Accountability for Gaining Momentum

Don’t give yourself an out.

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In this behind-the-scenes interview from Leadercast 2020—Positive Disruption, Amy Jo Martin, digital media pioneer and best-selling author, shares her advice for going from idea to action. 

The best way to do that is to hold yourself accountable, says Amy Jo. “Put a mechanism in place that holds you accountable; don't give yourself an out,” she explains. “You have to kind of back yourself up into a corner so you know you have to move forward. It's the best way to push over that starting line and get momentum.”

Watch the video to learn simple steps you can take to hold yourself accountable. 

TAKEAWAYS
- To go from idea to action, put a mechanism in place to hold you accountable.
- Schedule regular meets that you know will push a project into action.
- Don’t give yourself an out. If you want to take the island, burn the boat.

My best advice for going from idea to action, for navigating that delta between dreaming and doing is to put a mechanism in place that holds you accountable. Don't give yourself an out.

So you have to do this yourself. You have to kind of back yourself up into a corner so you know you have to move forward, right? It's the best way to push over that starting line and get momentum. How can this be done? It could be as simple as scheduling a meeting, getting a meeting on the books that you know will give a project, an idea momentum and push it into action, right?

So nothing that's impressive that we see out there right now, nothing that we see that seems fancy, ever started fancy. Right? It always starts with something small, a baby step. And the quickest way to get going is by pushing yourself forward. Don't give yourself an out, right? If you want to take the island, burn your boat. Get going forward. Greenlight that idea. It doesn't mean you have to execute it today and fully finish this project, but you do have to get started.

Amy Jo Martin

Named one of the most powerful women on Twitter by Forbes, Amy Jo Martin helps people and businesses revolutionize their brands. She is an author of “Renegades Write the Rules,” host of the acclaimed “Why Not Now?” podcast and founder...

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