Why you need an accountability partner to grow your business
One of the biggest reasons our business goals and aspirations don’t stick is because we don’t hold ourselves accountable. The realization of the work involved in creating the business of our dreams can get overwhelming and instead of taking a step towards that goal, we take a step back and let the negative thoughts take over forcing ourselves into the same holding pattern. This is why you need an accountability partner to grow your business.
Whether you’re looking to grow your online business or lose a few pounds, in the age of social media it’s easier than ever to put yourself out there and let everyone in your circle know what your plans are. Having one person or a group of people with similar goals helps you and them when the going gets tough.
What can an accountability partner do for me?
1. When choosing an accountability partner, inform them of exactly why you’re making this change and how you want them to help you. You want someone you respect that will challenge you to hold yourself to a higher standard. Let them know you want them to check in on your progress, but that you’re also holding yourself responsible for your actions. Being personally responsible is just as important as having someone invest in you.
2. Once you’ve found someone or a group, discussing your plans helps work out possible obstacles in the future and having a different perspective can even identify kinks you may not have thought about. You want a partner in this that will push you out of your comfort zone and won’t let you get off course. And if you do get off course, they’ll be right there to push you forward.
3. An accountability partner is also great motivation. They should be your biggest cheerleader, but having someone working towards the same goals can result in friendly competitions and sometimes it’s just the incentive you need to push that much harder, or faster. It also keeps you engaged.
4. Being a part of a group of like-minded individuals can boost your self-esteem and help keep you on track. This is where the Wellness Cooking Academy Student Support Group and Mastermind comes into play. Our monthly mastermind and active Facebook group makes it easier for you to stick to your goals. Think of us as your accountability partner. If you’re not already a student, check out all how you can enroll and get started.
5. Another plus side of an accountability partner is realizing you’re not alone. You have someone to vent your frustrations to, someone to celebrate your successes with and someone who is looking for the same in you. Being an accountability buddy is a big responsibility, just like you don’t want to be let down, you don’t want to let your partner down either. If you make a plan to grow your health coach practice or start teaching healthy cooking classes, put it out there so that your group can support and cheer you on. Feeling stuck? Ask a the question, someone else might be in the same boat as you. Can’t wait to see you there!
I am a total appetizer, cheese and cracker kind of person, but as you can imagine, you can’t indulge in such things very often. So in my quest to find a truly health replacement for the cracker I came up these little beauties, Rosemary Cauliflower Cheese Crisps. Sort of reminiscent of the crispy edges to cauliflower pizza crust with a rosemary twist. Maybe not completely quilt free but I’m getting closer.
This is just one of the many delicious and healthy recipes that you will find in Weekly Menu Plans in Your Inbox. Each week you’ll receive 5 entree recipes, a combo of 5 breakfast, lunch, snack and dessert recipes, plus a ready made shopping list to make staying healthy a breeze!
My only complaint and I use that term loosely, is that they don’t stay crisp if you so happen to have any leftovers. Still delicious, but just a little softer. My solution is not to have any leftovers! So the next time you’re trying to think of a quick and easy appetizer, but one that will still impress your friends, I hope you try these Rosemary Cauliflower Cheese Crisps. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Too often I see wellness coaches struggling and making the same mistakes when building your health coach practice. Maybe you can see yourself in some of the common downfalls solopreneurs make.
Most importantly, coaches don’t realize that they are in essence now entrepreneurs. They are trained on how to help people live healthier lives, but they are not given enough tools to help them go out and build their business.
There are 3 mistakes you want to avoid…
1) Pushing a large program too early
2) Not having a short term or entry program that you are inviting them to (your call to action)
3) Not realizing that potential clients need to get to know, like and trust you before they sign up for a long-term coaching program.
If you were trained to offer a six-month program, you will need to rethink that, it’s not that it can’t be done, but you need to invite people strategically.
Let’s face it – to them, you’re a stranger, unless they are not, that’s another story.
It’s important that you build a bond of trust, but how do you begin to do this?
A great option is to have a short-term, low-cost program in place that draws people in so they can get to know you.
The Academy’s strategy is to hold a cooking class that introduces her short-term program. When you tie your program into the cooking class theme you are establishing the relationship and then directing them on how they can take their next step with you.
Each week the Academy introduces a different strategy to build your business, each one builds upon the other.
Maybe you never realized, once you become a health coach you are an entrepreneur, unless of course you work in a doctor’s office or under the direction of someone else.
This course gives you EVERYTHING you need to promote, launch and facilitate a SUCCESSFUL business campaign to get yourself in front of people, expand your reach and gain new clients.
The Academy and their BUSINESS IN A BOX system includes everything you need when building your health coach practice, so all that’s left to do is what you do best: teach and COACH. It doesn’t get much easier than this.
And because the program includes a live monthly mastermind, you get an opportunity to get connected with an amazing community of health coaches while you are adding more clients – a total win-win.
To help you get started right away, we suggests that you start to map out your system; have a cooking class, demo or talk scheduled and the short-term program you are inviting them to. We goes into this in great detail in the program and even provides you with the material! Sounds like a win-win to me!
Any questions? Ask them in the comments below. Sherri and I would love to hear from you!
How Do Teaching Healthy Cooking Classes and Corporate Wellness Go Hand in Hand?
As you are probably aware health costs continue to rise. Employers are sometimes forced to shift the expense onto their employees by reducing their benefits and going with higher deductibles.
In order to combat these rising costs, more and more companies are adding in wellness programs. Some of them have been successful and some have not.
Corporate wellness programs are designed to nurture wellness in workers, regardless of the work environment. None of these things are a substitute for routine medical checkups, but Corporate Wellness programs are designed to make medical treatment and medication for employees less needed.
When you have healthy employees, your company reaps the benefits. A correctly designed wellness program can increase productivity, boost moral and reduce stress. Wellness programs help employees make smart and healthy choices that can reduce health care costs, increase vitality and diminish absenteeism.
As a health coach, you can provide organizations with Healthy Cooking Classes as Lunch & Learn workshops and group wellness programs that help improve their food choices, creating more energy, better productivity and a general increase in their overall health.
Corporate Wellness Lunch and Learns get you in front of large groups of people and are the perfect way to expand your health coach business!
The way a particular person loses weight is a highly individual matter. Two different weight-loss plans may be equally successful and yet have little or nothing in common. You have to find a plan that is right for you. The 20 Healthy Tips for Weight-loss Success found below may give you an advantage regardless of whether you are trying to lose weight or just wanting to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Eat foods you like
Eat regular meals
Stress “dos”, not “don’ts”
Visualize a changed future self
Emphasize high nutrition density
Adopt a realistic plan
Watch out for second helpings of higher-calorie foods
Watch out for food labeled low fat, they may contain additives and more sugar
Go easy on foods that are high in fat or sugar, replace with gentle sweeteners
Limit alcoholic beverages
Roast, broil, boil, steam or poach foods rather than fry them
If eating meat, select lean cuts and trim visible fat
Plan ahead for snacks of fruit, vegetables or low-fat yogurt
Use spices and herbs instead of sauces, butter or other fats
If using dairy, Consume only organic low-fat or fat-free dairy products
Try fresh fruit for dessert or baked products made with less fat and sugar
Use alternatives to foods as rewards such as long walks, relaxing baths, a visit with a friend, a hobby, gardening or a good book
Keep a food diary
Aim for 60 minutes of exercise on most days of the week; try wearing a pedometer and walking 10,000 to 12,000 steps a day
Bonus Tip: You can’t go wrong eating as much as you can the way nature provided.
I hope these healthy tips help. Please share any additional tips that you have found that work for you in the comments section below. I look forward to reading them!