Accountability & Results

Posted: May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Accountability can be an intimidating prospect.

Used the correct way however it can dramatically improve performance, output or results in any given field.

It works both ways too, everyone has a better chance of reaching their goals with a good accountability process in place.

As part of improvements weve made to Bushido Fitness, weve even took the step of holding ourselves accountable.

You know that feeling when you phone your bank or a large business to make a complaint, and you’re passed from one person to the next.

You cant get your hands on the person responsible.

No one will take responsibility and you cant hold anyone accountable.

Well with the aim of combating this aswell as giving you all an improved more personal experience on camp, we decided to split the group into smaller groups for each coach to work with.

This now keeps us accountable for our own groups.

This ultimately means that if we don’t do our job, we are accountable.

This has a knock on effect on the programme and means that your coach is now directly responsible for helping you achieve your goals.

Our job is a tricky one since once you’ve paid us, you are not only involved but are vital in producing the end product.

We each take our profession very seriously, it took years of study and tens of thousands of pounds to get here.

If you take your car to a garage you expect a professional job to correct the problem.

You then pick the car up and the job is complete.

When ordering something online, you pay and it lands at your door.

With us however, once you pay for our service/result, that is just the beginning.

For us to complete our work in the way that you, and we expect, we require you’re effort.

You play a huge part in our job.

Just as a good mechanic would never dream of taking your money and not fixing your car (although I’m sure there’s plenty who would), we would never dream of taking payment and not doing our utmost to help you achieve your goals.



From experience of coaching thousands of clients though, we know that the process is a challenging one.

Motivation will dwindle.

You’ll ask yourself why you signed up or wonder if you really want the results you’ve asked for.

At this point you will make one of two decisions,

a) you’ll decide you DO want the results and you’ll continue making progress.

b) You’ll decide you DON’T want the results bad enough and will drop out. Until a few days or weeks down the line, when you’ve remember why you wanted change in the first place and decide to make a change again.


We understand this process and have seen it time and time again.

Those who choose option B, will reach that same point again, each and every time they want to change their body.

It will happen, reaching that point is part of the process, but until the day comes when you choose A and work past that, you will be stuck in the same repetitive cycle.

To cut a long story short, this is why we hold you accountable.

You asked us if we could help, probably because you knew you needed assistance to work through this exact problem, and that’s what we aim to do.

It may seem like were being a pain in the neck or hassling you but we know the pitfalls, we can see the warning signs when someone is making progress and when someone is facing a motivation crisis.

Those moments are exactly why you pay us, its our job to help keep you on track and moving towards your goals.

Remember, we ourselves are accountable if we don’t.

For those who really want results this is a great move, we will help you achieve them.

For others it may still be intimidating, but that’s the whole essence of accountability.

There has to be some kind of fear or consequence that helps keep you making progress.

If you feel you are happy and are already at your goal then that is fine, well done.

A conversation with your coach will adapt your goals and create a new focus.

For those that really want change though this should fill you with confidence, although it can be scary, you can trust that we will help to get where you want to be. 


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