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So you've got your productivity systems set up, got your pomodoro timer set up, got business started or all your tasks at hand that you need to do .....

then nothing.

[Stick with me you WON'T regret it, I'm going to give you everything you to be successful below for free]

You haven't done anything all week. WHY?

What happened to all the time you had? When you were in the shower, you were so amped up, then did nothing....

Shoot.... another missed day. How did that make you feel? Did it set you up to do even more the next day or tear you down?

Do you want to know the difference between successful entrepreneur and everyone else?

Accountability.

They make sure someone holds them accountable since going at it alone can be difficult without anyone to answer to every day.

And you can too. Below I am going to lay out the steps and complete framework of how you find the right accountability partner (or hire one) and all the documents you need to make it impactful for your business starting right from the first week.

I have refined this system further over the last year to make sure it focuses both on business and the rest of life, because you can't be fulfilled if you let everything fall apart just to make money.


There are 4 steps involved:

  1. Deciding that you are committed (this is critical)
  2. Finding or hiring the right partner (and which one is better for you)
  3. Follow the process, be consistent, and respect the process and your partner
  4. Track your progress

So let's dig right in with step 1...

Step 1 - Deciding that you are committed

I am willing to bet that is isn't just this week that you have struggled with not getting things done? If I am right, one of the helpful things you can do moving forward is to make the decision to commit to this process. You can think about it all you like, but being committed means showing up to your call, on schedule every week and making sure that you made your best effort to accomplish what is on your list from the previous week to move your needle forward.

You can not (and your partner can not if its a group) move forward and make this effective until it is certain in your mind that you are committed to this process. I have my clients sign a promissory document that agrees to being full into this process quarter by quarter.

If you haven't committed yet, Don't waste your partners time. Wait until you are at a point in your life where you can focus in and getting things done moves from a want to a need. You don't want to burn a valuable resource before it is mission critical. If you need help getting off the fence to commit, create a thread, send an email, send me a PM, do something to reach out and get help to go one way or another. If you are standing still, you might as well be moving backwards. (grow or die, right?)


Step 2 - Finding or hiring the right partner

So you are fully committed and have decided you can't go at it alone and want someone to hold you to your word and make sure every week you are pushing forward and give you that push you need if you fall off. Now we need to find or hire the right coach.

Should you find a good partner or hire one? This is going to depend heavily on how much experience you have, or your potential partner has. A good accountability coach is inexpensive compared to the amount of income and life change you will experience, so don't get scared at the price tags on some of them if you are going to hire one. There is a reason it can seem like a chunk of money, it's because they work. When you hire one, you can assume that they know the structure well, and they know exactly how to be effective in goal and strategy session and can keep things simple and succinct.

Here are the things to look for

1.) Make sure you will respect your partners time and opinion
2.) Experience isn't necessary but it is preferred
3.) Close friends and family are probably not a good fit because you will chat too much
4.) Make sure you trust your partner with your information, Everything should remain 100% confidential at all times
5.) Make sure your partner is reliable and will be able to make the call weekly and is as committed as you are (you will have missed weeks)

If you have or know a partner that you can do a shared group with, excellent. My advice is to make sure that persons values align with yours in the sense that someone with little business and/or life experience wont always be able to know whether the goals and strategies you are setting up are valuable and achievable each week. This can be the difference between success and failure with a partner.

Finding a shared partner is not always easy. I turned down quite a few shared partners on my journey because I didn't feel like they either had enough experience, or ultimately they had way more than I did and the group was going to be far too unbalanced to be beneficial. Hiring one can be a great way to shorten that process and also serve as another element that commits you to the process.


Step 3 - Follow the process

So here we go. You've found or hired a partner and you are ready to go. Here are the steps, then we will expand.

  1. schedule a discovery call where you set up your weekly call time and get background info. For most this will be sun-tue but it can be any day of the week as long as it is consistent. Same with the time, pick a time that works for you and your partner where you will both be in a clear work-centric environment. Your weekly calls will be 1 hour if its a 2 person shared group and 30-45 min if you hired a coach.
  2. Each week you will get on the call and take turns going through the process. The first person will go through their updates, 2 minutes a section, of what they accomplished and where they might need to adjust. That same person will then go through the goals that they are setting for the upcoming week.
  3. For the listening partner, the goal is to make sure those goals are very clear, are meaningful, and achievable. You should be checking to make sure they are not just adding easy tasks week by week, that is what a productivity system is for. The listening partner will also be the one holding the talking partner to the time limit. Don't be afraid to tell your partner they are chatting too much and getting off focus.
  4. Finally Partner 1 will go over the final section which is how they are going to move the needle this week. This could be a main goal that ties with several of the items in the list, or a single one. But this is where we define our "must do" for the week. It ensures that if the world is a blaze, that partner is going to move forward one way or another this week.
  5. Switch. After partner 1 is done (~30min) Then the other person will go. The call should be short and to the point and then both of you will be off to the races.
  6. Rinse and repeat weekly.

