2018-08-08 / Editorial

MAKE IT A CLEAN SWEEP

Martha Chalker

You have more natural energy when your environment, health and emotional balance, money and relationships are all functioning at a high level. The Clean Sweep program from Coach University consists of 100 items that, when completed help give you the vitality and strength you need to sustain a happy, healthy life. There are four areas to work on and this week I will share the part of the program covering your relationships with other people. How important is it for you to enjoy the relationships that will truly make a difference in the way you function? The statements in this section should help you identify what really matters to you. If the statement is true, check it off. If it’s true only part of the time, do not check it. No credit until it’s always true. If the statement does not apply or will never be true, check it off. (You get credit because it does not apply or will never be true for you). You may change any statement to fit your situation.

1. I have told my parents in the last month that I love them.

2. I get along well with my sibling(s).

3. I get along well with my co-workers and/or clients.

4. I get along with my manager and/or staff.

5 There is no one I would dread or feel uncomfortable running across (in the street, in an airport or at a party).

6. I put people first and results second.

7. I have let go of relationships that drag me down or damage me. (Let go means to end, walk away from, state a problem with, handle or no longer be attached to.)

8. I have communicated or attempted to communicate with everyone who I have damaged, injured, or seriously disturbed, even if it wasn’t fully my fault.

9. I do not gossip or talk about others.

10. I have a circle of friends and family who love and appreciate me for who I am more than just what I do for them.

11. I am fully caught up with letters and calls.

12. I am a person of my word; people can count on me.

13. I quickly clear miscommunications and misunderstandings when they do occur.

14. I do not judge or criticize others.

15. I have a best friend or soul mate.

16. I state requirements rather than complaining.

17. I spend time with people who don’t try to change me.

Martha Chalker is a personal and business coach with over 20 years of experience. She also practices cognitive therapy providing the PACE and MTC programs with Learning Enhancement Centers. She can be reached at 706-564-4458.

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