To answer this question, we have to assume that accountability coaching does indeed actually work.

And that’s a question I explore for you in that linked article.

Hint:  It does.  ; )

And just to be clear, this isn’t an article detailing what an actual accountability coaching session looks like.  If you’re curious about that, you can get all the juicy details with a quick read in that last link.

Ok, with all that out of the way, let’s dive in and take a closer look at how accountability coaching actually works.

Accountability Coaching Isn’t Too Complicated

And that’s a good thing.

It’s also on purpose. 

Personally, I’ve streamlined my own coaching methods and techniques to ensure that they can be adopted effortlessly.

Simple processes are easy to understand, and that’s why they tend to work well.  Complicated processes are just that…Complicated.

And this is one of the reasons why accountability coaching works so well, because it is a simple concept to grasp:

You state your goal to your accountability coach, and that public declaration drives you to achieve it.

This may sound simplistic, but it’s true.

It’s partly because you don’t want to appear as a failure to someone else, and also because your coach is going to be there compelling you to take action, checking in on you, and holding you accountable to your commitments.

Accountability Coaching Reduces Your Burden
Accountability Coaching Reduces Your Burden

Accountability Coaching Gives You Clarity

In your coaching sessions, your accountability coach is going to help you get very clear on your goals.

This also includes getting clear on the series of steps you need to take to achieve those goals.

And all of this clarity is going to give you motivation and energy to take action.

Because having a clear path means you can see yourself achieving your goals in the future. 

You can see your own success and how you’re going to get there.

And this is incredibly incentivizing. 

Tap Into the Power of Deadlines

Another way that accountability coaching works, is by harnessing the power of deadlines.

It’s one thing to say, “I want to start a business selling high-end watches”, and quite another to say, “I will sell my first watch by January 1st”.

The first declaration is a dream. 

The second declaration sets a timeline in motion and gives a concrete deadline for you to meet.

And it’s the deadline that compels action. 

Just think of any assignment that you ever did at school that came with a due date.  I bet you got pretty busy in the hours preceding that special time.

Deadlines Are the Secret Sauce of Accountability Coaching

And so, your accountability coach will coax that deadline out of you and get you to commit to it.

And this is just the first deadline in a series of them.

First task you need to complete…Deadline.

Second task…Deadline.

And so on.

Each and every task comes with a deadline, one at a time, and your coach is going to be there asking you if you completed each task according to schedule.

This is how accountability coaching works, and this is how you create your own success.

It Takes Only One Step to Get Started

There are other factors that contribute to how accountability coaching works, but I don’t want to overwhelm you.

We’ll leave those for another day.

In the meantime, you’ve just learned a few of the major ones that you can take advantage of.

If you’re ready to take that first step and try out a free consultation, you can get more info by clicking the button below. You’ll find out how the coaching program supports you and if you like what you see, you can book a free coaching session where I’ll review your goals and challenges with you.

And if you want to know even more about accountability coaching, here’s a comprehensive guide for you to check out called, “Everything You Need to Know About Accountability Coaching”

To your success!

Nigel
Accountability Coach

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