Guest post by Angie Newton of www.AreYouAccountable.com
I'm going to share with you 6 reasons why you really need an accountability partner...
A partnership can be either you and one other person, a group of 3 like minded individuals or on a larger scale, a mastermind type group. I have had a few accountability partnerships over the last few years so I'm going to share my personal tips.
6 Reasons You Need An Accountability Partnership
1) Get that extra push you need in your business
Sometimes you just need that extra little push. Maybe you're stuck on whether or not to move forward on a certain project or maybe you're not sure if it's even a project you should be working on. On a normal day, you would probably hem and haw over what direction to take and spin your wheels but an accountability partner will be there to help you make a decision and get things done.
2) Someone to bounce around ideas
It's nice to have an accountability partner(s) when you're stuck and not sure how to proceed on an idea or maybe you need help deciding on whether or not to sell a product for a certain price, what website to focus your attention, etc. Working online can be lonely at times and sometimes spouses/family/friends just don't understand the type of help you need. Connecting with someone who does understand is a big deal.
3) Someone you can stay accountable to
At the beginning of every week, you'll share your 3 biggest tasks for the week with your accountability partner(s). It's really nice to have someone to tell when you have accomplished those tasks. Or on the flip side it's nice to have someone there if you're starting to feel overwhelmed and they can bring you back to reality. It's great to know you have someone there that is counting on you to take action!
4) Someone to share accomplishments with
Did you make a big sale? Finish a project? An accountability partner is the perfect person to share those exciting times with.
5) Someone who can be totally honest with you
There are times where you might feel that you are choosing the right project or path in your business but you're really not. In this case, you need someone who will be honest and who feels comfortable telling you like it is, in a nice but firm way.
6) You drastically increase your productivity
Like I mentioned above, having someone to stay accountable to makes you achieve more than you thought you ever could. You are focused on the most important tasks and are less likely to be drawn to all the mundane and most importantly non money making tasks. You will find yourself much more productive, I promise you!
Can you see why I feel this type of partnership is crucial?
I can't even begin to really explain how beneficial having accountability partnerships has been to me (you'll have to find out for yourself!). I'm challenged on a daily basis to do more than I ever imagined. And I'm motivated more than ever to work hard and I truly appreciate the encouragement I get through the process.
And yes, if you're serious about making money, this is one step that will help you in that process. This type of partnership is truly an asset to your business.
One of my accountability partners, Danielle and I have joined forces to give you a total guide to accountability partnership success.
In it we'll discuss:
- How to Find An Accountability Partner?
- What Do Accountability Partners Do?
- How Often Do You Meet?
- Tips for Great Partnerships?
...and much more!
We believe that having an accountability partner has been a very important part to our success as online business owners.
Do you have an accountability partner?
Angie and Danielle want to share how you too can have a successful accountability partnership. Be sure to get on the list at Are You Accountable so you are first to know when the Accountability Partner Success report is released.
p.s. My other accountability partnership is with Lynn, here at Clicknewz and Trish of Web Copy Results. And all of my accountability partnerships have been formed within Lynn's mastermind group and all bring something different to the table.
Now is a great time to check out Lynn's mastermind group here at Clicknewz because the rates go up tomorrow, Tuesday May 8th.