Why You Need This?
Because doing nothing costs you money and lost opportunity,
and you’re pissing people off by your lack of action.
Are you a high-performing entrepreneur who wants to get more done?
You’ve come to the right place… The Accountability Guy® can help. Accountability Coaching is not a punishment for those who are lazy and lack business hunger, in-fact it’s absolutely the opposite.
It’s perfect for the high-performer who wants to Get Shi!t Done, packing more into their days without having to work harder or longer. Forget doing nothing, that’s called procrastination. Sticking your head in the sand and praying things will sort themselves out and improve, that’s called hope. Hope is not a business strategy they teach at Harvard Business School. Steve Jobs didn’t hope, he took action. For me, I’m about ‘implementation and execution’, as everything else hinges on your ability to do this. I see this is critical for your business success.
If you WANT to get more done and juggle more balls in the air at any one time, you need to take action.
My TOP 7 reasons
why people don't Get Sh!t Done.
How many apply to you and your teams?
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. You should also write down every task you can think of that you’re worried 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 also 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 may also have an interest or expertise to offer. People 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 act of beginning will alleviate the anxiety and stress that has accumulated. Accountability coaching can help with this.
- Focus – On the task at hand. Think about what you are doing rather than what you’re not doing. Worry and time 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 and you cannot say NO.
- Review your schedule to see if you can actually accommodate 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 so unscheduled time fills us with dread.
3. NO PLAN
So, 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.
- First of all, 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.
- Next, if you are planning to succeed, the plan will include your progress as well as the best pathway to achieve the goal.
- Thirdly, when planning, I personally like to ‘deconstruct’. I find working backwards from my goal enables me to breakdown what’s required, and also place adequate completion times on all of the tasks and necessary steps.
- Finally, if you need further help with planning, let’s start planning together. Try one of my Accountability Coaching packages today.
4. PAST PROBLEMS
Whatever has stopped you from achieving things in the past may still be present. The monkey is still on your back, and you don’t have a plan to deal with it – while hoping it will go away, you also 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 also 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. Furthermore, 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
- 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 your thoughts as well.
- Circulate to others, listen to and also welcome feedback and a different perspective.
- If you need further assistance, take a look at my Accountability Coaching packages.
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.
- Also, understanding the importance of the role in which you play and how your completion impacts others. This 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 IS HOLDING YOU ACCOUNTABLE
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.
- Despite what you may think, you just can’t do it alone. There is little glory in a solo failure, so swallow that pride and ask for some help, advice or clarity. Sure you might have to return the favour some day, but that’s what friends and colleagues are for, they can make great accountability buddies.
- It also helps to bring in an outsider to your world. With no emotional attachments nor connections, you’ll get fresh eyes, an outsider’s viewpoint and new ideas.
- 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 check-in on your progress every week to ensure you are on track ad focussed. I care and you’ll get the results.
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, accountability coaching is what I do…
I’m keen to talk about the devil in the room and to also call them out when they need it. However, many people don’t understand what accountability is, why it’s important, or where it starts.
Yes, they understand accountability is important, but don’t know how to create a culture of accountability so they just hope it will happen. 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 because what we do know is that we must ‘step up’ and be responsible for something.
So, what is the meaning of Accountability?
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 or to ourselves and making sure it gets done. You see, there is a difference between Accountability and Responsibility, they’re cousins, but not the same.
Let me explain. You are responsible for things and you’re 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