Accountability turns pain into peace.
— Amy Jalapeño
Welcome! My name is Milli Thornton. I call myself the Accountability Doctor. You’ll see why below.
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The first step will be to examine your goal in detail and delve into what’s been holding you back from making substantial progress.
Each week you’ll have a one-hour phone or Skype meeting with your accountability coach. These calls will bring you clarity and insight, help you let yourself off the hook (with those nasty, critical voices in your head) and then get tough on yourself in all the best ways. We’ll mutually explore tools and strategies suited to your temperament and available time.
By the end of each call, you will have agreed to getting X done toward your goal. Then, throughout each week of your accountability program, we’ll use accountability reporting (not as dry as it sounds, and designed to suit your temperament) to ensure that you’re staying on track.
A vital part of coaching is to understand how to get the right support from your coach when you get into a dark or unproductive place. This will be simplified—so you’ll know how to act fast to nip it in the bud—but also reiterated until you “get it.” This repetition is often necessary because people have strong habits of isolating and not reaching out for support when they most need it.
Even if you don’t see your goal on the list, go ahead and request the free consultation. Together we’ll explore how I can help you.
* Writers may also like my ebook: Time Management for Writers.
Have you ever had a teacher or coach who was SO steeped in his or her field that you felt stifled (or pressured to be more like them)?
I became aware of this dynamic when a painter came to me wanting accountability, even though my website says writing coach. She told me that art classes and workshops were okay to begin with, but eventually she didn’t like being held to the “stickler” high standards of teachers who refuse to think outside the box of their favorite techniques.
(1) I know accountability. I’ve been using it for years in my coaching programs (and in my own life). When you boil it down, accountability is accountability, no matter what the goal is.
(2) Precisely because I’m not from her world, I had beginner’s mind. Which meant I could help her escape the mental ruts she acquired when she took all those classes and workshops.
There’s a third secret. Because I probably know nothing about that painting technique or cutting edge fitness program (for instance), I won’t be the least bit swayed when you tell me why you’re failing. I’ll simply help you clear the mental and emotional limitations that have been holding you back from your dreams and goals.
And then I’ll help you connect with what’s real and true for you. What works for YOU.
“When all your family and friends are tired of hearing you whine about your unfinished project, it’s time to hire an accountability coach! My poor husband couldn’t take it anymore. My friends’ response was “Are you still working on that project?” My grown children would roll their eyes and say “Just finish it already!!!” But the more I procrastinated, the worse it became. Thank goodness I found Milli Thornton to act as my accountability coach. She has been a miracle worker on my behalf. I don’t know what I would have done without her. She has been with me through all my ups and downs on this project, helping me stay focused on the goal, and to not lose heart. Now I look forward to starting my tasks, instead of dreading them. When I finish this project, I’ve asked Milli to help me transition to my real passion, which is art. I have had artist-block issues in the past, so I’m counting on her assistance to help me overcome any procrastination that might arise, leading me to eventually becoming a self-motivated, productive painter!”
A few things Milli has done to be accountable in her own life
As a single mom on a part-time income, Milli used her budgeting skills and self-accountability to save up enough money to move with her daughter (from Australia to the USA) to be near family.
Milli recovered from severe PTSD without using drugs or therapy. She researched her options and got the treatment she needed on a tiny budget.
Milli wrote the first draft of a full-length book in one month. She wrote the first draft of her first screenplay in 29 days. And the first draft of a 35,000-word book for Kindle in four days.
Milli’s been seeing the Southwest as a full-time house sitter. She’s currently finishing up a 6-month assignment in Tucson, AZ. Her next house-sitting gig will put her in one of her dream destinations: Big Sur, California.
No hard sell. No obligation. Get all your questions answered. The free consultation allows both parties to feel for themselves whether we’ll have the right synergy to work together. This free call also helps Milli assess your needs and properly determine whether she can help you.
Whether you have a long-term project, serious exercise goals or a bucket list you want to attack, this one-year program will help you be or do more of want YOU want (with 4 weeks off to keep you fresh). A year from now, you’ll be amazed when you look back and see how much has changed.