I’ve just got started again with my online business and already things are trying to pull me off track.

Since my last post I have spent two days away from home on a maths course (and I’m not a natural mathematician), our boiler has packed up so we have no hot water and I’ve been trying to organise tests and mark work for my learners.

Alongside the usual household chores you could say that I have been busy and could easily start to feel discouraged.

But I have used my timer, filled in the Action Planner that I mentioned in my last post and, most importantly had a phone call with my accountability partner.

I met Malika at Alex Jeffreys Instant Profit Seminar and found that we live less than 40 miles away from each other. We seemed to have a good rapport straight away and as the weekend went on we got to know one another better.

One of the important things that we agreed to do was to contact each other on Sunday, one week after we left the seminar, to see how we were getting on with our plans.

Yesterday evening we talked for about 15 minutes to see what we had achieved during the previous week – was it what we said we would do (the answer for both of us was ‘yes’) and to set targets for the next week.

I have determined that I will set myself no more than three major goals each week.

For this week it is to:

1. Put my short, medium and long term goals down in writing. I know that these will change and adapt as I move forward, but I have to start somewhere. I shall talk more about goal setting later.

2. To post and reply to comments on my own blog and to visit and leave comments on other blogs where hopefully I can learn some new things.

3. To begin preparation of my first giveaway item – ebook, report etc.

The reason I have kept my weekly goals to three?

It is so easy to become overwhelmed – that’s what happened to me last time.

If I keep the momentum going, I will keep moving forwards and hopefully the pace will eventually increase. In the meantime an hour’s good work a day on my task in hand will pay dividends.

And if you haven’t already done it – get yourself an accountability partner. Already I feel the difference, knowing that I have one person who will be there to encourage, congratulate or give me a kick when it is needed.

It’s working for me – make this your Tool #2.

Let me know what works for you when you need to get work done.

2 thoughts on “Accountability

  • June 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Hi Hilary, what a great idea. I found the Northallerton meet up had the same effect and have been determined to make some major steps forward over the month til the next meet up. One big step forwards is I found myself on the Push Button Giveaways 2.0 launch leaderboard! Finished in 9th place so that is a huge difference for me. I’m astounded! As I said before, if you need any help with anything just shout.

    Enjoy the journey.


  • June 23, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks Mandy

    There is strength in working with others of a like mind and I will continue to do so.

    Well done on your leaderboard finish – will certainly contact you as I move forward.


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