Step 4 - Track Progress

With my clients, We do a very specific initial assessment, and then one every quarter to track and put data to how fast and far we are moving forward. This also will reveal whether a certain area is sliding or falling off and gives us the signal that something needs to change to get that person back on track. You can make your own version of this.

The Documents -

I always use a shared notebook in evernote.com when i do these. It can be done in gdocs or whatever is easiest with your partner. Below is a link to the template for the weekly calls (word and evernote), as well as a print version if you want to write and not type while you are on the phone. Copy this template into whatever program and rinse and repeat each week with the current weeks date. There is also an example document filled out so you can have a reference if needed.

[Download Accountability partnership documents - free]


Do you want the ultimate shortcut and hire a pro?

If you can't find the right partner or you just want to not waste time and get someone with experience in this to start nailing your goals, you can hire me. I will work with you on achieving your goals & dreams, as well as teach you how to properly set your targets if you have struggled with it in the past.

For the fastlane, I have created 5 spots on my schedule that are half the current monthly rate. Because this is scheduled time I can not offer more than 5 of these spots so once they fill up, they are gone. If you are on the fence, JUMP.

You can see the offer and details here:

Hire a Professional Accountability Partner

Whether you find your own partner or hire me, this can be one of the most impactful things you do for your business & life. You can verify with both @GlobalWealth and @Hong King Kong.

I will tag @Vigilante so he can give you an idea of the benefit of being directly connected to other notable entrepreneurs and how it can change your life and your business on a dime.

Current Client Testimonial Here

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@LightHouse and I have been doing this for the past year or so.

Is been a huge help for me to stay on track and keep me accountable on my weekly and quarterly goals.

I can definitely say my productivity has increased exponentially in the past year.

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The discipline is simple. You get connected with someone like @LightHouse that has systems in place that are better than yours, and you dialogue on schedule through your milestones and objectives and obstacles. He has the tools, the experience, and the wisdom to keep you accountable to your own game plan. The ROI is simple... if you stick to your plan, you have a better than average chance of success.

I can tell you that he has changed my business, and helped me position it for sale using process similar to what he is offering here. I'm a fan, and believe that for the right people who want a coach who can equip them with tools of success... this would be a worthwhile program.
 

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Thanks guys, I didn't figure spots would last long, they are already going, the spots I have left won't be around for long.

There will be open spots after they are gone still as well.

And of course I am going to update this thread regularly to help any of you all out that want to set up your own partnership with someone you know.

Ultimately this is a cornerstone of success that a lot of folks here are missing. The masterminds and slack groups of unfocused people might have some benefit, but ultimately are going to be more of a distraction until you are ready to put your head down and get serious. This is where you level up...!
 

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Update, only 2 Spaces left at the Fastlane rate if you need to hire a partner.

For those of you that are going to do your own, I would live to hear from you on how you have it set up and eventually how well it is working for you.
 

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I'm interested although I just began (again) the process of researching/vetting out opportunities to execute. I have given my self a deadline by which I will act on the best I've got.
 

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[thinking out loud] I guess I'm questioning whether I'm ready for something like this being I'm in the idea phase. I don't want to waste anybody else's time...
 

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[thinking out loud] I guess I'm questioning whether I'm ready for something like this being I'm in the idea phase. I don't want to waste anybody else's time...
Hey Superb, Everyone needs to be accountable if you want to move forward. You could be simply working a 9-5 job in sales and it can be extremely useful to make sure you are hitting certain goals and targets you set or someone else sets for you.

Whether you are just starting out or have been at it for tens of years, if you commit to moving forward, having an accountability partner is essentially a secret weapon. I encourage everyone to give it a go (whether it is with me or without!) .
 

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If you want to get sh*t done, sign up w/ @LightHouse .

If you are not sure, want to think about, need to consider it .......... then you DEFINITELY need to sign up w/ @LightHouse .

Do it now.
Speaking of holding folks accountable, it's about time for your second text this week to follow up on the "you owes"! ;)
 

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Hey Superb, Everyone needs to be accountable if you want to move forward. You could be simply working a 9-5 job in sales and it can be extremely useful to make sure you are hitting certain goals and targets you set or someone else sets for you.

