Wealth Only Comes To Those Who Are Accountable
Accountability. At different times in my life this word has meant different things. I used to think accountable meant moral. I didn’t believe that being accountable meant that you were moral. I thought that if you claimed to be moral, it meant you were accountable as a by-product. I was mistaken.
Next, I thought that being accountable meant you worked hard. Not that being accountable meant you were a hard worker, but that if you were a hard worker it meant that you were an accountable person. I was also wrong about that.
Later my definition of accountability evolved to describe a person who focused on personal development. My thought process was that if someone focused on personal development then they would definitely be an accountable person. Makes sense right? I was also wrong about that one.
I went for about 23 years of my life not really understanding what accountability was. “Coincidentally” when I learned what accountability really was, my income began to grow substantially.
I was sitting in a Keller Williams expansion course, taught by Kristan Cole (whom my parents actually used to both buy our home in Alaska, and also short sell it when we could no longer pay the mortgage) and Ben Kinney, who I’d never met before. I was taking notes and Ben, the host, began to speak about hiring. He said in his business he hires people who are accountable and then fires them when they stop being accountable. He then said one of the most profound things I’ve ever heard regarding accountability. “Accountability means being subject to the numbers. The word account and accounting refers to the numbers. Someone who is not holding themselves subject to the numbers is not an accountable person.” Maybe it was his directness. Maybe it was the way he said it. But for some reason, that clicked for me. If I was not holding myself to numerical targets and constantly measuring those targets, I was not an accountable person. As an entrepreneur, I did not have a boss and nobody was going to fire me. But my business wouldn’t last, my clients would leave, and my teammates would quit if I was not hitting my numbers.
I became a machine. Robotic. Everyday I calculated my numbers and did everything possible to make them happen. I began to invest in training so that I could hit my numbers. I began to hire people so that I could hit my numbers. I began to leverage systems and study business administration all so that I could hit my numbers. And when I began hitting my numbers I can remember clearly what happened. It was 1st quarter of 2017. By March of 2017 I had made more money in that three months than I’d made the entire year in 2016. That was real growth. I remember being blown away. It didn’t feel like that was what had happened because I had my head down just trying to hit my numbers and be an accountable person. The reality was that I had just done an entire year’s worth of production in a 3 month period.
You see, wealth is fueled by numbers. I define wealth as abundance and prosperity in all areas of one’s life. But without the numbers in place to fund this type of lifestyle, it won’t happen. This means you must know and subject yourself to the numbers.
The first set of numbers you must know is how much passive income you need per month to be truly financially free. Financially free to the degree that you treat money like oxygen. Then you need to constantly measure yourself up to those numbers.
The next set of numbers you must know is how much money you need to own in wealth producing investments to be able to produce your passive income amount. Then you need to measure yourself up to those numbers.
Then you must know how much money you need to stack up in order to make those investments. You will need to measure yourself up to those numbers too.
Then you must know how much income you need to earn with a certain savings margin off the top to be able to accumulate the money you need in order to invest. You will need to be accountable to those numbers too.
Then there will be numbers of meetings, phone calls, sales, hours work, time spent studying, etc. in order to be able to achieve your income goal. You will need to hold yourself accountable to those numbers.
You see, an accountable person isn’t code for another title like “hard worker”, “personal development nut”, or “moral person”. An accountable person is a person who knows their numbers and subjects themselves to the expectation set in place by those numbers. They don’t need reminders. They don’t need to be nagged. They don’t need excitement. They understand their numbers. They understand the rewards associated with those numbers. They understand the penalties associated with missing those numbers.
If you are this type of person, I want to work with you. Those who do the best on my programs are those people who are accountable. If you are accountable, I am going to provide you with education you need to think bigger and move faster. I am going to provide the plan you need to gain extreme clarity. I am going to provide the coaching you need to uncover the answers you’ve always known to the questions you have. I am going to provide the training you require to take you to the next level. I am going to provide the team and community you need to make quantum leaps in your success. I am going to provide the tools and resources you need to produce results so you can keep moving and compound your efforts. If you are ready to make 2019 the most accountable and successful year you’ve ever had, click here.
Own Your Potential,
Grant Cardone Certified Coach
Jerry Fetta helps his clients gain more financial knowledge, make more money, keep more of it, and multiply what they keep.
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