This is my first post on this RR. I have spent countless hours reading the posts here and I want to thank everyone for sharing there experiences and knowledge.
I am slated to start the study for success later this summer! I'm very excited about starting a new career and all of the new challenges that go along with it.
I have given more effort into learning about this job and what it entails than I put into getting the job. I have spent many hours with FA's from EJ and several other firms. I have carefully selected my market and have already introduced myself to other FA's in the area.
I have overcome every objection I may have had, not many to be honest, except for one.
The number of hours required to invest in my career was just that upon first thought. It was mearly a number and easy to digest. Now that I'm planning what a work week would look like I'm having a hard time putting 60 hrs of work and balancing that with family and well being. I want to be prepared for any difficulties that may arise. I want my family to be comfortable with this decision. I want to be awesome at what I do and my foundation to be solid.
My question is for anyone who has more experience than I, Is it possible to have a healthy relationship with your spouse, your children, and maintain a healthy lifestyle while working as an FA?
If so, How?
If I'm at work at 7am, and back at home by 6pm what would a typical work week schedule look like?
I want to take a hard look at this now, while I'm mentally very strong as oppossed to 1-2 years from now when I may or may not be going through a hard time and wandering why I'm sacrificing time with my family for work.
Thank you in advance for your time!