Never Compromise Your Values

Never Compromise Your Values

YOU are your values. Values are the part  of you that IS you. Values are the ‘why’ of your   actions. 

Your values are your core...

They are the “why” of your actions. Orienting around your values   doesn’t require a great deal of effort, or even setting goals (though you’ll find when you set your   goals in alignment with your values, that you’ll achieve them easier and faster, which is a much higher experience of fulfillment).  

Think of values as how you live, when you are really living as you. For example, some people are natural explorers. They were at age 6, and at age 40 they are taking adventure trips. The person with the value of exploring doesn’t have to make themselves go  explore – they  just do it or more likely seek out opportunities for exploration. Values may be culturally-based or genetically-based, or a combination. The purpose of my comments today is not to explain where   values come from, rather to discuss how to orient around them so that  you experience greater Personal Freedom. 

Values run extremely deep within us...

In fact, they run so deep that sometimes they act more like   turtles, hiding  themselves whenever danger is sensed. Values are easily squashed by needs, shoulds, and problems because they represent Danger. But our values always remain at our core. 

Think for a moment about a time that someone said or did something that really upset you. There is a very big likelihood that those words or that action offended one of your core values. 

General truths about orienting around your values...

Orienting around  your values affords a greater sense of fulfillment – and even when you don’t quite make your goals, the experience you get from being values-based will, itself, bring fulfillment.  

The benefits of orienting around your values...

3 Ways Authentic Leaders Benefit From a Higher EQ

3 Ways Authentic Leaders Benefit From Higher EQ

Authentic leaders know that consciously working on their emotional intelligence (EI) or EQ (Emotional Quotient) score is not only critical to leadership success but also a life-long journey. 

According to TTI Talent Insights, a higher EQ makes you a better authentic leader by:

Focus on Yourself....

As you become more and more self-aware, you are then more able to self-regulate and ultimately improve your relationships with others.

Improving Rapport, Connection & Communication....

An authentic leader consistently behaves in congruence with their values, the organization’s mission, and makes people proud to work under this leader. The authentic leader that is socially aware and is mastering social regulation, understands the emotions of others and how to positively influence the emotional clarity of others. In other words, the authentic leader is very skilled at the art of observation and active listening.

Increasing Your Empathy....

The authentic leader inspires their people to believe in themselves and their work. This is that internal motivation is the “fire” that goes beyond external drive. Your internal fire will inspire others to light their own internal fires.

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Strong Life Purpose and Values

Strong Life Purpose and Values

According to the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, “Research shows that having a strong purpose improves physical health and engagement in healthy behaviors.”

“Having a strong sense of purpose is defined by the authors as “having a set of goals based on one’s core values.””

Did you know that people who have values-based goals and a purpose are:

  • more likely to exercise more, take their medications and demonstrate healthy behaviours.
  • More open to hearing about the benefits of exercise.
  • May be more open to negative responses to health well-being messages.

Interested, read the full research article by clicking here.

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