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Jul 19, 2017 11:10 pm

Long story short: started at an old shool boiler room until i decided to get real and joined an insurance company as a financial rep. Made a killing first year off f&f then lost the drive to cold call after having it free and easy until that well ran dry. My activity dropped dramatically and so did my ability to pay rent.

I was able to get a gig selling enterprise software and have been doing this for the past year and have done moderately well. 60k base+comm.

I wanna be an FA again. My sole purpose used to be prospecting, now I sit in meetings for half the day- surf the web- etc. It's a boring I'm not used to. Kind of like how when someone who loses a limb still feels it's there.

Now the real question. How much of a safety net would I need to get another crack at it? I'm still very young (25 going on 26) and have a significant other with a high probability of marrying. Regardless the answer I'm going back in the business but it wouldn't hurt to hear a diff perspective