For most of us, making the commitment to follow our career dreams is a challenge. There are so many ups and downs on the path and unforeseen obstacles (that seem to pop up out of nowhere) are to be expected!!!
Don’t panic…there are some things you can do to help ease your way into the career of your dreams. The best advice I ever received was to get myself an accountability partner and I’m so glad that I listened. Here are 3 reasons that you should consider getting an accountability partner too…
Making A Career Transition Can Be An Emotional Journey
Believe it or not following your dreams can be a lonely journey. People won’t understand why you don’t just get a “regular job.” People won’t understand why you’re spending so much time on your laptop. People won’t understand why you can’t hang out with them as much. And people won’t understand why you’ll have moments when you feel completely emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally DRAINED.
When you have a dream-chasing buddy you can touch base with on a regular basis, you’ll have someone who understands your challenges and someone who can help keep you motivated when times get tough. It’s always nice to feel understood and if your accountability partner is also on their own entrepreneurial path, you’ll have someone in your life that can relate to you. What’s better than that???
Sometimes You Need A Motivational Push
One of the coolest aspects of having someone who can support you through your career transition is that you can constantly push each other to do bigger and better things. My dream cheerleader (who I now consider a close friend) and I set up mini bootcamps and inspire each other to reach for new goals throughout the year. I love that!! It helps us get more done in a short period of time and it forces me to step out of my comfort zone. It helps to have someone outside of your business to help you figure out awesome ways to help it grow…because they’re disconnected from your biz, they can offer you a unique bird’s eye view to help point you in the right direction.
You Guys Can Offer Each Other Business Support That Only Another Dream-chaser Would Know Was Needed.
When you’re growing your business, things like social media shares, blog post shares, site traffic, and getting the word out about your biz become super important. The things is, our family and friends just don’t get it. When you have a business support person in your life, not only do they get it, but they’ll be able to offer you the support you need to continue to grow your business…and you can do the same for them. You know what they say…You know someone is a true friend when they share your blog posts!!!
Well, hopefully you can see the value of having an accountability partner in your life while you chase your dreams. The extra support, the advice, and the motivation will help you reach your goals. Besides, it never hurts to have an extra shoulder to lean on. Do you have an accountability partner?