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Accountability Coaching

Why You Need This? Because doing nothing costs you money and you’re pissing people off.

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

Yes, you’ve come to the right place… ‘The Accountability Guy‘ can help. Accountability Coaching is NOT punishment for those who are lazy and lack business hunger, in-fact it’s the opposite. Perfect for the high-performer who wants to get more done and pack more into their days, without working harder or longer.

My client list is proof, ask any of the entrepreneurial business owners, executives and teams from all over the world, who have also chosen to work with me because they simply WANT to get more done and juggle more balls in the air at once.

If your business is struggling, and you prefer to be a farmer rather than a hunter sorry, but I am not for you.

By working with me, together we will:

  1. Make more money, selling more stuff.
    – Accountability increases opportunity and opportunity is where you make money.
  2. Increase your efficiency by lifting your output.
    – You will Get Sh!t Done.
  3. You take ‘accountability’ and ‘responsibility’ very seriously within your organisation.
    – You’ll lead by example, able to demonstrate full-accountability yourself. Therefore, setting the bar high for your leadership team and staff to follow.
  4. Juggle more balls in the air.
    – It’s all about your implementation and execution, it always has been. This is the key where we will focus.

Sadly as business people, we don’t always do this well, when left to our own devices. Consequently, if you don’t get it right you’ll waste so much time, it will also cost you money, and you will miss important opportunities to make more money.

With my accountability coaching packages, you will share your massive workload with me. All of the stuff you carry on your shoulders each day, your load will be shared. Think of the immediate relief and sense of freedom you’ll have. Particularly, when I roll up my sleeves to assist you, to work with you to complete those tasks and projects which are on your ever growing 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?

1. OVERWHELMED

You have too much to focus on so you give your attention to whatever yells the loudest.

Solutions:

  • 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.

Solutions:

  • 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.

Solutions:

  • 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.

Solutions:

  • 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

You don’t know where to start the exercise, so you procrastinate and never actually begin.

Solutions:

  • 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.

Solutions:

  • 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.

Solutions:

  • 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

That’s precisely how I can help, you can also find me on LinkedIn

Testimonials

Tracy-Angwin

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!

Tracy Angwin
CEO - Australian Payroll Association
Tracy-Sheen-768

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.

Tracy Sheen
Digital Guide, Digital Marketer & Strategy. Podcaster, Speaker and Writer
Hanrahan

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.

Michael Hanrahan
Founder & Director of Publish Central

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