The Life Audit: Week 1/ Who Are You? (The Character Audit)

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Character is defined as the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.  This week as part of the Life Audit, we will be examining our character.  Our Character is the foundation of who we are and I thought it was important to audit this area of our lives first.   Who are you? What do you believe? What morals and standards do you have?  This is a time for reflection. Think about the very core of who you are and how you want to live your life.

Exercise:  Your Assets and Liabilities

Used daily in accounting and business, assets and liabilities are the fundamental elements of your company’s financial position.  This provides a company a “snapshot” of their current financial condition.  Let’s take this same principle and apply it to our Life Audit.  What are your assets and liabilities?  I’m talking about personality traits, skills, habits, etc.   Refer to your “post-it under your Character/personal Development category that you created last week.  Take a moment to list your assets and liabilities in your Life Audit notebook or journal.  I’ve included an assets and liabilities worksheet in this week’s workbook to help you map it out. 

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Journaling Questions:

As you look at your completed assets and liabilities worksheet? Reflect and journal on the following questions:

  1. What are your 3 core values?

  2. Does your way of living reflect them? If not, why and what can you do to change that?

  3. What do I believe in?

 Action Plan

Now that you have a snapshot of whom you are and what you believe, what things do you want to improve? What do you want to eliminate?  What are some things you can do to push you closer to the person you want to be?  It’s time to create an action plan.

  1. What are three ways to hold yourself accountable to strengthen your character?

  2. What are some challenges and/or difficulties you may face in this process? How can you overcome them?

Join me next week as we explore Mind and Spirit. For those who have joined the Life Audit Challenge, please share your thoughts with me. Are you discovering anything different? Is the Audit helping you in defining exactly what kind of life you want? Please send all comments and suggestions to me at

As always, Take Care of yourselves and One another

D. Sanders