Who’s Responsible For You? Are You Accountable To Anyone?
[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/100208890%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-0AGGh” params=”color=000000&auto_play=true&show_artwork=true” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] In business you may need to get an accountability partner. This will you feel more responsible and committed to your goals and tasks. I always say that you should always keep people around you that will help keep you grounded as your business begins to grow. It’s important that your partner be thoroughly familiar with your vision and goals. Although many people choose to hire business coaches, consultants, and or managers, if your budget will not afford you this luxury, try a trusted friend or family member.
A few suggestions in which an accountability partner may serve you or your brand:
- Keep you focused and on task for certain projects.
- Set reminders for important dates or events.
- They can look over your work and offer you honest, constructive feedback.
- Companionship – sometimes you just need a crowd.
- Motivation- Keeping someone around you who can encourage you through slow times in your business can mean “Not Quitting” prematurely
- Reality Checks- Every now and then we all need them. They don’t always feel good but may be necessary if you have become detached from the actual state of your business or surroundings.
You Are Always Representing Something or Someone
You owe it to yourself to have someone you trust to hold you accountable to the things that mean the most to you. Likewise as LT “The Marriage Counselor” mentions we are always representing something or someone. Wives represent their husbands. Husbands represent their wives. Children represent their parents, and parents represent the example in which life should be lived for the children they are raising. We do not live in a ” do as I say” world. We live in a world where are actions produce results or consequences. Why not invite someone to share in your growth process? You owe it to yourself, to grow responsibly and progressively. Portia Chandler So what does a marriage counselor have to do with business? A lot actually. Please join us in this audio podcast series with Marriage Counselor, Laimont Tubbs and Social Media Guru, Portia Chandler. Listen as they explore the parallels of marriage and business in their less than three minute chats.