Everyone knows, we are less likely to procrastinate and more likely to get the job done when there is an obligation to report our performance.
- A sales rep is more likely to reach revenue targets if he is required to report monthly results to his team members.
- A marathon runner is more likely to break her personal time when she reports her weekly times to her running mates.
- A young adult recovering from a drug addiction is more likely to achieve sobriety when he is checking in with his sponsor daily.
- A nonprofit development director is more likely to meet fundraising goals when she prepares a solicitation report for her director weekly.
- An overweight man is more likely loose weight when reporting daily calorie intake and exercise to his personal trainer.
The key to accelerating performance is to establish a reporting relationship with a friend, family member, or trusted advisor. A reporting relationship is a relationship where there is an agreed upon reporting frequency so, if we fail to report, the advisor can ask for the report. An effective report should include the following elements:
- What I said I was going to do (my objective)
- What I actually did (my performance to date)
- If there is a variance, why
- If there is a variance, what I am going to do to course correct to ensure I can accomplish the objective
Use the Tracart app to set objectives, build reporting relationships, establish check in frequencies, get advice, feedback, and encouragement, and score your performance.