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Success comes with accountability, what can you do to become accountable

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Accountability leads to success and creates self-discipline. It’s not just an idea that you can force on others. It’s a practical approach that needs to be applied across the board. Without self-accountability, you aren’t going to excel like you dreamt when starting your business.

Sky high ambitions are wonderful but they aren’t enough. You’ve to convert your desires into meaningful actions. And for that to happen, you need accountability. This is especially important for business owners as you are not answerable to anyone which can lead to lack of accountability.

How do you come out of this situation as a victor? That’s something I am going to talk about today. You will understand how you can hold yourself up through such challenges by the end of this blog.

What are the steps you should take?

When you are running the company, achieving your goals and fulfilling your big dreams are your top priorities. Well, I hate to break it to you but achieving success without going through failures and challenges isn’t possible. You will learn this the hard way when you neither have the support of any superior nor have someone to look up to.

I have made a list of critical factors you should always keep in mind. These will help you holding yourself accountable and achieving your goals. You will be tempted thoroughly through your journey. However, your aim will be to ignore distractions and come out as a champion. It’s possible if you can comply with the following set of rules.

  • Plan your actions
  • Set milestones
  • Work towards those milestones
  • Celebrate the small achievements
  • Create more to-do lists
  • Improve your decision making using your past experiences

What if I fail?

Being a successful accountability coach for years, I have acquired numerous experiences. There are accolades to show off my success, and improvements to show off my failures.

Notice how I have never let failure stop me from being optimistic about the future? This is because I was motivated to Get Stuff Done. That’s what accountability brings with it, the hunger of attaining your goals.

People that don’t get stuff done are never successful in life. You know this because it’s present everywhere in your daily life. Many rich people became bankrupt because they couldn’t keep themselves in check. They forgot their initial motivations and got carried away by temptations. If you think remembering these rules will be a challenge, then let me teach you my rules. Learn from my experience and they will carry you to success.

Darren’s 3 Ps of achieving success

1. Plan

Planning is the most crucial part of attaining success. Without plans, you don’t get anywhere and keep spinning in circles.

The first rule of planning is to set small goals. The bigger your goals are, the harder you will have to work to reach them. And trust me, having hard goals only demotivates you. Even I get demotivated if there’s something nearly impossible standing in front of me. The best plan of action in this scenario is to set smaller goals. They keep you motivated and also help you build momentum.

The second rule of planning is to celebrate small victories and milestones. They keep you headstrong and give you the motivation to excel further.

2. Prioritise

I cannot stress this point enough. Prioritising the things that matter is vital when it comes to running a business. When you have goals in mind, it’s easier to arrange them according to urgency, and current requirement.

Give priority to things that matter the most, but that doesn’t mean ignoring other jobs. A steady balance between tasks is very important.

3. Partner

Partner up with someone! When you do something as a team, you achieve much more than you can imagine. One person can’t do everything. Therefore, forcing yourself to grind the wheel alone is worthless. Get a partner, share your burden.

This will make accountability an easier process. When there are two people involved in a task, they can hold each other up during a tough time. Motivation is also high when you share success with someone else. It injects you with the courage to go above and beyond.

Sometimes, sitting down and asking yourself about your problems is a good approach to accountability.

Ask yourself – have I been successful in these past few days? Have I met my goals? Have I successfully attained any milestone? Did I work upon Darren’s rules of accountability? Answer honestly. It’s for your own good.

Even a habit this simple can put you on the right track. With accountability, you can go beyond your potential. It can boost your productivity, management, motivation and ultimately get you to success!

Darren Finkelstein

Author – Who is this bloke?


Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy® is an Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor & Author/Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing individuals and teams to get results, achieve their wildest dreams and smash their goals by leveraging over 30-years of experience both in the corporate world and in small business.

Darren is a successful entrepreneur, winning the Australian Entrepreneur of the year award for Dent Global. He built a wonderful lifestyle business which he successfully sold and exited after 15-years.

Before all of this, Darren worked for Apple for 10-years as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’, during the inspirational Steve Jobs era and was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award during his time there.

