- Jill and Brad talk about how no one’s ever mad at them when they don’t follow through on anything. Sound like a sob story waiting to happen? Of course it is. They talk about ways that they find accountability in their businesses, peer pressure they experience in their adult lives, and how Brad tracks his progress by using a scoreboard. Find out what ridiculosity ensues by listening to this latest episode. Then tweet and post about it (reminder: hashtag them at #jillnbrad) and make sure that you’ve gotten your copy of their incredible e-book! Get it here.
- Marc Talluto is the founder of Fruition Partners where he helps clients achieve superior results by combining extensive experience with service management tools and processes with a large and varied history of ServiceNow implementation and development work.Find him on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
- WE’RE GOING LIVE…AGAIN!!! Breaking Down Your Business has its second stop on the Hand Gestures Tour where Brad and Jill will be doing their SECOND LIVE. TAPING. On October 2, 2014, ContentJam will be hosting Jill & Brad as they talk to marketers at this exceptional Chicago conference. They’ll make you laugh. They’ll throw things at you. And they’ll be sure to embarrass themselves a tremendous amount. Join them!
Top 5 Ways To Get Accountability
- We all need ways to get accountability so we can stick to what we said we were going to do to build a better business. If you do something as simple as asking someone to hold you to it, you’ve done more than plenty of other businesspeople. Set up reminders that pop up when you most need them. Set up systems — if you don’t get it done by X date, then Y will happen (self-punishment, much?) or join a group for support so that when you publicly state your goals, all eyes are on you. Have ways of your own that you get accountability to keep you on track? Call Jill & Brad at 708.872.7878 and let them know.
- Cate Conroy is the founder of Concentric Content where she helps companies communicate better (so much better!) with their target audience. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Tool of the Week:
- Boomerang – It’s a Gmail add-on that lets you schedule when you want email sent so you don’t look available at all hours even if you’re writing emails at all hours!
SELFIE CONTEST! Brought to you by ContentJam! Take a selfie while you’re listening to the Breaking Down Your Business podcast, post it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #JillnBrad, and you could win one conference pass to the conference!
- EnMast.com is a small business owner community that offers members a supportive community and mass resource to help owners. Like getting paid? You have to go get the Pricing Kit that will help you learn how to raise your prices, when to do it, how to tell your clients to do it, and will get you to…wait for it…raise your prices! Go get it here! HERE!
- The Founding Moms Conference – Attend the first international conference that Jill’s organization, The Founding Moms, is hosting in Chicago. Mark your calendars for amazing speakers, inspiring attendees, delicious food and bands! Bands! Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Hall. Get your tickets here.
‘KK’ Writes In:
“I’m always learning about you and your biz style, Jill. It’s like reading your diary.” (Listen to the episode to hear who this mystery listener is!)
Resources mentioned in the podcast:
- Vistage – They’re a networking organization that brings together groups of successful executives across a broad array of industries.
- C12 – They’re a networking organization that helps you to lead a thriving, profitable Christian company.
- Infusionsoft – Awesome sponsor of The Founding Moms Conference!
- Elance – Awesome sponsor of The Founding Moms Conference!
- Meetup – Awesome sponsor of The Founding Moms Conference!
- Mandarin Oriental – Amazing hotel and hosted Jill in San Francisco recently. She misses the pillows very much.
- IFTTT – It stands for If This Then That. It’s a stellar website, check out their recipes.
- Pat Flynn – he publishes his income each month on his blog, Smart Passive Income, to hold himself accountable!
- Raising Digital Natives – Devorah Heitner, who runs this biz, recommended our tool this week to Jill!
What are some of the ways that you hold yourself accountable in your business? Did Brad and Jill miss anything? Let us know! Leave us a Google Voicemail so that we can read it in a future episode at 708.872.7878. Or tweet at us using hashtag #jillnbrad. And leave us a review on iTunes — pretty please?Over here.