The Power of an Accountability Partner #30Mar 15, 2023
The Power of an Accountability Partner
One of the many advantages of building a network marketing business happens to also be one of the things that makes it so appealing to parents, especially single parents.
That is…you are your own boss, and you set your own hours.
No one looking over your shoulder with deadlines and project due dates. No one checking your time sheet to see if you arrived late or left early. If one of your children wake up sick and can’t go to school, you don’t have to panic trying to find a last minute sitter, or having to lie to your boss telling them you’re sick and can’t come in.
Being your own boss definitely has a lot of perks. You can make your own hours, take days off when you want, and work from the comfort of your own home. But, let's face it, it's not all rainbows, butterflies and unicorns. It can be really tough to stay on track and be productive when there's no one breathing down your neck telling you what needs to get done and telling you what time to show up and what time to leave.
That's where an accountability partner comes in.
An accountability partner has to be someone you respect. If you don’t respect them, this will not work.
If you respect them, you won’t want to let them down.
An accountability partner will hold you accountable for showing up and doing the work, even when you don't feel like it, ESPECIALLY when you don’t feel like it.
Having someone in your corner who understands what you're going through and can offer words of encouragement (or a swift kick in the pants) can make all the difference in the world when it comes to staying on track and building your business.
Not sure how to find an accountability partner? Here are a few tips:
Look for someone who is in a similar situation as you. It’s best if. You can find someone who is in the same network marketing company as you, but they don’t have to be.
They can be someone in your upline who you respect and who understands, not only your life situation, but also your goals.
If you can find someone who is also a single parent, that is a great plus, but again, not necessary.
The most important part about having an accountability partner is that they understand:
- Where you currently are
- Where you want to be (and by what time period)
- What your working hours are
- How often are you going to connect
Make sure your accountability partner is someone who has similar goals as you, or higher. If their goals are less than yours, they are not going to be very motivating. You want to make sure that you're both working towards the same things. For example, if your goal is to lose 20 pounds and their goal is to gain 20 pounds, chances are that they're not going to be very helpful when it comes to staying on track with your diet and exercise plan. Find someone who shares your vision and who will help you stay focused on your goals. And speaking of goals...
Make sure that your goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART). This will help ensure that both you and your accountability partner are clear on what needs to be done and when it needs to be done by. There's nothing worse than getting halfway through a goal and realizing that it wasn't actually achievable in the first place! By making sure your goals are SMART from the start, you can avoid this pitfall altogether.
So if you're struggling to stay on track with your business or personal goals, consider finding yourself an accountability partner. They really can provide much-needed support and motivation when times are tough. By following the tips above, you’ll not only find an accountability partner who is perfect for you, but you will also get the maximum benefit out of having a partner!
By the way, you can adopt this in all areas of your life. I have always had an accountability partner for my network marketing business as well as for working out. Before my girls went away for college, I’d workout at 5:30am. That way, I could get my workout done, come home, shower, take my girls to school, come home and start my day. But there was no way I’d do that on my own. My friend Jillian and I would hold each other accountable. If I woke up first, I’d text her an emoji of 2 paperclips, why paperclips, who knows, if she woke up first, she’d do the same.
There was no way we would let the other one down.
Could you imagine if I didn’t show up and she was there by herself? She would have killed me, or at the very least, she would have never let me forget it - I would never have done that, because I respected her enough to not want to let her down.
And that is what you are looking for in your own accountability partner. Someone you respect enough, not to let them down.
1. Gaining Flexibility and Freedom as a Single Parent with Network Marketing: The Benefits of Having an Accountability Partner (00:00 - 06:13)
2. Maximizing The Benefits of An Accountability Partner: Setting Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound Goals. (06:13 - 11:58)
3. Harnessing the Power of an Accountability Partner for Achieving Positive Results (11:58 - 16:05)
Building a network marketing business is a great opportunity for single parents who want to work from home and set their own hours. To ensure success, single parents can set a personal schedule, communicate their working hours to an accountability partner, meet with them regularly, and set SMART goals. By finding a supportive and reliable accountability partner and engaging in positive behaviors together, single parents can maximize the business structure and fit it in around their children's schedule to achieve success.
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