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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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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/

    4 Tips for Helping You to Stick To Your Goals

    4 Tips for Helping You to Stick To Your Goals

    Today we are talking about 4 Tips for Helping You to Stick To Your Goals, so you have the highest probability of achieving them in the timeframe you desire.

    We’ve all been there before…we find a goal that inspires us and we commit to doing the work…until life derails us. Whether it was that vacation, your assistant suddenly quits, or death in the family, the truth is life sometimes distracts us from our goals. Dealing with the disruption is one thing, getting back on track can be another.

    Okay, Let’s get going with the 4 tips to help you stick to your goals so you can get back on track and stay on track.

    Tip #1: Focus on the Reward - Not the Work
    Wise sages advise us to “be in the moment,” but let’s face it - you don’t always feel like running that last mile. You’re human; sometimes you lose your motivation in the middle of having to “do the work.”

    If you’re losing your motivation, switch your focus on the reward. Focus on the good feelings of having accomplished your goal and how much easier it will be the next time because you will have broken through another limiting belief.

    “We only learn our limits by going beyond them.” ~Unknown

    Tip #2: The Have-To’s Sometimes Turn into the Want-To’s
    The work involved with achieving goals can feel like a “have-to” in the beginning, but they often turn into a “want-to” by the end of the process. They become a positive habit - a healthy way of being - while the work part eventually melts away.

    This happens because it’s not always about the end result - it’s about the person you become as a result of the process.

    When you learn a new way of living - a way of living that better represents and supports your true potential - things that used to be a “have-to” transform into a “want-to.”

    “Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.” ~Charles A. Jaffe

    Tip #3: It’s Who You Become in the Process
    The person you woke up as today may not be the same person you wake up as tomorrow - or the day after that - or next week - or ten years from now.

    While it’s impossible to predict exactly who you’ll be in the future, it’s a safe bet that you will not be the exact same person.

    Life is a process of constant change and transformation. Each day we learn more about ourselves, which results in greater clarity of our true desires. The path between where we are and where we want to be becomes more clear and focused, creating a deep and focused desire to see the process through.

    Setting goals - and the work involved with achieving them - is not so much about the end result, as much as a deep, and often indefinable, desire to fulfill our greatest potential. To grow - to expand - to become all that we can be.

    The person you end up becoming by the end of a journey (the process of goal setting and achieving is most definitely a journey!) is not the same person who started the journey. Achieving goals teaches you that you had what it took to achieve something you maybe weren’t sure you could, in the beginning.

    The process teaches you that you had more than you thought: more guts, more stamina, more determination, more commitment, more skill. The process shifts your perceptions, increases your self-esteem, confidence, and uplevels your mindset - all of which changes how you feel about the ‘work.’

    “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as
    what you become by achieving your goals." ~Zig Ziglar

    Tip #4: Do You Want To Start Over Again?
    When you realize that each decision could carry a consequence, you can begin to make even better decisions. If you spend energy and time doing the work, it doesn’t take too much “undoing” or “starting again” before you discover you do not want to do something twice or three times if you only have to do it once.

    We see this time and time again in people who uncon

    • 7 min
    3 Steps to Writing an Effective Business Plan that Inspires

    3 Steps to Writing an Effective Business Plan that Inspires

    The idea of starting your own business can be exciting and inspiring, but for most small business owners, writing an effective business plan is not considered an exciting part of starting the process; therefore, many choose not to create one or update it on a consistent basis. Traditional business plans can be very dry and uninteresting, so you are about to learn how to create an effective business plan that not only gets you excited, it will inspire you, and others, to take action.

    The length and details of an effective business plan will be determined by the type of business you’re creating or updating the one you currently have. The key is to create not just another business plan, but an effective business plan that inspires you, and others, to take action.

    First, let’s get clear on the essential components of an effective business plan:

    • Executive Summary
    • Market Analysis
    • Company Description
    • Organization & Management
    • Marketing & Sales Management
    • Service or Product Line
    • Funding Request
    • Financials
    • Appendix

    Part 1: Executive Summary
    The executive summary is the most important component of an effective business plan because it will be the first thing the reader sees. This is where you’ve got to grab the reader’s attention and inspire them to support your vision through your mission statement. Provide a history of your company, its current standing, and future vision.

    Although the executive summary should be the first component in the business plan layout, it should actually be the last component you create. Once you have completed all other components it will be easier to come back to the executive summary and nicely tie in key points.

    Part 2: Market Analysis
    This is your opportunity to shine and highlight your knowledge of the industry. This will also be where you will identify your target market and what you know about them. Take this opportunity to spotlight comprehensive market research and projected profit margins.

    Part 3: Company Description
    Keeping it brief, describe how all the elements of your business fit together. This component should include how the nature of your business makes you unique and the primary factors that will make your company a success. Be sure to clarify the marketplace need and how your company is poised for a competitive edge.

