As we are just a few weeks into the New Year and many are making resolutions and setting intentions for 2021, I’d like to share a personal accountability practice that I have been doing for many years.
An accountability practice is something that keeps you focused and committed to your goals. Many successful individuals find that having a system to keep them accountable is a key part of their success.
I call my accountability system The 4 B’s, and they represent the four main areas of my life that I seek to maintain and improve to ensure that I keep evolving and becoming a better version of myself every day, one step at a time.
The 4 B’s Are:
- Body: My physical health
- Being: My spiritual health
- Bonds: The health of my relationships
- Business: My financial health and abundance in my work
Practices to improve your Body can include eating a healthy diet, doing some form of exercise, getting a massage, doing some form of physical work, yoga, etc.
Practices to nurture your Being can include meditation, yoga, prayer, taking a walk in nature, going to your church, synagogue, temple, etc., or any other practice or ritual that increases your spiritual connection.
Activities to strengthen your Bonds may include calling an old friend on the phone, spending time with your family, attending a social event, doing something to help a loved one, co-worker, or friend, among many other actions.
Actions to improve your Business may include creating new content, learning a new skill, taking a course, or anything you do that is working on your business or working in your business.
Here is a sample chart filled out for one week:
The simple chart below has a space for each B for each day of the week. I score myself as either a “0”, a “.5”, or a “1” for each category depending on whether I did something that day to cultivate each area.
At the end of the week, I add up each daily tally to get the weekly score. This has been a powerful practice that shows me exactly where I may be neglected an area of my life so that I can take measures to rectify it.
Below I’ve created a link where you can download the blank 4 B’s sheets to start your own practice.
Good luck and let me know how it goes for you!