If you are in direct sales, you have probably heard a zillion times “get an accountability partner”. I have to admit that I have heard it BUT the truth is I never seemed to find one. The best intentions always led to things fizzling out.
The truth is anyone who is successful in weightless or business or in running a household, is accountable to someone. There is no magic pill or formula that will guarantee success. There is absolutely no substitute for hard work and determination.
The one thing that will make a HUGE difference in you sticking with a plan and working towards your goal is accountability. Being accountable to someone as well as getting support from others is one of the most effective things you can do to ensure success. You don’t have to do this alone!
These tips may need to be tweaked just a little if you are applying them to your life or your organizational project or your business but you get the general idea, right?
1. Find someone with similar goals but in a different industry. Or a different company if you’re in Direct Sales.
2. Pair up with someone who has similar values and style.
3. Decide what you want/need in a partner. Do you want someone that just emails once a week asking how it’s going? Or do you want to have a set phone date with a plan? Do you need to have frequent texts back and forth?
4. Find someone with a similar schedule. If you’re not a morning person but your buddy it is night person it could be hard to find a convenient time to chat.
I can usually find someone BUT I always get stuck on the next step.
1. Tell them your current goal or project that you are looking to achieve or finish. Seems obvious but they can’t help you if you don’t tell them
2. Both buddies need to set goals and a completion date.
I am a giver by nature so once I know my partner’s needs, I am their cheerleader. I will do everything I can to help them succeed. On the other hand, I am not so good at receiving so getting support and encouragement or the occasional kick in the butt can be a struggle!
Some would say that I haven’t found the right person. Others would say, I’m not passionate enough about my goal. They could both be right. It could be the FEAR of letting the other person down by not giving them the support that they need to meet their goals.
The truth is that when I was truly accountable in my weightless journey to others, I lost 100+ pounds. Once the accountability was gone, so was the motivation. No, I haven’t gained back the weight so I guess there is still some motivation.
What is your goal – is it to be more organized or grow your business or lose weight? Maybe the difference between your success and your failure is having an accountability partner… what do you think? Share your thoughts OR let us know if you are looking for an accountability party, maybe there is another reader out there who would love to team up with you.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!