Why You Need This
and you’re pissing people off.
Are you a high-performing entrepreneur who wants to get more done?
Accountability Coaching is NOT punishment for those who are lazy and lack business hunger, in-fact it’s the opposite. My client list is proof, ask any of the entrepreneurial business owners, executives and teams from all over the world, who have chosen to work with me because they simply WANT to get more done!
If your business is struggling and you prefer to farm rather than hunt – sorry I’m not for you. By working with me, together we will:
- Increase your efficiency by lifting output. – You will get more stuff done
- Juggle more balls in the air. – Finally, you’ll work on your business, not in your business.
- Take ‘Accountability’ very seriously within your organisation. – You’ll lead by example able to demonstrate ‘accountability’ yourself. Therefore, setting the bar high for your leadership team and staff to follow.
- Make more money, selling more stuff. – Accountability increases opportunity. Opportunity is where you make money.
- Working with me is good for your wellbeing and mental health. – I’m in your corner to providing assistance & counsel. A good listener and an even better doer with a strong track-record. I walk the talk!
Share with me your massive workload that you carry on your shoulders each day! Think of the immediate relief and sense of freedom you’ll have as I roll-up my sleeves and work with you to complete those tasks & projects together on your To-Do List!
“Weekends are for downtime, not business.”
– Mark Bouris AM (The Mentor)
My TOP 7 reasons WHY people don't Get Stuff Done.
How many apply to you?
You have too much to focus on so you give your attention to whatever yells the loudest.
- Write it down – Take the ‘overwhelm’ out of your head and put it on paper, where you can distance yourself from it a bit. Write down every task you can think of that you are worrying about.
- Bite sized chunks – Once you’ve done this, group your tasks and to-dos into larger chunks. Organising your to-dos into chunks will help you see your world more clearly.
- Choose carefully – Look at your chunks and prioritise your to-dos based on what makes you feel strong. Which
ones do you love? Which ones are you actually looking forward to? Make a plan to do these first, and to find a small way to celebrate completion when you’ve done them. If possible, delegate to others who have an interest or expertise to offer. Others find, doing the above activities gives you strength and resilience to get through everything else.
- Take action – Action is the antidote to feeling overwhelmed. Just begin. Very often the simple action of beginning will alleviate the anxiety and stress that has accumulated.
- Focus – On the task at hand. Think about what you are doing rather than what you’re not doing. Worry and time have have a special relationship. The more you have of one, the less you have of the other. Both are suspended when you simply focus on what is in front of you right now.
2. OVER AMBITIOUS
You try to get too much done in an unrealistic time frame.
Cannot say NO.
- Review your schedule to see if you can actually accomodate that new deadline. If it places you under the pump say NO, delegate to others or reset the deadline so you can fit it in when it suits you.
- We ambition addicts have a hard time relaxing. Unscheduled time fills us with dread.
3. NO PLAN
You want to get a specific task or project done, but you are not in the right mindset to make a plan that will work. Some folks never create plans for anything. ‘You fail to plan, means you plan to fail’ is spot on. There’s never a been truer sentence created.
- Whenever you plan, you plan to succeed. So, it is not a surprise that planning will eventually lead you to have better success and achieve a better position in the market, be it a brand or a product.
- If you are planning to succeed, the plan will include your progress as well as the best pathway to achieve the goal.
- When planning, I personally like to ‘deconstruct’. I find working backwards from my goal enables me to breakdown what’s required, and place adequate completion times on all of the tasks and necessary steps.
4. PAST PROBLEMS
Whatever has stopped you from achieving things in the past is still present. Your monkey is still on your back, and you don’t have a plan to deal with it – hoping it will go away, but you know it won’t.
- Things don’t disappear on their own. You need to make the commitment to “let it go.” If you don’t make this conscious choice up-front, you could end up self-sabotaging any effort to move on from this past hurt.
- In every moment you have that choice — to continue to feel bad about past history, or to start feeling good. You need to take responsibility for your own happiness, and not put such power into the hands of a past event.
- Now it’s time to let go. Let go of the past, and stop reliving it. Stop telling yourself you cant do this. You can’t undo the past, all you can do is to make today the best day of your life.
5. DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START
You don’t know where to start the exercise, so you procrastinate and never actually begin.
- Deconstruct the goal or outcome desired, working backwards and breaking it down into small bite sized chunks.
- Idea gremlins show up and disrupt the soul without explanation. If you try to figure them out before it’s time, it will only end in frustration. Instead, let them come. Let them dance. Let them turn over some tables. See what they have to say without demanding they have a reason.
