Having trouble holding yourself accountable to your own goals and dreams? Looking for a way to get leverage over yourself so you can achieve all the things you planned? In this episode, I talk about my accountability journey and how you can get leverage over your dreams. All this and more on the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast.
Accountability, taken from the dictionary, means being responsible for or subject to giving an account. It not only means admitting you made a mistake, but it means you fully own everything that happens in your life. It is acknowledging your steps and your journey and doing the work you said you were going to do.
Here are 3 steps you can do to ensure you hold yourself accountable all the time:
- Look for a Mastermind group. If you are unfamiliar with how Mastermind groups work, it is a peer-to-peer mentoring concept and a group of like-minded people that help its members through sharing of best practices, encouraging each other, and reminding one another why they’re doing what they’re doing. Find your Mastermind group, even if it means just one or two people that commit to meeting weekly to discuss each other progress, roadblocks, and future goals. They will help you stay accountable as you help them too.
- Tell people what you’re doing. Share to an audience your plans with all the necessary details such as the specific goals, deadlines, objectives anything that you can announce publicly. Tell your friends, your family, post it online, in social media, etc. Making it a public commitment creates a huge amount of accountability because people are aware and will look forward to what plans you have.
- Create accountability by investing in yourself. Whether it’s a year gym membership, a good and expensive pair of running shoes, or an online course, even joining Facebook groups or making the time to do the research. When you make a monetary or time investment, you ensure that you put in the work that you promised yourself to get to where you want to go to because you for sure don’t want to waste what you invested in.
- Bonus tip: if you’re thinking about doing a thing, whether it’s a product or a service that you want to offer people, regardless if you’re sure about it or not, conduct validation research. Reach out to your market or your audience and ask them what they think. And remember, do more listening than talking! Even though you’re the expert, asking for people’s opinions and having more than one brain thinking about a specific idea gives you a better and wider perspective on the subject. Apart from that, you will hear and pick up on the kind of language that your audience uses to describe your product or service and you can use that language to communicate to them when you are ready to launch and it makes what you’re offering relatable.
Whether it’s being accountable for your actions, mistakes, dreams, goals, or promises, being accountable is one of the single most important elements of fueling success. When you make yourself accountable you build trust within yourself and other people because you know you always follow through and that gets you to where you want to be!
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