Episode 367: [PGSD Enrollment Week] The 3 Kinds of Accountability Inside PGSD

Episode 367: [PGSD Enrollment Week] The 3 Kinds of Accountability Inside PGSD

PGSD will have you doing the most important tasks for your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. This is inevitable when you follow the PGSD Process: to plan properly, follow through 80% of the time, rest without guilt and repeat.

And there are 3 types of accountability inside PGSD that will turn your new-found productivity into something that’s sustainable long-term:

  1. Self-accountability
  2. Peer accountability
  3. Expert accountability

A lot of perfectionists are worried that if they become more productive and more successful then it won’t be sustainable.

The 3 types of accountability you get inside PGSD make it easy to become someone who’s getting shit done AND to do it sustainably, long-term.

You’re smart but there’s only so much that information can help you with…

Accountability, coaching and support is what turns knowing into DOING.

I talk more about the 3 kinds of accountability inside PGSD and how they’ll help you get out of your own way long-term in today’s episode.

By the end of this episode, you’ll understand why you aren’t able to keep yourself accountable (yet) and how PGSD helps you change that for good with the 3 types of accountability you get inside my program.

Find the full episode transcript and show notes at samlaurabrown.com/episodeXXX.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Why perfectionists need accountability to make lasting change
  • Why you aren’t able to keep yourself accountable (yet)
  • The 3 types of accountability that you get inside PGSD
  • How PGSD helps you get out of your own way in your business

Our final 2022 enrollment week for PGSD ends at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November.

Perfectionists Getting Shit one is my program for perfectionist entrepreneurs. It will have planning properly as a perfectionist and doing the most important tasks in your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. And it provides the accountability to make your new-found productivity levels sustainable long-term, even if you prefer to lurk and learn from the shadows.

This will be our final enrollment week for PGSD in 2022. Enrollment is now open and will close at 11:59pm New York Time on 1 November 2022. To sign up visit: samlaurabrown.com/pgsd.

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Hi, and welcome to another episode of The Perfectionism Project. A podcast full of perfectionism advice for entrepreneurs. My name is Sam Laura Brown, I help entrepreneurs release their perfectionism handbrake, so they can get out of their own way and build a fulfilling and profitable business. I’m the founder of the perfectionist getting shit done group coaching program, which is otherwise known as PGSD. And for even more perfectionism advice to help you with your business, you can follow me on Instagram @perfectionismproject.

Sam Laura Brown

Just a quick note before we get into the episode, there’s less than 48 hours left to sign up for PGSD at the time this episode is being released. So I just wanted to make sure you know that and now let’s get into the episode. 

It is our final enrollment week for Perfectionist Getting Shit Done for 2022. So I want to invite you inside PGSD before the doors close at 11:59pm New York time on the first of November. So the link to sign up in the shownotes for Perfectionist Getting Shit Done to join us samlaurabrown.com/pgsd. If you do want a more in depth look at PGSD, Episode 364 is where I share that.

But in this episode, I want to talk to you about the three kinds of accountability inside PGSD.  So what is PGSD, if you don’t know, PGSD will have you doing the most important tasks for your business in a consistent, sustainable, productive and courageous way. And provides accountability to make that something that you do long term. And I talk about it like it’s like learning to drive because your follow through problems, your burnout problems, they all just come back to planning you haven’t been planning properly as a perfectionist. Of course you haven’t.

Most planning and advice doesn’t work for perfectionist. So you were so close to being able to do the things you know you need to do. And it’s just as planning piece that you are missing. And when you learn to plan properly. It is like learning to drive because you learn it once and you get the benefits for a lifetime, you get to put it on autopilot. At a certain point quite quickly, if you remember what it was like to learn how to drive, that you put it on autopilot and you’re able to in the case of planning properly, be someone who shows up consistently and courageously productively in a way that doesn’t make you burn out year after year after year after year after year. 

So in PGSD, let’s talk about the accountability piece. Because this is so important for perfectionist, this is absolutely huge. And I want to make sure you know how important it is. And you know about what kind of accountability you’re going to get inside PGSD.  So there are three kinds of accountability that are going to turn a temporary burst of productivity, which you’ve probably experienced before, especially if you’re working in stops and starts and spurts of motivation, like two weeks on six weeks off kind of thing.

