Humans are social creatures, and being part of a group makes us do fascinating things. I doubt I would have “mooned” out of a bus in high school if others on the Drill Team were not doing so. OK, so I said “fascinating” things not necessarily things we are proud of!
After working with the public for 32 years, I now work alone. I love the change but sometimes it is nice (necessary) to talk to other like-minded individuals about my business. It’s good to bounce ideas off of others, hear what they would do in certain situations and sometimes just simply complain to someone.
Accountability: The fact or condition of being accountable; responsible. I am blessed enough to be a member of a small Accountability Group. Today, we are 5 female members strong and we meet via Google Hangout each Monday morning. We set a couple of goals for the upcoming week and discuss how our past week has gone. The main topic of discussion is business, but it occasionally veers off to personal areas like husbands, children, exercise (usually the lack of), pets, and other interests we have before getting back to business again.
It has been a good thing to be part of this group of small business owners. It has been a nice check and balance system for me. It helps me to make me feel like I have to keep up but also, more importantly, that it is also okay for me to fail. I love tapping into the experience and skills of others in my group. I consider them an instant and valuable support network. We have a private Facebook group for issues that arise during the week.
How do you stay accountable? Think about it. Whether you work for someone else or are an entrepreneur. How do you help yourself be accountable for business, diet and exercise or any goal that you have set for your life? Remember, there is power in numbers.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up, but pity the man who falls and has no one to help him.~Ecclesiastes
About the Author: Sheri Miller is the Owner of Another You, LLC, a Business Concierge service in the Dayton, Ohio area. Sheri helps small business owners save time and money by taking care of their day-to-day administrative tasks. Think of her as your right hand while your left hand is growing your business. http://www.anotheryouerrands.com 937-416-2207