Whether you are just starting out or have been at it for tens of years, if you commit to moving forward, having an accountability partner is essentially a secret weapon. I encourage everyone to give it a go (whether it is with me or without!) .
Agreed. Although I am not in a position to be able to take advantage of your offer, thank you for bringing this to my attention. (that was embarrassing to type)

My lack of vulnerability has kept me from getting feedback that would help me grow. I've not had any accountability to anyone beyond the normal slowlane stuff. I've always been a lone-ranger. This has not been good for me and my lack of performance only proves I need someone with experience to be accountable to. You can't BS someone who has already gone through the process of getting where you want to be. I still BS myself quite a bit...
 

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Agreed. Although I am not in a position to be able to take advantage of your offer, thank you for bringing this to my attention. (that was embarrassing to type)

My lack of vulnerability has kept me from getting feedback that would help me grow. I've not had any accountability to anyone beyond the normal slowlane stuff. I've always been a lone-ranger. This has not been good for me and my lack of performance only proves I need someone with experience to be accountable to. You can't BS someone who has already gone through the process of getting where you want to be. I still BS myself quite a bit...
Absolutely, and no worries. I think it might be good for you to put yourself out there and use the process with someone else. In fact, I am sure if you post it here in this thread, someone else who needs a partner can PM you (update it when/if you find someone). That may be an easy way for folks to connect with potential partners.
 

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Ok here goes...

WANTED: Accountability Partner

Initially, to see if we are a good fit for each other, we would start by reviewing each others forum posts, and then PMing back and forth a bit to get to know a little more about each other. I will keep everything confidential (even during the trial period, unless you are crazy or say/write something that would violate the terms of use for this forum) and I expect you to do the same. Neither party is obligated if it doesn't seem like a good fit. Confidentiality must be maintained even if it doesn't work out.

PM me if interested.

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I've been doing this with @LightHouse for awhile and its a world of a difference compared to trying to get shit done on my own.

Having someone to hold you accountable weekly, and doesn't hold back when calling out your bullshit excuses... it really pulls you back to center and focus on the real needle movers. Not just in business, but in other important aspects of your life too. (Your personal health, relationships with friends and family...etc).

It's easy to get lost in the thick of thin things nowadays, the day-to-day busy work and distractions that barely move the needle. Having a partner, or if you're a solo entrepreneur like me, having @LightHouse to give you a raw, outside perspective while tracking the progress has been invaluable.
 

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Just a clarification here.

This is not only about business. It's about accountability in all areas of your life.

@LightHouse knows from our calls that for a few months earlier this year I had some personal issues to deal with and that was my priority.

So I had accountability goals related to what was significant at that time.

We all have waves of priority in our lives. Sometimes business is the focus, or should be.

Sometimes it is your health. Sometimes finances. Sometimes personal.

But each aspect of your life can and will affect everything.

Sometimes you need to get your health on track to improve your business and vice versa.

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I can't speak for @LightHouse 's program here (I'm sure it's great!)

But I have a productivity coach, she helps me hold myself accountable, and it's awesome.

We talk every morning for 15 minutes
We meet weekly in person
We email and text back and forth quite a bit

She keeps me on track for not only businesses but my personal life as well. All the way down to making sure I spend enough time with my kids and wife and ensuring I hit the gym.

She's owned 6 different businesses over the years, and is directly involved in the same industry I am. Her vast experience is extremely helpful.

I think that coaches are kind of the "secret sauce" for a LOT of highly productive and successful people. Didn't Steve Jobs have like 6 coaches or something?

Seriously though, if you want to produce at a high level...get an accountability coach.

This seems like a great option for that.
 

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I can't speak for @LightHouse 's program here (I'm sure it's great!)

But I have a productivity coach, she helps me hold myself accountable, and it's awesome.

We talk every morning for 15 minutes
We meet weekly in person
We email and text back and forth quite a bit

She keeps me on track for not only businesses but my personal life as well. All the way down to making sure I spend enough time with my kids and wife and ensuring I hit the gym.

She's owned 6 different businesses over the years, and is directly involved in the same industry I am. Her vast experience is extremely helpful.

I think that coaches are kind of the "secret sauce" for a LOT of highly productive and successful people. Didn't Steve Jobs have like 6 coaches or something?

Seriously though, if you want to produce at a high level...get an accountability coach.

This seems like a great option for that.
That is excellent to hear. I love hearing your account of how well your coach does for you, that is pretty awesome.

Ultimately my goal here was to provide the material that can set everyone down the right track on getting their own partnership going if they can not afford hiring one. These kind of tools can ultimately make or break you on this adventure.
 

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Man, let me tell you. We are going to have some rock stars here real soon. Everyone is getting rolling now and some real potential is about to be unlocked.

