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Three Steps to Inspire Accountability

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Accountability is an act of trust and determination. It combined the action of trusting in your abilities, strength and the act of leaving your weaknesses behind with determination. In this journey, you are the sole entity responsible for your actions. Accountability is all about taking charge of your thoughts and actions. Understanding that everything you do influences your life and the lives of those around you, whether at home or work. It doesn’t have to be a solitary journey.

Accountability is as much about sharing your journey, your struggles, and your achievements with those you love. It’s also about learning, growth, and improvement in all affairs.

If you have partnered with a friend or buddy to help you out with your journey, or alternatively, if you are playing the supportive role in someone’s accountability journey as an accountability partner these tips will surely help.

Here’s a list of things you can do to keep your friends and loved ones accountable and focused for success.

1. Begin By Building An Understanding

How can you help someone if you do not know what they are aiming for? Building an understanding with your friends in regards to their ambitions and objectives is the first step. This step helps towards helping them remain true to their accountability efforts. Communication is key in every relationship, and the same goes for accountability partners. Learn to listen carefully to your friends and make a clear picture of what they are aiming for and where they want to be. Doing so can help them reach their milestones in a manner that is aligned with their interests and preferences.

2. Keep Track of Progress

If you have been assigned to keep a track of the progress your friends make. It’s essential that follow them along their accountability journey with a dedicated mindset. This doesn’t mean that you must get involved in every little thing. Giving your friends time and space is equally important. What you must do, is to keep an eye out for your friends and act in honesty if you feel that your friends are losing sight of their accountability goals. Also if their morale seems to be losing its strength. This is where you can jump in and help them get motivated. Reminding them of the final goal and the benefits of achieving their ambitions in the long run.

3. Actions and Reactions

The best way to motivate your friends to remain accountable for their actions is to practice what you preach. The best kind of leadership is to lead by example. When you start displaying accountability in everything you do. The people around you will also start reflecting the same attitude. That is why it is crucial to share a positive outlook towards accountability and to practice it whenever possible. This helps you incorporate accountability in your life and inspires and motivates others around you. They’ll be able to follow your example and see for themselves. They will see the benefits of undertaking their personal journey towards accountability.

Conclusion

Accountability is not only a journey. It is a philosophy that guides your thoughts and actions in everything you do. It is a mindset of mindfulness, living in the present, and complete conscious awareness. Accountability can transform your life by helping you take on one day at a time. Doing so with complete interest, focus and determination while continually working for your improvement and success. Building a culture of accountability amongst your friends and family. This begins when you show everyone that you’re committed to the cause and you’re ready to help others. People who are also ready to incorporate accountability and mindfulness into their lives. Furthermore, as a friend, it is your job to help your colleagues and buddies understand and enact accountability. So that it becomes a healthy part of your journey and experience.

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This involves being an International Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing teams and individuals across Australia/NZ, UK, USA, Europe and Asia to help get results, achieve their wildest dreams, and smash goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world and small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation across the globe, and are based on actions and results:

  • Get clarity - know what to do first
  • Get started - know what to do next
  • Get Sh!t Done - know what to do more of

How can The Accountability Guy® help you?

Whenever you and/or your team are ready, here are four ways to become more accountable...


    1. Take "The Accountability Scorecard"

    How accountable are you? Discover your accountability score and increase the probability of smashing your goals and Getting Sh!t Done!. Take the quiz

    2. Read my new book
    "The Accountability Advantage - Play Your Best Game"

    Eliminate procrastination and overwhelm, and start playing your best game. Buy a copy

    3. Study my online course "Accountability Made Easy"

    For high-performing goal-kickers who want to achieve even more success in work and in life. Enrol now and become accountable in a matter of hours. Enrol now

    4. Book a complimentary 1-on-1 coaching "Unboxing Session"

    Start delivering on your promises and get your team to do the same. Book here.

For more information on all my coaching programs, click here.


Are you a high-performing entrepreneur who wants to achieve more?

Mastering accountability is your superpower!

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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.

 

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This involves being an International Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing teams and individuals across Australia/NZ, UK, USA, Europe and Asia to help get results, achieve their wildest dreams, and smash goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world and small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation across the globe, and are based on actions and results:

  • Get clarity - know what to do first
  • Get started - know what to do next
  • Get Sh!t Done - know what to do more of

How can The Accountability Guy® help you?

Whenever you and/or your team are ready, here are four ways to become more accountable...


    1. Take "The Accountability Scorecard"

    How accountable are you? Discover your accountability score and increase the probability of smashing your goals and Getting Sh!t Done!. Take the quiz

    2. Read my new book
    "The Accountability Advantage - Play Your Best Game"

    Eliminate procrastination and overwhelm, and start playing your best game. Buy a copy

    3. Study my online course "Accountability Made Easy"

    For high-performing goal-kickers who want to achieve even more success in work and in life. Enrol now and become accountable in a matter of hours. Enrol now

    4. Book a complimentary 1-on-1 coaching "Unboxing Session"

    Start delivering on your promises and get your team to do the same. Book here.

For more information on all my coaching programs, click here.


Are you a high-performing entrepreneur who wants to achieve more?

Mastering accountability is your superpower!

Categories