Last night I was thinking about 3 ways in which goals and accountability helped me just yesterday and how this applies to business goals. Yesterday morning, after having traveled for several days, I did something that I typically do very consistently: I weighed myself. And I found that because it had been several days since I last weighed myself, I had slipped up a little bit in regard to my weight. Just knowing that immediately resulted in a change of mindset for me concerning my caloric intake.
Then at noon, I had a meeting with one of my clients and we talked about a contest or challenge that he had given his team. He is in an installation business, and they had been consistently installing around 600 sq. ft. of their product per week. A while back I had suggested to him that we create a company-wide challenge to get to 750 sq. ft. per week. We began to look for the bottlenecks in the process. We put some incentives in place, and everyone had the same goal. In the first week of the new challenge, they did over 800 sq. ft. of installation. That was a huge victory just by paying attention and setting a specific goal.
And then yesterday evening I was riding my Peloton, and I decided to do an output of 300 and go 15 miles during my workout. During the entire ride, I was focused on just trying to reach that goal. And I made both of my goals.
So for you as a business owner or an organizational leader, specific goals and accountability are so important. Leaders are typically goal oriented and appreciate accountability, but we often don’t take the time to set goals and find accountability.
This year, set goals and find someone to help you stay accountable. You truly will go farther because of it.
What are your current goals? Do you have accountability in place for reaching those goals? Or are goals and accountability something you know you need to do but feel like you need some outside help? We’d love to talk to you about how you can set and reach specific goals for growing your business. Call us at 864.243.7579 to get started!