Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)
So this week, I want to talk about what happens after you choose and commit to carrying out a BOLD action. How do you make sure that you follow through — completely — on your BOLD action(s)? Bring in accountability.
It is easy to think that we, as successful women entrepreneurs, don’t need accountability because we have enough self discipline to do what we need to do…we don’t need someone else to make sure we get things done. It is true that we are usually self-motivated and can accomplish a lot on our own, but accountability is what helps us raise the bar to wild success!
I can tell you, in my 10 years of working closely with a variety of amazing women entrepreneurs, that we ALL benefit from having accountability partners and groups — especially when we are working on BOLD actions!
For example, last week in our Starfish conference call as we were each sharing the BOLD actions we would finish by our next meeting, one of the Starfish said “I’m afraid to say my BOLD action because what if I don’t get it done?? I don’t want to have to come back to this group and admit that I haven’t finished it!” That is exactly why it is important to tell others what BOLD actions you are committing to!
Another very powerful accountability tactic is to hire a business/life coach. You and your coach get to design together how to best hold you accountable to your goals and your BOLD actions. Working with a coach helps you reach higher when you set your BOLD actions, and keep your BOLD actions in alignnment with who you are and what you want to accomplish.
At the other end, your coach will help you look honestly at whether you truly accomplished a BOLD action … or side-stepped at the end to avoid the most difficult part of the action. A coach is there to help you lean into your commitment and see it the whole way through.
At Big Fish Nation, we want to make sure you step fully into your goals and BOLD actions, so our programs include group support and 1:1 coaching for BIG accountability. This combination is what helps each Big Fish access that “genius, power and magic” of boldness that Goethe talks about.
How can we help you stay accountable to your BOLD actions? Please post a comment and let us know!