Entrepreneurs relish the concept of being in control. It’s why many start their own business. They take ownership for their decisions, actions, and results. They hold themselves accountable …
While controlling your destiny is valuable, many business owners recognize one simple truth. It can be lonely at the top. When was the last time someone congratulated you on a job well done? Or called to check on your progress toward your goals? Or challenged you to think bigger and try new things?
Accountability has a big impact on business success. Do you need accountability and a fresh perspective during these uncertain times?
Signs You Need Accountability
- I know what I need to do, but I’m not sure how, so I procrastinate.
- I have a lot of ideas but get stuck in the weeds so I miss out on opportunities.
- I have goals and a plan, but find I go off in other directions a lot.
- We’re doing well, but have so much more potential – what am I missing?
- I love being my own boss, but not reporting to anyone makes it easy to put things off!
Bridging the Gap: Knowing What To Do vs. Actually Doing It!
When you share your goals with someone who has a stake in your success and can help keep you on track – something magical happens. It brings a higher level of motivation and more structure that translates into results!
How to Build Accountability
Whether it be a colleague, another owner or a business coach, an accountability partner can help you get focused, stay on track, prioritize tasks, deal with overwhelm, make better choices — and provide a fresh perspective to challenges or roadblocks. Today, this can be especially helpful.
When choosing an accountability partner, be sure you ask someone who is up to the challenge. They should be willing to ask hard questions and remind you of your goals – even if you don’t want to hear it!
Set aside time to discuss your goals and progress. Make sure they are clearly defined so that your accountability partner understands what you’re trying to accomplish as well as you do.
Finally, schedule regular appointments to check in — via email, phone, teleconference or in person (with social distancing of course). Scheduling in advance insures appointments are not forgotten. It also gives you self-imposed deadlines to work toward – something my clients find valuable.
Get Started. Stay On Track
Are you ready to take a leap forward? To get started and stay on track? My accountability programs offer an affordable way to get the help you need. More than accountability, this program provides business owners with structure, another set of eyes and practical expert advice too! Something that is really helpful during these uncertain times. Click here to learn more.