Many business owners, or managers, support their teams, helping them hold each other accountable and to ultimately be a success. But, what about holding ourselves accountable? When you hold yourself accountable, you have greater success in reaching, or exceeding, your goals. 1 – Write everything down. This is especially helpful if you’re a visual person. Make a to-do list, a list for short-term goals, a list for long-term goals, etc. Look at them consistently and focus on one at a time. Use sticky notes and put them in places where you’ll see them often throughout your workday. 2 – Reward your own accomplishments. After completing a certain number of goals, or after reaching a specific milestone, reward yourself with a vacation, or just take some time off. 3 – Review your own performance. It’s important to be honest with yourself. You are responsible for your own success and/or failure. Tell yourself when your performance is not up to par. Own up to your lack of performance, and commit to making a change. 4 – Ask your team how you’re doing. If your business has a strong company culture, employees will be honest with you when giving you feedback on your performance. Your team should provide complete unbiased feedback.
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