Motivation for getting into the business?

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Nov 21, 2009 12:15 am

Did you watch Wall Street one night and decide I want to get paid? Did family work in the business? Genuine interest in helping people with their finances?

Nov 21, 2009 1:38 am

[quote=Mr.Blonde]

Did you watch Wall Street one night and decide I want to get paid? Did family work in the business? Genuine interest in helping people with their finances?

[/quote]

It was watching top producers like you make 40k a year.

 Gave me hope that I would someday make the big money and drive a honda civic.

 
Nov 21, 2009 6:11 am

[quote=Mr.Blonde]

Did you watch Wall Street one night and decide I want to get paid? Did family work in the business? Genuine interest in helping people with their finances?

[/quote] I didn't have any interest in this specific career.  I was looking for a career with certain attributes:   1) Ability to make a lot of money. 2) Ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others. 3) Ability to go to my kid's sporting event on a Tuesday at 2:00. 4) No boss telling me what to do.
Nov 21, 2009 11:17 am

I worked in IT, and watched helplessly as jobs got exported. I realized I didn't want a future of learning new technologies every year, nor allow someone else to define my value and employment. So I resigned a great job with great pay 36 months ago - today, in fact.

I refused to allow the worst economic crisis in 79 years define my success. Every day, I look for one thing: to do a little better, better for myself in sales, and better for my clients in terms of returns and I've been blessed in so many ways.
Nov 21, 2009 12:18 pm

[quote=cyaEDJ] [quote=Mr.Blonde]

Did you watch Wall Street one night and decide I want to get paid? Did family work in the business? Genuine interest in helping people with their finances?

[/quote]

It was watching top producers like you make 40k a year.

 Gave me hope that I would someday make the big money and drive a honda civic.

 
[/quote] Have we met before? Have you started to make the big money yet and reach that dream of a Honda Civic? Even losers have dreams.
Nov 21, 2009 12:34 pm

[quote=anonymous][quote=Mr.Blonde]

Did you watch Wall Street one night and decide I want to get paid? Did family work in the business? Genuine interest in helping people with their finances?

[/quote] I didn't have any interest in this specific career.  I was looking for a career with certain attributes:   1) Ability to make a lot of money. 2) Ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others. 3) Ability to go to my kid's sporting event on a Tuesday at 2:00. 4) No boss telling me what to do.[/quote] Very similar situation to me.
Nov 21, 2009 2:35 pm

The market is the worlds largest strategy video game. Infinite ways to fleece those with a lesser or no edge at all. Get paid big to play a video game???

  Hell yeah!
Nov 21, 2009 10:48 pm

Playing a live monopoly game Huh? Just avoid the go to jail.

Nov 24, 2009 9:52 am
BioFreeze:

I’m unemployable. What else was I gonna do? 

  Ditto.
Nov 24, 2009 12:44 pm

this is a hilarious thread.  For me it was the desire to have a high salary, make my own hours, and (for the most part) be my own boss.  I still have the president of our firm constantly looking over my shoulder and making comments, but he offers a lot of good advise as well.  Additionally, i think being able to help people who seriously need help with their retirement plans is rewarding.

Nov 26, 2009 12:31 pm

in my case, im still very young (20), my biggest concern was that, the brokers here in pr, are a bunch of opportunist that just want commissions, i wanted to do something that people will be grateful for, so i found out about RIA’s got my license and (after all that paperwork) i already have my first 5 clients around 4m aum :), (wish me luck!), also being my own boss it just doesnt get better than that.

Nov 26, 2009 12:35 pm

[quote=ambitious]

Playing a live monopoly game Huh? Just avoid the go to jail.

[/quote]

You’re O.K. as long as it’s white-collar resort prison but if it’s federal POUND ME IN THE ASS prison, not good.