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Sweet but Fearless Podcast

Dec 14, 2021

In this episode, our season of career continues with a discussion around bouncing forward from a career and life setback. How you can remain focused and keep that positive mindset while being true to your feelings in today's challenging environment. 

Cooper and I speak with Jordan Merlino, who shares how not suppressing your truth so that everyone around thinks you're okay, but truly being you, whether it's layoffs or resignations, any job change, even if you choose it, is not easy.  Jordan shares how she transferred her wedding planning skills to relationship management in the financial services space. 

Jordan shares how her mentors are a huge part of her success. She recalls her very first day on the job, when her manager asked her if she knew the difference between an exchange traded fund and a mutual fund. She laughed and told him, "I don't even know anyone that could tell you the difference between those two things."  He sat down with her and showed her the difference between an equity and a bond, all the way to how Japanese candlestick charting worked. 

She has many more stories about her path and how she pays it forward every day. 

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