What would you do if you didn’t fear accountability?

How accountability helps improve performance.

You know you are a business diva. You’ve got what it takes to be great, yet there is something that needs tweaking.

You understand the need to be accountable yet are far too busy to go deeper… Here’s a quick read.

Are you ready?

Read on if you want to make real and lasting results. Be careful though, you may find the key to success!

There are a few gifts contained in this blog. Be accountable, make sure you get them all.

Gift 1

Procrastination and perfectionism are one and the same.

Believe it or not, if you are procrastinating or being a perfectionist, you are making excuses. Sounds harsh, but it’s true.

Think about it, where in your life are you stalling? Be honest with yourself. You’ll find the reason is either procrastination or perfectionism.

Underneath that reason is nothing more than an excuse. “I’m not ready”, “I’m too busy”, “There’s so much to do before…” Which of these have you used?

Perfectionism and procrastination come from feeling overwhelmed or even worse, like a fraud. Yes, this is generally where the imposter syndrome likes to grow legs and run away with your mind.

Underneath all that drama is the fear of failure. If you are being held accountable, life could be completely different.

Gift 2

How to get over the drama? What can you do to throw those rubbish excuses away?

Simple: be accountable to someone.

Now, I’m not talking about a partner, parent or friend. You know the people you love far too well, especially how to get them to overlook your non-action! I’m talking here about getting solid real results that last.

For that, you need someone who has your best interests at heart and won’t take your excuses. Someone who is both firm and fair. Someone who has a trick or two up their sleeve to help you drop drama and excuses…

Yes, you guessed right, an accountability coach or mentor.

If you want to succeed and see long-lasting results, an accountability coach is essential.

Gift 3

If you want more success and real results then do this one thing: Celebrate your successes.

So often we ignore this little gem. The thinking behind celebrating success is quite sound.

What you focus on, you get more of.

Think of professional sports people. When they are shooting for the goal, they are visualising the ball in the net. Their entire being; mind, body and soul, all focused on ‘ball in the net’. They shoot, they score and then you see it…

Fist pumps, hugs, laughter – a celebration of success!

How you celebrate success is up to you. When you celebrate successes small and large, the brain produces ‘happy hormones’. You feel good. You like the feeling.

The body wants more happy hormones so you look for new ways to put the ball in the net again. Guess what… the more you try, the sooner you score another goal!

Success. Celebrate. Success – see the pattern?

Your accountability coach will hold you to those successes. They’ll help you see the learning so you can apply what works again and again.

The result?

Real, long-lasting results. A productive happy you. Productive happy clients. What more could you want?

So, you now know how accountability creates real results. So what’s your first move then?

Try these pointers out and come back to tell me how it’s working out for you. I love hearing your successes and…

… Sharing keeps you accountable.

Cheryl-lya is a Transition Strategist. Helping women around the globe plan launch and grow successful sustainable businesses & careers. She is London based and runs workshops alongside one-to-one accountability coaching. Contact her: call UK mobile 07527 303 911, or visit her website soulscompass.net . Say ‘hello’ or share your joys via email: cheryllyas@btinternet.com

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