Masterminds & Accountability

This is the 2nd Monday of the New Year. Do you have resolutions, goals, and habits you plan to onboard this year? Did you factor in accountability? How do you propose to implement and execute? If this is your year for change, why not join a Mastermind group and find an accountability partner? At Ascend, we offer the Get Your Bearings Mastermind for business owners that includes both.

Imagine living your life so that your business and family reflect your purpose and values.

You flow from one role to the other with confidence. You have a growth mindset that encompasses each decision and challenge as a learning opportunity. You lead from your core values, with positive energy. Those on the team in the business, look for opportunities to support each other, not waste time in workplace drama. Your family learns to respond to your leadership by participating in difficult conversations, not avoiding them. Each day offers peace, if only for a few precious moments as your new habits stack up.

You may shake your head in denial at this vision. You tell yourself it can never happen. How do you know? Participating in a Mastermind is an opportunity to build a community of peers who become sounding boards. An accountability partner is able to hold you to your goals and aspirations. Wasn’t it Wayne Gretzky who said “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take?”

If you are a business owner who hopes to leverage your organization and enter into a mergers or acquisitions transaction at some point in the future, creating that community of peers may be your next right step. The power of different perspectives can be found in a group. This type of community can give you a head start in looking at your organization through the lens of those sitting across the table in a future negotiation. Your accountability partner may be the person who introduces you to your next advisor or connects you to that next hire.

Live life with maximum returns and a minimum of emotional regrets. After all, how much progress have you made in the past week? Get Your Bearings in 2018; develop a growth mindset with accountability.

Wendy Dickinson

About the Author

Wendy Dickinson is the founder of Ascend Coaching Solutions LLC, a coaching firm that specializes in working with business owners and executives who plan to expand their leadership capacity as their business grows.

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