There is 1 Spot left that was held but released today. Last chance to get half the investment cost now as there will be no more at that rate after that spot is full.
 

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FYI, I am working on a more detailed instruction sheet for "self hosted" calls to give you all better direction, I will load them into the original ZIP linked in the OP as well as a supplemental link for those that already downloaded.

I am wondering what would be the most beneficial for people to grab the concept, a video, recorded call, extra written instruction..... Thoughts?
 

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Feel free to cut this question if it takes the thread off topic but I always found it interesting. What is it that stops us being accountable to ourselves on the level that we're will to be accountable to others? It's clear how much the gulf in difference can be.
 

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Feel free to cut this question if it takes the thread off topic but I always found it interesting. What is it that stops us being accountable to ourselves on the level that we're will to be accountable to others? It's clear how much the gulf in difference can be.
This is a great question. Our minds can sell our brains any idea they want to in interest of laziness. So while holding someone else to something, or telling someone what to do is easy because it involves little work yourself, getting to work yourself on your own stuff is difficult. This is especially true for entrepreneurs and other folks that have no boss or little oversight.

With that being the case, having a partner or coach in that position is massive for productivity and overall clarity in what you are doing every week and how it is working towards your goals.

Of my clients, the most common issue is usually feelings of being overwhelmed or doing so much but feeling like you did tasks and didn't move anything forward. This is an easy solve for me.
 

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This feels exactly what I need at this time. Signed up.
Awesome, Can't wait to work directly with you.

Those that started last week are making massive moves already and getting things done that seemed impossible before. I am sure we will hear from them on here in the weeks to come.

Again for those of you whose timing isn't right for a hired pro, i encourage you do get accountable starting yesterday with a like minded individual. It will be one of the most important things you have done in your career as an entrepreneur. I can all but guarantee it!
 

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FYI, I am working on a more detailed instruction sheet for "self hosted" calls to give you all better direction, I will load them into the original ZIP linked in the OP as well as a supplemental link for those that already downloaded.

I am wondering what would be the most beneficial for people to grab the concept, a video, recorded call, extra written instruction..... Thoughts?
I would say definitely registered call, so that people can figure out and create some kind of his/her own format or modification while listening to that format. I think it will be really helpful because as I for example go through this kind of material while driving.
 

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Man, let me tell you. We are going to have some rock stars here real soon. Everyone is getting rolling now and some real potential is about to be unlocked.

There is 1 Spot left that was held but released today. Last chance to get half the investment cost now as there will be no more at that rate after that spot is full.
Will more spots become available in the future?
 

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Will more spots become available in the future?
Hey Andy, I still have 4 spots at the next rate until I am at capacity. You can see that offer at the same link above. I look forward to hearing from you.
 

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Have any of you got started?

I'll tell you, you can put it off another week, but those that started the week I started this thread are already making massive efforts to achieve their big goals. It doesn't involve trying to finish everything in a week, it involves working towards it bit by bit and massive change starts to set in. It gets easier as the weeks go by and results start flowing in.

If you haven't started getting accountable with someone, start today! If you don't have a partner and are not ready to pay for one, at least use the docs to plan your week. This is CRITICAL. It will make a massive difference in your progress and also reducing anxiety and stress as you charge towards whatever success looks like to you.

As always, If you need help or clarity, respond to this thread. I will do what I can to get you rolling...


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Only 2 spots left at the 25% off price now and I'll be maxed out. LINK
 

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Plus lets hear from some of the customers. Where you at?
 

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Have any of you got started?

I'll tell you, you can put it off another week, but those that started the week I started this thread are already making massive efforts to achieve their big goals. It doesn't involve trying to finish everything in a week, it involves working towards it bit by bit and massive change starts to set in. It gets easier as the weeks go by and results start flowing in.

If you haven't started getting accountable with someone, start today! If you don't have a partner and are not ready to pay for one, at least use the docs to plan your week. This is CRITICAL. It will make a massive difference in your progress and also reducing anxiety and stress as you charge towards whatever success looks like to you.

As always, If you need help or clarity, respond to this thread. I will do what I can to get you rolling...


Program update:
Only 2 spots left at the 25% off price now and I'll be maxed out. LINK
I have found an accountability partner from this forum because of this thread, we begin tomorrow!
 

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I started working with Chris last week, so I'm still trying to figure out the best time for me to do my weekly planning, follow-ups, and how to best keep my action item list on the forefront of my day to day. I'm primarily doing this to help build the positive habits I need to continue to grow and succeed.

