Why You Need An Accountability Partner


Accountability Partners as a Strategic Success Tool

Have you ever started something but didn’t finish? Or worse yet you said you were going to do something but never even got started? Don’t worry you’re not alone. When it comes to getting stuff done getting started is the hardest part and keeping it going is a close second. That’s where accountability partners and groups come in to help you succeed.

Accountability partners and groups are people that get together that have a similar common goal. One example would be a book club. They have a common goal of finishing and discussing a book (or maybe a few). These partners and groups are important to success because they keep you accountable for the things you say and do. Think about this, how hard is it going to be to tell you group of friends you didn’t’ do something? Pretty hard, especially if you know they stayed accountable for the same task. It’s kind of like peer pressure except your peers are convincing you to improve your life!

Now you may be thinking this concept sounds pretty cool but you have one big question, “How do I even find an accountability partner or group?”  The answer is there are a few different ways to get involved.

3 Ways to Find Accountability Partners or Groups 

Local Groups

Local GroupsNetworking is going to be a big part of meeting people and being part of an accountability group. You can find local groups through your hobbies or other interests. If you want to be part of Toastmasters find a local group and join. If you want to be around more people that like RC cars or planes go to a local hobby shop and ask around. There are thousands of people meeting everyday you just need to get out and find them. If you are having trouble with finding groups the next two ways of getting into a group are for you!

Create Your Own 

Creating your own group may not be the easiest way to go about this but it’s definitely the most rewarding. There are a few things that need to be done to create your own group. One is finding a place to meet. A simple solution is finding a park, a Starbucks, or someone’s house that is easily accessible.

Next you want to find a few like minded people to come together and create a group. Ideally you can find these people through your network. If you don’t have a network yet starting with an online group or a local meetup may be easier. Depending on your goals you can decide the main focus of the group (a book club reads books).

Next pick a time and date and be consistent. The third Monday or second Thursday of a month are great examples. This is something you want the entire group to agree on. At a later date you can work as a group to change the date but to start pick something that is easy to remember.


OnlineThere are an abundance for online groups that can be joined. Some of these groups only meet online while others just use the internet as a way to market themselves. Depending on your personality either option will work. You can find these groups through social media like Facebook or apps like MeetUp. Check into if the groups are only online or if they meet in person before you join, it wouldn’t be fun to join a group just to find out that you don’t even live where they meet.

Now What Do We Do?

One you have a group you’re going to want something to do. There are a few options out there. You’ll notice that most groups have a structure that is consistent with each meeting. You don’t to show up to a book club and spend the entire time talking about something unrelated like sports or video games. That’s why it is important for an accountability group or partnership to have a structure.

Regular Meetings

The idea of regular meetings is going to be the easiest option for everyone involved. The group can pick a time and location for the meeting. Once this is set it should not be changed unless the group is better off changing time and locations at a future date.

The next thing the group will want to figure out is a schedule for the meeting. A good way to do that is to have a short period of time at the beginning for catching up as everyone rolls in. After everyone has arrived it’s time to get serious. Depending on your group you may want to do 10 to 20 minute time slots for everyone to talk about what they did do, didn’t do, and what they want to improve on. If your group has presentations this would be the time to do that. If these two ideas don’t sound right for your group then it’s time to discuss with them what will work best.

At the end of these meetings everyone should have had a chance to talk and make goals for the future. These goals can be as individuals or as a group. It’s up to you to decide what will work best for you.

Group Events

Group EventsGroup events are as formal or informal as you want them to be. These kind of events can be anything from team building to a guys or girls night out. This is the time when your group is creating a bond that will make you feel the need to stay accountable.

One of favorites group events for the groups I’ve been involved with were local sports games. It works out well because they are relatively cheap compared to professional games and almost everyone can have fun. If your group isn’t into sports it may be possible to find trade shows or conventions that interest the team. Remember this is about bonding with the group so find something that the group can enjoy.


