Accountability Keeps You Focus

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One of the things that I’ve learned about having an Accountable Partner (AP) is that it keeps you focus and on track!  As women entrepreneurs (not all) we tend to be all over the place sometimes due to trying to create income from our businesses so we find ourselves trying out the next new shinny idea and object that appear to be the next new BIG idea that creates income.

When you set a goal with your AP you’ll find yourself not straying as much as when you depend on just yourself to make decisions and choices to create income from you love. You will stay on track because you’ll have to answer to someone else as to why you’re making the changes you are making and if that is worth doing.

I, like you, have found myself guilty of doing that especially when I haven’t had someone to answer to or give updates on my status. I’ve learned that I’m all over the place…my mind is full of so many ideas and when I try to put them in some symbolist of order. I’ve been inclined to try something new that I saw or heard about and/or I find myself doing nothing at all because I’m a little lost as to which direction to take.

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I find it amazing that when I brainstorm and talk with my AP that I’m able to see clearly, arrive at crucial decisions, able to put into place those ideas more quickly than if I attempted to figure things out by myself, and help to bring me to my center. I can help others with their visions and ideas, but I find myself not being able to help myself at times. This doesn’t mean that I’m scattered or incapable of making positive decisions, it just means that I find myself too close to what it is I want to do that I either cannot think outside of what I’ve set in motion, I want to abandon what I was doing because it wasn’t going as fast as I thought it should go, or creating the income fast enough. So I want to move on to the next new shinny idea and not complete the one I was working on.

Here are three things I would suggest you do if you find yourself feeling this way or in this position:

  1. Start searching for a quality and dependable AP
  2. Be committed to being open and honest with your AP
  3. Be determined and consistent that you will do what you set out to do

To listen to the replay of the FREE 30 minutes Accountability Means Money in Your Pocket teleseminar with myself and AP Bonnie Pond  http://fccdl.in/u8AZyGVEc

Accountability….What????

Wow it’s been quite some time since I’ve sent out a post and that’s because I’ve been working revamping my business model. Now that I’ve gotten the new direction set You’ll be seeing more post from me in the future :). This blog is a small introduction to the new business model and direction I’ll be going in. Be on the look out for more information as I’m putting it all together throughout the upcoming holiday season. By the beginning of the 2015 year I’ll be ready to go full throttle…Yippeeee :)!!

What is accountability? It’s when you have someone on your side that will hold you accountable for the things you want to accomplish in life and your entrepreneurial/business goals. It’s that person that will support, encourages, and hold your feet to the free while you work to achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself.

Merriam Webster Online Dictionary says accountability is “the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions”

If you notice it says “an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions”….YIKES! Are you willing to accept account for your actions? Not consistently blaming others and the circumstances in your life? But being willing to “accept responsibility or to account for your own actions?”  accountability blog pic4This is not always easy and you can find yourself being lazy in this department when it’s just yourself you have to answer to. But when there is someone else you have to answer to you’ll find yourself going over and above to accomplish what you set out to do, because you don’t want to come to the table not having done what you said you would do and having all types of excuses as to why you didn’t.

I found when I finally added an Accountability Partner to my business core, I’m achieving more, find clarity, feel better about what I’m doing, and last, but not least, I’m more motivated to get done what I’ve set to get done without too much procrastination :).

If you want to understand more about accountability and how it can mean money in your pocket. Join Bonnie Pond and myself for a FREE 30 minute tele-seminar on Thursday evening, November 13, 2014 at 7:00PM CST by clicking the following link https://www.freeconferencecall.com/join/881718971.

We both understand that you are busy so this will be a meat and potatoes teleseminar…no fluff and no big sale pitch. Give us 30 minutes of your valuable time and we’ll give you proven strategies to help you understand the value of accountability. Tips, tricks, and action steps to get you moving, moving again, or keep you moving towards reaching your goals. Again it’s FREE and no strings attached. If you’re interested the link to sign in is https://join.freeconferencecall.com/881718971  on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00-7:30PM CST. If you want to call in vs signing in online the call in number is (712) 775-7031 and meeting ID is 881718971 follow with the # sign.

If you can’t join us on the call, but have questions about understanding accountability and how it can get you back on track or blasting through those excuses you make in order to create the business and life you want, just email them to either me – karen@giveyourselfpower.com or bonnie – bonnie@bonniepond.com. If you want to receive the replay link in order to listen to later email your email address to either one of us with Accountability Means Money in My Pocket as the subject and ask for the replay link.

 

 

 

Growing Broke?

I was talking with an air and heating contractor one day and he said something that really caught my attention. He said when he created and started his 1st business that he “grew himself into debt.”

Found this a powerful and interesting statement.

My take on this is that in some businesses, they can grow too fast, which in turn can cause them to grow into debt or grow broke.

Broke imageWhen you are planning stages on creating your entrepreneurial business(s) factor in growth and what that will look like for you and what steps you’ll need to take to handle that growth. Factor in the fact that it is possible to grow into debt or grow broke if you are not prepared for that aspect of your business.

3 Steps to consider for growth:

  • Do you have the infrastructure if needed and if not what is required to make that happen?
  • How many employees if any will be required if any and where are places you can find your additional help?
  • Will you have enough funds to support your growth? If not where and how to obtain what will be required?

Remember this does not have to be some in-depth business plan, but it’s important that you type/write it out in order to to have available as a reference and be better prepared for the changes when they begin to happen.

Young Entrepreneur 2

I haven’t had an opportunity to read any entrepreneurial/business books this month, been busy reading/studying some spiritual books to improve my own life and for a wonderful Bible class I’m taking at my church :). So replacing this month’s BOM with a weekly blog. Found another precocious, but successful young entrepreneur on Yahoo Finance. What caught my attention with this young entrepreneur is that he’s created a business from what most would consider to be an old fashion style. I so love that this young man followed his on creative style and not let anyone distract him from it. Just like Maya Penn in my last blog on April 22, 2014 entitled, Young Entrepreneur, this young man has created a profitable business from his desire and passion. Remember you’re NEVER too YOUNG or too OLD to create YOUR own business from your desires, passions, and love. Because It’s about Your Dreams…Your Passion….Your Life!! Watch and read Moziah’s story by clicking Moziah’s Encouraging Story about Entrepreneurship. Action Step »» After watching write out what business(s) you want to create from your desires and passions. Be Inspired

Inspired Inspirational Quotes

If you are in need of inspiration today view below the 4 minute “Quote” video from YouTube I know it will lift you up and start your day off right or keep you going through the day/week.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nVYTUlGq_rs

ABOUT KAREN: Karen is a Creative Career Expert and owner of Give Yourself Power. She has helped others find their true calling to work at what they love and love what they do. She love it when the light bulb goes off for a client when they realize that with hard work, belief, and the willingness to do their part they CAN do what they love and make an income from it!

If you’re serious about laying the foundation to starting your own business go to www.giveyourselfpower.com/contact Free 30 minute strategy session.

Karen Heck

Creative Career Transition Strategist and Owner of Give Yourself Power
Helping You to Live Your Passion http://giveyourselfpower.com
Have a questions email me: karen@giveyourselfpower.com


Karen Heck
Creative Career Expert and Owner of Give Yourself Power
www.giveyourselfpower.com
karen@giveyourselfpower.com