Take a moment today to put together an accountability group.
When it comes to succeeding in life, it is important to remember the words to the old John Donne poem,
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
The main thing to take away from the poem is that you do not have to do it all on your own. Instead, create a team that will help you reach your goals. Create a team that will hold you accountable. Create a team that will push you to do what you say and to say you will do great things. Accountability groups are hard, scary and a lot of work. But, as they are worth the effort and work you put into them. Here are a few tips to help you get started creating accountability groups of your own.
- Decide if the group will be for personal or professional purposes
- Keep the group small 10 or fewer people so that everyone can speak at every meeting
- For your personal group keep meetings only about accountability issues, talk about everything else later
- For professional groups keep the conversations strictly business and socialize after the accountability session
- For personal groups do not admit people who are jealous, petty or threatened by criticism
- For professional groups select people who want to succeed and want to see you succeed
- Never be afraid to remove members or yourself if the group does not benefit you
The most important thing to remember about accountability groups is that you only get out of them what you put into them. If you want your group to succeed make sure everyone attends each meeting. It must be a priority to members in order to be successful and helpful. Members who only show up occasionally hinder the growth of the group. You must be present in order to see where people are and where they are going. Presence at meetings is also important for continuity. That being said, make it easy for members to attend. Have meetings at times and locations that are easily accessible for all. My professional and personal accountability groups meet via Google hangout each week. My project based accountability group meets in person once per month. Last month, one member attended via telephone because she needed to be at the hospital to await the birth of her newest grandchild. The meeting was a priority to her so she found a way to make it work.
Accountability groups will have ups, downs successes and failures. This is all part of the process. Accountability groups are a wonderful tool for helping people succeed and reach the heights in their dreams. Start one or two today and see how they work. If you need help starting one or advice once your group has started, feel free to reach out to me at: email@example.com
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