’21 Days’ Events for 2009

21 Days events are designed to support you as you create a brand new powerful success habit.

During 2009 we will be taking on  the following topics/habits.  Our programs are ’21 days’ because research has shown that it takes 21 days to create a new habit.

Invitations will be sent out on Facebook and together hundreds, sometimes thousands will ‘get together’ and support each other as we create a brand new habit. Activities, exercises,  accountability, videos and blogs are some of the tools we use.

Our 21 Days of Kindness event had over 1800 participants last November and we just ended 21 Days of Accountability with about 500 participants.   The feedback has been phenomenal.

These events are fun, they’re free and they’re very powerful.

These habits are essential for lasting success.

I invite you to review this list and if you have a suggestion, feel free to share it.  Please leave a comment about your preferences and priorities.

I’ll be happy to use your feedback.

1.  JOY by being GRATEFUL – 21 days of gratitude.

2. Service – Personal Social Responsibility – February (in the works with an expert in the area)

3.  Organization – organize one drawer, one bag, one room, one office or section of a business, just organize one project per day for 21 days.

4.  Abundant Thinking – following the guidelines, speak, share and think positive thoughts for a specified time period each day for 21 days.  Guidelines will be provided about what to take in if you wish to produce abundant thinking.

5.  Pause by being STILL 5 minutes per day – Meditation/stillness/alone time

6.   Kindness – 21 days of kindness was such a worldwide success, we MUST do it again.

7.   Forgiveness – each day forgive (and record) someone or something, whether it’s new or old.  Daily self-forgiveness ritual.

8.    Communication– each day communicate -meaningfully – to someone on your list of people you’d like to get closer to

9.    Laughter – sharing funnies, making time to laugh DAILY

10. Prayer – only a commitment to daily prayer required

11.  Healthy Eating and Workout – for people committed to 21 days straight of  healthy living.

12.   Accountability – DONE – January

As part of our program, an accountability partner is always recommended.  It makes all the difference in the world.

Let me know what you think about these topics, which should be first and any I haven’t thought of.

Wishing you Abundant Success!

Julette

♥♥♥ – In Light and with Love, as usual 🙂

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Day 21 of 21 Days of Accountability – Now What?

Well partners, I woke this morning with contacting you as a priority.

It’s the final day of our 21 Days of Accountability!  And I’m so excited I can burst.

Before I could even get to drafting this message, the emails came rolling in from people all over the world!

Messages of gratitude and updates, stories of success; I am so blessed by this experience!

Partners on this journey are reporting gains in their

confidence, faith,  daily joy, optimism, ability to focus, material success, intimacy, ability to connect, friendships, integrity, self-esteem, self-image, etc, etc…It goes on and on…

Thank YOU, each of you for having the courage to begin your year on the best possible note: The note of accountability and integrity.

‘If we get this first note right, the rest of the song is sure to be beautiful.’  And as the feedback demonstrates, this is a proven fact.

So what now accountability partners?

What can you learn from this experience?   What can you do to ensure a LASTING impact on your life?

This was not designed to be a mere 21 day exercise.  It was designed to impact your life in a deep and lasting way.

Your other goals for 2009 are now be attainable. How will this happen?

Here are some suggestions for moving forward:

  1. Write in your journal. Write about your insights and your challenges with accountability
  2. Contact your accountability partner and ask for feedback.  Ask for honest feedback about your accountability habits
  3. Accept said feedback as an objective view of ‘you’ from a trusted person’s perspective
  4. If the feedback does not jive with your perception of yourself, regarding your accountability, ask others – whose opinion  you trust
  5. Write about this feedback in your journal – your feelings, thoughts and intentions
  6. Review your goals for 2009, break them down into 4 quarters
  7. Decide what you will be pursuing for this first quarter – between now and March 31st
  8. Ask someone to be your accountability partner, let them know your goals and what you will be doing weekly/daily to accomplish said goals
  9. Continue the daily forgiveness ritual
  10. Find someone younger, a teenager and teach them about accountability – offer to be their partner. Pay it forward.

It’s my hope that you continue on this accountability track and make a lifetime commitment to being an accountable person in every area of your life.

This is the ONLY way you will experience success and find lasting peace, joy and prosperity.

To BE anything and DO anything well in life, you must be accountable for your actions and your inaction.  It really is that simple.

This has been a joy!

Oh and if we’re not yet facebook ‘friends’ be sure to change that, I’d love to be able to invite you to future ’21 Days’ programs – an EXCITING one is being planned right now! 

Sending much love and best wishes for your abundant success.
God Bless,

Julette
♥♥♥

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15 Questions for Accountability – Day 16

It’s Day 16! Our program ends in just 5 days.

Time for a little reflection.

Some questions:

  1. Are you more accountable today than 16 days ago?
  2. How do you know?
  3. If not, what got in the way?
  4. Did you follow instructions?
  5. If no, is that how you do things, usually?
  6. Is it working for you?
  7. If yes, did the checking with partners, journaling and forgiveness ritual help you to remain accountable?
  8. How so?
  9. If this was a challenge, what changes need to be made to meet the challenges?
  10. What are some of the benefits of being an accountable person, for you?
  11. What about benefits to your loved ones?
  12. How about benefits to your business/career/education?
  13. How has being accountable affected your integrity?
  14. Any impact on your joy? How so?
  15. What do you need to do to continue being (or becoming) an accountable person?

