Succeeding with an accountability partner, will depend on part on how good you are with picking up that partner. Accountability also means, responsibility and trust. You are putting part of your success on this person. To be your “partner”, to coach each other and provide feedback on a regular basis. He or she will also be the voice of reason when things may not go the way you are expecting. Succeeding with an accountability partner does not have to turn into a hassle, or a burden. It has to feel like you are talking to a friend. Let’s see what steps you need to take to easy this task.
Types Of Accountability
To start finding the right partner, you need to understand that there are two types of accountability. One it is internal and the other one external. As you may assume or think, internal relates to our own personality and inner goals. External talks more about partners and mutual coaching. Let’s see more in detail what each one of these categories include.
Internal accountability includes:
- Accepting blame
- Eliminating blame
- Setting up goals
- Making commitments
- Gaining clarity
- Being realistic
- Creating smart goals
- Providing inner feedback
- Getting an accounting partner
When we work consciously on understanding, what each one of this ideas mean, we move closer to being able to work on the external ones and vice versa.
External accountability includes:
- Searching for the right person
- Being open to a person with a different background
- Approaching your favorite candidate
- Picking up a day, time & type of meeting
- Creating weekly accountability statements
Finding The Time
We all have busy lives, some of us have kids or two jobs to attend too. It is never easy to find the time, and even more to find someone that we can trust to be our accountability partner. However, there is always someone that will be willing to help, to listen and the most important, to give us feedback. Start with small goals, something that can be attained in a short amount of time. You can always plan a visit to our location in Mount Kisco, NY. At Lexington Avenue gym, we can provide coaching and expertise. Please give us a Call now for more information or to make an appointment.