Ep #50: Transitioning from a Financial Planner Practitioner to a Financial Planning Professor with Jared Pickens


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Dr. Jared Pickens is the Director of Applied Economics at Texas A&M University - Commerce, and he joins the show today to share why he pivoted away from a teaching and football career to get his start in the financial planning industry. If you’re on the fence about whether a lead financial planner position is the right fit for you, this is an episode you won’t want to miss.

Listen in as Jared shares his reasons for changing his major and moving away from his aspirations to be a history teacher and football coach, how he was able to convince a firm owner to hire him, and his biggest fears as a new planner. We also discuss why he made the transition to academia full-time, what he likes most about his job now, and what separates the top 10% of his students from the rest of the pack.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2VMXK68

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