That accountability is what’s going to have you turning, being productive being someone who gets your done without burning out into something that’s just a sustainable, enjoyable way of life. You’re no longer having to think about like, when you’re productive. I wonder how long this is going to last. the accountability piece helps that question vanish. So let’s talk about the three kinds of self accountability, peer accountability and expert accountability. So self accountability, if your perfectionism handbrake is on, and if you’ve been planning in a way that doesn’t actually work for perfectionism, which isn’t your fault, then this is going to be the case, then your self accountability, your ability to trust yourself to do what you said you would do when you said you would do it is not very strong right now. And that’s okay, that’s not actually a problem whatsoever.

Because you’re going to learn that inside PGSD over time. And the other two kinds of accountability are going to get you where you need to go while you’re working on that. But it is important to mention the self accountability piece because that is what’s going to have this be sustainable long term. Because we want to have you at a certain point you don’t need the peer accountability or expert accountability anymore. You can have it because you want it but you’re no longer needing it because you have a self accountability skill set, that you’re able to trust yourself to do what you said you would do. So this develops naturally when you are planning properly. It’s part of what happens when you’re planning in a way that gets your perfectionist mindset on your side. You develop self trust, you develop self accountability. This of course flows over into every area of your life, into health and fitness into relationships into finances, you’re able to be someone who does what they said they would do when they said they would do it. It’s just it’s such an incredible way to live. When you were able to have that relationship with yourself to really trust yourself.

So as I said, while you’re working on building that you have inside PGSD, peer accountability and expert accountability to have you really doing the most important things in your business consistently sustainably productively and courageously been out of your own way basically, is what it means you’ve been out of your own way in your business. And so with the PGSD process, so that’s a process you’re going to learn inside PGSD, that creates that result that you have that coupled with this accountability is what makes all the difference. 

So let’s talk about peer accountability first. So one of the reasons I started PGSD was because when I was doing one on one coaching, I had one on one clients, they were all just telling me that they felt like there was something wrong with them, and that they were the only one who could like make these plans. And they knew they had so much potential, they love being productive, they’re smart. And they wouldn’t do the things they said they would do, and that they felt so ashamed about that, like there was something fundamentally wrong with them. And part of that was because they just didn’t have access to a peer community of other people who would help them feel normal and just see that actually, there was nothing wrong with them. They just weren’t planning properly, but there was nothing wrong with them. And it just removes so much shame. When you are in a peer community, where everyone else is working towards the same kind of goals as you they’re in it together, they’re having very similar struggles to you. This is what makes the coaching calls and listening to the replays on the private podcast. It’s what makes it so effective, that even if you’re not getting quotes yourself, like you’re surrounded by people who are thinking in a very similar way to you who are working towards very similar goals as you are. And so just that alone removes so much shame. And we know perfectionism is a strategy to avoid shame. And it makes us procrastinate, stay in overwhelm, and burnout, it makes us go into all or nothing thinking, it makes us people please. And when you start to get that that’s not a like a you problem kind of thing. Like you’re not the only one, you don’t have like it releases your perfectionism handbrake just by being in that community, because you no longer feel ashamed about who you are. And you’re actually able to just learn how to plan properly and do the things you need to do. And you don’t have to keep holding on to this story that you’re broken, you need to fix it. And it is big mountain of work you need to do actually, you just need to learn how to plan properly, you’re so close to being able to have the business you want to have. And so when you’re in the peer community, and you have that peer accountability of others, who were there that you’ve like, you’ve shared with them, your goals and what you’re working towards, and everything like that. It just creates a sense of community, you’re in it together. And having a community and accountability like with other people where you feel safe to be yourself to share what’s really going on the ups and downs, you’re encouraged to celebrate your wins, including making money, which is often hard to talk about with people who don’t have a business who don’t get what it’s like, especially at the point and this will happen. When you are making more money than other people in your life with real quote unquote, jobs. Your job is your business, definitely real. But I’m using quotes so that you’re making more money, you’re working less time. And it might get uncomfortable to share with them how well you’re doing to just have a community that can celebrate that with you, but also can support you in going further and achieving your bigger goals. Instead of just being like, Well, shouldn’t this be enough like they have the same ambition and drive that you have and the potential as well they get it. So it’s like celebrating and also supporting you and holding you no matter what level of growth you’re at. And knowing too that even if you’re lacking like we perfectionist we love to lurk, and just kind of hide out in the shadows. So you can be in pjs and completely like not be posting in the forum, not be on the coaching calls at all. And you can get all the benefits of the peer community and having this peer accountability just by listening to the coaching call replays on the private podcast. It will surround you with the community without you even having to D lac is what we call it in PGSD come out of the shadows. So that makes such a difference. As I said, it removes so much shame helps make your goals feel normal. And it really just has you like if you think about being around too. For example for me, I went to university, I did loan finance. And when everyone else in your life is going to university too. It’s kind of like easier to go because everyone else is doing it and you feel like oh, I should do that too. And a lot of us like kind of just end up doing that even if it wasn’t something we had planned. So just imagine if you had a community but it was actually centered around like what you actually want to do and it just becomes easy. aim to do that thing because everyone else is doing it like everyone else is planning properly and working on their business goals and making more money and into personal development. Like it just becomes normal and easy. And we gravitate towards that. And this is what I mean when I talk about like getting your perfectionist mindset on your side. If you’re scared of judgment currently in a bit of a people pleaser, pagan worries about PGSD as I when they join, then like, why not use that to your advantage while you’re working on getting into growth mindset. And get yourself in a community where you feel pulled towards being like everyone else, and everyone else is doing the stuff you want to be doing and being the way you want to be.

