Kyle - Our Wealthy Affiliate Accountability Partner

Last Update: May 14, 2018

Accountability Quotes

Accountability. Such a big hairy scary word. Right?

Holding ourselves accountable to building our online empire isn't always easy. Sometimes it's downright hard. Especially when our lives are busy and full.

So I've added some Inspiring #AccountabilityQuotes to this post that may help motivate you to keep you on keeping on in those moments when life's burdens, curveballs and busy-ness seem to be slowing down your business. And driving you crazy in the process.

Darkness into Light

On Saturday morning I got up at 4:30am to get ready for a 5km Walk.

I joined 200,000 people across the globe for an initiative called #DarknessintoLight that began in Ireland in 2009 as fundraiser for Pieta House, which is a suicide and self harm crisis centre. This was the first year that Cape Town participated.

People start walking before dawn to signify darkness into light as the walk aims to break through the stigma of depression, self harm and suicide.

It's nearly Winter here so it was cold and drizzly on Saturday morning, yet 1300+ people came out to do the walk.


Accountability Partners

I wouldn't have known about this walk if it weren't for my friend, Mandy. I probably wouldn't have made it on the walk either if it weren't for her and her friend Melissa coming to fetch me on the way.

Because my son woke up while I was busy getting ready and I had to leave him at home crying to come with me. (He's only 4 so he's still a bit young to complete a 5km walk).

Having an Accountability partner can be exactly what you need to spring into action.


And Mandy and Melissa somehow even managed to get to me to run half of it.

We observed the first 1km of silent walking to honour and remember lost friends and then did the rest of the walk as an interval training session.

If it weren't for my friends, I would never have finished the walk feeling so exhilarated and triumphant. Mandy and Melissa were so encouraging. They never made me feel like I was holding them back (even though I'm sure I was).

With their coaching and coaxing, I was able to finish the walk in 47 minutes, long before most of the other walkers.


Wealthy Affiliate Accountability Partners

At Wealthy Affiliate, we also have a unique opportunity to access Accountability Partners who know exactly what we are going through as we first start and then continue to build an online business.

And Kyle, one of the Founders at Wealthy Affiliate volunteered to be our Accountability Partner when he set up his Super Affiliate Challenge in January this year.

To close out Month 3 of the Super Affiliate Challenge Kyle has set us an important Accountability Task.


Accountability Check-in

Accountability - A Look Back at the last 3 Months

Kyle's 5 Accountability Questions

  1. How did the first 3 months go?
  2. What accomplishments, achievements and business related activities are you proud?
  3. Where did you waste time?
  4. What tasks did you get better with?
  5. What can you do better in the next 3 months?


As we become Accountable, we will build something magnificent.

We will build something magical called Site Trust.

We will become an Authority online just like Kyle and Carson are, joining the many Top Digital Entrepreneurs who have learned their Art right here at Wealthy Affiliate.

So... without further ado, I'll give my answers to Kyle's questions.

How did the first 3 months go?

Well, the first month went brilliantly. It was a rush, but I managed to complete all my tasks and felt a marvellous sense of accomplishment.

In Month 2 and 3 the wheels seemed to come off. I was still completing many of tasks but I never felt I was in control.

I was allowing too many outside distractions to usurp my time. I didn't find the time to write all the content from scratch because I was publishing so many paid guest posts, which, of course, is money in the bank but doesn't give me the same creative outlet and sense of ownership.


What accomplishments, achievements and business related activities are you proud?

I am most proud of the first month when I wrote some of my best posts.

Becoming an Ambassador in Month 1 was also a great achievement and turns out maintaining it for the last 78 days has been an even bigger accomplishment. Or at least, it's felt that way to me as it hasn't been easy.

I also started getting a handle on my social media and site comments in Month 3 and it was fabulous to see the resulting increase in Domain Authority.

Where Did You Waste Time?

I spent hours and hours helping just 2 or 3 members and this left me very little time to pop onto Live Chat every day to help many members.

I caught myself becoming angry and resentful over this one day, which almost resulted in an outburst over Private Message. Luckily my computer battery ran down and I lost my entire message. I wrote a new one saying: "I'm sorry, I just don't have the time to help you right now."

It was a big lesson for me. Who's in control of what I do with my time? Me.

Oh... and is it just me who spends aaages on Keyword research and creating images?

What tasks did you get better with?

  • I think perhaps I got better at writing.
  • I learnt how to batch tasks to save time which has been a huge win.
  • I think my headlines and titles may have improved somewhat.
  • In month 3 I got better at sharing posts on social media.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

I'd like to write more of my own posts in the next 3 months.

