The nine categories

Martin Short has always had a knack for seeing and working to make even low points a positive experience. In 1975, while between acting jobs, he created a nine point checklist that he called the ‘Accountability Checklist.’

Accountability Checklist

  • Self (your weight, any illness, overall health)
  • Immediate family (partner and kids)
  • Original family (sibling and parents)
  • Friends
  • Money
  • Career
  • Creativity
  • Discipline
  • Lifestyle (are you having fun?)