With that in mind, one of the items on my list last week was to clean up my content pages and add buy links to my products. I had been meaning to add the option for customers to buy my products in two-packs, but had dragged my feet on implementing it for months. Since it was on my list of stuff I had to do, I went ahead and did it because I didn't want to tell Chris that I was just too lazy to get it done. Since implementing it, multi-pack sales comprise nearly 30% of all my orders. That alone will pay for an entire year of his service.
 

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I have found an accountability partner from this forum because of this thread, we begin tomorrow!
Dang, was just going to drop you a line. Procrastination strikes again.

Anyone else looking for a partner?
 

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Chris.

Time for an update on your action takers. What's happening with this?

And for you newbies, here are a couple of links to @LightHouse's best threads on the forum (there are several, but I bookmarked these two:)

this is the big one, the productivity system:

GOLD! - Achieve Laser FOCUS + PRODUCTIVITY With The System Legendary Fastlaners Use...

This one is more recent but was pretty popular, it is due for an update:

Hey! .... You tryin' to change your life today?
Thanks Vig. I have strict confidentiality agreements with every client so I can't get into details, but I can tell you a bit on the macro level.

What I have seen is a massive re-alignment in each client. Each one is in a different place in their business and life, and some are working with similar issues day to day. So far we have found out what motivates each one, what their vision is for being at a peak state (their 10/10 state) and figured out a simple road map of what it takes to get from where they are, to where they want to be.

Once they figured that out, we focus on planning the weeks and setting their one thing for the week. That one thing will ensure that no matter what happens, we are always moving forward. That relieves a bit of the stress, anxiety, and confusion week over week if they get stuck in the weeds on tasks.

Every client has been building and training their mind and bodies to produce better results during the day, and more valuable "no work" time at night. We've focused on getting home life and personal life straight so they can ENJOY this adventure rather than suffer through it, hoping for the carrot at the end. This alone has created lasting change for some of them.

Some clients have been focusing on delegating and removing LVT's or Low Value Tasks from their weekly lists. This ensures they are working on their business more than in it, freeing up their time by weighing their personal value against their resources. If they have no resources yet, they are getting some and also working on becoming more flexible and resourceful.

Overall, Every client has made big leaps in what is possible, all while enjoying each day more and more. As this builds, we are going to see some massive success stories come out of these folks. I am excited every week to continue riding along on their journeys.


With that being said, this isn't a pitch. (lol) Anyone can achieve the same results when they make the decision to hold themselves accountable or get a partner to do it for them. There is no such thing as balance, but everyone has a lot more potential to build and design a fulfilling life. All it takes is setting a new standard and stepping up (thanks @Kung Fu Steve for those one liners :p)
 

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I have found an accountability partner from this forum because of this thread, we begin tomorrow!
My favorite thing I've read all day! Promise me you will let me know how it is going in a few weeks? (post here, not in a PM please)
 

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I started working with Chris last week, so I'm still trying to figure out the best time for me to do my weekly planning, follow-ups, and how to best keep my action item list on the forefront of my day to day. I'm primarily doing this to help build the positive habits I need to continue to grow and succeed.

With that in mind, one of the items on my list last week was to clean up my content pages and add buy links to my products. I had been meaning to add the option for customers to buy my products in two-packs, but had dragged my feet on implementing it for months. Since it was on my list of stuff I had to do, I went ahead and did it because I didn't want to tell Chris that I was just too lazy to get it done. Since implementing it, multi-pack sales comprise nearly 30% of all my orders. That alone will pay for an entire year of his service.
Love this, thanks for posting it here!
 

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Dang, was just going to drop you a line. Procrastination strikes again.

Anyone else looking for a partner?
I know we talked on PM, but just pointing this out again. I am sure someone will read and reach out. This is too low volume for me to build a list of open partners but if it picks up I can always do that.
 

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How has this been going?
 

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Thanks for asking. It’s going well! It’s forced me to stay engaged with the process long enough to recognize more flaws in mindset and method so I can course correct. Each week my goals have changed somewhat as I adjusted my approach based on how the previous week went. Having an accountability partner has defineatly accelerated my personal growth and I’m sure will accelerate the process of building a business once I select my next venture.
 

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Thanks for asking. It’s going well! It’s forced me to stay engaged with the process long enough to recognize more flaws in mindset and method so I can course correct. Each week my goals have changed somewhat as I adjusted my approach based on how the previous week went. Having an accountability partner has defineatly accelerated my personal growth and I’m sure will accelerate the process of building a business once I select my next venture.
This is excellent news. If either of you want to pass by a copy of your weekly goals, i will certainly take a look and offer suggestions for a single week. Just want to make sure you all are on the right track and focusing on the right thing.

Also, don't stop. Consistency is everything even when things get hard.
 

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