- Get your ideas and everything that’s spinning around inside your head down onto paper. Write out your ideas and thoughts.
- Circulate to others, listen to and welcome feedback and a different perspective.
6. DON'T HAVE A BIG ENOUGH REASON
You don’t have a big enough reason to get the task or project done, so there’s NO true motivation to get the job completed. Typically, you’ll move on to the next project while leaving this one unfinished because that project has a significant reason why you should focus on its completion and get it done.
- You need to reconnect with this project and understand WHY you need to complete this. Understanding the importance of the role in which you play and how your completion impacts others will remind you of the responsibility you have to play your part and not let others down.
- I can find lots of procrastination techniques to keep me from reaching the finish line. That’s when I take a few minutes to visualise what it means to be finished with the project. Then I go push hard to power through and get it done.
7. NO ONE CARES
You don’t have anyone to hold YOU accountable, so the deadline passes without any fuss, it’s like no one cares. Yet if you shared the completion date with someone else, they would be checking in with your progress, assisting you to work through the awkward moments and help you get across that finish line to meet your date and time commitment.
- Sometimes you just can’t do it alone. There is little glory in a solo failure, so swallow that pride and ask for some help. Sure you might have to return the favour some day, but that’s what friends and colleagues are for.
- It also helps to bring in someone who hasn’t been staring at the project for weeks. They may have ideas on how to complete the project better and faster.
- Engage an ‘Accountability Coach’. I’ll keep you on track so you keep those promises and commitments made to others and to yourself. I’ll regularly check-in on your progress and timeline to ensure you are on track. I’m your man, so give me a call on +61 418-379 369.
'Accountability’ is a powerful word, yet most don't know what it means
Having worked with plenty of entrepreneurial businesses owners, executives and teams there’s one topic that is always difficult to discuss, that being the A-word ‘accountability’. Not from me, that’s what I do…
I’m keen to talk about the devil in the room and to call them out when they need it. However, many people don’t understand what accountability is, why it’s important, or where it starts and nor can most spell it correctly.
Yes, they understand accountability is important, but don’t know how to create a culture of accountability, they just hope it will happen.
Now HOPE is not a strategy that you’ll read in any of the Simon Sinek, Richard Branson, Andrew Griffiths or Daniel Priestley business books!
When we hear the A-word, some shudder at the thought as what we do know is that we must ‘step up’ and be responsible for something.
The business dictionary states the meaning of ‘accountability’ is; The obligation of an individual or organisation to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner. It also includes the responsibility for money or other entrusted property.
The bottom line is delivering on a promise or honouring a commitment made to others and to ourselves, and making sure it gets done.
You see, there is a difference between Accountability and Responsibility, they are cousins, but not the same.
Let me explain. You are responsible for things and you are accountable to people.
It is essential that if we want to get stuff done we will need a person with whom we can work, someone in a central role to hold you to account.
To find this person, they need to have a proven track record of being able to get things done themselves.‘Have they walked the talk’
Accountability increases Activity, Activity increases Opportunity
That’s precisely how I can help
I was recommended to Darren through an entrepreneurial accelerator program that I participate and follow. Darren’s name was seemingly on the tip of everyone’s tongue as the go-to ‘accountability’ guy. He’s a business coach (I do hate that label) with a difference. He works closely with us to 'implement and execute' our plans, activities and commitments to ensure we achieve our goals. Darren delivers in spades, he challenges my thinking each time we meet. Now Darren works closely with me and also my team to ensure we ALL held to account. Naturally, that works for me!
I'm fantastic at generating the 'big picture' but when it comes to breaking that down into manageable steps that will see it come to life, well, not my strong point, And so, all these 'nice to haves' (like writing my book) go on the back burner for another time. Life happens, clients need attention... all the things we tell ourselves that prevent us from delivering on the things we know will actually promote us forward. Working with Darren over the last few months has allowed me to 'tick those boxes' on the seemingly small steps that are moving me closer every week to the outcomes I've said I want. No BS, no excuses, just honest talk and accountability. Realistic time frames and someone to act as a sounding board who 'gets it'. If you're sick of saying you want to achieve (insert random project) and your actually to step up and deliver on what you tell yourself then Darren is your guy.
I had my first accountability session with Darren last week. He first explored my business and my goals, and then we worked out what the most important things were for me to do next. Darren really helped me work out my priorities and make some important decisions about my business. I left the session feeling inspired and motivated, and most importantly with a plan for what to do next. I highly recommend Darren.