This has been a weird year to be a freelancer....some projects were already starting to fall through for one reason or another.....Then coronavirus comes and bangs the last nail in the coffin! Hopefully, not literally..:)
Whether working at home is your new normal or you're a seasoned pro, getting your next favourite project off the ground takes motivation. And sometimes, motivation takes a kick in the XXX. That's why we often work best to deadlines.
But if we are reporting only to ourselves for our own projects, then these can slide down the order of priorities when considering what we are actually spending time on.
That's why using an accountability partner, or buddy, can be a great idea. How does it work?
Basically, you can
1. Set your goal.
There is a whole lot of detail you can go into on this. SMART goals etc...But you're basically trying to measure what you expect to deliver by a certain time.
2. Incentive or reward.
You could have a lot of fun with this part. But what would provide you with the incentive to get it done? An incentive or avoiding a penalty? You can agree that with your accountability buddy
3. Get started
Try it out. If nothing else, you can spur each other on!
Hubconsult has different freelancers, consultants and digital nomads working around the world using its "company in the cloud". Tapping into this network can be ideal to get you motivated, focus on your deadline and make new work colleagues and friends.
In some cases, an accountability buddy can act as much more than a buddy, more like a mentor, and add more value to your project than just keeping you on track.
If you would like to be matched up with an accountability buddy in our Hubconsult community, then please send us a message via one of the links on our website. We will be celebrating meeting your deadline in no-time!