Encouragement and Prayer
These last few years, I’ve thought: “If only I had an accountability partner, I would be so much further along in my business journey.” I’ll talk about two such opportunities when I had that person in place. As soon as they were there, I would talk myself out of committing to the work it takes to better my circumstances.
Last year, after I left my job, God allowed a man who is a Life Coach, to come into my life. He helped me set up an action plan. He and I talked about my dreams, goals and desires and what I needed to do to get to my goals. He’d call and check in with me and he told me I could call him whenever I needed to. I’d report how I was doing and how good it felt to have a schedule/plan. A month or so after our appointments ended, I got off my set schedule. No accountability, no work put in. Soon, I didn’t even pull out my book to remind myself of all the good information I had written. ‘D’ was an asset to me. He was very encouraging because he would tell me: “Starlet, you are a joy to work with and you get it!”
This year, again I was saying to God “I need help.” Ask and you shall receive. Yes, God had a lady from church call me because she ‘needed’ to do 20 Life Coaching sessions to get her Life Coaching certificate. She asked if I was willing to participate in a free session? I just about screamed ‘YES!’ We Iaughed and set the appointment. We had our free session and during the conversation, she informed me, she had chosen me to coach for 30 days free if I would accept? I hesitated in answering because I remembered my last failed accountability a year ago. Was I ready to commit? Yes, I accepted. ‘C’ told me how ‘awesome’ I am and that I am a joy to work with. Thank you, God!
As I write this, I am aware that I believed him then and her now. I get that I am accountable to my commitment so accountability, although WORK, it is worth it even when I fail to do my assignments or don’t do them well. Don’t walk (or lay) around sulking about all the failures. I did for a little while. Instead, I decided to remember all the things I have learned from my failures and celebrate the things I have accomplished.
Life Coaches Rock