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How to Create Success

by | Dec 28, 2015 | Uncategorized | 7 comments

On my Increasing Your Income page I posted an epiphany I once had that I’ve now shared many times. “It’s not what you don’t have, it’s what you think you need that keeps you from being successful.” This insightful thought came to me while listening to a talk from Simon Sinek called “If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand Business” and he told of an experiment he did with a homeless person.

He found a homeless woman who would go out every day and hold up a classic sign that said something to the affect that she was homeless and needed people to give her money. This lady would receive in 8 to 10 hrs somewhere in the area of $30.

He talked with her about trying something else and changed her sign to say “If you only give once a month, please think of me next month”. From that she made $40 in two hours, then packed up and was done for the day. His point was to make the experience about the other person, not about yourself.

What I really took away from that was something he said as a side note. That she was homeless because she decided that she only needs twenty to thirty dollars a day to live. She found a way to hit her financial barometer and when she obtained it, she naturally quite doing something that would have increased to her financial standing by four times.

While we aren’t normally so drastic in how little we look for, we each have a financial barometer. An amount in our mind that we NEED to survive and an amount that is REALISTIC or COMFORTABLE to us. We will naturally do the things required to make whatever that amount is. Even if we daydream of more, of the greener grass in another pasture, we never make the travel plans nor take the actions required to get there.

Believing Is Seeing

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what you want if you can’t believe in it. Take a moment and consider what is your financial barometer set at right now? Now ponder on where you want it to be, a hundred thousand, five hundred thousand, a million, a billion… and realize that whatever that dream looks like for you, people earn all that and more all the time in life. Not only is it possible, it’s possible for you! Everything that is made in this world first was sparked with a thought, a dream that was envisioned and then sought after.

Next Set A Goal And Make A Plan

I was in church one day and a very wise man told of an experience he had many years ago while he was driving to work. He was on the freeway and saw three hitchhikers each holding a sign. One sign read “Los Angeles,” while a second carried the designation “Boise.” The third cardboard sign held aloft, however, simply said “Anywhere.”

He went on to say how we have each been provided divine attributes to guide our destiny. The power to think, to reason, and to achieve. That we must visualize our objective and how individual effort will be required.

Much like with Alice and the cheshire cat, if we don’t know where we want to go, then it doesn’t matter which road we take. No plan, no objective, no goal. The road to anywhere is the road to nowhere, and the road to nowhere leads to dreams sacrificed, opportunities squandered, and a life unfulfilled.

Once you get your mindset right for achieving your goal in order to setup a plan of action I have found it best to reverse engineer it. Once you have the end goal envisioned, contemplate what it will take to get there.

For me I wanted the freedom to create my own schedule and spend my time where it matters most, with my family. I also love to make a difference in the lives of people. 95% of the U.S.A. struggles most with their finances, relationships, and health. Their mindset and finances are the gateway to resolving other issues. So when I started this site I was looking for a way to bring value in one of those ways, while earning at least 100k a year. My own personal research said that while most serious affiliate marketers made around 60k-80k there were some who made up to 500k.

While none of that was a guarantee that I would even make anything at all, it was at least a road I could go down that had the possibilities of helping me to find the fulfillment in life I was seeking. I started reverse engineering and looking for tools on how to do it. After trying many things I finally found ___ and was delighted with their training and tools they provided as well as my results I received.

Plus they made it to where even if someone didn’t share my same passion, I could point them the same direction and they could still find success in there own personal niche that floated their boat.


  1. Holly

    Hi Jason,

    I love your story and found it incredibly inspiring! I am a life coach and do my best to adopt this attitude every day when it comes to finances etc and encourage my clients to think in the same format. Tony Robbins also uses the same philosophy of establishing the financial requirements you have to survive, be comfortable and then exceed from there. It is so simple yet very few people view their finances in this way. It does make perfect sense when you think about it. Great article 🙂

    Holly xx

    • Jason Westover

      I love Tony Robbins, it’s funny I heard Robert Kiyosaki talk for so long in his books and material about how rich people talked and thought about money differently. I could never grasp “how” it was different. Then I went through a seminar called Limitless where Kris Krohn opened my eyes to the subtle differences I was missing which hindered my success.

      I suppose that’s why they say a large gate swings on small hinges. I saw a video where Tony Robbins talked about how he was off in his swing in golf by just a small fraction and it totally threw everything off. He related it to confidence and how we hold ourselves. He asked what’s the difference between a confident person and someone who lacks self-confidence? he did a slight shoulder movement and said “not much”. I used to be a socially awkward person years ago and it was finding mentors that helped me develop the skills to overcome it.

  2. Kendrick


    I really think that believing is seeing or seeing is believing which ever order you prefer. Success can be created by seeing or believing and I can agree with that.

    You broke down how to create success and that really has me thinking. I have to add that success is created in many ways starting with the small things before they get better.

    What do you think about something that you can not see physically? Can you still believe in that?

    • Jason Westover

      You will find on your road to success that there are subtle little things matter very much. Faith always precedes the miracle in any endeavor. That was one of the main underlying principles taught within the book Think and Grow Rich.
      I do believe that you can learn of something before you believe in it. However, someone believed in it before you heard of it and if you want to create that in your life as well, then you must first envision it in your mind…you must first believe it is possible for you to achieve.

  3. Derek Marshall

    Hi There,

    That was a brilliant fantastic read! really smiling while having my morning coffee

    Having an exact goal and not “to earn a bit more” “or ” ,a little extra”, “second income” but solid goal and exact amount $1k, $10k whatever! per month and go about setting a plan to obtain that goal.

    • Jason Westover

      Most definitely, keep in mind as you are setting goals that while you can have a specific intention for the results of that goal (e.g. earning $10k a month) a good specific goal lies in what you can control (e.g. invest 15 hrs per week in advertising, 8 hrs per week studying, inviting 20 people to look at my website).
      These are specific and simple goals you can achieve that are within your control that will all lead to you obtaining the intention you wanted of $10k a month.
      Finding that intention call help you to reverse engineer what you are looking for as well. If I was a realtor and made around $4k dollars every time I sold a house then I would need to sell 2.5 houses per month. What would it take to sell two houses per month? etc. Follow the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. format for goals will definitely aid you in your efforts.
      I will be posting and training on this more at a later date as well. 🙂

  4. Darren

    This is a really insightful post and I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story about the homeless lady. It’s interesting that we seem to have this financial barometer that we’re comfortable with. In order to be wealthy we really need to set the bar so much higher. Only by aiming high can we hope to exceed what we would normally receive.


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