So there’s that pure accountability, an expert accountability. So this is having someone who can help you spot common mistakes and pitfalls and help you actually avoid them, who can give you personalized advice, so that everything is relevant to your situation I love in PGSD, all our coaching calls, like everyone in PGSD has a business that might be different kinds of business. We have copywriters, photographers, fashion designers, coaches. What else do we have web developers, YouTubers, dancers. Like all the things.

And so everything, because we’re focused on getting out of our own way, and that perfectionist mindset, regardless of that everything on every call is going to be relevant to you. So this is why you’re gonna get the expert accountability, even if you don’t get quotes yourself, even if you don’t go to any of the coaching calls. So having an expert who can actually point out, like, Hey, here’s where you’re going wrong. And here’s a simple fix that will solve it, instead of you having to just be out on your own. If you think about driving, and you have an instructor, who’s able to be like, hey, just remember, you know, check your mirrors before you merge across. How helpful that is that instead of us having to remember every single thing, like we have someone who is there to keep us accountable to what we’re working towards, like keep us focused on what actually matters. And just help us stay on track. And is also like one way, accountability. So like, you don’t have to keep your coach accountable. They’re showing up and keeping you accountable. So you don’t have to, like it’s just as very reliable accountability that’s always going to be there for you. And as I said, like having this peer accountability and expert accountability is so important while you’re developing self accountability, because we do want to get to that self accountability and you are going to develop that it’s inevitable when you’re inside PGSD.

