Let’s face it: I’ve got blog phobia.
How do I know? It’s simple. Just look at the date of my last blog post.
Did I not have 30-40 minutes once a week to write? What about 15 minutes, twice a week?
Of course I had the time. So I obviously chose to do something else. Whatever that something else was, it caused me less anxiety than writing a blog post did. And I’m not aware of having any anxiety in the first place!
What’s going on here? Where is this blog post phobia coming from?
All I care about is that I want this situation to change. I have so many thoughts to share, and I want them out there.
So, finally, after a long hiatus, that’s what I’m doing.
You might be wondering, “How did she force herself to write this post?”
The answer: an accountability system. In this case, my coach told me that by the next time we talk, I have to have written a blog post. We didn’t discuss the reasons I haven’t posted — we just decided I would do it.
As is usually the case, I’m my own best client. That’s probably at least part of the reason why I came up with the accountability software that is the Finish Agent system: I unconsciously hoped some coach who helps people blog regularly would license my software, so I could join and get daily accountability on my blog writing.
What is it about accountability systems that make people engage in a behavior they normally avoid? Well, face it — we’re social animals, and we care what others think of us.
That’s why I made sure the Finish Agent accountability system was interactive. Without the daily interaction with your group members, you might as well just fill in an Excel spreadsheet and read it to yourself at bedtime.
The power lies in knowing someone else knows whether you did what you said you would do.
Or you didn’t. (And who likes owning up to THAT?)
So here I am, blogging. And it was only after starting to write this post that I realized how much I need my very own accountability system.
What is it the number 1 task you really should be doing to build your business, but are avoiding? Everyone has something, no matter how small. Let me know what you’re not doing, or not doing enough of. Just comment below!