It may or may not surprise you but accountability strategies are among one of the highest searched things on Google. People are forever seeking ways to keep themselves accountable. We’ve been there — no question.
Whether it be lifestyle choices, activity levels, productivity or otherwise — people excel when they have a feeling of accountability.
And, it’s possibly how you’ve found yourself here.
In this post, we will focus on 3 accountability strategies that you can begin using in your business (and in your life)as early as today! In many ways we’re fortunate because we are often able to hold each other accountable (sometimes reluctantly). However, this isn’t always a perfect scenario — we have found in some of our biggest growth phases that an outside perspective or third party situation (like a coach or mentor) was better. Being too close to something can lead to enabling behaviors or inability to see beyond what’s happening right in front of us.
We will let you decide.
3 Accountability Strategies for Entrepreneurs
Let people know what’s up!
Tell people what you intend to do. You will feel a sense of pressure to follow through if you are the type of person who stays true to your word. Among the other accountability strategies we are going to share with you, this one is only effective if your word matters to you (of course it does right?!)
Here’s the deal on this and why it’s so effective — when you make a public declaration to do or complete something … if you don’t follow through you’re basically living in a place of false promises or empty words. Let the public hold you accountable. They can be your best or worst critic!
Find a Partner or Coach to Work with
This might be a business coach, a colleague, or a friend that will work with you to accomplish the goal you have set. Maybe they help you stick to timelines and/or deadlines and be there to give you that necessary nudge. Make sure when you’re choosing this partner however, that they will be consistent with you.
The last thing you want to run into is having to hold your partner accountable, right?
‘When doing something in your business, working side by side with a coach will often help you overcome the resistance you might feel towards what needs to be done. Resistance is a form of fear, usually the fear of failure. When someone is there to guide and help you, chances are you will follow through and finish.’ — L. Larter
We love working with our clients and teams surrounding accountability strategies. In our opinion, these strategies should be individualize for each person. Although they may look similar — you need to ensure that they are strategies that you have bought into.
If we can help you at all in this area, please be sure to connect with us!
Make sure to Schedule the Follow-Up
Whether you meet regularly or meet when each deadline approaches, make sure there is a scheduled appointment when you set the initial goal. This way you know when that day comes, it’s best that the goal was met, or at the very least a plan in place to ensure you DO get there.
With a structure in place for actually achieving your goals and an accountability partner to hold you to it, we think you’ll find it is easier to make a lasting change — and grow your business stronger and faster.
The fortune in the follow-up starts with you.
Have you worked with an accountability partner before? We would love to hear your takeaways from that!
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