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Happiness Simplified

28 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Kayvon K and Dail ManuelWebsite

Welcome to Happiness Simplified, a podcast about the simple things that can make your life awesome.


18 - Accountability, Commitment & Happiness

In Episode #18, Kayvon and Dai talk about accountability. Tune in to hear how motivation and commitment go hand in hand, the negative and positive impact of accountability, and why we need to set our goals into major and minor goals.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:40 – Introduction to the podcast
  • 01:00 – Accountability is telling someone like a coach or a friend to check in with you about where you’re at with your goals and responsibilities
  • 01:20 – Accountability helps Dai determine if his clients are reaching their goals or not
  • 01:53 – Kayvon shares how accountability has helped him and his business
  • 02:06 – “Many of the business owners started their business because they want to solve their own problems”
  • 02:45 – Kayvon signed-up with multiple accountability coaches to help him focus on the things that he needs to do
  • 03:25 – Kayvon shares to his clients and friends what has made him more productive
  • 03:39 – Kayvon has an accountability coaching service called “Strive”
  • 04:18 – Accountability has both a positive and negative impact on people
  • 04:42 – About the book, Accountability: Taking Ownership of Your Responsibility
  • 05:00 – How commitment coaching is similar to accountability coaching
  • 05:25 – The difference between motivation and accountability
  • 05:58 – Why motivation and commitment go hand in hand
  • 07:55 – Some people think that motivation has an off
  • 09:10 – People over or underestimate themselves on what they can do
  • 09:37 – Having the right estimation of one’s ability is key
  • 10:48 – In every habit that you wish to start, start small, then increase the work gradually
  • 13:25 – Get a regular check-in on the process of reaching a goal
  • 15:00 – Be with a group of people with like-minded goals
  • 15:23 – Dai shares how he applies accountability as a fitness coach
  • 16:25 – The biggest win that Kayvon has seen is the happiness of achievement
  • 16:45 – “One of the greatest sources of happiness is your own point of view about yourself”
  • 18:45 – Keep the mindset of knowing that things change—it’s hard in the beginning then gets easier as it becomes a habit
  • 20:41 – 90 days is the perfect time frame to create significant change and short enough to stay connected
  • 21:30 – Come up with some tasks to finish for daily accountability
  • 22:00 – Separate your daily goal with a major and minor goal
  • 23:40 – Do goal setting in the evening and let your mind subconsciously think of it
  • 24:00 – Tell someone about your goal
  • 25:55 – Visit Kayvon’s beta website of his coaching service –
  • 26:40 – Give us feedback and share with us what piqued your interest

3 Key Points:

  1. Stay connected with your goals—emotionally and intellectually.
  2. The perfect time frame to create significant change and short enough to stay connected is 90 days.
  3. Your point of view about yourself is one of the greatest sources of happiness.


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