I just read an article that talked about teaching business owners the “Language of Accountability.” Here's the quote:
“One focus of HG’s Leadership Development seminars is teaching women the Language of Accountability, which is meant to minimize drama, excuses, explanations and justifications.”
Exactly! When a small business owner comes to me for mentoring I often hear statements that are one of those four things. Here are a few I've heard in the past 3 months.
- I'm distracted by the upcoming holidays, so can I reschedule my 3 months of coaching until February? (This was asked in October)
- I don't mean to be a whimp about marketing, but my mother never liked anything I ever did.
- I know I always forget to call in when I'm supposed to but usually my dog is barking.
Can you see that each of those statements fits into either drama, excuses, explanations, or justifications? Watch your language, and watch your profits improve. Just sayin…..