Donald M. Jankowski, a Raymond James financial advisor and vice president of Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida, in Sarasota, is not the kind to shy away from a challenge. Four years ago—at age 45—he decided to train for the New York City Marathon, a grueling 26-mile run through the city's five boroughs. Jankowski, who was not a serious runner, not only signed up for a training program, but also volunteered to raise funds for Team Continuum, a charity that supports families of cancer patients. In the end, he completed the race in just over five hours.
"This business of being a financial advisor is a lot like running the New York City Marathon," says Jankowski, who continues to run a few miles several times a week to stay in shape. "You have to have goals, be committed and be self-motivated."
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