Darren offers accountability at all levels, there are no excuses just action and results. 

  • Read his newest book: The Accountability Advantage – Play your best game
  • Complete Darren’s D.I.Y online program called: Accountability Made Easy
  • Engage Darren privately, through his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute your plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions can be conducted via Zoom or face-to-face (subject to his travel policy) and COVID.
  • For groups of 3-7 px, Darren offers Group Accountability Forums for your team(s), networking group, alumni or project team. This is a shared learning environment and the strength of group accountability is very powerful indeed.
  • Darren is a great Speaker to hire him for your next event, workshop or conference. Face-to-face or virtually, he's truly engaging.

What Do You Need Help With?

  • Are you working hard but still not achieving your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need some direction on how to get your business to the next stage?
  • Perhaps, you are high-performing and successful and want to juggle more balls in the air at once?

Accountability is the superpower that you must harness.

You have so much to gain and nothing to lose! There is NO downside for you whatsoever by taking action. If you do nothing, it’s exactly the same as sticking your head in the sand and hoping it goes away. HOPE will not fix the situation, in fact, doing nothing just makes it worse, but you knew that...

You must take action now, otherwise, tomorrow’s result will be exactly the same as today’s. Implementation and execution are key and I’ll ensure you follow the plan and you meet your deadlines. After all, that is what true accountability is all about. Together, we can achieve your goals; you’ll meet your commitments and promises that you’ve made to others and most importantly, to yourself. You can’t do it alone.

Maintaining your current status quo, only means that you’ll miss important opportunities to make money. You’ll let people down, especially those that are important people to you, and that just pisses people off.

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Question
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your GOALS, promises, obligations and commitments alone?
Unlikely I suspect.... without assistance.

Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

Darren Finkelstein

Author – Who is this bloke?

Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy® is an Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor & Author/Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing individuals and teams to get results, achieve their wildest dreams and smash their goals by leveraging over 30-years of experience both in the corporate world and in small business.

Darren is a successful entrepreneur, winning the Australian Entrepreneur of the year award for Dent Global. He built a wonderful lifestyle business which he successfully sold and exited after 15-years.

Before all of this, Darren worked for Apple for 10-years as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’, during the inspirational Steve Jobs era and was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award during his time there.

Darren offers accountability at all levels, there are no excuses just action and results. 

  • Read his newest book: The Accountability Advantage – Play your best game
  • Complete Darren’s D.I.Y online program called: Accountability Made Easy
  • Engage Darren privately, through his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute your plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions can be conducted via Zoom or face-to-face (subject to his travel policy) and COVID.
  • For groups of 3-7 px, Darren offers Group Accountability Forums for your team(s), networking group, alumni or project team. This is a shared learning environment and the strength of group accountability is very powerful indeed.
  • Darren is a great Speaker to hire him for your next event, workshop or conference. Face-to-face or virtually, he's truly engaging.

What Do You Need Help With?

  • Are you working hard but still not achieving your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need some direction on how to get your business to the next stage?
  • Perhaps, you are high-performing and successful and want to juggle more balls in the air at once?

Accountability is the superpower that you must harness.

You have so much to gain and nothing to lose! There is NO downside for you whatsoever by taking action. If you do nothing, it’s exactly the same as sticking your head in the sand and hoping it goes away. HOPE will not fix the situation, in fact, doing nothing just makes it worse, but you knew that...

You must take action now, otherwise, tomorrow’s result will be exactly the same as today’s. Implementation and execution are key and I’ll ensure you follow the plan and you meet your deadlines. After all, that is what true accountability is all about. Together, we can achieve your goals; you’ll meet your commitments and promises that you’ve made to others and most importantly, to yourself. You can’t do it alone.

Maintaining your current status quo, only means that you’ll miss important opportunities to make money. You’ll let people down, especially those that are important people to you, and that just pisses people off.

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Question
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your GOALS, promises, obligations and commitments alone?
Unlikely I suspect.... without assistance.

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