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Being accountable to yourself

June 17, 2014
As the owner of a small business, are you holding yourself accountable? Do you look in the mirror every morning and think you have no boss?

Well, think again!

As a small business owner, being accountable to yourself is one of the keys to success.

You may have started your business career reporting to a manager, but now your manager is yourself. Being accountable to yourself will help you be successful.

Personal accountability as a small business owner is critical to achieving your business goals and growing your small business.

Accountability is normally viewed as being responsible for your actions. When you take responsibility for your actions, you are holding yourself accountable.

One of the traits of being accountable is not taking advantage of your position as a business owner.

Showing up late, leaving early, delegating your work to your employees and not pitching in when you need to are all signs that you aren't holding yourself accountable.

Conversely, setting the tone for your employees by doing your fair share of the work…and more, will ensure that you are keeping yourself accountable for your small business success.

I am convinced the only way to advance yourself personally and professionally is to hold yourself accountable for everything you do.

Whether it's in the workplace, after hours or what you do on your free time, being accountable to yourself will increase the odds that you will be successful.

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Dick Jones is the Founder & President of Jones Simply Sales in Alpharetta, Ga. As a 4th generation sales professional, he has over 30 years of experience advising, coaching, consulting and working with small business owners. Office: 770-663-4681, web:
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