Wherever you are on your journey, whether it’s just starting on your own business, own an existing business, or are an employee of a business — it’s important to have an Accountability Partner.
An Accountability Partner is somebody who supports you on your personal and professional goals, checking up with you often to ensure you’re on track and are doing what you planned to do.
Accountability is a journey of self-discovery and training of the mind to cultivate habits that lead to success and growth. It means staying answerable to oneself and others around us for our actions and always working with constant mindfulness. Accountability is also a philosophy by which we try to bring positivity and good thoughts and reactions to anything.
Think of having an executive accountability partner similar to having a gym buddy. They are there to help motivate and encourage you, to remind you to stick to your exercise and nutrition goals, to help you set realistic expectations, and ultimately push you to reach your fitness goals.
We’ve all made plans to progress areas of our life, whether personal such as health and fitness, or professional relating to our career or business. But sometimes things get in the way of those goals, and we become unmotivated and consider letting things slip.
Even when the goals were put in place because they are so important to achieving everything we want, and supporting the reasons why we do what we do — family, etc, we all get derailed
Here are some of the benefits of having an accountability partner that can convince you to find one for yourself:
We are not meant to do everything on our own, especially when it comes to business. If you can find someone to hold you accountable for your lofty goals, you can achieve those targets much more quickly.
To get the most out of your relationship, consider the following:
- How your accountability partner measures and reports your progress
- How your accountability partner reacts when you go off-track
- How much ownership you assume for your actions
How your company utilizes accountability will determine how you implement your strategy and achieve your goals. Having an accountability partner will affect every goal, task, and action-no matter how big or small.
1. They Can Help You Stay Motivated
An Accountability partner is like having your very own stream of continuous motivation, inspiration, and positivity. The right accountability partner can act as your source of energy. Keeping your mind focused and concentrate on achieving your goals and making your dreams possible with dedication and hard work.
2.Your performance will improve
When people know they are being held accountable by others for their actions, they will work harder. Research shows that when someone publicly shares their goals, they have around a 65% chance of success. However, having a specific accountability partner boosts that chance to 95%.
3.Two are better than one
Walking with a person you are accountable to makes the journey very fulfilling. Your accountability partner will give you pressure and expect you to meet deadlines as agreed. Walking with someone is easier than walking alone. Self-discipline will be important since you will not expect your manager to keep pushing you to improve your own life.
4.They make you accountable for your actions
Your manager will keep a tab of your actions and push you to meet deadlines. They will monitor your progress and ensure that you are moving forward. They will not watch as you make mistakes and dwindle. Your accountability partner will help you to get out of your comfort zone.
5. They Can Remind You Of Your Goals
Any journey will have its ups and downs. Somedays, you might feel that you do not have the energy or willpower to carry on with your mission. These days, your accountability partner can help you get back on your feet by reminding you of your goals and objectives. What you can achieve as a reward by fulfilling your mission and seeing this journey through. This means that you’ll always have someone to bring you back on track.
6 They Can Give Advice for Improvement
With an accountability partner that shares your goals and objectives, you get a friend and partner. Someone familiar with the intricacies and hurdles of the journey while being directly involved in the process themselves. In this way, your accountability partner can garner and present advice and suggestions for improvement that you might not have been able to identify. This creates a collaborative environment where each supports the strengths while covering for weaknesses and moving towards development.
So, you are ready to take on a journey of transformation and betterment. Congrats, that is a great decision. Trying to Get Sh!t Done or develop work better habits? Way to GO!
The main benefit of having an accountability partner is having ample time to talk about your specific issues.
And an accountability partner isn’t just useful for business owners. You can work with an accountability partner in a variety of areas.
- Fitness training
- Diet or nutrition
- Positive self-talk or emotional growth
- Effective communication
- Smoking cessation
- Budgeting (stop wasting money or start saving)
- Home organization or cleaning
Think of it this way—if you meet someone for a workout every single week, then you already have the foundation of a great accountability partner partnership