… or so they say. I let you decide.
One of the problems of being a business owner is the lack of accountability. Apart from customer work, if we don’t do something we’re usually only letting ourselves down, and we don’t seem to mind doing that. So customer work always takes priority and working on our business usually gets pushed to the bottom of the pile.
I apologise if I’ve said this before, but it’s really important to find ways of being accountable to make sure things get done.
This comes to mind for me this week because of my lateness in getting this email to you.
Many people have asked me if I actually write the emails each week and I do. However, one of my lovely VAs, Natalie, sends the email out on a Tuesday afternoon. I have found that, as well as relieving my work load, it actually makes me do it (9 times out of 10) because I know that if I don’t have the copy in Dropbox by a Tuesday lunch-time she’ll be chasing me for it (as she did this week).
I’m sure I’ve also mentioned before about my business buddy call every Friday afternoon – again a mechanism to make sure I do stuff as I have to report back to someone (as we would if we were employed).
The most important thing is implementation. We can have the greatest ideas in the world, but if we don’t do stuff to make them happen, they are still just great ideas. If you struggle to get things done then have a think about how you can put some accountability in place to ensure you do what really needs doing, not just the things that shout the loudest.