​​​​153 | We Are Not Babysitters

151 | Overcoming FOMO As A Business Owner

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • The Kind Of Accountability You Need
  • How You’re Crossing The Line With Your Support
  • What Accountability Should Start And End With
  • Why You Should Care
  • So Much More!

I don’t exactly sugarcoat my words. Not with my kid. Not with my clients.

I’ve always been direct because I appreciate people being direct with me. Honest with me. Straight up with me.

I respect people who voice what they’re really thinking, not what they think I want to hear.

As a coach, I don’t do wishy-washy.

And I don’t babysit.

I do straight talk.

I look at your business with a magnifying glass and tell you what I see.

Sometimes, it’s reassuring.

Sometimes it’s motivating.

Sometimes, it’s hard to hear.

Quite often, I find myself telling my clients I’m not a babysitter. Neither is your spouse. Or your kids. Or your friends. Or your employees.

Sure, you can request some external accountability of others and hope they push you to accomplish XYZ but the fact of the matter is, if you don’t dig deep within and find it within yourself to do XYZ, you’re just not going to do it.

You can’t hold others responsible for your success and failures as you would hold a babysitter responsible for your kids being sound asleep when you got home vs. at Urgent Care with stove burns.

We are not babysitters. True accountability starts and ends with you!

I know that can be hard to accept because it means the person responsible for your shortcomings is you.

But that can also be empowering because it means your success is in your hands.

In this episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I dive into the topic of creating reliable accountability and discuss how having others hold you accountable will never work unless you are already practicing self-accountability.

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Amber De La Garza, is The Productivity Specialist! Amber is a sought-after coach, trainer, speaker, writer, and the host of Productivity Straight Talk podcast, and creator of the S.T.O.P. Leverage Formula. She works with small business owners to improve their time management and elevate their productivity to maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most!

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