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Why Should You Have An Accountability Partner?

Why Should You Have An Accountability Partner?

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5 benefits to having an Accountability Partner.

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Accountability is a journey of self-discovery and training of the mind to cultivate habits that lead to success and growth. It means staying answerable to oneself and others around us for our actions and always working with constant mindfulness. Accountability is also a philosophy by which we try to bring positivity and good thoughts and reactions to anything.

But it is not a journey that you need to take alone. Having someone to help us along this journey can be a fantastic motivating factor. It can help smooth out the rough creases in behaviour and also keep you on track when you feel your resolve slipping.

Here are some of the benefits of having an accountability partner that can convince you to find one for yourself:

1. They Can Help You Stay Motivated

An Accountability partner is like having your very own stream of continuous motivation, inspiration, and positivity. The right accountability partner can act as your source of energy. Keeping your mind focused and concentrate on achieving your goals and making your dreams possible with dedication and hard work.

2. They Can Help You Plan and Strategize

Having an accountability partner that shares some or all of your objectives and goals means that you can sit together with them and craft out a coherent plan and strategy. Together you can identify the hurdles you might face and each of your strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, you can work with your accountability partner to find better alternatives to bumps and hiccups in your journey if you feel like you might be getting stuck in a rut.

3. They Can Act as Independent Observers

An accountability partner can act as the independent observer to your journey and give an unbiased viewpoint of your achievements. This can help each of you fine-tune your efforts to meet your end goals and objectives. Without getting distracted or losing energy and effort in the wrong direction.

4. They Can Remind You Of Your Goals

Any journey will have its ups and downs. Somedays, you might feel that you do not have the energy or willpower to carry on with your mission. These days, your accountability partner can help you get back on your feet by reminding you of your goals and objectives. What you can achieve as a reward by fulfilling your mission and seeing this journey through. This means that you’ll always have someone to bring you back on track.

5. They Can Give Advice for Improvement

With an accountability partner that shares your goals and objectives, you get a friend and partner. Someone familiar with the intricacies and hurdles of the journey while being directly involved in the process themselves. In this way, your accountability partner can garner and present advice and suggestions for improvement that you might not have been able to identify. This creates a collaborative environment where each supports the strengths while covering for weaknesses and moving towards development.

So, you are ready to take on a journey of transformation and betterment. Congrats, that is a great decision. Trying to Get Sh!t Done or develop work better habits? Way to GO!

We do not want to be the bearers of bad news, but according to scientific studies. Chances are that you will give up halfway through your mission before you reach your goal. That is how the brain works. After a bit of time, it starts losing energy and interest. This means failure to meet your own expectations. Hasn’t this happened to you before? We’re sure it has.

The magical thing is that, it does not have to be this way. With the right guidance, advice and support, you can carry your energy, motivation and commitment to the very end. Success is sometimes only a matter of consistency, but most importantly, it relies completely on ACCOUNTABILITY.

What is Accountability?

Accountability is the act of knowing that you and only you are responsible for your success. It means taking charge of your actions and intentions and translating your ambitions into achievable concrete goals that bring you closer and closer to success. Accountability is the metric with which you can measure the impact and effect of each action and judge whether it will take you closer or farther away from your final goals and objectives. I like to say Accountability is simply; doing the things you say you are going to do, and getting your team to do the same.

Why is Accountability Important?

Accountability is important in any endeavor. It guarantees that we carefully consider our actions and measure the effects of every step against a clear and concise objective that we hope to achieve. Accountability not only helps us combat ambiguity, but also helps us remain motivated and battle negative thoughts, emotions and behavior patterns. But, if you find it hard to stay accountable to yourself most of the time, or even if you don’t really know how to proceed with self-accountability, then maybe you need an accountability partner to help you along the way.

What is an Accountability Partner?

An accountability partner is a professional expert whose entire job is to keep you in check and provide the required motivation so you can achieve your goals within specified deadlines. Accountability partner provides your assistance in laying out a clear plan, breaking it down into smaller objectives and prioritise them with respect to urgency and importance.

Apart from that, the partner will keep regular tabs on you to ensure you’re meeting your own expectations and achieving those goals. The accountability partner also gives you the appreciation to keep you motivated and consoles you when things don’t go your way. They your professional guardian who guides you through the path of success and sticks with you in both good and bad times.

To find this person, they need to have a proven track record of being able to get things done themselves, forget the university degrees, that doesn’t always mean they have ‘walked the talk’.

Ideally, with runs on the board themselves, find one that’s successfully navigated the path your following. Its great if they have ‘been there and done that’, this will stop alot of uncertainty, being able to straighten your course if you wander away from the goal. Which is bound to happen.

How can an Accountability Partner help?

An accountability partner is a professional expert whose entire job is to keep you in check and provide the required motivation so you can achieve your goals within specified deadlines. Accountability partner provides your assistance in laying out a clear plan, breaking it down into smaller objectives and prioritise them with respect to urgency and importance.

Apart from that, the partner will keep regular tabs on you to ensure you’re meeting your own expectations and achieving those goals. The accountability partner also gives you the appreciation to keep you motivated and consoles you when things don’t go your way. Then your professional guardian who guides you through the path of success and sticks with you in both good and bad times.

