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Proven Business Success Principles and Systems for Working Less, Making More Money, and Enjoying Better Work Life Balance.

You will discover proven and practical ideas you can immediately apply in all areas of your business and personal life so you can achieve your goals in the time frames you desire.

Wouldn’t it be great if our ‘good intentions’ worked the way that we think they should? Not even enthusiasm guarantees positive results. There’s often a wide gap between our intentions and our actions. We fail to take the action necessary to be in alignment with our good intentions. This can be very frustrating.

Good intentions don’t magically lead to good results. They are a start; however, they are unfortunately not enough. This is just the truth! We all can use a little accountability in our life to help us stay focused so we can achieve all our goals in the time frames we desire.

Anne Bachrach is author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule!, Live Life with No Regrets; How the Choices we Make Impact our Lives, No Excuses, and The Work Life Balance Emergency Kit. Listen to the Podcasts and you can create the kind of life you have always dreamed of having. Go to www.AccountabilityCoach.com/landing today and take advantage of 3 Free gifts that you can immediately use to help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

Visit www.AccountabilityCoach.com and receive 10% off all high-value products and services along with many complimentary resources and tools available to you under the FREE Silver Membership. You have access to tools like the Quality of Life Enhancer™ Exercise, a Wheel of Life exercise for helping you find balance in everyday life, assessments, articles, and so much more.

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    • Management
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Proven Business Success Principles and Systems for Working Less, Making More Money, and Enjoying Better Work Life Balance.

You will discover proven and practical ideas you can immediately apply in all areas of your business and personal life so you can achieve your goals in the time frames you desire.

Wouldn’t it be great if our ‘good intentions’ worked the way that we think they should? Not even enthusiasm guarantees positive results. There’s often a wide gap between our intentions and our actions. We fail to take the action necessary to be in alignment with our good intentions. This can be very frustrating.

Good intentions don’t magically lead to good results. They are a start; however, they are unfortunately not enough. This is just the truth! We all can use a little accountability in our life to help us stay focused so we can achieve all our goals in the time frames we desire.

Anne Bachrach is author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule!, Live Life with No Regrets; How the Choices we Make Impact our Lives, No Excuses, and The Work Life Balance Emergency Kit. Listen to the Podcasts and you can create the kind of life you have always dreamed of having. Go to www.AccountabilityCoach.com/landing today and take advantage of 3 Free gifts that you can immediately use to help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

Visit www.AccountabilityCoach.com and receive 10% off all high-value products and services along with many complimentary resources and tools available to you under the FREE Silver Membership. You have access to tools like the Quality of Life Enhancer™ Exercise, a Wheel of Life exercise for helping you find balance in everyday life, assessments, articles, and so much more.

Subscribe to the high-content Blog and receive valuable information. https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/

    Sean Lowery Interview – The Entrepreneurial Mindset

    Sean Lowery Interview – The Entrepreneurial Mindset

    Sean Lowery is a highly motivated and passionate entrepreneur. While living in his mom's basement, Sean was called T-shirt boy. Now he runs a 7-figure e-commerce and clothing business called United Monograms. Sean is a thought leader and innovator in his industry. He strives to teach and impact millions of entrepreneurs and individuals around the world. Sean has overcome economic hardships, negativity from peers, and greatly sacrificed many things to make his business flourish. His incredible work ethic, passion to serve others, and obsession to build an empire, makes Sean the success story he is today. Building a business that generates over $10 Million dollars a year, with 20+ employees and thousands of clients worldwide, takes blood, sweat, and tears. Through his journey and experiences, Sean brought us an extensive amount of value in our 29 minutes together.

    Here are some questions I asked Sean that you will benefit from by listening to his answers:

    1. What specific steps did you take to go from your Mother's basement to the business you have today, that can help others grow their business?

    2. How do you tear down or get rid of the voices (limiting beliefs) you tell yourself that aren’t helping you to be even more successful?

    3. Since time is going to pass every second of the day with however we choose to use it, what time management principles do you use to help you be as effective and efficient as possible every single day? (ex. 7 years or 10,000 hours to be good at what you do.)

    4. What is the best way to become an effective delegator, so you only do what you can do and nobody else can do?

    5. How do you view the concept of working hard versus working smart?

    6. How do you suggest people work to overcome obstacles that can get in their way and slow them from achieving their goals?

    You can check out Sean Lowery at https://www.seanlowery.show/ or his products at https://www.united-monograms.com/. Join Sean on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe9zJOLgxCH4rRFcP0oZ6Rw/featured

    Below are a few of my business success resources that can help you be even more successful.