    Part 4: Operation and Management
    In this component, include your business’s organizational structure, details about ownership, and profiles of your management team, if you have one. This is also where you would include information on the board of directors or advisory board. Outline a plan to keep your staff in place by detailing salaries and benefits. A key factor in this section is to clarify what kind of incentives and bonuses will be provided to keep your staff motivated and employed.

    Part 5: Marketing and Sales Management
    Use this section to share your vision for getting and growing your customer/client base - as they will be the lifeblood of your business. Clearly define and explain a comprehensive market strategy that will be flexible to changing market needs.

    Part 6: Service or Product Line
    Here is where you will want to focus on the distinct advantage your product or service has over the competition. Emphasize the benefits to customers/clients and why they will be inclined to choose your product over the competition. Also include ideas and visions for future products and services. Be sure to carry your passionate message throughout this section and back it up with concrete data.

    Part 7: Funding Request
    A vital component to an effective business plan. Clearly define the amount of funding you are requesting and long-range strategies that could impact your ability to repay the funding. Outline best and worst case scenarios and back up your request with financial statements. Voice your

    • 9 min
    Michael Arterberry – Overcoming Adversity and Obstacles

    Michael Arterberry – Overcoming Adversity and Obstacles

    As a teenager, Michael Arterberry was fortunate to receive guidance from positive adult role models who helped him overcome adversities and set high expectations for his future. Grateful for the role these mentors played in his own development, Michael decided to dedicate his professional life to helping people navigate the difficulties of life and launch their future into motion. For more than 25 years, he has been helping teens and adults to use what they have gone through as a catalyst for success rather than an obstacle for failure.

    In 2008, Michael founded Youth Voices Center, Inc. a non-profit with the mission of helping young people to become active, productive members of society by overcoming their obstacles, their history, stereotypes and even their own self-image and limiting beliefs. Michael is the author of "Be Encouraged: 250 Days of Motivation and Encouragement", a daily motivational book.

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

    1) I have had people talk about how they wanted to achieve a particular goal and they had people (friends, family, and peers) telling them their goals were too big or they should rethink their goals to deflate their desire for their stated goal (unintentionally or maybe intentionally).

    You have a comment in your book that says: Don't let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Can you elaborate on this please?

    Michael said: “Don’t let history control your destiny.”

    2) At different times in our lives I think we have all felt overwhelmed with something. What do you do suggest we do that can help up when we might be feeling overwhelmed?

    3) You have a comment in your book that basically says: Perception is everything and there is a danger in a flawed perception. What exactly do you mean by this and how would we know we have a flawed perception, and then how could we fix it going forward?

    Michael said: There is danger in low expectations. We have to run after our destiny because as we run for what is in front of us, we escape what's behind us.

    4) What are the consequences or challenges of "losing your keys" that you talk about?

    Michael wrote: "Be the Driver of Your Car"
    Helping people to take control of their lives and not allow others to control their destiny or journey. We are a product of our thought lives. If we allow our own, personal negative thoughts plus the ones that are projected on us, they become the "driver". Life experience/trauma, if not addressed appropriately, can be the driver.

    5) People talk about having affirmations, what do you think about the power of affirmations and what it can do to help us?

    6) One of my book titles is Live Life with No Regrets. How do you suggest people work to live their life with no regrets?

    Michael wrote: No Regrets
    Helping people to live life with passion, purpose and mission and not to look back and regret the choices or decisions that they have made. Live in the moment. Enjoy what is going on now in your life even while moving towards the goal.

    7) What continues to inspire and motivate YOU? What gets you up in the morning?

    Get Michael’s book, "Be Encouraged: 250 Days of Motivation and Encouragement", by going to www.shakethedirtexperience.com to help you to continue to Be Encouraged!!!

    Short-term thinkers plant gardens…Long-term thinkers plant trees.
    Eternity minded thinkers plant themselves in the souls of others!
    ~Michael Arterberry

    Below is a business success resource to help you implement one of the areas we discussed.

    A “Me File” is simply a place where you keep all the great comments people have said about you, your service, your staff, and your firm. You can keep an electronic document as well as a manila folder with cards or tangible things people have sent you. When you fee

    • 32 min
    Happy New Year! Let’s kick some butt in 2021!

    Happy New Year! Let’s kick some butt in 2021!

    “What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” I think this is a great quote by Vern McLellan.

    We all have 365 days in a year. The only difference between the successful people and the mediocre is what we do with each day. We spend every second of every day doing something. Are those activities moving you forward or keeping you where you currently are?

    I just wanted to take a quick moment to say how much I appreciate your business and continued support.

    It is a pleasure for me to be able to serve entrepreneurs and business professionals like you.

