How to make sure accountability will work for you

May 02

Accountability doesn’t always work.

If you’re saying:  “I’ll need you to be on top of me or it’s not going to get done.”  It won’t work.

That means you’re not ready.

On the flip side, if you say: “I can do it all on my own — I don’t need you at all.”  That won’t work either.

That also means you’re not ready.

But there’s a sweet spot between those two opposite attitudes.

And here’s how it sounds:

“I can do this.  But I need accountability for the dips and the tough parts.”

That means you’re ready.

And that’s where accountability works.

P.S.  This applies to weight loss, getting fit, reaching a business goal, and of course, taking control of your finances.

About The Author

Hi, I'm Avraham (pronounced Av-Rum.) I'm a reformed spender, financial coach, and the founder of Avraham Byers Financial (I'm better with money than coming up with company names.) In a funny and non-preachy way, I teach people how to take control of their finances without giving up their smoked butterscotch lattes.


  1. doreen
    May 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm ·

    beautifully put avraham! neither black nor white, accountability is instead, a rather lovely shade of grey…

    • Avraham Byers
      May 2, 2018 at 3:53 pm ·

      Doreen, you got me curious.

      Tell me more about what you mean when you said accountability is a “lovely shade of grey…”

  2. doreen
    May 2, 2018 at 4:40 pm ·

    sure…my noting that accountability is a lovely shade of grey is a reference to the fact that we often we think of things as being black or white: you either like your toilet paper rolling from the top OR the bottom – there’s no in between. and, yet, we often forget that it can be a combination of both. maybe you like your tp rolling from the top on mondays, wednesdays, and fridays, and, from the bottom on tuesdays and thursdays. similarly, your pointing out that accountability is neither an all or nothing sort of thing is like saying it’s neither black nor white, but rather a mix of the two…a lovely shade of grey…

    • Avraham Byers
      May 2, 2018 at 4:49 pm ·

      Love how you tied in the toilet paper. Lol!

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