If you want to reach a goal, it helps to have an accountability partner.
Even if you’re the most-disciplined, motivated person in the world, if you choose the “go it alone” route it’s going to be a tough haul.
Take New Year’s resolutions, for example …
92% of such resolutions fail, and according to a University of Scranton study one reason why is not having an accountability partner.
It seems like a no-brainer to have one, yet not many people do it.
There was a time when I prided myself on being a lone wolf. I thought of it as a badge of honour to not ask for any advice or feedback. The plan was to figure it out myself, and march along the solitary path to reach my goals.
Looking back, that wasn’t the best approach.
When I started coaching, I opened myself up to connecting with others. I was ready to learn from them, bounce ideas off them and structure win/win relationships.
One such relationship started in 2014, when I was about to launch my podcast and I enrolled in a program for podcasters.
A perk of that program was it assigned accountability partners, and I was partnered with David Shriner-Cahn (host of “Smashing The Plateau”).
David and I had a weekly call where we would brainstorm, share what was working for each of us and what wasn’t.
The calls weren’t long, often only 20 minutes, but they were an important part of my week. They helped my podcast and my coaching business, and David remains a friend today.
Since I witnessed the power of accountability partners first-hand, I incorporate them in my “10 Clients In 90 Days” program. So in addition to the live weekly call with me, clients keep in touch with one another in-between.
There are a lot of talented coaches in 10C90D, and the cool thing is they’re helping keep one another on track while they progress through it.
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