How to Achieve Success – Jerry Fetta
I remember at 14 or 15 I became interested in the idea of being successful. I didn’t know what it was so I tried to emulate the characteristics I imagined a person would have if they were successful. First, I grew a goatee. Successful people have goatees. I also recall buying sunglasses and a suit jacket. Not slacks though. Just a white shirt, suit jacket, and jeans. This is what successful people do. Throughout high school I continued this pursuit of success and at age 18 I was invited to join Amway. I considered that successful people probably own businesses and so I decided I would join Amway. I was gently talked out it by a mentor of mine before I signed on the dotted line. I didn’t get traction on what success was and what success required of me until about age 22.
Success at its root etymology means “result” or “outcome”. Success means outcome and most of us want an outcome that is advancing us toward our goals and an outcome that is happy. You see, my problem is that I was emulating my perceived by-products of success. I was trying to create the effects of success without first causing success. Success must be caused and there are no two ways about it.
Here are the things that must be incorporated to cause success. First is a knowledge of what success. We know the generic definition is simply an outcome, but I want you to ask yourself: “What is myoutcome?” This was my mistake. I didn’t postulate what my specific personally desired outcome was. Instead I observed what other people’s outcomes were and attempted to obtain those same outcomes. Other people are great and we can learn from other’s. Ultimately, we must know for ourselves. We cannot live our lives based on what other people did. Go create for yourself an outcome and do it your way.
Second, we must determine what exchanges will be required such that we can obtain the outcome we desire. If I want Instagram followers I must exchange an abundance of good, free content. There is not another exchange that will get me more followers. This is the case with all types of success. An exchange must happen. Therefore, I don’t believe in “no money down” real estate or “get rich quick”. The success can only happen as quickly as the rate we are able to exchange for it. No money down real estate means because I did not create an abundant exchange today, I will have to create an exchange for a longer period of time down the road to make up the deficit. Success must be exchanged for. What do you need to be, do, and have to create the result you desire?
Lastly, we must be willing to do whatever is required. This is why one of my personal mottos is Whatever It Takes. If certain sub products are required from me as an exchange for the success I desire, there are only two options: I can exchange those things OR I can quit. Quite literally, I must be willing to set my emotions aside and do Whatever It Takes to achieve my outcome. How I feel about doing these things, whether I love or even like them, or whether I know how to do these things is not important. Success won’t accept my stories and reasons in lieu of the exchange that is required. If these sub products don’t cross your personal ethics regarding your life, you pretty much need to buck up and go do it. For me this has meant deferring luxury for years, severing unhealthy relationships with friends and family, moving states twice, working 80 hours a week, learning how to say “no” to things I really do want, firing people I like but weren’t performing what I needed them to, learning to enjoy reading (something I hated. I didn’t read a single book from age 12 to about 19 or 20), and many other things. I had to “drink the Kool-Aid” and sometimes it didn’t taste very good. That is all part of it.
What has helped me tremendously is having education on how to identify false data regarding my desired outcomes and knowing how and where to access correct data, having someone to hold me accountable, and having someone who can ask me great questions that I may not have thought of myself yet. If you desire success and you don’t have those things, talk to one of my Wealth Coaches (Click Here). My coaches are trained experts on how to help you through your pursuit of success.
Jerry Fetta is a husband, son of Yahweh, Entrepreneur and owner of 5 privately held businesses. Jerry lives in Alaska with his wife and 2 dogs. His no-nonsense approach to business, finances, and life speaks truth and provides clarity to his clients and followers. His personal mission in life is to empower millions of leaders to own their God-given, ultimate potential.