A few months ago there were many posts regarding new positions and start dates at Wires…Anyone care to give an update on how they are doing, making goals, no longer in biz?? Just curious..
At Ruth's Chris enjoying a Filet Mignon with his branch manager, giving him tips on how to improve the office.
Yeah. Where is MBA2FA?
So M.I.A?? Not really a surprise, but the shear volume of people on here who said they got hired, I would figure maybe one is still alive(network apparently wasn’t as deep or easy as they thought)
I just finished year 3. This business is brutal! All of the info about how tough it is that is posted on this website is true. Do not kid yourself, especially if you're young like I am. I can attribute my survival to a four things, without any of them I'd be toast.
1.) I worked harder than any of my peers and still do. I get in to the office at 6:30am and leave at 8pm.
2.) I embraced the art of cold calling. I have never done a seminar or been to a networking event.
3.) I was recruited to join successful team.
4.) My wife works two jobs and out earns me by a lot.
To all of the advisors that have built there businesses from the ground up, you are my heroes. I am not referring to those with wealthy relatives.
To those about to start in this business, prepare for war. One day you're on top of the world, next day you're in the toilet. It's like that everyday for the first three years.
Only now do I actually feel like I'm moving forward and all of my hard work is starting to pay off.
My office had six trainees, I'm the lone survivor. They all worked on elaborate marketing plans that involved networking and seminars. They are all out of the business.
Hope this is helpful to some rookies.
P.S. Read Gaddock's posts, He's the real deal.
That's a great post. I started in late summer and feel like this job is a complete roller coaster. "You reap what you sow," problem is you never when that will happen. I have and will keep my head held high and continue to meet 2 meaningful people a day, schedule 2 appointments a day, and make 2 dials a day. Those have been lofty goals since the beginning, and only 3 times have I been able to make 200 + calls, had 2 + appointments and met 2 + meaningful new people. It's a dog eat dog world, but it is a lot of fun. I like the grind, you never knows what is going to happen next.
shortseller, congrats on being the lone survivor and finding success. what do you attribute your success you've had to the most? and do you pitch a product or an appointment? how many calls does it usually take to a specific prospect before you get an appointment?
shortseller, congrats on being the lone survivor and finding success. what do you attribute your success you’ve had to the most? and do you pitch a product or an appointment? how many calls does it usually take to a specific prospect before you get an appointment?
Work ethic has been the biggest contributer to my survival, I am not the best salesman or closer, therefore I have to work harder than some other advisors. I wish it wasn’t that way, but that’s reality.In the begining I pitched product, now I am 100% fee based and pitch our group’s services. Sometimes it takes 2 calls, sometimes it takes 20. I had my first appointment with a prospect a couple weeks ago that I’ve been calling for two years.
Keep your head down and push forward. That’s it, no magic, no mystery.
Congrats shortseller, good to hear from someone that has made it. What do you think was the greatest deficiency of the other 5 trainees?