The Unfinished Business Toolkit
A Resource For You
I do not consider myself a self-help expert. I'm a workaholic who improved his life by reaching out to others and making amends. I have assembled the strategies that worked best for me into this toolkit. I hope you find it useful. If you come across other strategies that work, please tell me so I can make this toolkit an even richer resource for people who want to take care of their unfinished business.
Addressing your unfinished business is a five-step process. It involves:
- Identifying the unfinished business that gnaws at you
- Confronting the fears at its root
- Reaching out to the person(s) you wronged
- Making amends
- Reflecting on the experience
Each of these five steps is important to the process. Unless you face your fears, it will be difficult for you to reach out to the person you’ve wronged. Unless you reach out to the person, you can’t make amends.
It is through reflection that you learn the lessons that will help you refine your conscience and continue making a heart-felt commitment to acting in accordance with your most deeply held ideals.
This toolkit will help you identify your unfinished business, confront your fears, re-connect with the people you’ve wronged or lost touch with and make amends.
The chapter-by-chapter discussion guide is designed to help you reflect on your experience.
I highly recommend that you keep a journal of your experience. Use it to explore your fears, map your journey, record what you learn and celebrate the unexpected rewards that come with keeping your load lean.
And please feel encouraged to share your story. It is by sharing our struggles and successes that we help ourselves and each other lead more complete and compassionate lives.