At some point, you may find you’re not as productive as you want to be, or you’re spinning your wheels because you’re procrastinating or going task to task and not completing anything. If you find you’re in this situation, you need to find an accountability partner. If you find you struggle to find the right person or if you don’t feel comfortable sharing your goals and to-do lists with just anyone, you need to consider using your Virtual Assistant as your accountability partner.
An accountability partner will sit down with you and help you decide which tasks are important and which ones need to be tossed out or set aside for a later date. Once you’ve set your goals and you’ve decided your Virtual Assistant will be your accountability partner, it’s time to get started. You’ll want to decide if you’re going to get together daily or weekly for your accountability meetings and then add them to your Google Calendar.
During these meetings you need to decide how you’re going to conduct them and what you plan to cover each time. You’ll need to work out a plan of action for the to-do list you create, and decide how you’re going to make sure the to-do list is completed each day. Once you have these in place, everything will work the way it’s supposed to and you’ll see success.
One thing you need to keep in mind is that when you’re reporting your accomplishments with your Virtual Assistant, it’s not a bad thing. You may feel like she’s checking up on you or babysitting you, but when you look at it differently it won’t be so bad. Keep the idea in your mind that an accountability partner is there to help you succeed, not fail. It may be hard to remember this at first, but when you do, you’ll remember she’s not out there to get you.
Accountability partners are a valuable part of your business. They help you stay on track and they encourage you when you’re up or down with your business. When you use your Virtual Assistant as your accountability partner, you’ll be more comfortable sharing your goals and how you’re doing with them. You won’t be so embarrassed if you don’t reach your goals and you won’t feel like you can’t use this person to help you reach success.
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