Jan. 12, 2021

Why do almost all Accountability Groups Fail?

Why do almost all Accountability Groups Fail?

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Here is a rough transcript:

Justin Finkelstein 0:01
Hey, this is Justin It is Tuesday morning and we're gonna talk about accountability structures. I'm going to pre apologize for the audio...


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Here is a rough transcript:

Justin Finkelstein 0:01
Hey, this is Justin It is Tuesday morning and we're gonna talk about accountability structures. I'm going to pre apologize for the audio quality on this message. I'm walking out in the snow right now. And so you might hear some some clanking and some, some sounds in the bit that might get in the way. If the audio quality does get in the way of this message, please send me a yak. Why ac.com forward slash Justin F. And I'll kind of walk you through the whole process one on one.

So here we go. Why most so I've been in accountability conversations, one on one group conversations probably done probably 250 at this point in time, and most of them fail. Most of them don't even get to the end, where they're the commitments are kept for the regular conversations that people are going to have let alone the the goals get achieved that people originally set and the main thing, the killer of accountability conversation is friction.

So a very common thing that happens is like, Alright, we want to support each other great. We got goals, it makes sense to be able to work together. Let's set up a zoom call.

And there's like our house next Friday at 10. no good for me house next Thursday at 11. Okay, good. No good for me. All right. So let's just say you get past that hurdle, and you are able to schedule for the time that actually works, that you're able to get together. Now, you've got to be in the right energy space, to be able to have the conversations and have the structures and be able to follow up on those. So what people do is like they're right, then they, they think, Alright, we're doing this too often.

Let's extend the cadence, which is a challenge for an accountability structure to be able to work. In my opinion, it needs to be more frequent. It needs to be daily for people to get together, but who's got the time to be able to get together. So the ones that work? The best are the ones that are done, asynchronously.

For me, I believe voice is the best way to go. Because voice is the most frictionless way for people to be able to most frictionless way for people to be able to connect. So a couple of different platforms. My favorite, obviously, or I don't know if it's obvious, is Yak. If you hit me up on yak, why ac.com forward slash Justin F, we can immediately get into our accountability conversation and set a cadence that actually works and I can handle I'm probably having one on one conversations on a daily basis with 20 or 30. People at this point, they're not all accountability conversations.

But we can go from zero to in the conversation very quickly. Some people don't want to add a new platform, which I completely understand. WhatsApp works just as well. WhatsApp is great, it's global. So all you need is a cell phone to be able to get into it. Some people don't like the security of WhatsApp. So that becomes an you know, an issue in what they're actually doing with their data. But those are the ways stay away from the zooms stay away from those scheduled meeting.

Personally, I don't like doing stuff and writing some people like doing their stuff in writing. And it is more effective when you actually put something down in writing. The challenge is it's very difficult to to stay in the conversation long enough when you put stuff in writing. So the main big killer, and I was having a conversation. I believe this is actually documented. But it was a conversation with john stepper from working out loud. And I think he actually I don't know if we've documented he actually captured it live.

He said the biggest challenge of working out loud circles getting people together for 12 weeks is the scheduling and the time once you actually get there, the stuff...