Education is important for becoming successful and part of an accountability group or partner is helping everyone achieve more. One of the best ways to improve the group is through taking classes. This doesn’t have to be through a college or anything formal. If you or your group members see a seminar or class on a topic related to the group everyone has a chance to learn. Keep on the lookout for local events that are related to what you and your group want to achieve. A local personal finance seminar can push a personal finance accountability group to the next level.

Any time you take a class make sure to take notes and share it with the group. If multiple people in the group want to learn the same thing it can turn into more of a group event and it will make learning more fun. Remember this is about education and helping yourself and the group. Learning is one of the foundations of success so help your group learn!

Accountability On Your Own

Make a PlanThe groups or partners may make accountability easier but you still have to make sure you are accountable to yourself. This means that between meetings it’s important to stay on the right track. It may be hard to stay accountable when you aren’t checking in with your group or partners regularly but here are a few ways to do it.

  1. Use a daily journal to write down your daily, weekly, monthly, and long term goals.
  2. Create a “To do list” of all the most important activities. The more important the task is the higher it is on the list. Don’t skip tasks for something easier.
  3. Look at the end result you want and create a plan from end to beginning. This is your roadmap to success. Make adjustments as needed.
  4. Create a unique habit that helps you achieve your goals and stay accountable to yourself.

Everyone is different so try new things and experiment. If something works out well for you bring it to the group’s attention. It’s never a bad thing to help yourself and the group at the same time. Your group members may even start using your accountability tricks to improve themselves outside of the group.

Achieve More Through Accountability

It may not seem like it at first but accountability is a big part in becoming successful. You never know when something you are working on could change your life. It is important to surround yourself with people that also want you to succeed. Bringing those kinds of people so that everyone has a chance to achieve more. The more accountable you are for your actions the better. If you can bring people together with a common goal it makes it even easier.

Don’t forget that one of the best ways to achieve success is to create a culture of accountability around you. Share your ideas and goals with friends and family. Find new people to spend time with that want to achieve more just like you do. If you think that someone you know would benefit from learning more about accountability share these ideas with them. Help others join our community of people that believe everyone can achieve more!

5 Life Changing Books You Don’t Want to Miss


Life Changing Books Create More Success

Life changing books are hard to come by, you might not have even found one yet. One of the only ways to actually find one is to constantly be reading. We know that reading can be tough so we decided to pick 5 of our favorite books on success to share with you!

Our goal was to pick 5 books that we thought had a life changing message. Everyone wants to live a happier, more fulfilling, and successful life. The ideas in these books can create the foundation for your success. We took the big ideas from these books and brought them together in an easy to read format. We hope you are inspired to read these books!

This first book is the book that inspired many people to change their lives. Without a doubt this should be required reading for anyone that wants to achieve more in life. If it was possible every student should have to read this book at least once. It is not only inspirational but it helps open up your mind to new ideas.

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! By Robert Kiyosaki 

Rich Dad Poor Dad is by far one of the best books on success and motivation. It’s a story about Robert Kiyosaki growing up with influence from his real dad (poor dad) and his best friends dad (rich dad). His poor dad focused on security and education while his rich dad focused on success and entrepreneurship.

Financial Freedom Creates Real Freedom

The main idea of this book is to become financially free. The only people that truly enjoy life are the ones that don’t have to worry about bills or where they will be fed. Robert Kiyosaki brings the idea of real estate investing to the average person. This is where many real estate investors first realize it is possible to do.

Mentors Make a Difference

Mentors and surrounding yourself with people that will help you improve your life is another key factor in making this one of the best success books of all time. The people you surround yourself with will either bring you up to their level or pull you down. Picking the most positively influential people is a must.

If you take anything from this book it should be, the average person can succeed, build good relationships, and find a way to invest in your future.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon HillThink and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich is an amazing book created by Napoleon Hill. He was one of the first people to get involved with motivation speaking, personal development, and success coaching. This book brings what he learned from years of first hand experience in becoming successful. He spent years researching to be one of the best in his field. It shows because this book is still one of the top 10 best selling personal development books of all time.

