Sep 202010

Success is this way
If it were about the “How To’s” we would all be skinny rich and happy! The question is how can we master the mundane in our businesses and keep ourselves accountable???

I am going to be totally honest and let you know I am writing this post to give myself a good kick in the butt, and create some more accountability in my own life.

Marketing is really just a combination of doing the things we know we need to do i order to generate more business and satisfy all of our customers. I think we all know the basic principles: get in front of more people, consistently add value, great customer service, maintain the sense of pride and ownership in what we do, repeat all steps over and over again, etc. I am not afraid to admit I drop the ball on practicing what I preach 100% of the time with maintaining some of my own projects.

Is there anyone else out there who notices they are more willing to spend time working with and helping others before they complete their own tasks?!? Earning more money, and helping people is wonderful and gratifying, but does it compensate for the personal frustration you feel when you look at your own projects and say, “Damn, I should have had this done weeks ago!

I have recently been suffering from “it is easy to do, but it is also easy not to do,” syndrome for a little while now. You can obviously see that blog posts have gone from weekly to monthly… 😛

So! What can we do about it!

I am going to make a public commitment today to set my goals and objectives, post them here so you can see, and make myself accountable to all of you wonderful people and myself. If you would like to participate in this exercise please share in the comment area just 1 goal you would like to accomplish by next week, at least 1 other goal for the next 30 days (You are welcome to share more), AND what will be your penalty if you do not accomplish these goals??? There must be a sense of “suffering” other than “oops, I didn’t do my goal for the week.” Together we can create a more profitable and accountable community!

Each week we will give a shout out to all of those who have met their goals so when it catches on and we have a few people participating each week we can think of some fun bonuses.

This Weeks Goal:

  • Write/ Video 5 new blog posts (Excluding this one) and schedule them to post every 8 days by Sunday night

30 Day Goal:

  • Create another 200 tutorials videos for eMarketing Vault
  • Develop a regular social media schedule
  • Be the #1 Blog Commenter on TSA
  • Gym 4 times a week


  • Wake up at 6am everyday for a week, even weekends! And for a month if monthly goals are not accomplished (Not a big deal for most of you, but I am rarely ever awake before 8am)

Thanks everyone! See you at the top!!

photo credit: RambergMediaImages

  4 Responses to “Marketing and Accountability…”

  1. wow, you have me quaking in my slippers with that one. marketing is one of the hardest chores an entreprenur has to face. most of us are better technicians at our work than promotors. I am choking on the thought that I need to spend more time in front of this box to get it done. I think it must be a comfort zone thing, ‘I don’t usually sit around figuring out advertizing stuff, so I don’t want to do it right now either ‘ . Breaking away from old routines is hard. I can see from your list you are going to be awake at 6 am pretty much from now till christmas.
    Anyway, thanks for the a.m. jolt. Scott

  2. Hi Joe,

    I think everyone should take a leaf out of your book, me included and do what you are doing.

    Its very easy to let things go and not get on with your plan, but that is there to make our lives better.

    For the rest of this week I will be finishing of my blogging course and having it posted to my blog so it goes out everyday for the following 2 weeks. For the next 30 days i will setup my blogging course capture page and write the auto-responder emails ready for launch on 22nd October.

    Thanks for giving mw a kick up the backside.

    Tristram Lodge

  3. Lol, No No no! I set the penalty that I will have to wake up at 6am if I do not complete my goals. So rest assured I will be on top of things. If you want to bounce ideas off someone anytime feel free to give me a shout.

    Thanks for the comment! Have a great day!

  4. Awesome stuff Tristram! I look forward to checking your site out. I hope all is going well with your course.

    I will be sure to follow up with you and see how you are doing on all those goals!

    Have a wonderful day!!

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