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Apr 18, 2012 10:38 am

The recipe, the koolaid, the cult,etc........ we have all heard of this (well maybe the one that have experience with EDJ). I for one am a believer. I believe in the recipe, the five critical activities, the Kool-aid. It works and it has worked for decades. Its not for everyone, especially the thin skinned. "You want me to knock on a strangers door and get their personal info, financial info, and then a phone # to call them until they do business with me or tell me to F off"? Crazy. Stupid. Brilliant?

I am not new to the business only new(er) to EDJ. I have been at the wires, researched the indys, and interviewed for the banks. They each have distinct advantages and disadvantages but exactly the same goals: Prospects = clients = assets = commissions. The big difference uis how do you get prospects???? I have cold called (with good results), I have done seminars (good results), networking (great results), and for the past 6 months I have doorknocked (best results).

The purpose of this particular forum is to give updates on how well my doorknocking is going. It is tough to stay motivated and keep pushing on. It is easy to shuffle papers and look busy. It is easy to make excuses and push things until tomorrow. For you of those that are in the same boat (@ EDJ or not) I hope that my periodic updates will help you reflect on your own business and prospecting.

My hope is to make this beneficial to anyone who cares to read it but most importantly it is for me! Writing/sharing thoughts is a great motivator for me. I hope it is for you too. I am sure there will be an abundent amount of criticism for EDJ haters and EDJ flunkies: thats ok because i know i chose a great firm with a great reputation and feel very comfortable with my future.

SO doorknock on!

Apr 18, 2012 10:11 pm

I have only 1 question as of right now:
Why did you go from a wirehouse to jones? I'm assuming you transferred and were not let go because of assets/production because your prospecting worked so well.

Apr 19, 2012 4:09 pm

So I recently began the hiring process with EJ and this is what brought me to your forum. The humor, sarcasm, and insight made me want to join. I hear so much negative about EJ and wonder why they boast they are in the top 50 places to work for. I am looking to get sponsored for my 7 and 66. Is there a better way? Is Jones that bad for a newb? If im hust gonna find myself fucked in 3years like I did selling mortgages than I might as well sell Hondas. Any advice is appreciated please