Accountability Partners

Accountability Partners

Hey team, so here we are. It is Wednesday Workshop. It is the 13th, and this Sunday we have St. Patty’s Day coming up. So, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we got the clover leaf behind us. I’m wearing clover leaves, I’m wearing green, I’m all over it. I sent out a video a little bit ago, a couple weeks ago alerting people to this Sunday.

It’s not too late. If you want to send me an email and say, “Hey Chad, I want to get in on it. I’m going to bring my girlfriend or I’m going to bring my buddy.” We’re going to come and watch the video. Have some pizza and hang out with you. Just bring yourselves, like I said, five or 10 bucks. Make sure you have enough money for celebrating and the pizza. We’ll get together, we’ll watch a video.

It’s “Boondock Saints,” it’s got some language and stuff. It’s not necessarily kid-appropriate. But it is a cult classic. It’s something I kind of grew up on. Being a marine, watching these kind of videos. It’s got some humor in it. It may not be for everybody, but it’s definitely something that some of you may like.

If it’s something you want to be a part of, you want to join us here on the 17th at 5 PM.

Even if you’re on patrol that night, you just can’t drink any liquor if you’re going out on work. But you can join us. Have some pizza, have some popcorn, celebrate with the rest of us. We love to eat cake, so getting together like a family. Celebrating in our living room here at the Sandy office will be a lot of fun.

Alright, let’s get to the Wednesday Workshop. Wednesday Workshop this week is a man by Charles, names is Charles Swindoll. He said, “Those who choose to be accountable have the greatest hope for maturity.” And I like that because recently I was talking, and I’ve been talking actually to a couple different people. I’ve had some interviews with some officers, I’ve met with some team leaders.

I’ve met some people outside of work. And I’ve talked at leadership on the subject of accountability. Having an accountability partner, having people to be accountable to.

The greatest way for success is to have accountability partners.

Somebody that you hold accountable or that holds you accountable. We all get down sometimes. Maybe you’ve decided you want to exercise and you’re going to go out. You’re going to run or walk and exercise or go to the gym at 5:30 in the morning before work. And you get up some mornings and you hear snap, crackle, and pop on the way to the bathroom and you’re like, “I just don’t feel it.” You’re feeling a little stiff and you’re like, “Ah, I just don’t feel it, I don’t want to go.” And then that knock on the door happens and they’re like, “Hey bro, let’s go,” and you go.

Or maybe you’re that person that you’re waking up and you’re like, “I don’t feel it, but you know Chad’s counting on me.” And so you go and you knock on my door and you say, “Chad, let’s go, I’m ready,” because you have that accountability partner, somebody to do something with. And like I said, exercise is a great thing. It’s one of the reasons that a lot of things that succeed, succeed best when you have somebody who’s holding you accountable.

So, are you personally an accountability partner? And if not, is somebody else your accountability partner?

If you’re not the accountability partner, then somebody else needs to be yours. And what are you trying to accomplish? Find somebody of like mind that’s trying to accomplish the same thing.

Like I said, whether it be losing weight, exercising, reading a book. Having somebody. The whole 12-step program is accountability partners. If you’re trying to not do drugs, if you’re trying to not drink, if you’re trying to get your life on a better path, having somebody that’s calling you up, checking in with you, coaching you, mentoring you, spending time with you, and holding you accountable to your word. That is a powerful thing.

If you’re trying to save money and get out of debt, having an accountability partner to look over your budget and talk you through, are you staying on track with the plan and the budget that you’ve set forward?

Accountability partner, do you have one? If you don’t, get one. Spend some time, find somebody of like mind that you can celebrate together and work together towards goals that you guys have set and do that thing.

The greatest hope for maturity in your life is by holding yourself accountable.

And having somebody who will hold you accountable in your life, in your marriage, in your relationships, and at work. You can think of your team leaders as accountability partners. They’re there to supervise, coach, mentor, help, and serve you to accomplish the great things in your life. That’s why we have the leadership class, the whole point of it is to raise up accountability partners and people who can help you better yourself in this thing we call work that we spend one-third of our life doing.

All right, God bless you guys, have a wonderful week, and I hope to see you on Sunday. We’ll watch “Boondock Saints,” have some pizza, hang out, and we’ll enjoy. Alright, be valuable, nothing less will do. I’ll see you guys soon. Bye.