In the first 3 parts, you learned how to rally your team and have a team huddle, how to leverage the Super Saturday promotions by using the Rank Advancement Report, and how to create a culture of everyone promoting to Senior Director.
While these are all important skills and tasks, I believe that what I am covering today is, perhaps, the most important part of this series.
Let’s instead focus on the solution…
Each morning, your alarm goes off, you get out of bed, (not so wide-eyed and bushy-tailed) and get yourself and the kids ready for another day. You go off to work and do your part at the office. Drive home through traffic at the end of the day. You help the kids with homework and pay some bills. If there is time, you may watch some TV. Then, you head to bed, only to start the whole process all over again. You hate doing this, but you do it anyway…day after day after day.
You are accountable to provide for your family and pay the bills you owe to those who provide services to you.
“Find and work with a really great accountability partner, because success is not a solo activity.” – Jack Canfield, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Success Principles.
Accountability is what’s missing in your Kynect business. Accountability is the fuel you need to push you to do what you don’t always feel like doing!
- What you want in an accountability partner:
- Someone who is at a similar level. As you promote through the ranks, you learn different skills. You should be at a similar skill level, so you can pour into each other equally.
- Preferably someone with whom no money is made. This prevents second guessing on their motive (and yours) to partner with you.
- Someone who has the same drive and determination as you. Think of each of you in a rowboat with an oar. If one person is rowing harder than the other, you will go in circles.
- Someone who has the confidence and posture to tell you what you need to hear. You want to make sure your accountability partner doesn’t let you off the hook!
- Someone who is reliable and trustworthy. You will likely share confidential and personal information with each other.
- Not necessarily someone you already know.
- How to be the perfect accountability partner:
- Be sincerely interested in their success.
- Show them love when they deserve it.
- Show them tough love when they need it.
- Be available for them.
- Accept tough love when it’s given.
- How to make having an accountability partner work for the long-term:
- Set up agreed upon rules for engagement.
- Have a scheduled time for a check-in (at least once a week).
- Text daily updates and words of encouragement.
- Don’t be afraid to fire your accountability partner. It may take several tries to find the right person.
- Recognize if you are not the right fit for someone.
- Recognize when you may need a new partner if you have grown past being effective for each other.
Accountability is a 2-way street. Make sure you aren’t in it just for you!
- Decide what you want in an accountability partner and begin the search.
- Interview a few people so you can find the perfect partner.
- Find a book you can both read together so you can get into a similar mindset. Doing this will also help you bond and give you something to talk about.
- Visit one (or both) of these Facebook groups to aid you in your search.
Want to learn more on accountability and finding the right accountability partner? Click here for a short video from one of my mentors and America’s #1 success coach, Jack Canfield.
Tomorrow: Part V: How to plug into events like a leader.