The Beginning of the EDJ experience

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May 27, 2009 8:30 pm

Hello RR community im a newbie. Got a strong background in sales, but im 22 and dont have massive experience in anything, so this will be my first real big step...leap... inot the real world. Just a lil background: Im not a college grad. Im an african american in the deep south, Alabama to be exact. But i think i can do it, in fact, i've never failed anything i put 100% into. I have read and read and read all the opinions, advice, etc about EDJ over the past week or so from this site and others like it and im not dissuaded, tho im a LOT more informed, thanks to you guys. I just visited with my local EDJ FA and had a great time. Knocking on doors is not a big deal to me at all, so im ok with that. Im waiting the obligatory 10-14 days to hear back from them, its hard being patient, but oh well. Just wanted to introduce myself to yall, im definitely not an expert in finances, im not an expert at all, i just bought a "High Powered Investing for Dummies" book...lol! But im humble and willing to learn, and i'll bust my ass for what i want. Its a pleasure being here ladies and gents

May 27, 2009 9:12 pm

Looks like Wind took Spiff's advice and decided to come back with a new name and a new attitude.
Welcome!


May 27, 2009 11:05 pm

This post is going to start a machine gun fight and all shots will be fired toward EJ. I am heading for cover. Yikes!

May 27, 2009 11:29 pm

Knocking on doors will be a big deal to you after doing it for 5 weeks in weather that is not ideal with sore feet.

That said, all of my clients except three have come via door knocking (only been selling 4 weeks) so it does work.  I've gotten what I consider good accounts and what VETS would be happy not to get.  Good luck - just remember, you are doing this for yourself - not Jones. 

May 27, 2009 11:57 pm

Knock on doors - yea!


Good luck to you JB!  You picked a good firm to start with.  I like your attitude.  When you decide you want to take home more of what you earn, PM me!
May 28, 2009 12:50 am
buyandhold:

Looks like Wind took Spiff's advice and decided to come back with a new name and a new attitude.
Welcome!


 
I read that post and topic when yall told him to do that lol. But nah im a newbie for real green as grass and scared of a lawn mower lol.
May 28, 2009 12:51 am

actually i used to sell CutCo Cutlery....now that was a hard job, convincing ppl that in this economy knives is what you needed....lol what a joke.

May 28, 2009 7:58 am
JBEliteIII:

Hello RR community im a newbie. Got a strong background in sales, but im 22 and dont have massive experience in anything, so this will be my first real big step...leap... inot the real world. Just a lil background: Im not a college grad. Im an african american in the deep south, Alabama to be exact. But i think i can do it, in fact, i've never failed anything i put 100% into. I have read and read and read all the opinions, advice, etc about EDJ over the past week or so from this site and others like it and im not dissuaded, tho im a LOT more informed, thanks to you guys. I just visited with my local EDJ FA and had a great time. Knocking on doors is not a big deal to me at all, so im ok with that. Im waiting the obligatory 10-14 days to hear back from them, its hard being patient, but oh well. Just wanted to introduce myself to yall, im definitely not an expert in finances, im not an expert at all, i just bought a "High Powered Investing for Dummies" book...lol! But im humble and willing to learn, and i'll bust my ass for what i want. Its a pleasure being here ladies and gents

 
What part of Africa are you from? How long have you been in the U.S.?
May 28, 2009 10:32 am
Ron 14:

This post is going to start a machine gun fight and all shots will be fired toward EJ. I am heading for cover. Yikes!




 
The forum has been a bit dry lately without everyone flinging poo at wind. Can't wait!!!
 
JB - I think that you will do yourself a favor by doing two things here:
 
1) Stop typing "lol" in your posts. We're not a bunch of teenage girls (well, most of us aren't).
2) Don't admit that you bought "High Powered Investing for Dummies".
 
With that said, I wish you the best of luck. It's a tough road. Everyone thinks they are going to be in the 5% that make it.
May 28, 2009 10:42 am

He'll learn more about investing from that book than he will from EDJ.

May 28, 2009 11:05 am
JBEliteIII:

Just wanted to introduce myself to yall, im definitely not an expert in finances, im not an expert at all, i just bought a "High Powered Investing for Dummies" book...lol!

 
From Amazon.com:
 

"From the Back Cover
10 books in 1 — your key to success in high-end investments

Your essential guide to expanding your portfolio with more aggressive investment vehicles

Want to make smarter, more profitable high-end investment decisions? This hands-on guide arms you with an arsenal of advanced investing techniques for everything from stocks to futures and options to exchange-traded funds. You'll see how to trade the FOREX market, evaluate annuities, choose the right commodities, and buy into hedge funds. And you'll find out how researching business fundamentals and using technical analysis can help you make smarter decisions and maximize your returns!"


Guess if you want to be at the forefront of the best market trends and take advantage of trading futures, options, hedge funds, trading the FOREX market, there's no better place to utilize those options than EDJ!  LMFAO, I love this guy!
May 28, 2009 11:31 am

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What part of Africa are you from? How long have you been in the U.S.? [/quote]
 
Joke right? African American = plain ol black...
 
ANd i have no problem being able to laugh at myself or admitting to buying that book. Im 22 and dont have the answers and need it broken down in laymans terms. Im not about to be here all serious and stuff, i'm here to learn and hopefully you experts can help me there. Seriously, when EDJ hires me on, the seriousness of life will begin in earnest....
May 28, 2009 11:36 am

You sound like you have a pretty good attitude about this.  I have no idea if EDJ is the right place for you or not, but I would suggest that you don't take a job from them without exploring your other options also.

