Accountability groups are at their best when a group of committed peers shares attainable goals in regular intervals, without competition or judgment. Setting doable goals in writing and following up on the associated implementation efforts can be a powerful tool to take full responsibility for big objectives.
We will use S.M.A.R.T. goals, which are:
Evidence has shown that people with chronic disorganization challenges can particularly benefit from ongoing accountability.
Membership in the new Accountability for Translators group will cost $30.00 per quarter. We will maintain an ongoing conversation with special prompts and questions in a dedicated Slack forum. Members should be prepared to make regular contributions to the discussion and we will hold live (recorded) sessions to discuss specific challenges.
How I define accountability in my work:
As freelance translators, we are of course accountable to our clients for product quality and deadlines, but we are on our own when it comes to other business aspects such as income growth, specialization, time use or marketing. Naturally, we give preference to tasks that feel easier and tend to postpone activities that are challenging. For some people, that may be organizational tasks, while others find it overwhelming to do their billing on time. That's where accountability comes in: When we share and discuss difficult tasks in a place without judgment, we can look at underlying assumptions and figure out what works. In my experience, lack of time is typically not the only reason why something isn't getting done. Holding yourself and others accountable will create the commitment you need for choosing change.
Registration for the new accountability group ends August 31, 2019. Prior participation in the Time Crunch project is not required, but the group is specifically designed for freelance translators. I will happily set up similar for other professional groups on demand. The forum discussion will officially start on September 2, 2019.
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