Last summer I started waking up every morning at 5:30am to jump on daily accountability calls with Matthew Gallizzi, whom I’d only met once before for lunch. He lived a thousand miles away from me in California and was going through a process of reinvention. I had just left a design firm I’d co-founded and was in a similar place of reinvention and truth seeking. Since we were both in similar places in our lives we thought we’d start doing accountability calls to keep each other on track.
At the time I had no idea that our accountability experiment would change the course of my life and work.
During our morning accountability calls we’d discuss our goals for the day, how the previous day had gone, what we were struggling with, and things we were learning about ourselves and our projects. We’d also give each other feedback on blog copy and site design. The best part though was having another entrepreneur to talk to. Someone that shared my struggles, beliefs, and aspirations. Someone whose willingness to give and accept unfiltered feedback helped me grow and learn more about my own strengths and weaknesses.
We also ended up with a lot of great gifs…
Matthew and I did this every morning for a few months before I decided to pull the trigger and move to California. I ended up living a mile away from Matthew and now we share an office. We also started a podcast about business. This all happened because we let each other become a part of our daily creation process. We had to come to terms with our own insecurities and embrace vulnerability.
The profound things I learned about myself and the confidence that i’ve gained in my own abilities as a result of our accountability calls inspired me to start accountable.us, a community that will create similar experiences and relationships for other entrepreneurs.
If you’re a solo entrepreneur that’s just getting started I encourage you to join us. It’s a great way to meet other driven entrepreneurs, gain the momentum needed to complete your projects, and add structure to your daily grind.