Can A Accountability Coach Make a Difference?
If you’re an entrepreneur, here’s why you need an accountability coach today.
One of the reasons why entrepreneurship is exceedingly challenging is because of the discipline and commitment you need to be successful. There is a reason why nine out of ten startups fail. A great idea is just that – a great idea. You have to plan, strategize, and work your behind off for weeks, months, and even years to turn that idea into a successful business. And that’s not an easy achievement.
That’s why it’s essential for entrepreneurs to find a reliable solution that helps them stay motivated and devoted towards their goals without getting side tracked or distracted. One of the most effective solutions to this problem is hiring an Accountability Coach.
Who is an Accountability Coach?
An Accountability Coach is your professional companion who helps you identify your long-term and short-term goals and break them into micro goals. He or she also keeps you on your toes by regularly checking in and evaluating how far you’ve come in terms of progress. The primary goal of an accountability coach is to enable you to get things done within a given time frame.
With an Accountability Coach, you are far more likely to achieve your goals and make rapid progress towards success. Here’s how an accountability coach makes a difference:
1. Helps You Turn Your Goals into Practical Measurable Actions
Goals are fundamentally ideas that you want to come true. But to make that happen, you need to break down every goal into practical actions so you’d get closer to your milestone. If your goal is to find a reliable local manufacturer, it’s not going to happen until you do your research, make some calls, set up interviews, and evaluate each from multiple perspectives. An Accountability Coach comes in with a lot of business experience and has the ability to solve this problem for you. He defines a clear path that you can follow to achieve a certain business goal.
2. Keeps You Away From Distractions & Procrastination
An Accountability Coach isn’t just a planner, they also keep you honest and true to your word. Once they have outlined a plan for you, the Accountability Coach checks in on a regular basis to ensure that you have done what you said you were going to do. When you have this feeling of someone asking questions looming over your head, you are less likely to procrastinate or get distracted. This doesn’t only save you time but you find yourself making quick progress towards your desired goals.
3. Evaluates Your Progress & Provides Feedback
Oftentimes, entrepreneurs aren’t sure if what they are doing is actually adding value. In the presence of an Accountability Coach, you don’t have to deal with that type of uncertainties and doubts. As an experienced business professional, the Accountability Coach doesn’t only evaluate your actions and progress but also provides instant feedback to ensure you stay on the right track. They may ask you to shuffle your priorities or provide advice where they think you can do better.
4. Celebrates Your Wins & Lends a Shoulder When Going Gets Tough
Business is all about winning some, and losing some. Whatever the case may be, your Accountability Coach stays by your side to celebrate your achievements and milestones. However, when things don’t go your way, they are there to provide you the moral support you need to get back up and bounce back with all you’ve got.
I don’t think there is anything more competitive in today’s world than being an entrepreneur. It requires you to devote all you have – from your time to your comfort zone – to have a shot at being successful so you can achieve financial freedom. An Accountability Coach is someone who can give you the competitive edge by keeping you motivated and on your toes at all times.
I’m Darren Finkelstein ‘The Accountability Guy’
I’m a sought-after, highly experienced Accountability Coach, Business Advisor & Mentor. I work with high-performing entrepreneurial business owners and their teams. Also, I am a conference and event speaker on all matters of accountability and getting stuff done.
My past experience includes working at Apple for 10-years as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. Then, building a successful entrepreneurial business for 15-years in the marine and lifestyle industry until we successfully sold and exited. I’m the author of three bestselling and award-winning books and are a part-time summer presenter in Melbourne on radio 3AW.
Accountability is my specialty; it’s a tool that I’ve mastered for my business over many years. It held me in good stead at Apple, and it kept me ahead of the game in our business. The result is that I’m incredibly focussed, well organised and outcome-driven which has led to my business success. Yet for others, it frequently makes people nervous, as it requires us to step up our game, be introspective and hold ourselves to account, which can be very uncomfortable initially until you harness the power and momentum it generates, with the realisation how powerful it is, and how effective you have become.
Did you know that the word accountability is regularly misspelt and often misunderstood? Businesses don’t really understand the difference between responsibility and accountability? Both are cousins but not the same. You see, you are responsible for things and accountable to people, hence the confusion. To me, being accountable means ‘doing the things you say you are going to do’, and ‘getting your team to do the same’.
Work with me directly and I’ll keep you accountable, hold you to your commitments, promises and goals in my One-On-One Sessions (limited spaces available) or perhaps you and your team would like to join one of my private Mastermind Group Forums, or try ‘Accountability Made Easy’ my (D.I.Y) online program. Want to know more about working with me? Visit Working With Me.
It’s my desire to hold everyone in the room to account, which makes me an engaging Speaker on the subject of ‘Accountability’ for your next event, conference or workshop. My goal is to not motivate but to inspire your audience to take action for themselves, to implement and execute.
I’ve got a full playbook of strategies that I’m privileged to share or maybe we can create a totally bespoke and customised package to suit your individual or team needs. For more information, visit my website.
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone? Unlikely I suspect, without external assistance.
Book your FREE Unboxing Session with me ‘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
- 60-90 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
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