One of the latest trends in entrepreneurship is the idea of having an accountability partner.
In the 1990s the term, originating in recovery groups, was adapted by life or business coaches to mean an individual who helps another reach goals and/or milestones they have established for themselves.
Why You Need An Accountability Partner
Your accountability partner’s job it to be honest with you and others in order to achieve success. Think about it – being accountable, even with someone else’s help, translates to your company’s image. It shows that you are a credible, trustworthy businessperson.
Recently, this concept has been translated into a digital version of an accountability partner. Internet accountability software is a computer program that tracks your Internet activity and sends detailed reports of that activity to a third party.
- Spending too much time on Facebook?
- Checking Twitter more than 20 times per day?
- Catching up on the latest gaming news instead of posting a new article to your blog?
This software, if anything will let you know if you are too distracted by web surfing and are taking too long to hit your target goals.
But, if you are seeking a less digital, more personable and personal accountability source than reach out to a business partner or friend. They will challenge and motivate you to wake up and keep on track.