Honored as recipient of the Small Business Person of the Year award from both the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Administration Northern California region, Kimberley Borgens, “The Queen of Accountability”, teaches business leaders how to unleash their CEO power to create a bigger impact, massive income results and attain their dreams while staying true to their values. Her genuine love for business keeps her constantly moving forward and taking action and because she is strong willed she helps her clients be resilient and focus on what they are going after.
Kristen's 3 Key Takeaways
Takeaway #1: Holding Yourself Accountable Starts With Telling Someone
If you don't tell someone what your goals are, you'll be tempted to change it to suit your comfort zone. It's easy to keep changing your goals and give excuses. This knocks down our personal confidence, builds fear, and hold us back from going after what we truly want in life. When we create a structure of accountability, we're preparing to prevent distraction and excuses. When we set up accountability in our lives, it helps us get back on track quicker. Kimberley mentions that one of the biggest challenges to accountability is giving ourselves permission to give up too many times. This is where having an accountability partner (Kimberley recommends having several accountability partners) really comes into play when going for it in your business.
Takeaway #2: Kids Can Be Your Best Accountability Partners & Cheerleaders
Kimberley and I shared stories about why kids can be the most powerful accountability partners. In this episode, I mention my niece Karina and how she's holding everyone in the family accountable for doing their part for the family vacation to Hawaii. She's very diligent in reminding everyone of what needs to happen. This family vacation is very important to her and she wants everyone in the family to know it too! Kimberley mentions that kids are relentless because they don't hold your past mistakes against you. They're on your side and want you to win. It also allows them to see that it can be done and that they can win too.
Takeaway #3: Your Actions Need To Match What You Want
Your actions should be in alignment with what you say you want. For example, if your goal is to make $10,000 per month, then your actions should match what it takes to make $10,000 per month. If you're sitting around watching TV or playing on Facebook, do your actions match what you said that you wanted? Being accountable means being able to account for your actions. Most people hear “accountability” and what they're really hearing is responsibility.This is why accountability partners are critical in your business. Remember, we don't get extra points in life for accomplishing goals by ourselves. You're in business for yourself, not by yourself.
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