I'd like to say I'm going to be less distracted and focus ONLY on the tasks Kyle sets for us but I know that's virtually an impossible promise.

Because I have a very exciting project on the go in the background. One that will take a lot of time and energy to get off the ground but once it's up and running, will free up my time and make me far more efficient and effective.

Plus, with 3 thriving sites, I have people constantly contacting me asking to collaborate on all kinds of things and I feel its important to be open to the opportunities that come my way.

Ooh, and I'm really keen to do Jay's recent training on creating YouTube videos as that's one my goals this year. I'm hoping Kyle has VIDEO in store for us in Month 4.


“You are not who you say you are but rather what you do. Look at what it is that you do. If you don't like what you see: decide what you would like to see instead. Make those changes. Realize your potential. Harness your power. Seize every opportunity and do what it is that allows you to be true to yourself. Don't deny yourself your path. Only you can decide. Only you have that power. Only you are living your life.”

Akiroq Brost

Do you have an Accountability Partner?

How did you do with Kyle's Accountability Check-in?

I read a lot of responses on Friday. They were amazing. Everyone was so honest and clear. Well done for being Accountable SWAGs.

To Your Success

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anusuya1 Premium
Loved this post of yours. It is pleasant to see you are virtually running with your dreams. I am starting out here and see lots of loaded responsibilities to have an authority in online business building. Yours quotes instilled me with lots of inspirations. Thank you.
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laurenjean Premium
Aah, wonderful Anusuya! Happy to hear that this post inspired you. I wish you well with your online journey.
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AlanJE Premium
Good post Lauren, I need an accountability partner, Best Alan
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laurenjean Premium
Good luck finding the perfect accountability partner, Alan. Might be nice to find one who's in the same niche as you?
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Twoscribe Premium
Some very profound ideas in this post, good work. When you make people slow down and THINK.......it’s a good thing.
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laurenjean Premium
Aw, Thanks Angela. So pleased to hear you found this post thought-provoking.
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Jeannah Premium
A really great post. Thanks, I enjoyed every word... Best wishes!
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laurenjean Premium
Thank you Jean. So happy to hear that. Lovely to meet you. Wishing you every success here too.
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dtout Premium
Marvelous!!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Donna. Glad you enjoyed!
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Freisia Premium
Lauren this is a fantastic review of the past 3 months of learning with Kyle and the team. you have outlined all the lessons you have learned and the things you need to work on. I love the way you have woven in some very appropriate quotes and illustrations. .
This was an awesome read and one I would like to share if I may.
I have not done so well as I have been distracted by other issues but you have inspired me to hang in and keep focusing on the goal ahead.
Thank you for your encouragement.
Cheers
Judy
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Judy, wow, what a compliment. THANK YOU. You are most welcome to share this post, don't forget to use the affiliate link if you're sharing on social media.
I hear you on the distractions. Keeping focused is tricky. You are not alone. Let's encourage each other.
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Internetgranny Premium
A great post, great quotes and great insights. You can truly be proud of what you have achieved.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much, Isabella. That's kind of you.
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heljam404A Premium
Enjoyed your post, thanks.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Robert.
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GailLowe Premium
Wonderful post Lauren. Great insights and good, honest accountability too. So good to have you on our team. Thank you.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks for the compliments, Gail. I sped-read yours yesterday as I ran out of time, will pop back and read it properly today. Just as wonderful having you on our team.
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GailLowe Premium
No rush - and thanks. If you do read it again, make sure you also read my later blog about having 'one of those days' as well, for the true picture! :)
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Sammy-B Premium
This is such a great post, Lauren, and everything in there is spot on! Also very well picked quotes I can totally relate to.
I was thinking the other day how much easier it is to pursue your goals with all the community behind you. I feel that everybody here is a great accountability partner giving me a little push when I'm lacking focus at times. But it's so true - we are in charge of our lives and have to accept full responsibility.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much, Sammy. I agree with you. We're all in this together and everyone is so supportive. That's one of the many things that makes Wealthy Affiliate so very special.
Thanks for your ongoing support and caring.
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Lauren,

In your post, I especially liked the bit about your battery running out.
I call this help from the Universe similar to count to 10.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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laurenjean Premium
Hello Taetske
Yes, I agree with you. Saved by the proverbial bell. Phew!
All the best
Lauren
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MojalefaR Premium
Thanks, Lauren.

