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Mar 2, 2009 9:50 am

ok guys, this has been playing threw my head all weekend. first off i'm brand new, just got my 7 and 63 and have been cold calling for new accounts for a week. now here is the thing i have a great personality and i'm a very hard worker. but i hate going to work every morning. i was a great bartender and motorcycle salesmen before this which i loved and was very good at. now i dunno if this business, gets any better once you have clients or what? i really don't like how sneaky kinda you have to be on the phone either. i mean should i just shut up and do it cause that's what it takes to make big money in this business. or maybe it's different at another firm, cause i work at a small local one. or whats the deal? i do know this if i hate going to work everyday, i won't last.

 
oh and on a side note i'm about to start online college to finish my BS in business does that add into all this
thanks E
Mar 2, 2009 10:02 am

Ice has a point.... Also did you just say you completed one week of calling??? Yeah it takes a little while longer than that... Also you shouldn't have to be sneaky on the phone, or you will have to be sneaky all the time, and that would suck... If people aren't interested don't waste your time trying to con them... move on.. And yeah it's a little different from being a bartender.

Mar 2, 2009 10:08 am

You are a week in and you hate going to work each morning.  Find a different line of work.

Mar 2, 2009 10:20 am

Don't call people, go see them. .... You used to tend bar, right? You will make more good contacts in an hour sitting on a barstool at quitting time than you will on the phone.





Mar 2, 2009 10:50 am

boyz,

 
Read this:
 
http://www.amnesta.net/mba/thecommondenominatorofsuccess-albertengray.pdf
Mar 2, 2009 11:27 am
anonymous:

boyz,

 
Read this:
 
http://www.amnesta.net/mba/thecommondenominatorofsuccess-albertengray.pdf
 
I believe I read his book, or someone like him, insurance salesman who got his start before the war. Big producer who built his business by going to see executives and attorneys in their offices and asking for five minutes. Sounds like ....... you.
 
 
Mar 2, 2009 12:31 pm

I actually know nothing about Albert Gray.  The "pleasing results" vs. "pleasing methods" speaks to me.

Mar 2, 2009 1:52 pm
anonymous:

I actually know nothing about Albert Gray.  The "pleasing results" vs. "pleasing methods" speaks to me.

It speaks to me as well. Thank you for sharing that with us. If you haven't already, you may enjoy The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. It discusses the same subject from a different angle of "correct principles".
Mar 2, 2009 3:02 pm

Did you know that you cannot retire for at least 6 years after you decide to get out of this business?

 
Did you know that FINRA lists you as an employee?
 
Did you know that you fall under all guidelines and regulations of the IRS, FICA, and Department of Labor that qualifies you as an EMPLOYEE?
 
Did you know that we are the  only industry in the United States that allows employees to be sued for negligent or accidental acts?
 
Did you know that FINRA created their own regulatory body that supersedes the CIVIL Jurisdiction of this country?
 
Did you know that the statute of limitations of for any action is 5 to 6 years?
 
Did you know that your E & O policy is most likely a Claims Made Policy which means you have to keep your policy or a policy for at least 5 to 6 years after you retire?
Mar 2, 2009 11:19 pm

When I first got married I expected to have sex at least 3 or 4 times a day, my wife on the other hand wanted it maybe twice a week. So I was really upset about this and was complaining to some married friends. They all agreed, she's not changing, so either "deal with it" or get out while it's still easy. Long story short, I have a cliffhanger-like grip and a great relationship with my wife.



Good luck with your decision.

Mar 3, 2009 10:10 am
OS:

When I first got married I expected to have sex at least 3 or 4 times a day, my wife on the other hand wanted it maybe twice a week. So I was really upset about this and was complaining to some married friends. They all agreed, she's not changing, so either "deal with it" or get out while it's still easy. Long story short, I have a cliffhanger-like grip and a great relationship with my wife.

Good luck with your decision.

 
That is hilarious
Mar 7, 2009 10:58 am

Geezuz...OS a gut buster. After 35 years of marriage still attempting to get her on the same page.

As to our new member , after many years and lots of poop and surviving each " new crisis " you better think about is this for you or put your head down and start plowing through this " rough old world ".
A thought that I share with new members to our team...." I have seen many a fine Race Horse start in this business and be able to only race once around the track. Then take several days/weeks before the next race. Think of yourself as a Clydesdale ...each morning get up and start your day and go up and down plowing your field ....you may not be as quick as the Race Horse but each and every day you complete your task/s." The point being is surviving and finishing the race each and every day. Simplistic perhaps but a reality.
Mar 7, 2009 11:19 am

Now (after 30+ years marriage) I see the connection of my sex life and staying in this business. " We are earn our (money) the old-fasioned way"  (Smith Barney Ad?) - "hard work". Picture the SB guy in the ad, plodding along, giving himself a **** ***.  The Budweiser comes later.