Accountability. This may be the key to your success.
Who are you accountable to? Don’t you find that if you are meeting a friend at the gym, that you are more likely to go? Accountability is great when you are starting or running any business.
Are you accountable to your customers? To your team? To your spouse? If not, it’s so easy to be lazy. “I will make that order tomorrow”, “I will follow up with that person next week”, “I will read that book someday”, I will work out later”. Do any of these sound familiar? We are all procrastinators. I think it’s in our DNA.
I decided to be accountable to many people – whoever reads this blog. I have created an accountability FaceBook Page. Every single day, for the next 365 days, I will journal my goals for each day, and then later, I will post whether I reached some or all of them. I have so many goals that I want/need to achieve and I AM READY to make them happen! Please join me, too!
First things first: I had a baby 16 months ago, so my excuse for the extra 15 pounds is over. I have a growing business, but I can do more. I want to read every day, even if it’s just for 5 minutes. A little is better than nothing. I want to have a better diet. I want to deepen my relationships with God, my husband, my 3 children, my friends and all of my business partners.
My GOALS FOR September 21st, 2010 – September 21st, 2011:
First goal: Work out in some way, every day – even a 20 minute walk
Second goal: Read – every day, something non-fiction
Third goal: Become a better wife, mother, friend and business partner.
Fourth Goal: Do two meetings every single week, and get 20 people on my team doing the same
Fifth Goal: Start going to Church Weekly
Sixth Goal: Try a new recipe every week. I love cooking!
Seventh and final Goal: Save Money. I would love to buy a house in the near future
Okay, 7 should be enough. I need a routine. Habits take time to form. Being accountable will surely help me do these things (hopefully). I have such a hard time sticking to new regimens. I am great with business – I have a great work ethic. But working out – yuck. Getting ready for church with 3 little ones, doesn’t happen. Cooking? Whatever is in the Fridge and takes the least time. I fall asleep every time I start to read…I have a lot of work to do in the next 365 days.
So, Tomorrow is day 1. I can’t wait!
Please join me on this journey ~ We can keep each other inspired