“The greatest expression I’ve ever heard is, ‘The harder I work, the more opportunity I get.’”
In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, JJ Kinahan, managing director and chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade, talks about seizing opportunity in every corner of the markets. Kinahan grew up in a large Irish-American family, and figured he would become a carpenter or an electrician. Instead, he landed a job at the CBOE one summer and never looked back.
Kinahan says in the early part of his career he was never the smartest guy in the room, but he made up for it by working harder than anyone else. Besides outworking everyone, Kinahan believes no one should have a better attitude than you. If you don’t think you’re in the greatest business, doing great things, then you’re making a huge career mistake.