Recently people, including myself, have been dealing with a lot of stress both at work and outside of work. The common link being toxic relationships. You will remember back in one of my previous posts, “Do You in 2015,” that 2015 is all about you. Maybe that’s why so many of us are dealing at this moment with the same issue?

As some of you know I love listening to “The School of Greatness” it’s the only podcast I actually listen to constantly. The other day I was catching up on some episodes and came across this one, “10 Steps to Ending a Toxic Relationship” with Chris Lee. Don’t disregard it just yet based off the title, hear me out. Typically I wouldn’t click on a title like this one but given what I’ve been going through and what others are dealing with I figured I should. I was blown away!

We all have that one person in our lives or maybe had that one person in our life that we can identify through this podcast as a toxic relationship. I am not talking about romantically although that can be part of this. I am talking about any relationship you have with someone. Chris points out that a toxic relationship can be with anyone – friend, coworker, boss, the list goes on. He opens up a new perspective on the relationships in your life. The 10 steps Chris goes over can be applied to any situation including employees at work.


Think about how much time you spend at work and who you are around. Chances are you see your coworkers more than your friends or family right? Now think about how important it is to keep those relationships at work in good standing. Of course there will always be that one person who can make work miserable but you can work through it with these 10 Steps. I won’t give away all the steps as you can find them over on Lewis’s page and in the podcast, but I will say that steps 4 & 5 are big ones! While all the steps are necessary these ones really allow you to put the focus on yourself and what you are contributing to the relationship. What excuses are you giving them? What is it that you want from them?


Let me tell you, this podcast really hit the spot and came at just the right time. I’ve already shared this with a few close friends and now I want to share it with you! I highly recommend listening to the “10 Steps to Ending a Toxic Relationship” and sharing it with friends, family, and coworkers as everyone can relate to it. Remember, just do YOU!

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