We had the good fortune of connecting with Jesse W Acosta and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jesse W, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think of risk as the price to play the game that is “getting ahead in life”. However, before taking on risk one has to weigh the risk/reward factor and figure out if taking that specific risk is worth the reward. As a day trader and entrepreneur weighing the risk-reward before each trade and or endeavor is absolutely essential before taking a single step. Taking risks is a huge part of my life. I have been self-employed for nearly 15 years now and if there was no risk-taking factor in my life. I would just live the regular 40/40/40 life. Work 40hrs a week for 40years to retire on 40% of my income. Instead, I get to provide my family with a nice life with plenty of family time and a chance a brighter future year after year. With an end goal of building something, my kid can continue growing.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Currently, I run my own independent sales/sales management consulting freelance business and it is something I have done for all of my adult life. This business has allowed me to invest in real estate, to learn to trade stocks, and now more importantly show others how to trade stocks via my own private mentorship and youtube channel Hustle With JesseW is the name of my channel. What sets me apart from those who practice similar businesses is that I am truly authentic what you see on youtube is who I am and people love authenticity in a world full of “fake it until you make it” types. This industry is surrounded by flash fake gurus and I show you a regular real person, not some actor pretending to be something they are not. Getting to where I am today was not easy its taken many years of hard work and most importantly consistent efforts. I thank God for the strength and talent he has provided me with and my family for the support shown on every step of my journey. I have overcome every challenge thrown my way and every failure thrown my way through the faith I have in God and the support from my family. I have learned various lessons along the way but the most impactful one for me has been patience, just about every idea works but it takes time and execution of such ideas in order to succeed. Everyone knows who the CEO of Amazon is now a days but no one knew who he was when he drove his beater car for years upon years as he worked on his startup. Consistent efforts over long periods of time is the main tool to success.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Luckily for me, my best friends live nearby as well as imidate family and for fun, we like to spend time on the boat in the Florida Keys! From going to the local sandbar to going miles upon miles offshore in search of mahi-mahi and other great fighting and tasting fish to visiting local restaurants like Keys Fisheries we love our time in the outdoors. If we were to plan out a full week of all play it would probably look like a hunting trip in central Florida for a day followed by 2 days in Venice beach hunting for fossils (a new hobby I want to pick up) and the rest of the time in our Florida Keys investment property spending time in the sun and ocean while eating fresh fish and reminiscing of past times.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family brought me up always telling me if I worked hard and set goals I would do well in life and even when my ideas sounded crazy they stood by me. My wife has never let me quit any endeavor solely because of initial failure like my day trading when I first started trading stocks she believed in me before I believed in myself. When I launched my youtube channel Husle With JesseW she once again fully believed it would grow before I even thought I would get a few subscribers.