Do you know that partnering with others can help you achieve productivity success?
I’ve said it before, but its worth repeating: the key to making your goals stick is to declare them to others.
I’m a huge believer in having a partner that you work with to reach your goals. Accountability or Success partners can make a difference when you are feeling discouraged or have become distracted. They make it easy to chunk or break down your end goal I to manageable activities that bring you closer to results.
It’s true. The perfect partner for me is someone who gets me; who understands my business and dreams enough to be a sounding board and keep me honest. They know when I’m being serious about a challenge that has me stumped. And, they know when I’m just making excuses.
As an Accountability Partner to my clients, I have been told many a time, that the only reason they do something, when they would normally procrastinate, is because they knew they had to check in with me. Checking in kept them honest and gave them the little motivation they need to get started.
Here are a few benefits of working with a productivity partner:
- You brainstorm better ideas. Two brains are better than one. You’ll come up with better ideas and ways to execute them if you team up with someone else.
- You’re not alone. As entrepreneurs we spend a lot of time by ourselves. Having a partner, means you have company for business success and challenges.
- You get a different perspective. This one is a huge benefit. Collaborating with others gives you different view points that help make sure you cover all angles.
- You get things done. Most of us will work harder to do something that we’ve promised to someone else. If no one is checking in with you, it’s easy to let things slide. When you tell someone else that you’ll do something, you make sure you get it done.
Finding the Right Accountability Partner
Don’t pick your best friend who has a hard time following through on things. Find someone who compliments you and who has strengths that you lack. Search your local networking groups. Consider someone in the same industry, but who is in a different market. If it doesn’t work out the first time, don’t be afraid to walk away and try again.
Having an Accountability Partner is a business must have for entrepreneurs who want to create long lasting and productive habits.
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