    To help you be even more effective and efficient, so you can achieve your goals at an accelerated rate, you can delegate more to your team members than you have or might think possible. Stop holding on to things that can be done by someone else and do only those activities that you can do and can’t be done by anyone else. Stop doing revenue generation / business development avoidance activities and delegate more! You should be doing only those activities that only you can do and nobody else can. Successful people are excellent delegators, so work at being an even better delegator and be even more successful. Download my Free Delegation List Sample Exercise to help you identify more activities to delegate, by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/delegation-list-sample/.

    To claim my free audio training, Focus on Your High Pay-off Activities and Achieve Your Goals Using Effective Time Management, go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/landing/.

    To download my complimentary Time Log Exercise and help you and your team members be even more time efficient, so you are in a higher probability position to achieve your goals, go to: https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/time-log/. Simple instructions come with the sample document to help you know how to complete the time log.

    My business owner coaching client wanted to better hold his support team accountable, so I created a performance assessment tool. This enhances regular communication with each team member about their specific performance of what they are responsible for (whether internal or virtual). It lets the team member feel good about their progress and it helps the business owner feel more confident about what is being done and at what level of performance. You will benefi

    • 29 min
    Interview with Sean Lowery – The Entrepreneurial Mindset

    Interview with Sean Lowery – The Entrepreneurial Mindset

    Sean Lowery is a highly motivated and passionate entrepreneur. While living in his mom's basement, Sean was called T-shirt boy. Now he runs a 7-figure e-commerce and clothing business called United Monograms. Sean is a thought leader and innovator in his industry. He strives to teach and impact millions of entrepreneurs and individuals around the world. Sean has overcome economic hardships, negativity from peers, and greatly sacrificed many things to make his business flourish. His incredible work ethic, passion to serve others, and obsession to build an empire, makes Sean the success story he is today. Building a business that generates over $10 Million dollars a year, with 20+ employees and thousands of clients worldwide, takes blood, sweat, and tears. Through his journey and experiences, Sean brought us an extensive amount of value in our 29 minutes together.

    Here are some questions I asked Sean that you will benefit from by listening to his answers:

    1. What specific steps did you take to go from your Mother's basement to the business you have today, that can help others grow their business?

    2. How do you tear down or get rid of the voices (limiting beliefs) you tell yourself that aren’t helping you to be even more successful?

    3. Since time is going to pass every second of the day with however we choose to use it, what time management principles do you use to help you be as effective and efficient as possible every single day? (ex. 7 years or 10,000 hours to be good at what you do.)

    4. What is the best way to become an effective delegator, so you only do what you can do and nobody else can do?

    5. How do you view the concept of working hard versus working smart?

    6. How do you suggest people work to overcome obstacles that can get in their way and slow them from achieving their goals?

    You can check out Sean Lowery at https://www.seanlowery.show/ or his products at https://www.united-monograms.com/. Join Sean on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe9zJOLgxCH4rRFcP0oZ6Rw/featured

    Below are a few of my business success resources that can help you be even more successful.

    To help you be even more effective and efficient, so you can achieve your goals at an accelerated rate, you can delegate more to your team members than you have or might think possible. Stop holding on to things that can be done by someone else and do only those activities that you can do and can’t be done by anyone else. Stop doing revenue generation / business development avoidance activities and delegate more! You should be doing only those activities that only you can do and nobody else can. Successful people are excellent delegators, so work at being an even better delegator and be even more successful. Download my Free Delegation List Sample Exercise to help you identify more activities to delegate, by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/delegation-list-sample/.

    To claim my free audio training, Focus on Your High Pay-off Activities and Achieve Your Goals Using Effective Time Management, go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/landing/.

    To download my complimentary Time Log Exercise and help you and your team members be even more time efficient, so you are in a higher probability position to achieve your goals, go to: https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/time-log/. Simple instructions come with the sample document to help you know how to complete the time log.

    My business owner coaching client wanted to better hold his support team accountable, so I created a performance assessment tool. This enhances regular communication with each team member about their specific performance of what they are responsible for (whether internal or virtual). It lets the team member feel good about their progress and it helps the business owner feel more confident about what is being done and at what level of performance. You will benefi

    • 29 min
    Being Thankful and Grateful is Always Important

    Being Thankful and Grateful is Always Important

    How would you answer this question? Are you a grateful person?

    Are you thankful for the good things, big and small, in your life?

    As quickly as time moves, technology advances, all the work deadlines and a long to-do list, and personal chores we have to do, it is sometimes too easy to forget all the things we are grateful for and all the gifts we receive every day. I’m talking about simple things like, the air we breathe, the health we have, and our friendships. There is always something to be thankful for, in my opinion. I’m just as guilty as most of us and sometimes forget to focus on all the things that I’m grateful for, but I do try to be even more grateful each week and as time goes on.

