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Why is being accountable so important?

Why is being accountable so important?

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Being accountable

Accountability is the most desired trait when it comes to being a part of an organisation. Your boss, your colleagues and all the stakeholders expect accountability from you as it’s the essential quality of a responsible worker. When coaching people on how to be accountable, one question which I hear almost every day by every one of my clients is: “why do you need to be accountable?”

I mean there must be something which gives it so much importance, right? I will inform you about all the benefits of an accountable lifestyle and how it can make you successful.

Here are the benefits to being accountable.

1. Makes you responsible

Accountability makes you reliable by highlighting your goals and effectively enforcing you to best your past self. It teaches you to assume responsibility for your actions by putting you through personal challenges.

2. Promotes Ownership

When you hold yourself accountable for your decisions, you effectively teach yourself the value of hard work. Taking ownership of your actions is the basic building block of a responsible personality. It makes you headstrong, and you no longer feel the need to play the blame game. Recruiters look for this ability when looking for new people to lead projects.

3. Lessens Conflicts

It’s a well-known and tested fact that conflicts arise when people blame each other for errors that occur in a project. When a person is accountable, they don’t feel bad assuming responsibility for their fault. They take criticism positively, accept their mistake and deliver excellence in the future.

4. Improves Performance

Every advantage of accountability links to each other. When a person holds himself accountable and uses criticism positively, their performance sees a clear incline. This is beneficial for all the stakeholders and is yet another reason why recruiters prefer people who demonstrate a developed sense of accountability.

5. Helps Measure Progress

Accountability is an ability through which a person measures their individual capabilities. It’s like scrutinising yourself. When you hold yourself accountable in every aspect of life, measuring your success and progress is extremely easy. It shows you how far you have come since starting out.

6. Inspires Confidence

When you realise how far you have come by building upon your personality step-by-step, you feel more confident in your abilities. I don’t think I need to explain how great a confident person is at their game.

7. Builds Trust

People trust confidence. When you are confident at your game, no power on earth can stop you from proving your point. Believe me, people dig confident folks who show a sense of belief in their abilities. How can you be confident? By being accountable, of course. As I said before, it all connects.

8. Helps You Validate Your Thoughts and Ideas

When you meditate on your thoughts and ideas, you can potentially find numerous other ways of doing the exact same thing. Every road that comes to your mind might lead to the same destination, but it’s the journey that matters. Accountability helps you validate your thoughts and helps you find the best approach possible.

9. Supports You in Doing New Things

Accountability enables you to think out of the box. It allows you to take challenging steps to better your skills. Remember, every challenge is a step towards the perfection of your personality and skillset. Therefore, one should never shy away from a challenge.

10. Eliminates Things That Hold You Back

Accountability gives you an insight into your abilities. It removes obstacles and helps you judge your limits. Where you place your limits is all up to you, though. Human beings are capable of doing everything they set their minds to, so there’s always that extra mile you can go to deliver superior quality and experience. Accountability teaches you to take that initiative.

11. Minimises Self-Pity

Self-pity is the demise of every talented person. Accountability enables you to grasp this limitation and eradicates it from your existence. It teaches you to be calm and collected about your problems as opposed to an unaccountable individual who’s unhappy and insecure over them.

12. Helps You Build Connections

People like socialising with individuals who are confident, secure, collected, calm and accountable. Therefore, accountability ultimately enables you to build stronger long-lasting bonds. Be they be friendships, personal relationships, corporate relations or any relation for that matter.

Final Word

As you can see from everything I have written on the topic of accountability’s importance, I have, however, only touched the tip of the iceberg. There’s more to it than meets the eye.

Accountability has several social, professional and personal benefits as I have listed above. I’d like to add; accountable people are an inspiration for others. They motivate the accountability culture all around them. If you are a responsible individual, people will follow your suit and prefer you over anyone else.

“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.”

Moliere

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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