A recent tip contributed by a top-level manager to Inc. Magazine was thought-provoking, to say the least.
This manager requires all those reporting to him to do a weekly task: Send him a list of everything they’ve done during the week. And then he sends it to everyone in the company.
The question I had to ask myself was, “If I was going to have to list everything I did and share it with everyone in the company, would I be more productive? Would I be more attentive to accomplishing more?” I think so. I think we all would.
If you’re self-employed, as I am, you probably don’t have anyone to report to on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis. Sure, we’re self-starters, we’re proactive. We get stuff done—and in some cases, at least some of the time—we get a lot done.
And we like not having to answer to others. We want that freedom and independence. We wouldn’t be in business otherwise.
But I think if we’re honest with ourselves, we have to admit that we don’t always do as much as we could. Sometimes we coast. Sometimes we do what we like to do instead of the most important things to do.
As a result of the Inc. Magazine tip, I’ve started to list everything I do each day. It’s kind of a reverse of a To-Do list. It’s a Done-It list. It also gives me a quick record to report to my mastermind team partners.
We’re not rewarded for our intentions; we’re rewarded for what we accomplish. And whatever we can do to increase our ability and our accountability will pay big dividends.
How about you? Are you willing to have more accountability and increase your standing on the Go-For-It Scale?
And you do have a mastermind team, right? The accountability factor is only one of several outstanding reasons to have your own mastermind team. And it’s one of the five facets of our Diamond Club MasterMind. I encourage you to avail yourself of that and the many other benefits of the program. I guarantee you will get more of the right things done in achieving your most important goals.