize people’s lives over politics
- The road to discovering she had breast cancer and how second opinions saved Andrea’s life
- Winning over cancer and how this shined a new light on the importance of health care for her
- How gut feeling and listening to your body can be a matter of life and death
- The lessons Andrea lives by and her non-negotiables
- “I grew up seeing the importance of simply helping people. It’s instilled in me, it’s in my DNA. I feel it. I’m passionate about it.”
- “Second opinions everybody. Second opinions. You don’t have to be just satisfied. You need to know about what’s going on in your body. If you’re not satisfied, you still need to ask questions.”
- “You have to know your body. If something doesn’t seem right, please seek help.”
- “You can have a lot of education but if you don’t have any common sense, you’re going to be in a heap of trouble.”
- “You cannot be all things to all people at all times.”