To find this person, they need to have a proven track record of being able to get things done themselves, forget the university degrees, that doesn’t always mean they have ‘walked the talk’. Ideally, with runs on the board themselves, find one that’s successfully navigated the path your following. Its great if they have ‘been there and done that’, this will stop alot of uncertainty, being able to straighten your course if you wander away from the goal. Which is bound to happen.

Why Do I Need An Accountability Partner?

Because doing nothing costs you money and lost opportunity, and you’re pissing people off by your lack of action. Are you juggling too many balls in the air at once, trying desperately not to drop any of them? If so, that is a clue why you may need an accountability partner.

Let me share a game-changing study with you from the USA, it was undertaken to calculate the probability of completing a goal with and without direct support, assistance and guidance.

The stats are phenomenal:

  • 10% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
    – If you have an actual idea or goal.
  • 25% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
    – If you consciously decide you will do it.
  • 40% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
    – If you decide when you will do it.
  • 50% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
    – If you plan how you will do it.
  • 65% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
    – If you commit to someone you will do it.
  • 95% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
    – If you have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed to.

After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone? This is exactly WHY you need an accountability partner.

The answer to that question depends on where you stand on your journey towards accountability and success. But, the fact remains, no matter where you may be in your journey. It’s always a wise decision to recruit the help of talented and experienced professionals to help you along the way. The learning opportunities combined with the tradition of a greater success rate. Getting an accountability partner to help you achieve your goals and ambitions is a worthwhile investment. An investment that can pay off in more ways than you can imagine in the long run.

Conclusion

Having an accountability partner can have many benefits. But all of these advantages are useless if you can’t find the right person for the job. Finding the right accountability partner takes attention to detail and clarity in your mind. Finding what you need and what they can provide. To learn more about finding the right person to help you on your journey towards success. Please read our other posts on how to find the best tips and tricks for finding the right accountability partner. 

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

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

Darren works together 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:

  • Read The Accountability Advantage – Play Your Best Game book for Darren’s most recent insights into accountability.
  • Enroll into Darren’s online (DIY) program: Accountability Made Easy.
  • Hire Darren to be your private Accountability Coach via one of his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions are conducted via Zoom video calls or face-to-face meetings (subject to Darren’s travel policy and COVID restrictions).
  • For teams of 3 – 7 people, Darren offers Group Accountability Programs, ideal for networking groups and alumni organisations.
  • My Team Accountability Program is a powerful tool for sales teams, project teams, virtual teams and operational teams.
    Both Group and Team Accountability Programs are a shared learning environment where you’ll learn from others and shared from their experiences. We can work with your team members one-on-one, in pairs, or in a configuration that suits your needs best.
  • Darren can be a Speaker at your next event, workshop, or conference. Whether it’s done face-to-face or virtually, it’s a genuinely engaging experience.

Who can The Accountability Guy® help?

  • Do you work hard, but still not achieve your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need directions on how to get your business to the next level?
  • Are you a high-performing, successful individual or team that would like to ‘juggle more balls in the air’?

How accountable are you? Take the 5-minute quiz to find out!

Accountability is the superpower you must learn to harness:

Hope will fix your situation, as doing nothing makes things worse. We need to take action now, or tomorrow’s results will be the same as today.

Implementation and execution are key:

We’ll make sure you follow the plan and meet your deadlines. This is true accountability. Together, we’ll meet your commitments, goals, and promises you’ve made to yourself and others.

Don’t let people down anymore – especially those important to you!

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How likely are you to achieve your goals, promises, obligations, and commitments on your own?

Darren will support you to become truly accountable!

How accountable are you? Take the 5-minute quiz to find out!

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 entails being an Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works together with high-performing teams and individuals to help get results, achieve your wildest dreams, and smash your goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world, and in 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.

How accountable are you? Take the 5 -minute quiz to find out!

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

  • Read The Accountability Advantage – Play Your Best Game book for Darren’s most recent insights into accountability.
  • Enroll into Darren’s online (DIY) program: Accountability Made Easy.
  • Hire Darren to be your private Accountability Coach via one of his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions are conducted via Zoom video calls or face-to-face meetings (subject to Darren’s travel policy and COVID restrictions).
  • For teams of 3 – 7 people, Darren offers Group Accountability Programs, ideal for networking groups and alumni organisations.
  • My Team Accountability Program is a powerful tool for sales teams, project teams, virtual teams and operational teams.
    Both Group and Team Accountability Programs are a shared learning environment where you’ll learn from others and shared from their experiences. We can work with your team members one-on-one, in pairs, or in a configuration that suits your needs best.
  • Darren can be a Speaker at your next event, workshop, or conference. Whether it’s done face-to-face or virtually, it’s a genuinely engaging experience.

Who can The Accountability Guy® help?

  • Do you work hard, but still not achieve your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need directions on how to get your business to the next level?
  • Are you a high-performing, successful individual or team that would like to ‘juggle more balls in the air’?

Accountability is the superpower you must learn to harness:

Hope will not fix your situation, as doing nothing makes things worse. We need to take action now or tomorrow’s results will be the same as today.

Implementation and execution are key:

We’ll make sure you follow the plan and meet your deadlines. This is true accountability. Together we’ll meet your commitments, goals, and promises you’ve made to yourself and others.

Don’t let people down anymore – especially those important to you!

-----------------------------------------
How likely are you to achieve your goals, promises, obligations, and commitments on your own?

Darren will support you to become truly accountable!

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