Dec 11, 2019
Do you ever find yourself
falling short when it comes to getting the results you
Today’s episode is all
about being accountable for oneself, and I’ll be dipping into my
five building blocks to build accountability. This episode may be a
reality check for a lot of you, but I think it’s going to help out
a great deal.
Key Highlights of the Episode
This episode was
extremely actionable and insightful. Here are a few key
- Why are you starting your own
business? - Why do you
want to start your own business vs being an employee? If you want
to be in charge of your destiny and build something for yourself,
great! If, on the other hand, you simply don’t want to have a boss
who’s holding you accountable, then you could be in for a shock
when you become your own boss.
- See the bigger
picture - Accountability
isn’t merely about completing a list of tasks. It’s about being
committed to seeing the objective through to completion. While
getting the day-to-day tasks finished is essential, you have to
understand how they relate to the bigger picture. Without the
bigger picture in place, you can’t be accountable for achieving the
overall objectives that will define your success.
- How to make yourself
accountable - Without a crystal
clear expectation, it’s impossible to be accountable. Don’t just
say you want more money, say exactly how much money you want and
when you want to have earned it by. Your goals have to be
measurable. Then you need to know how to go about achieving your
goals. You have to be realistic about your capabilities and your
capacity. Often, this means saying “no” to people who aren’t
helping you get closer to your goal since you only have so much
time and energy in a given day.
- Your fear of asking for help
can lead to failure - I
get it! Many of you were forced to be self-sufficient in early life
and have been doing a great job in taking care of yourselves
without ever asking for help. Understand that business doesn’t work
like this. If you’re used to going it alone and refusing to ask for
help then you need a shift in mindset.
- The importance of
feedback - Feedback is
essential and you have to get it regularly. Without honest
feedback, how do you know whether you’re on track to achieving your
goals? Beware though, if you’re asking for feedback from a spouse,
bestie, a friend’s grandmother, or anyone that has no business
experience. Make sure you get your feedback from people with
relevant expertise and those who understand your context. If you
don’t have any business-minded friends to ask, then join a
mastermind group, hire a coach, or go out and make yourself some
new friends. In Services That Sell I’m always personally holding my
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