Accountability – A Daily Practice to Help Get Stuff Done

One of the best tools/practices for taking consistent action that I have found is… having a support partner.
Sometimes just making a commitment to someone else makes all the difference in how likely I am to follow through.
In my coaching practice and mastermind group, I assign people accountability buddies and encourage them to create a system for checking in with each other that sets them up for success. During one of my group coaching programs, I had a participant (who is also a good friend) who needed a buddy so I stepped up to be her partner.
I was blown away.
I still am.
Over time, the specifics of how we connect, commit, confess and celebrate has evolved.
And I couldn’t be more grateful.
My accountability buddy, Anna Beaudry,  recently reached out to me and asked me to be her partner in a webinar.
She wanted to share our daily practice and the impact it makes on our lives and in our businesses with her community at Distinctive Women.
They are  a national publication, online community and networking program designed to showcase, connect and empower female professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs across Canada.
Here’s the replay….
Distinctive Women podcast with Anna Beaudry and Aura McKay on Accountability Partners
So much more than consistent daily action towards our big dreams and not at all like an obligation.
This one practice has made a huge difference in achieving results in my life and business.
Here are just a few of the benefits we have experienced:
  • a sense of completion and productivity
  • renewed energy
  • an easy reference point to steer my day when things go off track
  • a way of separating the important from the urgent
  • feeling less like I’m all alone in this journey
The beautiful things is that YOU can create the partnership in WHATEVER WAY WORKS FOR YOU!
Yup, that’s right.
You get to be creative, follow your intuition, find your own self-expressed way to create success in your accountability buddy relationship.
Here are some things to remember:
  • you are partners (not parents, or bosses, or task masters or….)
  • create a structure or system (yes limitations are good for creativity)
  • keep it simple
  • accountability vs. judgement (choose the first one, lol)
  • play bigger
  • you decide what bigger looks like….daily
  • be a listening for your partner
  • celebrate!

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