It’s vital to know what works when and how in order to duplicate your efforts in the future.

Reflect in silence on your answers then spend 15-20 minutes writing your answers in your Accountability Journal.

Bonus:  Share with accountability partner.

Wishing you Abundant Success,

Julette

♥♥♥

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PAUSE, Be Still in SILENCE…

Why would I need to pause to succeed if taking action is what it’s all about?

Throughout this 21 Days of Accountability, I’ve stressed the need to take daily action towards your goal, be in contact, regularly with your accountability partner and to do your daily forgiveness ritual. Seems I’ve been stressing ACTION. I know.

Taking action is the key to creating a new success habit. No doubt about it.

Here’s the thing: What makes action effective? Obviously, non-stop activity is not smart (think of the logical extension here of going non stop without sleep and rest.)

To be effective, moments of pause are essential during activity.
Sometimes the thing to DO, the action to take is to pause. Sometimes doing nothing IS doing something.

In the case of the PAUSE, it is powerfully ‘doing something.’

Think about the power of the pause in sentences (imagine a sentence without a period) or in a piece of music (can you just imagine notes without rests in between?)

How about a presentation without those meaningful and power laden pauses. It’s in the pause during a presentation that listeners get an opportunity to take in what was just said.

In each case above, when pause is not used the meaning is lost. Words, music and presentations have little meaning without effective punctuation, rests or pauses. A person listening or reading would have to work so hard to find the meaning.

Now apply this same thinking to the process of creating a habit. Constant activity is ineffective here as well. The value of consistent action would be lost if you were in non-stop activity.

This does not mean you should take a break from doing what you need to do for 21 days straight. Taking action for 21 days , uninterrupted is required to form a new habit.

What it means is this:

1) Take a break from worrying or talking about the 21 day program

2) Put aside 15 minutes as soon as possible to just sit in silence

3) Stop the flow of incessant inner chatter – ‘No thinking allowed.’

At the end of 15 minutes, be still some more and this time, listen for inner guidance. If any is present you will not hear it above the chatter of self-talk and other external noises. Silence and listening is required.

Like the rest between the ♫♫♫ notes ♫♫♫ of music, these moments of silence will bring power to your actions. Greater meaning will come.

The power is in the PAUSE.

Try this, you WILL NOT be disappointed.

Wishing you Abundant Success.

Be Still and know…
♥♥♥

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Wise Quotes on Accountability

Below are some quotes on accountability.  I enjoyed them and thought you would too.   They gave rise to some sweet reflection on what being truly accountable is all about.

Enjoy them, place a few where you can see them and be inspired to live the meaning.

“It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”  Alfred Adler

“Never promise more than you can perform.“-  Publilius Syrus

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”  William Feather

“Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; doing well wisest and best of all.Persian Proverb

“A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.”  Joseph Fort Newton

“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.”  Sir Josiah Stamp

“God does not want us to do extraordinary things; He wants us to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.”  Bishop Gore

“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.“-  Moliere

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes real happiness. It is not obtained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”  Helen Keller

“Every person’s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of that person.Samuel Butler

“I am not bound to win
but I am bound to be true;
I am not bound to succeed
but am bound to live up
to what light I have.
Abraham Lincoln

“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.”  Sir Josiah Stamp

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” Stephen R. Covey

“Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” George Burns


“I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”
Walter Anderson


Up and Down Days of Accountability

Hello Accountability Partners,

Today is day 7 of our program. BY now, you should have some insight into your level of accountability.

Being HONEST with yourself about what you’re experiencing is vital. And of course being honest with your accountability partner is as well.

Those of you experiencing daily success…BRAVO! What a wonderful thing it is to be on task and accomplishing what you’ve set out to do.

REMEMBER: Keep your VISION of your accountable self very clear in your mind.

THOUGHTS create our reality. A strong and vibrant vision must be your guide.

Those of you struggling a bit, with success one day and the other not, HOLD ON! 🙂 Get up and start again. Really that’s your only option…IF success is what you seek.

FORGIVE yourself and MOVE ON. (See post here  on daily forgiveness ritual, if you have not tried it yet.)

Share with your accountability partner and devise a plan to deal with the recurring challenges. (HONESTY is key)

For those of you who signed up AFTER our start date – January 1st and you have not read the guidelines, you still can.   See  post here for summary of guidelines and messages to get started.

IF you decide to start a 21 day program…PLEASE do it right. You will have to complete 21 days (going beyond our end date of 1/21) if you’re trying to create a new habit of accountability. So join us, but please do the reading, do forgiveness ritual, get a partner and complete 21 days.

One final reminder:
Be GRATEFUL for EVERYTHING in your life.

Gratitude is the vibration you must align yourself with IF you wish to create more to be grateful for. It’s a principle of life, don’t fight it! 🙂

Please take a few minutes to share your experience here.  You will benefit and others will be motivated by your experience.

Take care and God Bless,
Julette

♥♥♥

Accountability and Forgiveness

In order to achieve lasting peace and prosperity; in order to be successful at your job or business- you must be accountable. Without accountability success is impossible.