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How Do You Become An Accountability Partner

How Do You Become An Accountability Partner?

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Accountability Partner

Choosing to be someone’s accountability partner is a big step and comes with a lot of responsibilities. So, here we have made a convenient checklist to make sure you can bring your best to the partnership. Together you can help each other achieve your mutual goals without friction.

So, How Do You Become An Accountability Partner?

1. Define Your Role

First, you must be readily interested in achieving the same goals that your partner is working on. If the willpower is lacking in any way, the partnership will not last for long. Agree on clear goals and define your part in the relationship clearly. You can do this with set rules of engagement and what sort of intervention you are expected to perform and when.

Having a clearly defined framework for the partnership can extend the health of the cooperation. It lets you achieve more together by doing the part you have been assigned. Not only does this avoid falling into the blame-game. It also helps you stay focused on your eventual goal, rather than getting side-tracked by meaningless disputes.

2. Hold Up Your End of the Bargain

Choosing to become an accountability partner is conscious decision that you make with carefully considered forethought and logical discussion. If you feel that you cannot live up to the expectations placed on you, its better to excuse yourself from the partnership in the early stage.

After you have firmly committed yourself to the partnership and the journey, then there should also be no excuse for you to hold back, or to run away from your responsibilities. Keeping track of progress, arranging meetings, interventions and also working on correcting the course of the journey when needed now rests in your hands.

3. Focus On the Goal

Keep the end of your mission in sight and keep your focus targeted squarely on the objective. Divide your journey into easily achievable goals and devote your required time to the objective. Support the efforts of your partner and help them get back on track if they fall out. If you feel that your partner is not focusing well on the agreed objective, then you must help them view their goal with a more motivated approach and help them get their energy and inspiration back.

4. Listen To Understand

Sometimes, being an accountability partner requires nothing more than being a good listener. Helping someone work through their limitations in a safe and supportive environment is as important as anything else. Most people find it easy to fall back into old habits because it’s comfortable and familiar. Helping yourself and your partner become comfortable with changes and a new situation can be as rewarding to the overall objective as concrete actions. Listening and talking is a great way to smooth out inconsistencies and hurdles between your mutual goals.

5. Communication is Important

The most critical responsibility of an accountability partner is honesty. You must be ready to lay the bare truth to your partner in as much of a calm and reassuring way as possible. This can help you avoid falling into a rut of excuses and avoiding each of your responsibilities. This also helps you stay credible. But always remember, it is easy to point out problems, your job includes laying out options and ways to fix those problems as well. With each other’s support, you can be ready to move forward and push your limits together for greater success too.

6. Push Your Limits

With the help of your partner and the final objective in mind, as an accountability partner. It ‘s your choice to begin to push the limits of yourself and your partner in a comfortable and focused manner. Make accountability easier and keep working towards a bigger and better goal to continue improving yourself and your partner long after the initial goals are met.

Conclusion

So, if you have chosen to become an accountability partner, follow these easy guidelines to make sure that you can do your best to help yourself and your partner achieve 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.

-----------------------------------------

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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