May 28, 2009 11:38 am
JBEliteIII:

 
What part of Africa are you from? How long have you been in the U.S.? [/quote]
 
Joke right? African American = plain ol black...
 
ANd i have no problem being able to laugh at myself or admitting to buying that book. Im 22 and dont have the answers and need it broken down in laymans terms. Im not about to be here all serious and stuff, i'm here to learn and hopefully you experts can help me there. Seriously, when EDJ hires me on, the seriousness of life will begin in earnest....[/quote]
 
Then you're an American. Why do you call yourself african American, if that's not what you are?
May 28, 2009 11:44 am

To let you know i was black...just like a hispanic or a japanese person would usually put that in there to let you know what there origin is. Which is also why i added the deep south part. Guess i could have just said im an american living in America.... I said it so you guys could kinda have a feel for the demographic and challenges, perceived or otherwise, that id have to face to succeed in the "Jones Model" in my area being a young black male. I hear yall talking about credibility and such on other topics dealing with EDJ, well i feel like living where i do i have a strike against me already... Of course this aint the 60s but still, most of my "target" are from that era... so that's why i said african American

May 28, 2009 11:55 am
JBEliteIII:

To let you know i was black...just like a hispanic or a japanese person would usually put that in there to let you know what there origin is. Which is also why i added the deep south part. Guess i could have just said im an american living in America.... I said it so you guys could kinda have a feel for the demographic and challenges, perceived or otherwise, that id have to face to succeed in the "Jones Model" in my area being a young black male. I hear yall talking about credibility and such on other topics dealing with EDJ, well i feel like living where i do i have a strike against me already... Of course this aint the 60s but still, most of my "target" are from that era... so that's why i said african American

 
Why didn't you just say you were black? Why did you need to mention it at all? Calling yourself AA tells me that you are not good enough to call yourself an American - that you are seperating yourself from the rest of us. That is racist.
May 28, 2009 11:58 am

First, welcome to Jones.  Second, there are better books to buy.  Story Selling for Financial Advisors is a great start.  Anything written by Nick Murray should be read also.  Also, if you're a Facebook guy, look for a guy named Don Connelly.  He's a guru in the analogy biz and puts some great stuff on there from time to time. 



Your timing could be just about perfect if you get hired.  Your Series 7 study process and KYC class should take you through the hottest part of the summer.  So, your doorknocking should get into full swing in the fall.  Pretty good time in S. Alabama to be out and about.  Selling knives may actually be easier than selling investments right now, but if you're up for a challenge and a hard worker, you'll be fine. 
 
Let us know if/when you get the offer letter. 
May 28, 2009 12:06 pm
HAAIC:
JBEliteIII:

To let you know i was black...just like a hispanic or a japanese person would usually put that in there to let you know what there origin is. Which is also why i added the deep south part. Guess i could have just said im an american living in America.... I said it so you guys could kinda have a feel for the demographic and challenges, perceived or otherwise, that id have to face to succeed in the "Jones Model" in my area being a young black male. I hear yall talking about credibility and such on other topics dealing with EDJ, well i feel like living where i do i have a strike against me already... Of course this aint the 60s but still, most of my "target" are from that era... so that's why i said african American



Why didn't you just say you were black? Why did you need to mention it at all? Calling yourself AA tells me that you are not good enough to call yourself an American - that you are seperating yourself from the rest of us. That is racist.





Shut up Hack..

May 28, 2009 12:17 pm
HAAIC:
JBEliteIII:

To let you know i was black...just like a hispanic or a japanese person would usually put that in there to let you know what there origin is. Which is also why i added the deep south part. Guess i could have just said im an american living in America.... I said it so you guys could kinda have a feel for the demographic and challenges, perceived or otherwise, that id have to face to succeed in the "Jones Model" in my area being a young black male. I hear yall talking about credibility and such on other topics dealing with EDJ, well i feel like living where i do i have a strike against me already... Of course this aint the 60s but still, most of my "target" are from that era... so that's why i said african American

 
Why didn't you just say you were black? Why did you need to mention it at all? Calling yourself AA tells me that you are not good enough to call yourself an American - that you are seperating yourself from the rest of us. That is racist.
 
WHAAAT?!?!?!? Websters defines African American as  "an American of African and especially of black African descent" Heck the government uses African American, The media uses African American...So i guess everybody is rascist...actually everybody IS rascist...DOWN with the MAN (raises black power fist)...seriously...i feel like you're trying to bait me with that "rascist" comment. Oh well good try. But yea the original reason i wrote AA in the first place, does anybody have any comments on that? Can i be succesful in this area?
May 28, 2009 12:24 pm
Spaceman Spiff:

First, welcome to Jones.  Second, there are better books to buy.  Story Selling for Financial Advisors is a great start.  Anything written by Nick Murray should be read also.  Also, if you're a Facebook guy, look for a guy named Don Connelly.  He's a guru in the analogy biz and puts some great stuff on there from time to time. 



Your timing could be just about perfect if you get hired.  Your Series 7 study process and KYC class should take you through the hottest part of the summer.  So, your doorknocking should get into full swing in the fall.  Pretty good time in S. Alabama to be out and about.  Selling knives may actually be easier than selling investments right now, but if you're up for a challenge and a hard worker, you'll be fine. 
 
Let us know if/when you get the offer letter. 
 
Thanks for the positive post. And ima definitely look those books up. I need something target to FAs not just the general public trying to learn about investing. Those sources will help tremendously. I'll def let you know when i get that offer letter, looking forward to it