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3 Simple Ways You Can Conquer Accountability



How to hold yourself accountable

Are you struggling with reaching your goals? Is it hard to keep yourself on the right track so you get them done in a timely matter? Accountability is something we all need in our life, but it can be so hard to truly keep ourselves accountable.

With these three tips you can conquer accountability, and ultimately reach your goals faster:

1. Time Blocking

Time blocking is an amazing tool to help make sure you spend the right amount of time on any project. This helps make sure that you don’t lose balance in your life. Making sure to define how many hours a week you want to spend on a specific area of your life makes it so you don’t neglect a part of your business or life.

The idea of time blocking is to set up specific hours to work on one thing at a time. This increases focus, productivity, and you can see exactly where you are spending time, and what needs to be altered so you can reach your goals. The first thing you do when you want to start time blocking is tracking everything you are doing now.

This will show you how long you spend on each task, and how much time you need to spend a week to finish each task. It will also show how much you should plan for in the weeks coming up.

The next thing you need to think about in time blocking is the amount of time you spend eating, going to the bathroom, and all of the small stuff you don’t usually think about but still have to do during the day. Remember that it’s important to stop when your time is up, even if you haven’t finished what you are working on yet.

“The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it.” – Shoppenhauer

2. Talking about your goals, and time lines

It may seem like talking about your goals is self centered or rude, but the more you talk about your goals, the more you are reminded of them. The more you think about your goals, the more likely you are to make decisions based on those goals.

Talking about your goals also helps other people know where you’re going, and what you want in life. If those goals don’t line up with theirs, there is a good chance they will get irritated and not want to be in your life any more. This may seem like a bad thing but if someone’s goals don’t line up with yours, and they don’t want to stay in your life because they are hearing your goals, then there is a good chance they will drag you down.

The last and most important reason to talk about your goals is other people will instinctually keep you accountable. If everyone knows what you plan on doing, it is much harder to avoid actually working towards your goals.

Make sure to let the people that care about you know,because even if they don’t mean to, they will ask you how things are going, and what you are working on. This works to be a constant external reminder of your goals. As a case in point, talk it up, talk about time lines, big goals, small goals, and everything in-between.

3. Reward yourself

Rewards are such a big part of keeping yourself accountable. No one wants to work for nothing so give yourself small rewards to help you further your goals or simply give you the push to keep on going. If you pick rewards beforehand, there is a good chance the idea of that reward will drive you to hit your goals faster and be thinking about them more often.

Although rewards are amazing, you have to make sure to stay in budget, and it is a lot better to pick a reward that will ultimately help you in your goals. Picking something that helps you reach the next goal wont only make reaching your goals easier, it will also help create a good feeling when you do reach your goals, and you will associate good feelings with the subject of your goals.

Rewarding yourself can help relieve stress, and keep you moving toward your goals to ultimately make achieving each and every goal easier as you go along.

“Every project has challenges, and every project has its rewards.” – Stephen Schwartz

Accountability is something we could all use some more of in our lives, but remembering that accountability starts within is crucial. Following these three tips can help you keep yourself accountable, and jumpstart you to your goals. Are you ready to work toward your goals, and start on your path to massive success? If so, let’s start keeping ourselves accountable and reaching our goals.

How do you stay personally accountable for your goals? Let us know in the comments below!

Stephen Dela Cruz is a best selling author, speaker and serial entrepreneur who specializes in helping budding entrepreneurs double their income in their first year. He’s built several 7 figure businesses and in his online school, The Mastermind Experience, he shares strategies around time and money management to help beginning entrepreneurs soar. You can see more about Stephen on his website and follow him on his Facebook page.

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There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

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You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

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For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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