Do you ever find it hard to stick to the plans and goals you set for yourself? You get all excited and make these lofty plans to get a bajillion things done before the end of the week, month, year and then...
Plop. Nothing gets crossed off your list.
If you're like most of us it's hard to stick to goals that you set for yourself. It's so easy for us to get in our head and feel overwhelmed or stressed about all the things on our to-do list.
To the point that NOTHING gets done. We've all been there, where we make a weekly to-do list and by the end of the week we literally have nothing crossed off.
And while it's easy to beat ourselves up about this, it's counterproductive. Instead, just realize that we all need help with accountability. And need to find someone to help us get things done.
Who is one person you can have an accountability date with?
Before you close leave this post, reach out to that person now and ask if she's willing to meet weekly. It can be in person or Skype. Whatever works for your schedules. Val and I are now on opposite coasts, so we meet via Skype or phone.
But the key to these dates, is to make sure you stay on track and get things accomplished.
Want are you supposed to go over during your chat?
My advice is to keep to 15-20 minutes for one person. So, if you have two people that longest you should be chatting is 40 minutes.
We are busy people and have work to do. And it's great practice to learn how to communicate your ideas, challenges and goals concisely.
During your accountability chat, allow each person to have 15 minutes to discuss their business. Each person should share info about their business and then the floor should open for input.
Make sure you each cover these 3 things during your chat:
- Wins from the past week.
- One challenge that you want to tackle or brainstorm during the call.
- One thing you will accomplish before the next call.
And now I want to hear from you! How do you hold yourself accountable to your goals?
To a banging 4th Quarter,