Stone Payton: [00:00:00] And we are back with BRX Pro Tips. Lee Kantor and Stone Payton here with you. Lee, you talked to me about this very early in our relationship, well over 15 years ago. And it’s so important to building a sustainable business and a sustainable practice if you’re a practitioner. The advice is get an accountability partner.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:26] Yeah. I’ve thought about this ever since I was doing Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy, and accountability partners were part of that program. But, now, I emphasize even more as we do these Coach the Coach shows where all of the coaches, one of the big value propositions for a lot of these coaches, is being an accountability partner.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:45] So, here’s an easy way to become an accountability partner with somebody. It doesn’t have to be a coach. It doesn’t have to be a colleague. It can be anybody, really. But it’s the simple exercise that you can do is just become an accountability partner to somebody else. And then, each of you holding the other accountable for some activity. And it doesn’t have to be in your business. It can be part of the business. It could be your personal life. But whatever the thing is.
Lee Kantor: [00:01:12] An example of doing this is like, say, you wanted to have an accountability partner hold you accountable for inviting five guests on your house show every day. And you tell that accountability partner, “Look, every morning I’m going to send you the names of the five guests I invite on the show the next day. And then, every week we’ll check in to make sure that I do this. And I’ll be your accountability partner for something else.” And they’re like, “Well, I want to lose weight, so I want you to be my accountability partner. I’m going to send you my food journal from the night before.”
Lee Kantor: [00:01:48] So, it’s not like you have to read the food journal. It’s not like they have to kind of check to make sure the guests are right. They’re just kind of making sure you’re doing the work and you’re making sure they do the work. This way you can exchange kind of accountability goals. And then, you’re going to see that just the act of having someone to report to, “I got to send that thing in at 9:00 in the morning to let them know what those five guests were,” then you’re going to do it because you don’t want to break that promise to them.
Lee Kantor: [00:02:15] And that’s something we realized with Dr. Fitness is that people break promises to themselves all the time, but they never miss appointments. They always want to keep their word to somebody else. So, if you can make this just part of your daily routine and you know I got a report in, then you’re going to report in. And then, this person doesn’t have to solve the problem. They don’t have to fix anything. They just have to be there to say, “Hey, where was the thing you promised me that you would send this thing in and why didn’t you send it in?”
Lee Kantor: [00:02:42] And that, for most people, is enough of an accountability partner. That’s all they have to do. And then, they’ll stay compliant and they’ll keep doing the work. And then, you’ll see by doing the work just kind of religiously like this day after day, whatever it is, no matter even if it’s a small thing, if you do it every single day, you’re going to get that compounding effect. You’re going to see you’re going to make extreme strides in whatever you’re trying to accomplish.
Lee Kantor: [00:03:07] So, find an accountability partner, just test it for a week. See if you can do this for a week and you can help them for a week. It doesn’t have to be a business partner. It could be a friend. It could be a cousin, a sister, or brother. It could be anybody. Just each of you hold the other accountable for something important in their life to help them achieve a goal that they’re working towards. And this system will help you accomplish that.