Success Can Kill You chronicles Rod Jetton’s exciting rise , humiliating fall, and inspiring second act. The former Missouri House Speaker warns how pride, flattery, bitterness and paranoia can have terrible consequences for driven leaders. Use the link above to purchase this book on createspace or go to Amazon.
What Others Are Saying
“Rod’s ability to identify the early warning signs of pride, bitterness and paranoia in his life are exactly the type of cautionary advice anyone who is experiencing success needs to hear. He does a great job of keeping the reader’s interest with forthright stories, useful illustrations and sound advice. Thoughtful leaders would be wise to read this book and heed the warnings gleaned from his mistakes.” –Johnathan Miller, Former Kentucky State Treasurer
“There is not a more compelling story of the reality of politics that I know. I knew Rod throughout this time and am thrilled he has decided to share his story. It is courageous. As power and money consume more of our body politic, this will be one of the most important reads of our time. If you know someone who has run, or who might ever run for political office, “Success Can Kill You” is the best contribution you could make to their campaign.” Dr. Gina Loudon, FOX news commentator, author, and talk show host.
I want to thank Rod for his courage in sharing this incredible story about his rise to the top of political world in Missouri to his tragic fall from politics. Rod’s unbelievable story talks about how he not only damages his political future, but he loses his most precious asset, his family. The story is a clear reality check for everyone, whether, you are a political figure, a sports hero or a community leader. It takes a real man to publicly admit his heartbreaking and deeply personal mistakes, but then volunteers to share his personal testimony with public in open meetings all across the country. – Chuck Kleckley Former Speaker of Louisiana
“Every bullet proof type ‘A’ leader should read this book. I have known Rod for years and I watched his amazing rise to power, devastating fall from grace and subsequent heartwarming recovery. Why not avoid the fall by heeding his warnings. Type ‘A’ personalities tend to think they can avoid the tragedy others face, yet so often the very traits that bring success can also cause failure. If you’ve failed, Rod’s story proves there is life after a fall.”– Ray Rowland, Pastor of Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church
Rod’s willingness to share his experiences through, “Success Can Kill You,” is greatly beneficial to all of us. A great example of what can be learned from life’s temptations and the lure of the trappings often associated with success. The important value Rod has accomplished with his book is taking these unfortunate life tests and transforming them into valuable life altering lessons for us all. Well done friend! – Bill Stovall Former Speaker of Arkansas
“This is a solemn warning for all who are in any form of leadership; especially those who think it will not happen to them. But for those who do not pay heed to the warning, it is also a great testimony to the gloriuos, amazing grace of God.” – Paul Meinsen National Field Director Capitol Commission