Articles Tagged ‘Accountability’

I Don’t Really Care as Long as He Has Teeth

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

SerinaKelly

I was at a local Panera Bread getting a hot tea while waiting for my next appointment when I overheard the lady in front of me tell the gentleman she had just met in line she was looking to meet a man – and her criteria – he just better have his teeth. She said she just couldn’t image having a man in her life that would take his teeth out in the evening.

After I giggled a bit, it made me stop and think – wow, what are our priorities when it comes to things that are important in our lives? I can tell you honestly that when I was in the market several years ago for a worthy relationship, I made a list – and it was a bit more involved than someone having all his teeth. That didn’t even make it on my list, but glad my awesome husband does anyway!

The point being, I made that list and starred about ten things that were very important to me to have – tucked it away and actually forgot about it. After about six months of dating Shawn, I ran across that list, and guess what – he fit all but one of those starred qualities. And the one he didn’t, it wasn’t that important really – it was he enjoyed dancing, but I’m fine with him just enjoying my dancing!

Okay, back to the point I’m trying to make here. It’s the Law of Attraction – what you want is probably right in front of you, but you may not be clear on what exactly that is. Whatever you do in life, be specific with what you want. Write down your goals, get someone to hold you accountable to it, and go after them…even if it’s just a man with teeth!

Serina Kelly
Relevate
www.getrelevate.com
serina@getrelevate.com
317-203-7740

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The Power of the Mastermind

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The adage that two heads are better than
one is a powerful statement that most people have
heard before, yet often treat lightly. We all face
challenges in life, relationships, communication
and especially in business.

Without challenge, imagine how boring
life would be? One of the biggest issues most
people face when confronted with a major challenge
or crisis is to step back from the situation,
humble themselves and seek out others for solid
advice and help. I can tell you from personal
experience that this is where having a ‘navy seal’
team of positive, solution driven people to assist
and call upon is invaluable!

Here are two great reasons to
assemble and use a mastermind for your
business but in particular within your own
marketing efforts.

#1. To help you get into action. I’ve
lost track of how many people over the years that
carry on and on about how ‘they don’t have time’
to work on their marketing or that they ‘got busy
and haven’t had a chance to work on it’ because of
other issues, plans, etc. Yes, the list of excuses
is often predictable and honestly pathetic. Yes, I
said it and here’s why: marketing is the oxygen of
every organization. I feel like a broken record
here as I hammer this home in all of my books,
talks and client consultations as it often appears
that I’m speaking a foreign language or being
taken too lightly on this premise.

If you investigated through the daily
list of business casualties around the globe,
you’d find them littered with well intentioned
people who are excellent at what they provide,
make, or offer, but were horrible at promoting
(aka: marketing) it. Unfortunately, the market
place often doesn’t reward the best people,
product or service, but bottom line the best
marketers. Please burn that last sentence into
your mind and never, ever forget it. A lot of
people reading may dislike this, but it is true in
almost every industry.

When you assemble a good group of like
minded people to assist you with ideas, questions,
and problems or opportunities related to your
marketing efforts it helps to not only save you
time, money, frustration, but in the context of
marketing it helps to build in a key ingredient:
accountability.
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Why We Don’t Reach Our Goals – Accountability, Responsibility, Frustration

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Why We Don’t Reach Our Goals – Accountability, Responsibility, Frustration

Magic wands, Aladdin’s lamp, wishing wells, fairy godmothers, even Pixie Dust… all symbolize our ultimate desire to transform our dreams into reality.

The fact is, most of us have big dreams, but sometimes the gap between our
dreams and our reality is vast.

* We expect to be at a place where we don’t worry about cash flow, but
we do
* We expect to work and worry less – it hasn’t happened
* We expect to have retirement in our sights, but it keeping moving
further away
* We expected to be in a place where we were nearly debt free; but we
aren’t close

If the gap between your dreams and reality is larger than it should be, look
at how you are approaching your goals and see if you are making any of these
fatal mistakes:

You have no structure in place for creating what you want.

Every year you probably make some goals or resolutions for your business and
they begin to work for you. But, then there is a few set backs, lack of
time and they slowly move to the back of your subconscious and then are
forgotten. Then next year you start the same process all over again. These
actions have no strategy, no accountability and no plan to correct.

You’re not setting goals, you’re making wishes. Goals only work when you
work on them consistently. Make sure that they are: specific, measureable,
achievable, realistic and time-sensitive. For example, if you have a goal
of growing revenue 10% in the next year, break it down into months, and
measure to it monthly. At the end of the first month (you don’t have to
start in January to do this) did you hit the target? By breaking down a 10%
revenue growth into months, you are focusing for 30 days on your revenue
goal. YOU can even break it down into weeks – make it fun and rewarding.

You’re relying on incomplete, outdated procedures.
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