This blog is all about a topic that’s often overlooked but absolutely crucial for your business success: accountability. Whether you’re delivering fitness classes, offering personal training sessions, providing confidence coaching, or one of the other amazing fitness or wellbeing services, accountability can make all the difference in the world.

What Exactly is Accountability?

If we go to the dictionary, accountability is defined as:

“a situation in which someone is responsible for things that happen and can give a satisfactory reason for them.”

Simply put, accountability is the glue that holds your goals/intentions together. It’s the commitment you make to yourself (or to someone else) to follow through on your plans, stay focused, and achieve results. It’s like having a workout buddy who keeps you on track even when you’d rather hit the snooze button or reach for that extra slice of cake.

Why Does Accountability Matter?

  1. Keeps You Consistent:

Consistency is key in the business world. When you’re held accountable, you’re more likely to stick to your plan, show up for your clients, and maintain momentum even when things get tough.

  1. Boosts Motivation:

We all have those days when it seems like motivation has packed their bags and left in a fast car never to be seen again. But when you know someone is counting on you, whether it’s a client, a coach, or a community, you’re more likely to push through the resistance and get stuff done.

  1. Accelerates Progress: 

Accountability turbocharges your progress. When you’re answerable to someone else, you’re less likely to procrastinate or let self-doubt creep in. Instead, you’re focused, driven, and ready to crush your goals.

How Can You Get The Secret Weapon Of Accountability?

  1. Find a Partner/Buddy:

Team up with a like-minded business owner who has similar values and beliefs to you. Check in regularly, share your wins and challenges, and hold each other to high standards.

  1. Hire a Coach: 

Investing in a coach can be a game-changer. A good coach will not only hold you accountable but also provide guidance, support, and fresh perspectives to help you reach your full potential and help you stick to your plan.

  1. Join a Mastermind Group:

Surround yourself with a tribe of like-minded business owners who understand the unique challenges of running a fitness or wellbeing business. Share resources, brainstorm ideas, and hold each other accountable to your plans so you achieve the success you desire. 

And finally…

If you’re still not sure about the power of accountability, I invite you to look at your own clients/members/customers, and notice how they have achieved the amazing results they have. Was accountability involved? Did you and your team hold them accountable? You may not realise the accountability you provide by running your class at the same time each week, or by getting clients to invest in a package or monthly subscription, or by simply saying, “I’ll see you next week.” Accountability is flowing through your business already and now is the time for you to use it to help you achieve your success. 

Accountability isn’t just a “nice-to-have” – it’s a must-have! By embracing accountability, you’ll stay on track and stick to your plan, smash your goals/intentions, and build a thriving business that makes a real difference in people’s lives.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to step up, hold yourself accountable, and unleash your full potential. Your future self – and your clients – will thank you for it!

Until next time,

Best wishes

Philippa x