    I believe that you and I have the ability to have a positive impact on this world. That's why I'm so excited to serve our community.

    2020 has been written and I hope our relationship will grow into something even more amazing in 2021.

    When hard-working, values- and goals-driven people like you and I put our heads together, there's no limit to what we can accomplish.

    Thank you for your continued support and I hope you let me know how else I can be of service to you in 2021 and beyond.

    I wish you a very healthy, happy, and profitable new year.

    Oprah Winfrey said: “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”

    I welcome your comments and feedback on how I can help you make 2021 your best year ever!

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    Aim for what you want each and every day!
    Anne Bachrach
    The Accountability Coach™
    The Results Accelerator™

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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
    14 Tips to Help You Maintain Work Life Balance

    14 Tips to Help You Maintain Work Life Balance

    Maintaining balance when the demands of work and life are pulling you in different directions can be a bit challenging at times. What’s at the heart of finding balance in your life? Peace, happiness, rest, health? The definition of balance is different for everyone: What may be balance to me may not be balance to you; which is why it’s important to get to the heart of what’s uniquely important in your life.

    Let’s explore the 14 tips to help you maintain work life balance. Choose 1 or 2 of the 14 tips to help you get even better at having work life balance.

    Tip #1. Identify Your Core Values (what is truly important to you in life)
    Above all, honoring your core values is vital to maintaining a sense of balance because it directly affects your quality of life. Identify your core values and make the necessary life/work changes that honor them, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. To help you identify your core values, complete my Values Clarification Exercise.

    To download my complimentary 6-page Values Clarification Exercise to help get you started on defining and getting clarity on your core values, go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/values-clarification/.

    2. Know Your Priorities – and Schedule Them
    If it’s really important, it must be scheduled. As I often say, honor thy calendar. Work and family are not the only important priorities, so be sure to schedule “you” time where you can to refuel, rejuvenate and tend to your own health and well-being. I believe that in order to stay focused on your high payoff activities and achieve your goals you must schedule everything on your calendar.

    3. Establish a Home Office
    If you struggle with traveling to and from an office away from home, save time and get even more done by establishing a home office. Word of caution: it can be easy to get distracted by personal matters and family members when working from home, so set clear “office hours” where you can focus on work and will not be disturbed. Certainly, working virtually is much more common today than it used to be.

    4. Work Remotely 1-2 Days per Week
    If you work best outdoors or in your favorite peaceful environment, schedule “remote” days where you can head to your favorite destination to brainstorm new business ideas or boost production. Wherever you typically work, find a new place to be remote from your normal work environment and see how much more you get done.

    5. Reduce Your Expenses
    It’s easy to get caught up in all the “doing” of life, only to lose track of how much you have to do to keep up with all the “having.” Look around you and ask, “Do I really want or need that _________?” If it’s a financial burden, and provides little or no fulfillment or return, it’s time to dump or downsize. When you don’t have to keep up with all the “having,” you can reduce the “doing” time and be even more profitable.

    6. Raise Your Prices
    As an entrepreneur, raising your prices is one of the easiest and fastest ways to find more life/work balance. It’s pretty simple; when you’re generating more revenue, you have more of an opportunity to work less. Always make sure the value you provide exceeds the price you are charging (perceived value can be different for different people). Increasing value doesn’t mean adding more work time. There are many ways to increase value without adding your time to the equation.

    7. Request a Salary Increase
    As a business owner, you can always give yourself a raise, assuming there is enough profit in the business. Do the math and make sure the numbers work and give yourself that well-deserved salary increase.

    8. Outsource Domestic Chores
    If domestic chores aren’t your cup of tea – consider delegating them. Unless household chores bring you a sense of pleasure or satisfaction, there is simply no

    • 10 min
    Wishing You a Very Happy Holiday!

    Wishing You a Very Happy Holiday!

    I wanted to take a minute to say Happy Holiday, and thank you for listening to The Accountability Coach Podcast, sharing my podcast with others you think would get value, and for leaving me such great ratings and reviews.

    I’m wishing you and your family the very happiest of holidays. Continue to let me know how I can be of service to you on your goal achievement journey, so you can enjoy having your ideal business and ideal life. I’m always happy to hear from you.

    Aim for what you want each and every day! Until next time, make it a great day, today and every day. Thanks for listening. Happy Holiday!

    If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you and requests for topics you would find of value.

    Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/.

    Aim for what you want each and every day!
    Anne Bachrach
    The Accountability Coach™
    The Results Accelerator™

    To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources.
    - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach)
    - Subscribe to my high-value short business tips Blog (https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/)
    - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach)
    - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach)
    - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/)
    - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/)

    Check out all the great free high-content training web classes, by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/free-articles/free-webinars/.

    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.

    Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/.

    Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot", subscribe to it based on your country.

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    Author of Excuses Don’t Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

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