3 Tips to Keep Yourself Accountable

3 Tips to Keep Yourself Accountable
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Lately, I?ve been talking a lot about accountability. In fact, I just created a free download that teaches you skills on how to be accountable. This program will teach you how to keep your clients, employees and team members accountable, at the same level that a professional coach like myself would.

The first step in helping others be accountable though, is having the ability to be?accountable for yourself. I?m going to take it a step further today and give you?3 easy ways to keep yourself accountable.

  1. When you set goals, be S.M.A.A.R.T.– If you?re not crystal clear about your goals, it is harder to achieve them! ?Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “if you have no destination, ANY road will take you there!” ?So,?specific is very important, but you?also want to make sure you set measurable goals that are achievable?and?ambitious?for totally motivating reasons AND that include a timeline of when you want to meet each goal. ?For accountability, your goals really only need to be specific, measurable and time-bound?but a Coach will make sure you believe you can achieve the goals (achievable) and support you in any behavioral changes that make the goal “ambitious.” ?I usually cover S.M.A.A.R.T. Goal Setting in great detail during the first Complimentary Coaching Session I give someone.
  1. Make?your goals even S.M.A.A.T.E.R.R.– When we evaluate the progress we are (or are NOT) making towards our goals, we are embracing the accountability that lets us make the tough decisions?to?renew?our faith in our strategy (if its not working “yet”)?to revise?the strategy (if it simply isn’t working) or revise?the goal itself (if we are ahead of schedule or doing better than we originally projected). ?These are the decisions that successful people make all the time! ?Still, there are way too many business professionals that spend time creating specific goals, but once they start working on those goals, they forget to check in to make sure they?re on track. I get it, life gets busy, but reviewing progress needs to be business activity that receives just as much priority as say invoicing clients and prospecting for new leads.
  1. Get a Klu- AccountabilityTell someone as S.M.A.A.R.T. as YOU!– One benefit of having a business coach is that you always have someone to share your goals with. I realize that not everyone has a coach so if you don?t have one, share your goals with a friend, co-worker or family member. ?JUST MAKE SURE?you only share with someone who also sets and pursues goals! ?If you share your ambitions with someone who has none, you can expect them to defend their egos by trashing your goals before they ever hunker down to create their own. ?Sometimes the simple act of telling someone what you will achieve and knowing they might ask you about it will motivate you to be more diligent in working toward the goal?just make sure you only share your goals with someone who themselves is a goal-setter or someone you know to be accountable in their own lives/careers.

There you have it! ?Those are 3 simple tips I recommend following to?start keeping yourself more accountable. If you enjoyed these accountability tips,?CLICK HERE to get your free accountability download. You’ll find even more specific accountability strategies.

If you have any tips of your own that you use to keep yourself accountable, please share them with me in the comments.

To Your Success!

Jeffrey Klubeck, M.A.

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FREE Accountability Training!

FREE Accountability Training!
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Accountability, to me, is a lot like parenting or driving in that it is easy to feel WE are good at it, while OTHERS are horrible. ?But look within! ?Are you a Supervisor, Manager, Director or “Boss” of others in any form? ?Would you call yourself a “boss” or would you prefer to be called a Leader!? ?What’s the difference? ?One place to look is Accountability!

For one, a boss is TOTALLY willing to hold other people accountable whereas a leader, in addition to offering accountability is also willing to hold themselves accountable (or allow themselves to be held accountable). ?Moreover, someone embracing the identity of “Boss” is likely to rely on their authority and power to “fire” someone as their main tool of Accountability. ?Leaders, on the other hand, get permission?they collaborate with their direct reports on what is possible both in their potential and actual results. ?Leaders?inspire, empower and support their direct reports creating in them a DESIRE TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!

Get a Klu- AccountabilityWhen this happened for ME (a desire within to be held accountable), my life and career changed forever?and, for the better by several fold, I might ad. ?This is why I?ve created a couple of free resource guides (audios with worksheets) to help YOU?better understand accountability.

Let me just ask: ?Have you ever studied accountability or challenged yourself in any way to get better at holding yourself and others accountable? ?What would happen to your coaching practice or career as a leader of others if you made a 10-20% improvement in your Accountability Effectiveness? ?The free resources I am giving you “stand alone” as complete in their value, but also make up 33% of a complete Accountability Training that I offer privately or in e-course format. ?If you like the free content, maybe you’ll LOVE the rest!?accountability training ecourse

Meanwhile, WHY is LEARNING accountability so important??Because, accountability is about measurement and reporting. ?Without it, no “success” can ever be declared! ?We ALL DESERVE SUCCESS?but how could we ever SAY we are successful without an “accounting” of the results we produce as compared to what we set out to produce? ?Each person’s “measure of success” may differ but NOBODY can claim success without measures!

If you are a Coach or at a level of Supervisor and above in your organization, my?free audios with printable fill-in-the-blank worksheets will teach you a PROVEN FORMAT?for an effective coaching/leadership session or one-on-one meeting with your direct reports. ?About 90 minutes of content will help/improve your ability to?provide powerful but permission-based accountability. ?You will also find the audios?loaded with tips on Task-Management, Motivation, and Integrity!

So what are you waiting for? ?CLICK HERE to get your free download?TODAY!

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