    Jim Rohn has a great quote. He said: “Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.”

    What are all the things you are grateful for?

    At the end of the day, right before you go to sleep, think about all those things you are grateful for, and see how well you sleep.

    I’m grateful for you and for you listening to my Accountability Coach podcast.
    Let me know how else I can be of service to you on your goal achievement journey, so you can have the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve.

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    Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve.

    As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance.

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    • 2 min
    3 Tips for Building a Team that Increases Your Success

    3 Tips for Building a Team that Increases Your Success

    Today we are talking about 3 Tips for Building a Team that Increases Your Firm's Success.

    If you want to learn how to build a team that builds success, you will want to take a look at the big picture. Take any successful entrepreneur, and behind him or her, you will find a well-suited team of supportive, knowledgeable, and energetic members all dedicated to increasing the success of your business.

    Tip #1 for building a team that builds success. If you’re trying to understand how to build a team that builds success, you should first pinpoint the mission of your business. Only when you have a clear understanding, as a leader, of the mission of your business, can you build the right team. When you can clearly identify and emotionally connect with the mission, you are able to identify the right people who are best suited to support the success of your business.

    Depending on the mission statement of the business, you may need to focus on building a team of creatives, analytics, intellectuals, or spiritualists. For example, a PR (public relations) firm wouldn’t necessarily build a team of spiritualists; that personality would be better suited for a business that is motivational or inspirationally based. A PR firm would more likely hire creatives and intellectuals. Another example of personality matching would be an accounting firm; they would look to building a team of analytical members, not necessarily creatives or spirituals.

    Always start with the mission of the business, and then build your team. Let’s say you need an assistant to travel with you to help you with live events such as seminars and guest appearances. An important personality factor would be to ensure the team member has the following qualities:
    • reliable and punctual
    • great organizer
    • keeps you calm under times of stress
    • takes care of the small details so you don’t have to
    • loves traveling
    • love meeting new people
    • has a personable, magnetic personality

    Action Step #1
    Revisit your professional mission statement. If it doesn’t “sit right” with you or isn’t specific enough, rewrite it. Your mission statement should always begin with benefit(s) to your clients (and who those clients are), followed by a reason(s). It should always invoke some meaning for you, as in a passion or personal mission.

    For example, “ABC International is dedicated to providing expert overseas investment advice to small business owners (less than 20 employees) in the U.S. and Canada, so they can increase their wealth, leverage their financial worth and grow their business.”

    Present your professional mission statement to new hires and explain what it means to you personally, as well as professionally. When they can grasp why it’s important, they can incorporate that into their actions.

    Tip #2 for building a team that builds success. Think about the areas of your business where you struggle and could obviously use the help. Make a list of those tasks you would like or need help with and then look for those strengths in potential candidates.

    Additionally, take into consideration the kind of personality you tend to gravitate towards. Do you enjoy being with people who are: Funny? Serious? Energetic? Go-Getter? Talker or silent-type? Make a list of the kind of personality you tend to enjoy the most and then look for those additional traits in candidates.

    Unfortunately, interviews are not the ideal situations to explore personality traits, since potential candidate are generally nervous, but you could ask them to complete a personality profile as part of the application process. There are several sources for free or low-cost personality screens, but the Myers-Briggs Personality (MBP) Test is best suited for career related insight.

    Are you worried about how a potential candidate will fit in with an existing team? While

    • 9 min
    10 No-Cost, Low-Cost Ways to Grow Your Business

    10 No-Cost, Low-Cost Ways to Grow Your Business

    Today we are talking about 10 No-Cost, Low-Cost Ways to Market Your Business for Increased Success.

    Great marketing goes beyond traditional marketing strategies. We’ve been experiencing a whole new era of online and offline marketing that allow you to market one-to-many for the best results. You don’t need expensive marketing resources to produce great results - here’s where you can get creative and have fun! Here are 10 No-Cost and Low-Cost Ways to Market Your Businesses.

    Tip #1: Reach Out To Strategic Partners
    Strategic Partners are a complement (not competition) to your business (as your business is to theirs). Provide an Ideal Client Description and ask if they know someone who is an ideal fit. If they do know someone who would benefit from working with you, ask them to pass along your contact information to the prospect. (Asking for the prospect’s contact information - and contacting them directly - may not always be appropriate. Follow the Strategic Partner’s client privacy policy before contacting the prospect.) Last but not least - return the favor.

    Tip #2: Develop Joint-Venture Projects
    Joint-Ventures are gaining popularity as we find it’s not only more effective, but sometimes necessary, to pool resources together. This marketing strategy accomplishes two goals: 1) Gets your business in front of a new market and 2) Allows opportunities for new or creative products or services you may have previously been unable to provide. *Choose Joint-Venture Partners wisely… once a partnership is formed, reputations will inevitably be tied to one another.

