I will admit VI was weak, but here comes the heat. If you are easily offended, NO NOT READ.
When I looked at my peers, I was scared to death. Few were making huge bank. None sent there kids to elite colleges. I was always scared by who they asked me to recuit. Teachers, coaches, new college grads. People that would be so happy to make 80k a year and never look at the man behind the curtain. Take a serious look at the people in your region and ask yourself if you would let your family's future rest with this person. The biggest producers are still working like crazy. Ever notice the big producers always turn over. No one sustains at the top ten level? Not because the numbers are so high, because the work is so endless. Every business text in the would says hire people smarter than you are, EDJ seems to do the opposite. Hire people over there heads and guilt them into thinking they should work there ass off and you will be taken care of. No college degree, OK you can take care of people financial future. Got laid off your last job in a downsize, you can advise others.(makes me think of the Army and there treatment at Walter Reed latly.)
How many brokers have you seen trying to sell door to door in a winter storm? A call list from vacation or a hospital room? It is a sales job, not a money management profession position. Doctor, my erection drug is better than his erection drug! Did you enjoy the Slurpee I bought you! Please buy from me! I would rather have one 500k producer with class than 5 100k ones. EDJ seems to think otherwise. It was interesting how many Jones brokers did not carry business cards with there family because they did not want to come off as a pushy salesman. Not really proud of what they do.