Having that peer accountability and expert accountability makes the biggest difference. And for me, like a time that I really learnt this was when I hired a personal trainer, and I was already someone who I knew how to work out. I knew how to eat healthy, like I’d done on the research of that. I was doing that to some degree already. Like I wasn’t someone who never went to the gym, I wasn’t someone who never worked out and who just only ate unhealthy food. I was doing a decent job with it. But I just knew how much potential I had and how fit and strong I wanted to feel. And I was doing it myself and it like I was like, you know, for so many years and this mindset of like, if I’m smart, I should be able to figure it out myself and piece it together. And so that really held me apart from where I wanted to be because I was just constantly like, I know, I should figure it out myself. Like that’s a sign. I’m smart, and I am smart. So I should do that. But anyway, I had a personal trainer. And Steve, my husband was like, But why? Like, you know what to do, you know, like, you know, all the things and I was like, it’s not the information like I’m not signing up to the personal training for information. Though, of course, they’re going to give me a personalized plan to take my goals into account all these different things, but I’m not signing up for info. I’m signing up for accountability, that there is someone that I’ve communicated my goals to that is going to be helping me stay on track helping me you know, if I waver helping me see that’s what a big deal and just keep showing up. And I have never been as fit and strong and healthy as I was when I was doing that. And it wasn’t because like my personal trainer who was so incredible. I loved him, but it wasn’t because he gave me some kind of special information that like wasn’t available on the internet or something that it was so good to work with him. And I loved working with him and I was so happy to pay him because he kept me accountable. He knew how to push me in a really productive way that I felt challenged in this like I’m gonna rise to the occasion. usually weigh not in this like pressured way. And that I just had that accountability that had me implement consistently and sustainably and productively and courageously like the things I’m talking about with PGSD. Like having that accountability made such a difference, even though I already had all the information. And so in PGSD, you’re going to get the PGSD process, and learn how to plan properly. And you’re also going to have the x the sorry, that accountability to help with the execution, the peer accountability, expert accountability, even if you’re in the shadows, a lot of PGSD ‘s who are getting out of their own way, making a lot more money, who aren’t in the forum, who aren’t on the coaching calls, because of how it works, because you don’t need to like be out of the shadows you can be working and still get all the results, because of the way the accountability works. So I hope that’s been helpful to understand a bit more about the three kinds of accountability you need, and the way that they’re provided for in PGSD. So we have the PGSD process is everything you need, it’s on demand. So you get instant access to that when you sign up. And it doesn’t take very long to work through a really bad implementation and say PGSD, there’s not like, as much as you might want there to be a lot of things to watch. There’s not, it’s really about learning, and then implementing. And then from that point, like most of your learning in PGSD, 95% of it is from implementation, doing the things learning from that reflecting on that getting more knowledge if you need it when it comes up, but it’s really about Yeah, learning to doing to implementation were about perfection is getting shit done. That’s what it’s called. So that’s everything you need. But then there’s bonus, the PGSD weekly coaching calls, that you can either attend and get coaching, or you can listen to the replays on the PGSD private podcast. So these are going to provide both peer accountability and expert accountability as well. Then we have the PGSD forum. So a lot of PGSDer is posting their weekly reviews, we have a persistence log section, where you can this comes back to the peer accountability, it’s such an incredible way for this, to like to create this for yourself, where you have a place a designated place like your own thread in there, where you have your persistence log, and you share your weekly review, you can either like type it out, or if you write in your journal, you can take a photo and share it there. But you have somewhere that you are committed to showing up more often than not, not about 100% follow through at present, showing up more often than not. And just having like I just love seeing the way all the PGSD is hear each other on and support each other. And all of that is incredible. So how the PGSD forming yet questions answered there as well. And what else have you got lifetime access. So you’re not going to need like to be doing this for a lifetime. As I said, it’s like driving, learn at once get the benefits for a lifetime. And you’re going to learn self accountability through PGSD. So many of our PGSD is, once they have learned that self accountability piece, and they’ve learned how to plan properly and they’re doing the things, they want to stay in there just because it’s such an incredible community. Of course, I’m gonna say that but also it’s true. But just having that community, the peer community, having the expert accountability and support as well so that if there are times that perfectionism handbrake comes on that they can get support, and they’re not just out on their own, like lost in the woods, they have a home base to come back to. So that’s why we have lifetime access. So yeah, I want to invite you in, it’s going to be so helpful for you. If you can relate to what I talked about on this podcast, then join us inside perfectionist getting shit done. This is our final enrollment week for the year. So you can go to samlaurabrown.com/pgsd to sign up the doors closed at 11:59pm New York time on the first of November. And again, if you this is maybe the first time we heard about Perfectionist Getting Shit Done episode 364. I go into more detail there. There’s also more detail on that website for a bit of an overview about it. But I want to invite you to join us because accountability makes such a difference. Such a difference. And as much as this podcast is that it’s about you. It’s not the same as having true accountability appear community, like expert advice when you need it. So come and join us in PGSD. This is your invitation. This is your invite. So have a beautiful day. Got to get so passionate about this Anyway hope you’re having a beautiful day and I will talk to you in the next episode.

Author: Sam Brown