Let’s Fix Work Episode 91:
On today’s show, I’m talking to Keita Williams. She’s the founder and chief strategist of Success Bully. Success Bully is an elite accountability practice for high achievers and Type As who are stuck and need strategic support (aka a professional butt-kicking) to create momentum in their personal and professional lives.
Keita is a former corporate PR executive turned accountability coach but she’s more than a coach. She is a mogul. She is a magnet. And she really wants you to set some goals and be accountable. She knows just how hard it is and she’s prepared to teach you how so you’re set up for success.
During our conversation, we talked about goal setting but not in an HR executive boring, kind of way. Nope. We talked about why it’s so hard to create goals and how we’re going to turn this around in 2020. We’re all human. We all have big dreams. Sometimes we fall short but we can do better. Gaining some clarity around accountability is half the battle. So, if you’re interested in a conversation about the concept of accountability and goal setting, check out this episode of Let’s Fix Work.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- Ways Keita drives accountability with individuals and corporations.
- How to temper accountability with healthy thinking.
- Behind the scenes information on Keita’s Sunday Goal Setting Webinars plus some recommended accountability tools.
- Can partners or spouses be accountable to one another? Keita answers this question!
- Keita’s biggest professional failure and how she came back from it.
- The origin story of Success Bully the brand and how the business came to be.
HOW DOES KEITA VIEW ACCOUNTABILITY AND GIVING YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOALS?
When working one-on-one or with corporations, she thinks of things in a 90-day window. It takes 33 to 66 days to create a new habit and 90 days (or more) before you see the results of this habit. So, whether it’s a personal goal or a professional goal, oftentimes, we don’t give ourselves enough runway to develop the rhythm and the habits to actually achieve the goal.
WHAT IS KEITA’S DEFINITION OF ACCOUNTABILITY?
Accountability is like one of those rocket boosters that’ll help you get where you want to go. Accountability is powerful. It is a tool for greatness.
HOW CAN YOU TEMPER ACCOUNTABILITY WITH HEALTHY THINKING?
When you start with the positives, it changes the tone of the conversation. It’s not a fuss instead it’s looking at what worked, what didn’t, and doing some real-time troubleshooting.
ACCOUNTABILITY SCARES ME. DO I NEED TO HAVE DAILY CHECK-INS WITH MY ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER?
According to Keita, weekly check-ins are enough. In fact, she has found that weekly check-ins have the best results. The truth is, it isn’t important when you get something done, the point is that you do get it done. Daily check-ins can be abusive and non-conducive to best results.
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