Happy Monday! Welcome to CLUTCH Huddle, your weekly resource for awesome tips and keys to help you make winning plays for your business!
We hope you're doing amazing today and are ready to embark on a new challenge, project, or mission this week. If you're in business, every week may show up with its own set of surprises and wonders which may keep you from achieving your goals. Wait...you do have goals right? Let's assume you do, and if you don't, we're connecting at a great moment because we can help. This week in the Huddle, we're discussing a s SUPERPOWER that can literally help you achieve any goal that you have set for yourself and your business. That Super duper power is accountability.
Accountability can be so underestimated or undervalued at times, however it is very powerful and should be considered at every stage of your idea venture. To keep this short and sweet for you, let's get right into it. Here are a few accountability keys to help you come through in the CLUTCH this week:
Set Monthly Goals
Goals are important. Im sure you already knew this but just adding it here so your eyes and mind can record it one more time. After all, if you're in business, you must have a mission and problems you are trying to solves. Goals give you something to reach for, and point to hold yourself and team accountable for accomplishing.
Break Your Goals Down
Big goals are awesome, and so are little goals (here we set a lot of big, hairy goals!) . It is important to break your goals down in manageable pieces that can help you pieces that can help you clarify and itemized how your going to make progress every day to accomplish those goals. There are also tools that you can use to help such as a planner or any project management tools. Breaking your goals down also help to build momentum while holding yourself accountable to know out small tasks at a time.
Now that you've broken your goals down to be accomplished over time; it is important to important to check in on them and the tasks that needs to be done to accomplish them. Setting metrics can help you measure whether or not you are making progress toward your goals. Check-ins can be done 1 or 2 times per week to see if changes to needs to be made to your work or tasks based on the progress you are making.
Set Time Blocks
At this point we may be able to agree that holding yourself accountable can be a tricky task if you're having a tough time with doing some of the recommended steps above. However, there are methods to this madness! Setting time blocks on your calendar is another great way to hold yourself accountable to make things happen. Most of us have access to a calendar, which should be available for free on your phone. Using that calendar to set aside time that is strictly reserved for you to get some work done and accomplish some tasks can be one of the most CLUTCH plays you can do to help you develop and great accountable system.
Get an Accountability Partner
Hey, it's ok to ask for help. I know we've been communicating about holding yourself accountable. Yes, you can for sure do this alone; However, going at it alone can be challenging. It is already challenging to check big goals off of your list while growing your business, so let's get some help. An accountability partner can work wonders for your goals and ability to have a great accountable system that keeps you growing. If you are having a hard time finding and accountability partner, our CLUTCH business solutions subscription can help you with that; and you the good news is you can sign up for free to get started. This subscription is a core feature of socialaim.co's CLUTCH Social Innovation Lab, which is currently in pre-launch mode right now, but you can sign up to get access to it right away at no cost. There are several ways we help keep founders accountable to ensure that progress is being made towards their goals. Our So CLUTCH subscription includes bi-weekly session that can be used to go over your goals and help accomplish some tasks.
So, we're laid out some steps that can really help you make some winning plays this week. How are you feeling? I hope you found this helpful. Please drop some feedback and recommendations to help ensure that we are continuing to make CLUTCH Huddle a key resource for you every week. This post's recommendation is made possible due to intellectual contributions from our amazing team and partners. Please give a shout to @Shan and check out her work as a project manager.