What Trumps a Mentor? An Accountability Partner

5 Things Needed In A Great Accountability Partner

So you are not quite ready to find a mentor to put you on the right path you but definitely need some help.  What is the next best thing?

It’s an accountability partner/buddy and I am going to tell you why you need one in your life now.

Finding an accountability partner when starting a business will be of great advantage. That is because your accountability partner will help you to ease the simultaneous and pressing demands of your business.

Unfortunately, finding an accountability partner is not as easy as a piece of cake. You have to consider a lot of things to ensure that you will be choosing a person fit for that position.

To be precise in choosing your accountability partner, here are the following guidelines that will help actually pick the right person.

Compatibility in terms of Goals.

To be smart in choosing your business accountability partner, you need to observe, ask and judge whether the person who is about to work for you has a similar goal as what you have in your mind.

You cannot expect a person to exemplify accountability when at the onset both of you have incompatibility issues in terms planning and achieving business goals.

Harmony of Schedule.

Meeting and talking to your accountability partner is crucial to establish and maintain a good relationship. In order for you to do this, you need to take note that your schedules with your buddy must be similar.

That is why it is advisable as well to know and discuss the availability of your accountability partner to avoid unwanted conflict.

Motivation may get you started, but when it comes to achieving a goal, an accountability partner may give you an extra edge to succeed.

Must Be Competitive.

Being competitive does not display arrogance, but rather showcasing the ability to display the willingness to help and by uplifting or supporting the ideas of your business partner.

An accountability partner should be competitive but never insists or impose ideas just to show off skills, talents, and potentials.

Must Be Strong or Tough.

It is important as well for an accountability partner to have a certain level of confidence or to manifest toughness when needed.

He/She should not be scared to confront you especially when errors are seemingly apparent in your course of action or in your decision-making.

An accountability partner should never be afraid to voice their opinions. They should know when and how to ask pertinent questions.

Must Be Mature.

It would be too difficult to deal with a person who does not acquire or possess a degree or level of maturity.

It is pointless to discuss topics with an immature person. You will end up fighting each other or arguing about irrelevant issues.

To avoid a troublesome person like this, you need to be sure that your accountability partner is mature enough to all the requirements agreed upon beforehand.

And that’s it! These are the five tips that you need to remember in order for you to discern and be able to choose the perfect person to become your accountability partner. Starting up a business is never easy, and dealing with a wrong accountability partner will only aggravate the burden instead of lighting up the flow and growth of your venture. Therefore, take time to choose wisely.

Question: Do you have an Accountability Partner already? How do you encourage each other to grow? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

 

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