Avoid Self Defeat with Accountability Partners

Even when doing something you love, the journey is long and hard. Don't struggle alone.

“Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.” ― Vera Nazarian

Accountability is necessary for long term success.

Going it alone is a difficult, lonely path. You will falter at some point along the way. Will someone remind you of why you started this journey? Will someone help you get back up with a little tough love?

An accountability partner is your best weapon against self defeat.

I embark on a journey this week with two other creators. The goal is simple: refine our personal brands and use LinkedIn to grow our businesses. In my case, it is launching a coaching service.

I have written 155 articles and created 157 visualizations in 7 months on the following topics:

  • Creating awareness of cognitive biases

  • Domesticating emotions via Stoicism

  • Improving continuously via Kaizen

  • Finding meaning through action

  • Reaching high performance

  • Developing effective habits

  • And more!

All of this writing and publishing has helped me...

  • Find my meaning and niche

  • Work through my coaching philosophy

  • Become an active part of the creator community

It is time to put this wealth of ideas and content to work. There is a need for great coaches. I coached professionals to high performance for 30 years in various companies. Now I do it for the joy of helping individuals realize their dreams one small step at a time.

Such a journey will not be easy. There will be difficult days. There will be setbacks. My accountability partners will keep me going. They will...

  • Hold me accountable to my aspirations

  • Support me when I need it most

  • Remind me of Why often

I will do the same for them.

I don’t want to disappoint them. I don’t want to disappoint future clients who need me. I don’t want to be unprepared when opportunity strikes. I will reach my destination one way or the other.

I wish the same for you, fellow traveler. Find your accountability partner today, and be prepared for the inevitable dip.

🤔 Food for Thought:

Have you struggled alone?

Have you ever tried an accountability partner?

What would it mean to never struggle alone again?

⚙️ One Small Step:

Start by asking for help and offering it in return. State your aspirations and how you’ve struggled to date. Countless people are struggling to reach their own aspirations. A simple ask is a powerful beacon. Shine bright. See the hope in their eyes as they turn toward you.