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Mar 12, 2009 12:49 am

I was just curious if any other EDJ rookies are having great success? I just posted a $10,000 gross day. Makes me love my job...

Mar 12, 2009 1:08 am

Wind, <?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


I appreciate your positive participation in these rookie forums. I'm new to the firm (attending KYC next week) and am very aware of the fact that making it in this business is a difficult venture but have refused to allow fear, doubt, and negativity consume me. I'm probably what the salty vets refer to as "drinking the Kool-Aid" but I do believe that if you put in the work, knock on doors, and follow the "recipe" that you can be successful.


 


I've sought a lot of advice and opinions in these forums and have received some helpful information (which I'm grateful for) but the majority of the responses are fairly negative and some paint a pretty grim picture of the business. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about peeling off the sugar-coating and getting a realistic job preview but it's nice to hear someone with a positive outlook on a career as an EDJ new/new achieving success by putting in the work.


 


I think I speak for most new EDJ FA hires when I say thanks.

Mar 12, 2009 1:21 am

I truly appreciate that. It means alot. I come to this site for inspiration and positive ideas and I hate it when positive news turns into a thread of bashing. It does seem like everyone gets told consistently that they don't have a chance or how hard it is. I know for myself, I don't wanna hear that stuff. I wanna hear great stories about people doing things out of the ordinary so I can be positive, because it makes me work harder.


Although I have been truly successful, I have only been out 2 - 2 1/2 months so i'm not Mr. Veteran by any means, but 1 thing I can say is, don't follow the "recipe" exact. Take what EDJ tells you and form your own way of doing things. The only part of the recipe that is important is getting in front of people. I have found that It doesnt matter how you do it, (cold calling, door knocking, joining the chamber, or talking to random people at Wal-Mart), if you do it consistantly, you'll be successful. Feel free to keep me informed on how things are going...
Mar 12, 2009 10:07 am

Wow Wind!

10k g day!  thats great man.  Congrats.  Keep doing what your doing.  Only 2 1/2 months in, thats great, just keep it up!
Mar 12, 2009 10:24 am

Have you checked out the region stats on JonesLink? As a newbie who just found that, it was interesting to see how well/poorly some of the folks are doing that just got out.

Mar 12, 2009 8:49 pm

Ya..I look at that thing daily...to see where everyone is...

Mar 12, 2009 10:21 pm

Does it update daily? Are you refering to the performance screen aka your blue dot?

Mar 12, 2009 11:53 pm

Certain things do. The dot does, but i believe assets and things are weekly...


Mar 14, 2009 4:43 pm

Where exactly are the region stats on Jones Link? 

Mar 14, 2009 4:51 pm
wind3574:

I truly appreciate that. It means alot. I come to this site for inspiration and positive ideas and I hate it when positive news turns into a thread of bashing. It does seem like everyone gets told consistently that they don't have a chance or how hard it is. I know for myself, I don't wanna hear that stuff. I wanna hear great stories about people doing things out of the ordinary so I can be positive, because it makes me work harder.

Although I have been truly successful, I have only been out 2 - 2 1/2 months so i'm not Mr. Veteran by any means, but 1 thing I can say is, don't follow the "recipe" exact. Take what EDJ tells you and form your own way of doing things. The only part of the recipe that is important is getting in front of people. I have found that It doesnt matter how you do it, (cold calling, door knocking, joining the chamber, or talking to random people at Wal-Mart), if you do it consistantly, you'll be successful. Feel free to keep me informed on how things are going...



Just reading on here for a few days, I have also noticed how much negativity is on this board and how it seems most threads turn into a flame war.  I started Jan 1st of this year so I'm a noob like you.  As for success stories, I had a 90k VA a couple weeks ago.  I am hoping to do 1 mil my first year, which is probably pretty little compared to all the "big dogs" on here.   (prepare for imminent flaming to begain...)

Mar 14, 2009 5:47 pm

Danoodle, Waddle & Reed will let you get away with $1MM AUM after a full year of selling?  I'm not trying to be rude, but I can't think of any other firm where that wouldn't be your first and last year....