I do not have an Accountability Partner, at least not yet. I also not in the Swag, but I have been here for three months, so I am responding to the accountability questions to track my progress so far.

I will finish this journey, if there ever is such at WA.

Awesomeness!
Mojalefa.
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laurenjean Premium
Wonderful, Mojalefa. Go for it!
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Yes I have an accountability partner and she is great. And I think you are doing great!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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laurenjean Premium
Wonderful, Elaine! And Thank You.
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Thanks for this great post. I think you did a great job getting all your tasks done. Thank you also for helping me when you are so busy. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.
With love,
Mom
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laurenjean Premium
Aw... I love you millions Mom. Thanks for your patience with me this morning.
Got those 2 paid posts published this arvie. We did great today! Can pat ourselves on the back. Hehe.
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StPaul Premium
Great post very helpful... Keep up the great work. All the very best!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks a lot, Paul. Right back at you.
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JerryMcCoy Premium
Fantastic Post. You are challenging most of us here at WA to do an honest self-evaluation of what is important to us and where we want to go. Thank you.
Jerry
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much Jerry. Kyle's Challenge really, I'm just highlighting it.
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dchapman3 Premium
Thanks for the post. I've been at this here in WA for almost 4 months (May 24th anniversary) and doubt has creeped in from time to time.

When that happens, I write down what I have gotten accomplished and it is great progress that I tend to loose sight of.

Part of accountability is acknowledging what you have gotten done and what you have left to do. Make sure you short term goals support your long term goals.

There is so much help here in WA and that is another motivator for me.
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laurenjean Premium
Really, Don? Only 4 months? Feels like you're part of the furniture here already. Thanks for always popping by to leave a quality comment on my posts.
And Thanks for these great points.
We all experience doubt once in a while but I truly believe the only way we can fail is if we give up.
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KatieMac Premium
This is a awesome post Lauren and your right accountability is a scary word, but it is best to take stock of your progress and look for ways to improve ourselves, I did do my check in and I know I can do better so have come up with a few more ways to improve my chances as an affiliate. Loved your quotes.. when we say it out loud or write it down we can easily find our weak spots even if we work on one at a time we will soon fly
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much Katie. Yes... great point. Illuminate our weak spots, fix em and fly.
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julesnp Premium
Good day Lauren,
I thank you for sharing this very inspiring post. I am looking forward to grow my business in the same direction.....and I am working hard getting there now. Again, thanks for all of you fantastic work and have a great day and wishing you the very best.
Jules
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much for your encouragement, Jules. Appreciate. All the best to you as you continue to grow your online business. You've got this.
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SuzaMarie Premium
Just WOW! Great job on putting it all into perspective. Great info that's well written and looks fabulous...you hit the trifecta! :)
This hits home for since I feel that I haven't been taking advantage of the accountability that we have here at WA. I too, have let other things get in the way of my WA, website, and business goals.
It's time to be accountable.
Thanks!
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laurenjean Premium
Hehe... Thanks a mill, SuzaMarie!! Glad to hear I hit the sweet spot for you!
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ADwalkerhelp Premium
That is awesome Lauen
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks A.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Well done Lauren! Thank you also for the quotes, I like how you've done it.
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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laurenjean Premium
Oh yay! Those are great compliments, especially coming from you, Sharlee. I've always admired your creativity.
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TeamIceCream Premium
[blush] Awww, thank you Lauren - you have no idea how much these words mean to me. We all have our "less-than-great" days, don't we? Today is mine, and receiving this comment - well, words fail me. Thank you! Sending you a BIG eHug! ;-)
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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arielharris7 Premium
wow I am going to follow you Amazing ONe! Great work! And you are on fire..and doing so fabulously! hugs and more hugs
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laurenjean Premium
Aw, Thanks Ariel!! You are always such a boost to my ego. Hehe. I've noticed you're ON FIRE too!
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Winner820 Premium
VERY BIG MEANING. WE GO FAR TOGETHER
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laurenjean Premium
YES!! Thanks for your comment, Salamatu. Let's do this.
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bryanb007 Premium
What a lovely post Lauren.

Well done
Bryanb
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laurenjean Premium
Thank You Bryan. Appreciate.
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nedbert Premium
Wow I loved reading this. Amazing
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much Edwin. Happy to hear that.
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kimgwinter Premium
Well done on all your achievements Lauren, you're doing so well!
What a thought provoking post, much to consider and learn from, I really enjoyed reading it.
All the best xx
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks a million, Kim. So pleased to hear you enjoy this post.
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