The Ultimate Personal Accountability Strategy

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This isn’t for runners. Or rather, it’s not JUST for runners. If you have a goal of any kind and at least one pair of shoes with laces, this is for you…



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When I left my full-time job to start my business, I had no clue how to use my time. Without needing to respond to a never-ending stream of needs and deadlines, I was free to create my own schedule from the time I woke up until the time I went to bed. Sounds amazing, right? And it was… at first.

I loved working from home, but very soon the bliss of that freedom wore off and I craved some structure. I set out to be more disciplined and accountable.

First I had to figure out my rhythm. For example, my high energy time of day is the morning. What was I doing with all that morning energy? Cleaning my apartment, taking walks by the lake, and putting novels on hold at the library. Not at all what I should have been doing.

I quickly put new routines in place and devoted my mornings to high powered action items that required strategic thought and creativity. I saved the household chores for the evening.

That adjustment led to others that helped me focus my use of time and hold myself accountable to my goals and projects. I was super productive and disciplined. I published a recording of my guided visualizations. I grew my business. I published a book. I was unstoppable.

And then I became a mom.

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