    Tip #3: Build a Community
    The power of the community deeply serves us. Create an in-person or virtual community where like-minded business owners can meet once a week to discuss marketing strategies that work or brainstorm new and innovative ways to attract ideal clients. Use your business brand or personal philosophy as an anchor to the community and you’ll be providing what no one else can.

    Tip #4: Update Client Success Stories
    You may have client testimonials, but do you have updated success stories? Contact clients who have worked with you and ask them to provide their latest success story by specifically tying at least one piece of their success to something they learned or were provided by your product, program, or service. The greater the success story - the greater the value that directly ties back to your business. Promote the updated testimonials and remember to put them on your website.

    Tip #5: Hold an Open House
    In-person networking is powerful! Host a lunch, happy hour or networking meeting at your home or office. Invite a small group of key people who can help you spread the word about an upcoming program/event or time-sensitive promotion. (“Key” people are colleagues, partners, friends, associates who have direct connections to your ideal clients.) You may want to consider asking these key people to bring other people who they think could benefit from your product or services to meet you in person.

    Tip #6: Leverage Your Resources
    Every aspect of your business from your voice mail to in-person networking should be highlighting reasons why people should be working with you. Share client success stories and current promotions year-round on/in/at: your website | outgoing voicemail message | email footer | social networking accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) | printed marketing materials | networking events | seminars and live events | business cards | articles | etc.

    Tip #7: Leverage The Internet
    While in-person networking remains one of the most powerful ways to connect with prospective clients, the leveraging power of the internet is undeniable. Thanks to the internet it is possible for you to transform your marketing plan from a one-to-one approach to one-to-many. Article marketing and social networking are just two powerful exam

    • 7 min
    Your Mindset Makes a Difference in Your Success

    Your Mindset Makes a Difference in Your Success

    Today we are talking about ideas to help you with your mindset because I believe mindset can make all the difference in your success.

    Whether or not you realize it, your business success and revenue will always be in line with your mindset. Think big and you will get much bigger results; think small and…well, you can guess what that brings. The key to growing your business is thinking big!

    What happens when you think small?

    You end up thinking about how you’re going to “get by,” or “make it one more month.” Chances are you’re thinking of the immediate short term, just enough to save you temporarily. Another aspect of thinking small is thinking in terms of compensation on an hourly scale. You can’t even think in terms of investments or what would benefit you long term, because you can’t afford to. When you think small, you can only focus on making money for the here and now.

    What’s the first thing when you consider a new project, application, or business expense? Could it be how much it’s going to cost you? That mindset alone will keep you trapped where you are until you figure out a new way of thinking.

    To break out of the “thinking small” shell, start considering the value of what it is you are investing in. What will it help you accomplish? What benefits will it deliver? Will it help drive sales? Will it help build your business? Will it free up your time? Those are the questions you should be asking yourself.

    What happens when you think big?

    Wealthy people think differently, and that’s no secret, but, what may not be so obvious is how their mindset directly affects their ability to continually grow. They have simply learned through experience or from the guidance of a mentor that there are successful ways to do things - and they know it all starts with mindset. They learn these traits, study them, and perfect them until they make calculated moves that are more times successful than not. I believe that because successful people think big, they have learned to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, and that consistently pushes them to do activities that get them to their next level, then the next level, then the next level.

    Remember the software that you didn’t want to invest money into because you thought it was too expensive? Well, that was the first thing your successful counterpoint purchased! Why? Because it cut time by a third, reduced expenses and increased revenue. While you’re still struggling, the wealthy have learned to leverage their business to allow it room to grow. See the difference in the mindset?

    Now this isn’t to say you should waste money on non-essential or even useless tools, but there is something to be said for the benefits of thinking big.

    Something else the successful do that the people who think small or who are struggling do not, is know when to take calculated risk. While you may not be in a position to take any risk at all, the wealthy are continually leveraging their investments. Whether those investments are in the real estate, business acquisition, outsourcing, product shifts and redesigns, or any other number of examples, each investment is essentially a step up. What steps up have you taken lately?

    They also watch for viable opportunities to build additional income streams. How many income streams does your business have? If your answer was one, maybe it is time to start thinking big or bigger.

    Adjusting your Mindset

    If you want big results, you have to learn to think big. By becoming a go getter and ignoring your inhibitions you’ll become more confident and therefore be able to accomplish business growth. There is simply no trick, no silver bullet, method or product that will successfully turn you into a successful entrepreneur if you continue to think small. You’ve got to push the limits, step outside y

    • 7 min

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