Today we’d like to introduce you to Sandra Alexander.
Hi Sandra, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I’m a native Houstonian. I’m ambitious but most of all, I have compassion for others. I enjoy helping and encouraging others to reach their potential, their dreams and their goals.
Many people don’t realize their strengths until they’re tested. I started working at age 14. Although the legal age was 15 or 16 at the time. I worked for a popular fast food chain in my community. The manager heard that I was 14 years old and at that point his plans were to fire me. A day or so later, I reported to work and was assigned to work the drive-through because an employee called in. I was new. I was nervous and I had never worked the drive-through. It appeared to be very busy and from my point of view only experienced employees could handle it.
The manager approached me the following day and told me no one had ever brought in that amount of money in a single night. He decided that he was going to keep me for that reason. I didn’t realize my potential until I was put to the test. That night, I challenged myself and my fears.
From that experience alone it helped me to recognize my strengths as well as build my self-esteem.
After graduating high school, I attended Prairie View A&M University with a major in child development. Soon after college, I moved to Alexander, VA. I had a great opportunity to work for the Air Force Association in Arlington, VA and several years later, I gave birth to a beautiful daughter. Through many twist and turns, I ended up back in Houston, TX.
I was always seeking new challenges. In 1991, I received my cosmetology license. I worked as a hairstylist for many years.
In 1994, I was hired on with the City of Houston. I retired after 22 years of service. While working for the City, I took an interest in income tax preparation and started preparing seasonal taxes for family, friends and co-workers.
In 2019, I started Alexander Virtual Tax Service & Notary. In 2021, I started working as a Texas Independent Insurance Agent. I’ve always known that wherever there is a need for services, that is definitely a potential business.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I’ve had some detours and obstacles cross my path, but I’ve learned that anything worth having requires patience. My journey has been quite an experience. I consider myself a servant of all because I enjoy helping people with their needs.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
I’m a Texas Independent Agent serving the Texas Region. I sell a variety of life insurance types to fit your needs like Final Expense, Whole Life, Term Life, Mortgage Protection, Retirement and College Planning.
Life insurance provides financial protection for your family in the event of a loved ones passing or disability. Beneficiaries receive money to use as they see fit, ensuring security in a difficult time.
What sets me apart from others is the fact that I care. My mission is to ensure that you and your family are protected and to sell you what you need and what you can afford.
I see many families struggling financially at the last minute trying to cover the cost of burial expenses. My motto is “Plan Today. No Worries Tomorrow.”
Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
There are a lot of people who give up on their dreams too early or quit due to fear of failure. If necessary, take a break. Get back up and try again. The difference lies within your attitude.
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- Website: http://alexanderinsuranceagency.business.site/