Shana Sissel Take Action on Your Good Ideas


Jana earn a bachelor of science in management from umass amherst and a masters of business administration from bentley university. Mccollum school of business. She is a proud holder of the chartered. Alternative investment analysts designation. And at the beginning of this bio i i probably be said your ceo. Because i'm so darn impressive by you but you are in fact. She is the c. i. So cena take a minute in philly further tidbits about your life. I think you covered most of it. I got into financed by accident and been doing it since two thousand. So it's been a long journey for sure It's kind of interesting that you started with the sports management. How did how did you get into that. And how did you transition into business and finance so. I have always been a huge sports fan. I grew up in a rabid sports family. So when i got into college. I was looking at different opportunities for what i wanted to do. management really appeal to me especially the media aspect of it and i really wanted to be a sideline reporter for the nfl or or major league baseball and so that was my alternate goal. And i actually got into financed by accident. I had some opportunities to go into the sports world but for reasons of just being twenty two years old and not thinking necessarily about the long term. I turn them down. And ultimately took a job at morgan stanley as a financial adviser. Just to pay the bills and the rest is history. Are you active in fitness these days and sports and activities. What are you do in your free time. Why i would say that. I am active in fitness in that. I like to keep myself in good shape in my free time. I enjoy downhill skiing and horseback riding. I do some yoga. I love watching sports on a huge american football fan. I like watching baseball basketball hockey. You name it the major professional sports in the us. I am a fan of them all. I recently been doing ashtanga yoga. And wow that's hard. Yoga is so much harder than people think but it is the best way. It's kind of lean out and get yourself in shape without having to worry about high impact aerobic activity. And i i for medical reasons not able to do a lot of cardio and so yoga is my choice to stay. Fit to great thing. One last thing is you know. I've i've thought a lot about fitness and the parallel with finance. You know recently. I was going to some different gyms over time and i thought to myself. I wonder how many people come to the gym particularly starting in january when they have their new year's resolution and within the first one or two months. I wonder how many people are actually injured at the gym. And really never make it back. Probably more than you think especially those. Don't take advantage of that. They usually give you when you join a gym like a free personal training session. And that's really designed to help you understand the different exercises. Make sure that you're doing them correctly. My dad was a bodybuilder growing up and he's a personal trainer even today he retired. And that's what he does now that he's retired. He is a personal trainer. And so i learned correct technique for everything but most people get hurt because they don't know how to use the equipment and they have poor tecnique and they end up hurting themselves going back and the reason why i was thinking about that and then connecting it to the world of finance is because i was thinking i wonder how many like you know we see you know. Let's say under the professional boxer. The mike titans or the roy jones or we see a successful football player or whatever and wonder how many great equally great athletes never made it there only because they had an injury to knee to elbow to their shoulder and that one injury prevented them from continuing that career. I'm sure there's a lot. I know personally folks that were very talented. Athletes set for one reason or another were able to to go further in their athletic career because they had an injury that set them back and then they were never able to get back to the level they were previously And that brings me to that connection with finance. I thought to myself vice though to jim. What i would do is on the walls. It would be all about the top three injuries and how to prevent them. You know so that we really promote the idea of sustainable activity and that's a lot about what this podcast is about to the idea of. How do we make sure that we don't make the common mistakes. And so that's because common mistake can literally knock you out for lifetime so in the world of finance so anyways those thoughts i had when i was thinking about having on the show so great to talk about those things and i guess. Now it's time to share your worst investment. Ever since no one ever goes into their worst investment thinking it will be tell us a bit about the circumstances leading up to it and then tell us your story so my answer to this question is probably not what you would expect. And i don't know if anyone's ever given you this answer but the worst investment ever for me is the one i didn't make and so it all goes back to two thousand in late. Two thousand six early two thousand seven. I was interviewing for a equity. Research analysts position at a major asset manager global asset manager and part of the interview process was to pitch stock that you really believed in do the work and have enough conviction behind it that you would put your money in it and

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