In today’s post, I’d like to talk to you about working with an MLM Accountability Partner.
Working with an accountability partner is one of the best strategies you can adopt if you are struggling to be persistent and consistent in your network marketing business.
In the paragraphs below, I will cover:
- What is an accountability partner?
- Why do you need one?
- Where to find one?
- Tips for success
Let’s get started.
What is an MLM Accountability Partner?
An MLM Accountability Partner is someone you can rub elbows with each day to help you grow your MLM Business. You can share ideas and encourage each other. You can be a sounding board for each other. Think of it as a close relationship with someone else who is working toward a similar goal.
An accountability partner is a person who coaches another person in terms of helping the other person keep a commitment. ~ Wikipedia
Why Do You Need One?
There are many reasons you need an MLM Accountability Partner:
# 1: Two Heads are Better than One
Two heads are better than one. That is a fact. When two people work together toward a common goal, they are much more effective than just one person doing it.
# 2: Accountability
Most people need accountability. Let’s face it, life can get in the way. It’s easy to put your business on the back burner when life gets in the way. When you have someone to be accountable to, you are less likely to do that.
# 3: Encouragement
Everyone experiences disappointment and temporary failure. It’s nice to know you have someone in your corner when you are going through that. You can talk to them and feel better.
An accountability partner is there to give us the encouragement and motivation when we need it the most. They are there to ensure that we complete our set tasks, and do so within the said timeframe. ~ Kenferbiz.com
# 4: Motivation
Do you struggle with your self-motivation? Most people do. If so, an accountability partner can help keep you motivated, even during tough times.
Having a cheerleader is a very powerful thing—especially if it’s someone who will encourage you to take risks and do things that are uncomfortable. We’re much more likely to challenge ourselves when we have someone watching from the sidelines. Sometimes we will stumble, but we tend to get up much quicker when there’s somebody saying “Come on, keep trying—I believe in you.” ~ LeaderChat.org
# 5: Sounding Board
One of my favorite things about having an MLM Accountability Partner is that they can be a sounding board for your ideas. You can share your ideas with them and seek their input. You might learn things you had not even considered yourself.
# 6: To Curb Procrastination
Most people tend to procrastinate. We wait until the last minute to do what needs to be done.
Procrastination is the greatest thief of time. It is the act of postponing an action without any good reason. If you walk with the right accountability partner, you will be able to overcome this elephant called procrastination. A good partner will assist you to meet deadlines and help you overcome obstacles. Procrastination leads to regrets. ~ Vorako.com
Where to Find an MLM Accountability Partner
The best MLM Accountability Partner is someone in your UPLINE who has a VESTED interest in your success in the business. It could be your sponsor, their sponsor, or someone else in the upline.
Keep calling different people in your upline UNTIL you find someone you connect with, get along with, and is willing to help you.
If that is not an option, for whatever reason, consider teaming up with someone in your downline or someone crossline. However, only do that if you cannot find someone in your upline.
Tips for Success
Here are a few tips for success when working with an MLM Accountability Partner.
# 1: Establish Rules
It helps to establish some basic rules for your relationship, right out the gate. You should determine how you will communicate, how often you will communicate, what you will discuss, how long you will work together, etc.
# 2: Win-Win
The only way your relationship will work is if it is win-win. Each person must be committed to helping the other person succeed.
# 3: Set a Schedule
It helps if you have a schedule detailing WHEN you will communicate. Will you talk daily, every other day, or weekly?
# 4: Determine Communication Routines
How will you communicate? Will yo use text, email, phone call, or Facebook?
# 5: Stay the Course
Both partners must be equally committed and not quit the business or partnership. I recommend you set a deadline of when the partnership will be up for renewal. Three to six months is a perfect amount of time to work with someone as an accountability partner.
If you want to have more than one MLM Accountability Partner, you might want to form your own mastermind group. This is when three or more people work together toward a common goal. If that interests you, you can read this article I wrote about how to have your own MLM Mastermind Group.
In conclusion, these are my best tips on working with an MLM Accountability Partner.
In my opinion, EVERYONE will benefit by having an accountability partner. We are always more productive when we have someone we are accountable to, rather than if we are only accountable to ourselves.
What are your thoughts? Have you ever worked with an accountability partner before? If so, what was your experience like? Leave a comment below to let us know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.