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When is It Necessary to Get an Accountability Coach?

By Darren Finkelstein
By Darren Finkelstein

The Accountability Guy®

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Not everybody out there has a little voice in their head encouraging them to do better. Most individuals know where they are falling short. Still, the drive to do better or take responsibility is often lacking in some cases.

When, then, do you decide is the right time to look into that? More specifically, when is the right time to hire an accountability coach? A broad answer would go something like this: Every moment you spent pondering those questions would have been better used to hire a coach.

Now, before you jump to conclusions and proclaim that as an exaggeration, take some time to consider the implications behind that statement. What is the greatest challenge in your path? What would hold you back the most?

The answer isn’t related to any external factors. The correct response to those questions is ‘you.’

When working towards your vision or goal, failure doesn’t necessarily come from a setback. It comes, instead, from the inability to rise above it. Thus, an accountability coach is critical here. These professionals are going to be instrumental in helping you overcome everything.

While any given time is the right time to hire a coach, it would still be helpful if you had some cases defined for you. This article, then, looks at those specific instances. Read on to know more.

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Specific Circumstances Where You Would Benefit from Hiring an Accountability Coach

These are some particular situations where an accountability coach could help you.

1. When You Have Trouble Meeting Deadlines

This is, perhaps, the most obvious scenario. It is, additionally, the most overlooked one.

In most cases, people tend to chalk up their shortcomings to a host of external factors. Are you late to work for the fifth time this month? That’s because your car broke down. Have you been facing trouble meeting your own goals? It’s probably because the sky is blue.

Don’t get it wrong. Everyone faces problems, and each of those problems is legitimate. The only thing to decide on is what to do about it.

An accountability coach in this context would help you take more responsibility. They would encourage you to be more aware of possible obstacles. Think of them as your personal drill sergeant. The only difference is that a coach will be much gentler and more compassionate.

2. When You are Lost on How to Establish an Actionable Plan

After setting a personal goal, the first thing to do is establish a structured plan to achieve them. However, that’s easier said than done.

An accountability coach can help in this regard. These professionals engage with you on a personal level. They understand who you are as an individual. Consequently, they can guide you on the steps you need to take to achieve what you’ve set out to do.

After all, your goals are nuanced and personal to you. The plan to achieve them needs to be structured the same way.

3. Whenever You Need to Define What is Truly Important to You

Accountability coaches are not therapists. They are far from it. What they do possess, though, is an unimaginable amount of experience.

Essentially, they have seen a lot of what life has to offer, especially when it comes to challenges. These individuals know what it is like to be confused about what matters the most.

Thus, if you ever struggle to define what is important to you, seek out an accountability coach. That would enable you to have a conversation that is not only reflective but also objective.

A common mistake that people often make is to have these conversations with their closest friends. While that is not wrong per se, your friends cannot provide an objective resolution. For all intents and purposes, they are too deeply invested in your personal life.

4. When You Need to Assess Your Self-Sabotaging Tendencies

Unfortunately, even without realising it, we often sabotage our efforts. Think back to the last time you decided to fall back on doing something. What was the reason? Most probably, it was because you believed that you couldn’t do it in the first place.

The number of times that people give up on something is indeed astonishing. That is not to say you should always seek to do something entirely out of your reach. Instead, you should be able to identify what an achievable goal is.

An accountability coach will help you learn this. They will define what your strengths are and where you need to improve. The truth is that you are much more capable than you give yourself credit for. Hiring a coach will help you realise this even better.

Wrapping Up

Once again, it is essential to stress that hiring an accountability coach is never a bad idea. Sometimes, you may not even realise you need one. 

Thus, if you need to consider the possibility of hiring a coach, reach out to TickThoseBoxes. Even having a conversation with the professionals there will help you define whether you need one or not.

It would be too much to end with a quote. A simple statement, then, will have to suffice. Always remember, self-improvement is something that you could always have more of.