Senior FAs: are you satisfied with life?

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Jul 17, 2006 4:45 pm

although it was probably a tough start in the beginning, was it all worth it?


do you all enjoy your lives? 

Jul 17, 2006 5:17 pm

Why do you keep asking such asinine questions???  It isn't the end of the world if you become an FA and don't like it/quit/fail.


Are you one of those people who can't get anything done today because they are too worried about 10 years from now?  If so, I guarantee you will fail in this business.

Jul 17, 2006 5:33 pm

it looks like you either did not make it or just not happy with your life.


which one is it?

Jul 17, 2006 5:41 pm
brothaK:

it looks like you either did not make it or just not happy with your life.


which one is it?



or maybe you're just slow.........very slow!

Jul 17, 2006 5:41 pm

sorry to be so rough.


but the reason I am asking is because after reading this forum for a couple of months, i've seen very bad attitudes, bad personalities, and just a bunch of grumpy people.


and to be honost I dont want to turn out to be another NASD Newb


although I believe the career doesnt make the person and bullsh*t like that, I do see quite a resemblence amongst many FAs


I just want to make sure I am correct

Jul 17, 2006 5:44 pm
brothaK:

it looks like you either did not make it or just not happy with your life.


which one is it?



I'd suggest to you that most of those who leave their brain pharts on this forum are not seasoned enough to be veterans, nor mature enough to realize that your question is actually very important.


You will see the punk who answered about why you even ask the question doesn't consider this a career--to him it's just something to do when he's not drunk.

Jul 17, 2006 5:50 pm
brothaK:

sorry to be so rough.


but the reason I am asking is because after reading this forum for a couple of months, i've seen very bad attitudes, bad personalities, and just a bunch of grumpy people.


and to be honost I dont want to turn out to be another NASD Newb


although I believe the career doesnt make the person and bullsh*t like that, I do see quite a resemblence amongst many FAs


I just want to make sure I am correct



It is a great businesss, but one which also requires a great deal of time, energy and hard work.  Sometimes, too, it can be stressful.  Intelligent people under those circumstances tend to have very little patience for folks who ask the same questions over and over again.  Maybe it's something like that which is causing the reaction you see to this thread.

Then again, there are also some very rude and stupid people on this board, too!

Jul 17, 2006 6:16 pm

It's ok to be cynical or skeptical.  I love what I do, and so do the FAs on this board, but it doesn't mean that you can't be a cynic or think the bulk of the population is filled with morons.

Jul 17, 2006 6:28 pm

I would be interested in knowing how many true veterans read this board.  I think it would be interesting if everybody just posted a few pieces of information such as this


Registered in 1971
Entire career with major wirehouses
Age 61 Male

Jul 17, 2006 6:46 pm

fine:


reg'd in 6/2002


EJ to bank


age:43:


Aum: 30 mill


Jul 17, 2006 7:23 pm

age: 21


AUM: 500 dollars


Jul 17, 2006 7:35 pm

At least you have a sense of humor.  I understand your concern, however, you've asked the same question twenty different ways.  I am giving you an honest opinion, unlike NASD, who mearly responded to you as an opportunity to try (unsuccessfully) to offend me.

Jul 17, 2006 7:39 pm

Life Ins. Lic. 1990 


Registered 1991


Bank Lending officer 1987 until 1996


AUM: 32m


Age: Indeterminate  a lady never tells and a gentleman never asks.

Jul 17, 2006 9:56 pm

age  39

registered 1992 securities and life and health

CFP candidate

AUM 15m and growing

Jul 18, 2006 3:35 am

come on guys lets see it
forget about your online ego, who gives a f

Jul 18, 2006 9:01 am
brothaK:

sorry to be so rough.


but the reason I am asking is because after reading this forum for a couple of months, i've seen very bad attitudes, bad personalities, and just a bunch of grumpy people.


and to be honost I dont want to turn out to be another NASD Newb


although I believe the career doesnt make the person and bullsh*t like that, I do see quite a resemblence amongst many FAs


I just want to make sure I am correct



I concur with your post. Why are so many people on this board so negaitive. Most people with negaitive personalities never make it in sales - selling anything. I myself came on here to engage in professional dialog with intelligent people, so far I have had marginal success.

Jul 18, 2006 9:14 am
hopkinswannabe:

I concur with your post. Why are so many people on this board so negaitive. Most people with negaitive personalities never make it in sales - selling anything. I myself came on here to engage in professional dialog with intelligent people, so far I have had marginal success.



Why not repost some of your intelligent dialog and see if it gets responded to?

Jul 18, 2006 9:18 am
NASD Newbie:
hopkinswannabe:

I concur with your post. Why are so many people on this board so negaitive. Most people with negaitive personalities never make it in sales - selling anything. I myself came on here to engage in professional dialog with intelligent people, so far I have had marginal success.



Why not repost some of your intelligent dialog and see if it gets responded to?




You are funny, I am going to have a great time messing with you. You seem to be the type who is 5'1 , and pocket full of pens, fat and always teased at a kid. You know the nerd in high school that became a cop and always hid behind his badge. Most every post on here about you is negative, I say you should take that into consideration.

Jul 18, 2006 9:25 am

NASD NEWBIE AKA the kiss A%$ Nerd Cop seeking revenge on all of his tourmentors!

Jul 18, 2006 9:32 am
hopkinswannabe:

NASD NEWBIE AKA the kiss A%$ Nerd Cop seeking revenge on all of his tourmentors!


Is a tourmentor a guy who trains travel agents?