I'm about to start my own 500 day war as my clock starts to tick this week. Over the last couple months I drank a little koolaide and considered my own personal issues that I have to overcome to succeed. Here's my dilemma:I am new to the area where I was hired and about 1000 miles from where I spent all of my adult life. I am in a small metro area that is essentially an island (about 400+ miles in every direction before you hit another "city") with 1 Fortune 500 company and not a very strong economy, or wealthy population. I am starting with The Judges gameplan as I have been in self generated business building in the past and have always accomplished my results by "smiling and dialing" and can attest that his road map is pretty spot on as far as what it's gonna take to make it, especially for me with no network and a lot of economicly challenged friends and family. I will be calling out of my area as I'm taking Judges advice about calling somewhere you'd like visit, for me it's logical to call my old home since all our family is still there and we are likely to spend time there at least 2 times a year anyways and there is an abundance of wealth and companies to call and build lists from in greater number than where I'm living. I have every intention of course calling where I am and building lists as much as possible working my way out of the area. My question is this. When calling out of area, what sort of challenges come up regarding where you are located? Does that become an issue as the conversations progress, being that you are calling from another part of the country? Also can someone who opens accounts over the phone revisit the theory and share your approach? For me it makes sense from a time saving standpoint. I have opened across state lines in the past, but those were people who already knew me. Anyone want to share the sales process?Footnote:I have recently been through several company sponsored training programs for the new FA's. And each trainer has stories of top earners in firm that did esentially what Judge mapped out as the path for success in this business. It takes a high level of activity and as much as every newbie hates to hear it, the best way to talk to a lot of people in the shortest about of time is cold calling. Period. I knew it, I lived it, forgot it, and now relearned it and ready to put it back in action. Thanks for the wake up call Judge.