There are many ways we all self-sabbotage, from avoiding tasks we hate to do, making cold calls at 4:30pm on Friday afternoon, to not working closely with a list of tasks to accomplish. What are your own personal ways that you keep yourself from succeeding? What are you doing to get in your own way, or to NOT get out of your own way?
Having a success coach or accountability coach can help you identify those ways you self-sabbotage, and keep you accountable to both yourself and someone else. Knowing you'll be reporting to someone on a regular basis about your progress can keep your feet to the fire.
That process begins however, with a self-assessment. What are your real goals? Are they truly attainable? What do you need to do to accomplish your goals? What are potential road blocks along the way, and how can you mitigate them? Then make a list of everything you need to do to accomplish them, breaking your list down into small, measurable increments with realistic deadlines.
The next step is having someone you trust who has a vested interest in your success meet with you on a regular interval to go over that list, review your progress, discuss creative ways to overcome obstacles and motivate you to stay on task. Make sure you set goals that are attainable between meetings so you feel good about your progress and receive the kudos of success at each meeting.
So what's stopping you from finding your accountability coach today?
Ronnie Roll has started several businesses from the "I Have An Idea" stage to grand openings and beyond. Her passion is helping others achieve their dreams, and her art mediums are business modeling and food.