i am ready to accept an offer at sb, i keep hearing how difficult it is to get started in this business, but i going to suck it up and give it a shot. however, if things dont work out, what opportunities would one have after getting their licenses and with a having a couple years experience
Moose, I say this to you in all sincerity...the folks who succeed in this
business HAVE NO PLAN "B"! Develop this attitude, and you'll have a decent
shot at it. Start thinking about fallback positions, and you're doomed before
you start. So for your sake, and the sake of your family, please decide that
you'll make it at the outset, or don't do it at all.
I agree with Starka, but I also understand where you're coming from.
If you're the kind of person who must have a plan B, then you will probably fail. If you DO have a plan B set up, then there will be temptation to give up when things get tough.
Hopefully it will be enough to keep in mind that:
If you do fail, take a look at the things you do well. You may find that you're good at finding a particular kind of prospect, but the firm does not have the right products for them. If that is the case, you may want to change brokerages. (My firm can help with that).
For example, you may find that your firm emphasizes life insurance and proprietary investments, but the prospects in your network may be looking for small business products. If that's the case, you should find a firm that is more suitable to your natural market.
Good luck and let us know how it works out.
For example, you may find that your firm emphasizes life insurance and proprietary investments
Pre-flame clarification: This is a generic example and not directed at any particular firm. All that I'm saying is that you need to match your brokerage to your target market.