Everyone can intuit that they have a person inside of them that can think, feel, and act in alignment with our ideals.
Yet somehow, something often manages to get in the way ...
Here are four signs that you're not living in accord with your values:
Even though the above problems are often attributed to different causes, they are all clear signs that you're living in conflict with your values.
And the reality is that most of us can identify with these issues to varying degrees. Thankfully, there's a simple solution for all of this ...
The unspoken values of modern culture are image, money, power, success, and sex. While these values may be part of our nature, they don’t define who we are.
These inherited values tend to pull us away from our higher selves like a strong magnet. They don't uplift us as individuals and inspire us to grow.
And so a growing number of us are waking up to the realization that values can be powerful guides to your decisions, attitudes, behaviors, and actions.
More and more of us are taking matters into our own hands. And defining our values is part of this awakening.
The reality is that most people don't know how important values are.
But even if you figure this out, it can be challenging to limit your primary values to only a few. I mean, how do you narrow your values down to the real 3 that matter to you?
After all, there are hundreds of values to choose from.
How do you know you're selecting your true values and not someone else's?
Then, let's say you work this part out.
How do you live your values and make them stick?
How can you be sure you're aligned with them? How do you set priorities?
To unleash the true power of values, you can't just know what they are, you need a way of integrating them into your daily life.
Like all of the in-depth guides on my website, the basic version of this Values Discovery Process is available for free. Many thousands of individuals have used it clarify their values and emailed me to share their experiences.
For example, Adriane Cooper wrote: "Just wanted thank you for the step-by-step guide to uncovering your personal values! I have felt like I was floundering and without focus or priorities for a while. Just going through your exercise made many of the questions I had somehow either answer themselves or not matter nearly as much."
And Hannah Rettler said, “I wanted to reach out and let you know that I have been following your 7 Step Guide to Discovering Your Core Values and it has been so much fun for me!"
When you know your values, you can:
Knowing your values is like having a personal North Star guiding you to your best self.
But many individuals have requested more assistance. Over 30% of those I’ve survey never get through the entire process. And 70% wonder if they’ve completed the process correctly and selected the right values for them.
It’s understandable. Few of us have any context for knowing our unique values, and most of us are disconnected from them.
After sending out surveys to thousands of subscribers who went through my 7-step process, the biggest problem readers reported is self-honesty.
That is, how do you know what’s really most important to you versus what you think it should be?
Then, the second challenge is actually narrowing the list to a select few that you can work with.
In fact, it’s during the selection stage that many people abandon the discovery process entirely.
And so I’ve developed a new online course that walks you step-by-step through a values discovery and integration process with video instruction.
This course is guaranteed to help you discover your true values. (If it doesn't, simply contact me and we'll issue a full refund.)
The Ultimate Core Values Workshop has two main parts with 17 concise modules.
Part 1 follows a similar (but more refined) version of the 7-step process. I'll walk you through the process step-by-step:
Here's a brief outline of the Values Discovery Process:
Module 1: Primer
Module 2: Find Your Center
Module 3: Brainstorm Your Values
Module 4: Group Your Values
Module 5: Highlight Central Themes
Module 6: Determine Your Top Values
Module 7: Give Your Values Meaning
Module 8: Test Ecology for Each Value
While these steps are similar to my published guide, I'll be taking you significantly deeper into the discovery process in these modules.
But Part 2 is the section I’m most excited about for you.
It’s one thing to determine your core values. However, like many processes (vision, mission, purpose, etc), there’s often an initial sense of achievement before letting the information slip out of your mind.
How do you stay true to your values?
Many individuals (and businesses) might define their core values (think Enron), but how many actually live them?
And so, Part 2 outlines a process you can use to integrate your core values into who you are—to make them a part of how you show up in the world each day. THIS is what gives values their true power.
Here's a quick breakdown of the modules I'll walk you through in the Values Integration Process:
Module 1: Values Signs
Module 2: Assess Your Current Alignment
Module 3: Map Your Key Values
Module 4: Determine Key Behaviors
Module 5: Establish Behaviors Links
Module 6: Determine Your Big Three
Module 7: Create Your Action Plan
Module 8: Reevaluate Your Experience
Module 9: The Essence of Virtuosity
By the end of this Values Integration Process, your values won’t be a mere collection of words; they will be a living, breathing behavioral guideposts that are an integral part of how you live each day.
Business Coach, Author, and Creator of The Ultimate Values Workshop
For over two decades, Scott Jeffrey has been helping entrepreneurs and CEOs activate their genius to accelerate their business growth, create a career that fulfills them, and step into their true selves. He’s the founder of CEOSage, a repository of the penetrating insights and methods that have formerly only been made available to his VIP clients. Past clients include top executives at Kohl’s Department Stores, The Life is Good Company, Thomas Nelson Publishers, and numerous best-selling authors and thought leaders. His website is read by over 125,000 high-achieving individuals each month who are looking for insights and insider secrets to help them self-actualize and create a life rich with growth, meaning, and purpose.
The Core Values Workshop is a set a processes designed to help you to (1) identify your personal values and to (2) integrate them into your daily life.
The Core Values Workshop is an online course with individual modules. Each module comes with a video component with slides that walks you step-by-step through the values discovery and integration processes. Additional written guidance and resources are included as well.
This online workshop is designed for busy professionals. How long it takes to complete this course is entirely up to you. While you can go through all of the material within a few hours, it generally takes at least a few days to reflect on the exercises before coming to any definitive conclusions about your values. Within one week, you can complete the entire course.
Nope. You have unlimited "lifetime access." And you can take the course as many times as you like.
No problem. If you start taking The Ultimate Core Values Workshop and decide it's not for you, simply contact us for a complete refund. You have a full 90-days to decide.