How to Make Accountability Work for You

 

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STRATEGY 2:  (FROM MY STEP-BY-STEP BUSINESS BLUEPRINT) GET AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER

Everyone, ADHD or not, works better when they are accountable, but ADHDers really need accountability. We just do. There’s something about beginning tasks, following through, transitioning from one task to another, prioritizing, and all of the other things that make you productive that get bogged down if you don’t have encouragement and someone to report to. You know you do better work when you’re accountable to someone, but when you own a business and you’re out there on your own, how do you you get that accountability?

Sure you could hire a coach, and if you do have a coach on an ongoing basis, congratulations, that’s wonderful accountability!

A coach can really light a fire under you and keep you on track. Just make sure your coach is holding you accountable for your business actions, ones that you agree to. This is what I do for my coaching clients.

Or, if you don’t have an ongoing coach who keeps you accountable, or if you need more ongoing support, get an accountability partner. Or several. There are a few ways to do this and make it work over the long run.

TWO WAYS TO GET ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS

Here are my two favorite ways to get accountability partners (other than a paid coach):

1.) get a “true” accountability partner, where you find another business person who also needs support and accountability, and you fill this role for each other, or [Read more...]

Your Questions . . . Answered!

DugDogFromUpThank you! We asked for questions . . . and you responded.

Here are the answers to the questions you’re asking the most right now:

FAQ #1 – I’ve been listening to you, and I’m interested in the 4-week course you’re offering now — but how do I know if it’s right for me?

Answer: If you’ve been listening to us for a while and have been looking for the right opportunity to “try us out,” this is it. Our podcasts and teleclasses are great (so you tell us :), but if you’d like a way to get some interaction with us — a way to stick your toe in the water without actually hiring us for private coaching — you’ll get that in the course. For a really, REALLY reasonable investment.

We’ll be interacting with you in the course sessions, to the degree the group wants it (every group is different), and also in the private Facebook forum.

AND, don’t forget the free ticket to our December retreat, where you’ll get to work with us live for 3 days in San Diego.  

FAQ #2 – What if I want to take the course, but can’t make the live calls?

Answer: No problem! All of the calls will be recorded and transcribed, so you’ll still be able to listen to the calls afterwards. And you can read every word that was said. So you can refer back to the course material any time you want to, even if you can’t make the live calls.

And if you have a question but won’t be able to make it to the live Q&A call on November 4, you can submit your question by email or through the private Facebook forum in advance. That way, we’ll be sure to answer it so you can still get feedback and coaching from us, even if you’re not on the live call!

You don’t have to attend a single live call if you don’t want to. (But do participate in the private Facebook forum — where else can you network with a non-judgmental group of like-minded ADHD business owners, ask questions, and support each other? You really should take advantage of this bonus — it’s worth the price of the whole course by itself!)

Register for “Take Control of the Squirrel” here.

 

FAQ #3 – What if I’m overwhelmed and don’t feel I can handle any more information?

Answer: We get it. We have ADHD and dyslexia, too, remember? So our objective is to help you cut through the overwhelm, and we know our methods can help. They’re a little bit crazy sometimes. A little bit woo woo sometimes. And, we admit, a little bit [Read more...]