Your Ability to Succeed is Directly Related to What You Believe You Can Achieve

The idea that you can achieve anything you believe you can do is what this book is about. It teaches you how to move passed small thinking and focus on viewing the big picture. One of the big parts of this is never stop learning. When you stop learning you lose a way to have new ideas brought to you. It’s also important to surround yourself with good people that want to achieve more (see a trend here?). Remember you are the only person that can make a difference in you life. Use your own abilities to create a wonderful life for yourself.

Start with Why by Simon SinekStart with Why

This business success book was originally written to help business leaders and entrepreneurs achieve more. That may be the original purpose but anyone can read this book and find inspiration. Simon Sinek took a spin on how people should view why they are doing something. Normally people look at things from the outside in but Simon wanted people to ask why and start from the inside out.

Why is Your Purpose

You may be wondering what “why is your purpose” means. To put it in the most simple form, why is your purpose because you need to know why you are doing something. Your why should be the thing that pushes you to your limits. For some their why will be their family for others it may be friends, relationships, money, or knowledge. Whatever your why is you need to be emotional about it.

Your why should be something that you are willing to share with anyone. You need to be confident in your why and if you are too scared to share it then it’s not the right why. Your why needs to be built into a how. In business this would be how the company does something. It is the same for you, you are using your why to create a how. Next you’ll be building our why and how into a what. A what is just what you are doing. You can’t have a why or a how without a what.

Use your why to expand yourself as a person. After you have your why make sure everything you do is for your why.

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone The 10x Rule

Grant Cardone has created one of the best motivational books of all time. He grew up as an average kid for the most part. His father passed away when he was young so he didn’t have a father figure growing up. His mother did the best he could for the family but by most standards it still wasn’t enough. When he grew up he became a drug addict and alcoholic. Being in sales and making average money caused him to re-evaluate his life eventually becoming one of the best salesman, motivational speakers, and success coaches in the world.

Big Goals and Big Action Create Big Success

The main purpose of this book is to motivate people to do more. If you dig deeper it focuses on how to make big goals and take big action. Grant Cardone doesn’t want people to be average and he believes that everyone can achieve more.

One way to achieve more is by taking responsibility for your actions. Everything that happens to you is because of a choice you made this includes the excuses that you make. You need to take control of your life and focus on the things that will let you achieve more. Success should be your moral obligation. If you aren’t achieve then you need to put more time and effort in because being average is failing. Be more than average and you’ll never fail.

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. ClasonThe Richest Man in Babylon

George Clason followed the story of average men in Babylon. He shows the struggles that you live through if you only strive to be average. One man learns that it is what you do that makes you successful and begins to find mentors and learn how to become successful. Each day is a chance to become more than you were the day before.

Small Steps Will Eventually Lead to Success

The richest man in Babylon got there by creating wealth over time. This book teaches the basics of investing and saving money. A simple personal finance trick that is taught is saving 10% of your income. It sounds like a lot but it can go unnoticed if taken out automatically. This 10% of your income can be used to invest.

Invest Your Savings

As you save up your 10% each month you will eventually have enough to invest. Don’t invest in something that you don’t understand, it’s too easy to lose money. Always pick something that you understand and you can repeatedly invest in. Over time your profits should be reinvested to take advantage of compounding interest. With enough time compounding interest will make you rich beyond what you can imagine making on your own.

If you take anything away from this book it should be that persistence and faith are life changing. Never back away from something because you can’t picture how the future will be. Keep trying to reach your dreams.

Reading Your Way to Success

Reading is one of the most important things you can do to achieve success. This list of books will give you at least 5 different perspectives that you can use to achieve more success in your life. The 5 authors can be mentors to you. They may not be able to speak with you in person but they can teach you through writing. Each book they write is a new opportunity to teach you lessons but you have to be open to learning. Taking the time to read gives you an opportunity to look at the way another person thinks. This gives you a chance to learn a new perspective and expand your mind. The books that change your perspective on life are some of the best uses of your time.

It can be hard to find good books to read. If you know anyone that is struggling to get started or find the next thing to read let them know about this list. Sharing this post on social media may just be the kick start someone needs to turn their life around. If you want to join our community of success driven individuals please subscribe to our newsletter or like us on social media. Thanks for taking the time to read about reading!