Accountability Is Key To A Woman’s Success In Business

I posted the following note in the private Build Brand Profit Mastermind Facebook group a few weeks ago. I hope its offers you some inspiration and motivation to seek out a like minded person or group to commit for an accountability partnership to reach you’re goals.
Listen, I’m rooting for you!

Most of all I hope it offers some encouragement and reiterates that I’m here for you and YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

WHY BBPM & YOUR ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER IS KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS.

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“A crowd can’t support you, but a small group can. They know when you’re sick, when you’re having a tough time, when you need a break. You can share your goals and your successes and failures, and they will rejoice with you and encourage you to keep going. You’re going to need that when you make the right kind of goals and pursue them wholeheartedly.” – Pastor Rick Warren

 

Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.” (MSG)

 

Lack of support is a major hindrance to women entrepreneurs. Aren’t you blessed to have a group who will protect, encourage, rejoice, share with/for YOU and vice versa while pursuing your goals?

So many women are in this thing by themselves and YOU ARE NOT. So keep in mind just how blessed you are and use that to KEEP GOING and SHOW UP!

You’re not in this thing alone…but YOU gotta be IN IT to reap the benefits.

This is also was a confirmation for me as I had been seeking a mastermind program for myself. It also was a gut check for me because I hadn’t been ACTIVELY pursuing this or the additional coaching for some areas I need to work on. So I AM so ON IT now.

However,  I can SHOW you better than I can tell you…..so #‎WatchMeWerk‬

And again….YOU’RE NOT IN THIS ALONE.

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No He Didn’t When God Comes for you

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So for Lent I started an new daily bible devotional by Rick Warren – “Transformed.”

I went through it and then got to the last Bible verse of the day’s topic:
“So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing.” – 1 Corinthians 9:26 NLT
I read it and said “WOAH!” Although I know I have, I felt like I’ve NEVER read this scripture before! So I knew God wanted my attention.

Here’s what is interesting about this particular scripture….
Most of us talk about “walking in purpose.” Its very common. As a matter of fact I’ve probably said that phrase 20 times since Saturday alone.
But the Apostle Paul says he’s “running with purpose.” Not walking but RUNNING!
Then I heard:

“Are You walking or running with your purpose?”

Next came a gulp and momentary sinking feeling in my chest. I had just been checked.
Oh yes He did! God came for me….and no I didn’t send for Him. But He got it like that.
Paul was serious about the “‪#‎BossMoves‬” he was making. EVERY SINGLE STEP. He wasn’t walking, seeking, procrastinating, delaying, questioning….he was running. That says to me: He was serious and devoted to his calling and moving about FEARLESSLY. Plus he was very intentional about each move he made – making only those that moved him closer to his goal.

Paul goes on to say he’s

“not just shadowboxing.”

In 2015 speak….I’m not just exercising, I’m in training. Big difference right? We can take a boxing class at the gym but never get in the ring at a Golden Gloves tournament.
In other words, we can get caught up in the motivation/inspirational speeches, take all the trainings, webinars, read all the books, attend the conferences BUT NEVER APPLY IT – shadowboxing. Paul was saying I’m in this thing to win it – so I’m in training for the title.
So I understood why God came for me this morning. If I was truly accepting my purpose and calling I need to start running with this thing. No more delays. No more excuses. No more setbacks. No more procrastination.
Start running…. today.

So ask yourself:
Am I running with my purpose with every step?
Am I training for my purpose or just shadowboxing?

What’s My Motivation

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It takes significant, progressive, high goals to make this your best year yet.

And….

If you are working toward significant, progressive, high goals, you will face significant resistance.

High goals won’t allow you to be comfortable. You’ve got to be bold, courageous, get uncomfortable and Get It Done. You’ve got to fight the resistance. The only way you can keep up the effort against the resistance is if the goal matters enough. It must MOTIVATE you.

It is just not enough just to have clearly defined, S.M.A.R.T. goals.

Yes, that’s what I said. Its not enough.The goals are merely apart of the process.

You will fail to reach your goals if you don’t have clarity about WHY the goal matters. To get it done and win over resistance you need to know why each one of your goals are important to you.

What’s at stake if you don’t accomplish them?

What’s possible if you do accomplish them?

What’s your motivation to get to the other side of the road?

These answers – your motivating factors – are going to be what drives you to the finish line.

Your Beliefs, Thoughts & Confessions are ruining your life

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Now that you have come face to face with the limiting behaviors keeping you from succeeding in your goals its time to examine WHY these behaviors exist.

It all surrounds your beliefs and thoughts.

Here’s what you have to do…..

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Life is a reflection of our thoughts and words. Our lives are consistent with what we say to ourselves and what we predict, likely by also speaking it consistently into the universe. Life is a self fulfilling prophecy!

Review what you listed in the BEHAVIORS action assignment.

To discover the beliefs you have about yourself that lead you away from reaching success ask your self the following question:

“What am I saying about myself to explain my limiting behaviors?”

This may be a difficult assignment because you will have to you to step outside your thoughts,observe them, and capture them for further consideration.

We are usually so caught up in all the “noise” going on in our heads that we don’t take time question what we are saying to ourselves and if it is true.

For each of the behaviors you listed, ask yourself “Why?” and write down the thoughts that occur to you in response. As much as possible, write down the exact words you say to yourself and out loud.

We will call these “confessions.” They reveal what you believe to be true about yourself.

Here are some examples…

I am just not good enough

I am not smart enough or educated enough to do better

I do not have enough time

I way out of my league – this is too big for me

My family and friends will not approve

No one is interested in hearing what I have to say

What do you stand for ?

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On a Personal Level…

The person you are is an expression of your core values. They determine how you think and what you do. They shape your purpose and determine your vision. They establish your character. In fact, they are extremely important to who you are.

Knowing what your core values are and managing them will provide a huge reward.

Values are those underlying assumptions and core convictions that shape our actions and decisions. They are your beliefs, your frame of reference, your grid, your perspective, and your mental wiring. They change rarely, even in adversity.

Your core values affect your life in both dramatic and subtle ways. When they are based on truth, they are your most important guiding tool. When they are not based on truth, then they disrupt your integrity. Many problems related to spiritual, emotional and physical issues have their root in a conflict between the values a person holds and what they want for their life. That conflict can manifest itself in many harmful ways.

When your goals are in line with your personal core values, you tend to have more success in achieving them.

On a Professional or Business Level

Many businesses focus on the technical side of things and neglect the underlying capacities that make their companies run better on a whole — Core Values. Your business’ core values are what support the vision, shape the culture and reflects your company’s principles, beliefs or philosophy of values.

Establishing core values provides both internal and external advantages for your business:

Core values help your business in the decision-making processes. For example, if one of your core values is to stand behind the quality of your products, any products not reaching the satisfactory standard are automatically eliminated.

Core values educates your current clients and prospective customers about the business and clarifies its identity.When it comes to competition, having a set of specific core values that speak to the public is definitely a competitive advantage for your brand.

Core values are primary tool for team building and HR recruiting. With the internet one has the ease of researching companies. Job seekers are savvy and doing their homework on the identities of the companies they are applying for and weighing whether or not your values are in line with theirs.

Core Values can help determine whether or not you should pursue a joint venture with another business person. Also, whether you should establish a strategic partnership with another company. For example, if your company’s #1 core value for your company is to serve entrepreneurs and your potential partner’s is to drive revenue by any means necessary – there may be a conflict at some point.

Tell me what you stand for or what are your core values in the comment section below.

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