Step 1: Tell me your deadlines 📅
Share with me your to-dos via email, Whatsapp, and/or Telegram. It can be anything as long as it has a deadline: from finishing a work project for next month to going to the gym this evening.
Step 2: Do it and prove it 👀
Once you've completed a task, show me proof of it with a photo or screenshot. Don't worry, I delete them immediately and never ever share them. Planning world domination? No one will know.
Step 3: Achieve your goals (finally!) 💪
Keeping you accountable means you'll become a better and more reliable version of yourself. You'll be surprised how easily you'll achieve world domination!
"...but what if I keep procrastinating?"
...but what if I keep procrastinating?
Bad boy. No cookies for you!
Seriously though, I'll keep track of all your deadlines and won't ignore them. If you don't complete a task, I will ask you to re-schedule it and I'll insist until you complete it. If you're proficient in procrastinating I might get a bit annoying, but that's the point of all this.
If it's important for you, it's important for me that you do it.
Accountability for lone wolves
Accountability for lone wolves
The hardest part of managing your own time is sticking to your plans. Lack of accountability is one of the reasons it's challenging to be a solopreneur and/or freelancer (one of many reasons). You have plenty of stuff to do, life always wants to get in the way, and no-one is there to help you keep yourself on track.
Yes, you could try asking friends or joining accountability groups. But here's the problem:
- Accountability groups require you to waste your time checking on others. If the point of this all is to use your limited time better, it doesn't make sense to waste it checking on people you don't care about.
- Friends flake after some time. That's ok - you don't want to mess up friendships by turning your friends into your supervisors.
If I keep you accountable your goals and deadlines won't be ignored, and you won't have to keep track of anyone's tasks. It'll be all about you. Which leads us to...
What about other alternatives like asking friends, joining accountability groups, or using productivity apps?
For any kind of tasks
You can share with me any kind of task, both professional and personal. If you can plan it, I'll make sure that you accomplish it. The only requisite is that it has a clear deadline.
Write me the task and deadline via email, Whatsapp, Telegram, and/or carrier pigeon* - whatever is the easiest for you at the moment.
Once you've completed a task, show me a photo or screenshot to prove it. I know that sometimes that's not possible, like with confidential projects or phone calls. But you get the idea: prove it as much as you can.
Here are some examples of tasks you could plan:
- Work at least 3h on a new design for Robert before 4 PM.
- Finish landing page by next Monday noon.
- Start working at 8 AM every day.
- Call mum before 8 PM.
- Go to the gym at 6 PM.
Of course, I will never ever share any of your information. I will also delete all the images you send me immediately after checking them. No one will ever know about your world domination plans.
You can keep using your favorite productivity apps
Good. Keep using them. When I keep you accountable you can keep using any kind of to-do list and productivity-tracking systems that you like. Simply let me know the tasks you've planned in the app and I'll make sure you do them for real.
If you don't use anything to track your tasks and progress, that's fine. It's not necessary to use any app to start using CheckWise. And if you want it, I'll track your progress myself so that you can easily see how you're improving over time.
I'm not an app nor a robot (as far as I know). So what you'll get from me is the human accountability element that software can't give you: The human push that lone wolves like us are missing because of the nature of our work and life.
"You are 95% more likely to complete your goals if you're accountable to someone."
- American Society for Training and Development
Never miss a deadline again
Nothing sabotages your career and relationships more than being unreliable.
Sticking to your to-dos means you'll become a more trustable individual. And if you're trustable, next time you start a new project or habit you (and others) will be confident that you can do it.
*GoT fans can opt for a raven