Why Accountability Helps You Build Momentum | Natalie Tolhopf
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Why Accountability Helps You Build Momentum

The concept of motivation as a means to achieve your goals is soooo last year. Hell, it’s so last millennium, girlfriend! In 2020 and beyond, it’s all about momentum.

Motivation may be the spark that gets the fire going. But momentum is the fuel that keeps it burning long enough to cook whatever the hell you want.

In business, as in life in general, momentum is gold. Everything seems to flow organically. The work is motivating and rewarding, ideas flow, and good shit just keeps on happening.

Accountability Helps You Build Momentum - Natalie TolhopfSo, you know you need it, you know you want it… how the hell to build it?

Momentum can be a slippery little critter. Take your eye off the ball for one minute, let yourself off the hook, and you may find you’ve lost it. And trust me, it takes a lot more energy to get going again once you have crawled to a halt.

What you need to do is create accountability to build – and maintain – your momentum.


Why You Need Accountability

While momentum is somewhat of a self-perpetuating phenomenon, it won’t happen overnight. You need to commit to daily, regular action – and stick with it until it becomes a habit.

So how good are you at sticking with stuff? Ever successfully achieved every New Year’s resolution? Stuck to every diet or exercise plan you ever came up with?

If you have, then wow, go you, you are a superhero.

If not, join the club! Sticking to stuff isn’t easy. We are masters at letting ourselves off the hook.

Whether it’s self-doubt, self-sabotage, bad habits, laziness, lack of clarity, lack of planning… there will always be something that blocks your path and sees you lose that precious momentum.


Accountability Means Momentum

Have you ever started something with a massive hiss and roar, only to fizzle out into nothing?

Of course you have, you are human aren’t you?

Then the guilt kicks in. You know you should be moving forward, you know you should be making progress, but you are paralysed from taking action.

Well, fuck that!

Shelve that guilt and paralysis and glide forward with fluid momentum instead. All you need is a little bit of accountability. The thought that someone is going to check in with you is incredibly motivating.

Suddenly, the guilt and fear have been pushed to the backburner in favour of getting shit done.

But, how do you keep yourself accountable?


How To Stay Accountable

Let’s skip the bullshit and go straight to the best way to be accountable. A Business Coach is your fast track to success.

The absolute best way to do what you say you are going to do is tell someone, then have them hold you to it. This is even backed up by research.

While we have no problem bullshitting ourselves and worming our way out of our responsibilities and promises to ourselves, we find it a whole lot harder to do to someone else.

When we care about what other people think of us, our integrity is miraculously powerful. It’s highly motivating knowing that someone is waiting on your weekly or monthly meeting to hear what you have been up to, call you on your weak excuses, and demand the best from you.

Not only that, but your Business Coach helps guide you in building and maintaining that oh-so-precious momentum. We do this by digging deep into your goals, your “whys,” and your biggest dreams.

Then we help you break those down into small, actionable, recurring tasks.

We cheer you on when you need it, push you when you are dragging your heels, and help you cut through your bad habits to achieve the success you want and deserve.


Ready for your cheerleader to motivate your momentum and then keep you accountable for it?

Then, let me cheer you on! Book a free strategy call with me now to see if we are a good fit and you could be kicking the ass of your goals all year long!

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Natalie Tolhopf | Business Coach

About Natalie Tolhopf | Business Coach

After more than a decade in coaching (and a failed business venture), Natalie Tolhopf knows that success is all about mindset, focus and consistency. With a coaching philosophy that’s equal parts butt kick and handhold, Nat guides inspired businesswomen to take imperfect action to build your business in a way that’s right for you. She’ll teach you how to adopt a success mindset, and bust through procrastination and perfectionism to become the star of your own show.

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