Today, I want to take a few moments and talk about accountability partners. As I see it, an accountability partner is someone you report your progress to. It’s someone who holds you accountable for doing what you said you were going to do. It’s someone you can share ideas with and mastermind with you.
When it comes to network marketing, it really helps if you have an accountability partner. This could be your spouse, your sponsor, your upline, someone in your cross-line, or even someone in your downline. You want an accountability partner you can talk with once a day and report the progress of your business.
The beauty of having an accountability partner is that they hold you accountable. They encourage you. They listen to you and offer support and help. You share your goals and action plan with them and they make sure you do what you said you were going to do. This keeps you focused, so you don’t get sidetracked.
I’ve had accountability partners before. I can speak from personal experience and tell you that it is very beneficial. You see, when you have to “report in” to someone, you’re much more likely to follow through and do what you said you were going to do. If left to your own vices, who knows what might happen?
I’ve found that when I’m trying to lose weight, save money, or build my network marketing business, it really helps to have an accountability partner. It’s easy to get frustrated and demotivated without one. However, when you know you need to check in with someone every day, every week, or every month, it’s much more likely you will stay the course.
If you already have an accountability partner in your network marketing business, consider yourself lucky. If not, what I suggest you do is call people in your upline until you find someone who is serious about the business and is willing to help you out at the same time. Ask them if it would be okay if you reported in once a day or once a week with them regarding the progress in your business.
If they are serious about the business, I’m sure they will be up for it and want you to do it. If you can’t find anyone in your upline to be your accountability partner, you could pick your spouse, someone else you admire or respect, or even a high performer in your downline.
Whoever you pick, make sure they have similar goals and are willing to spend a little bit of time with you each day either by phone, SKYPE or in person.
And if you’ve never had an accountability partner before, I encourage you to try it out for 90 days. Set some goals, find an accountability partner, and follow up with them at least once a day to share your progress, tips and get encouragement.
Also, make sure you are accessible for anyone on your team looking for an accountability partner. This is one of the easiest ways to mentor your team and create growth in your network marketing business.
The bottom line is that having an accountability partner can really have a positive impact in your network marketing business. Find someone you trust and respect, set up a reporting schedule, set some goals for your business, and stick with the reporting schedule. It will help keep you focused and motivated.
What are your thoughts? What do you think about having an accountability partner in your network marketing business? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.