Over the last several bonus episodes we’ve been talking about all the things that get in the way of you being and showing up as who you really are: that unique, powerful, capable person who is going full-steam after their biggest goals with passion and enthusiasm.
Now that you know who you don't want to be, and who you are not, let's get to who you really are.
"Find out who you are and be that person. That's what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come." ~ Ellen DeGeneres
As we discussed in the previous bonus episodes you may have been at the mercy of your stress reactions for so long that you are not really sure who you are anymore, though you may see glimpses of that person, but there are ways to get there.
A good place to start is your values. Your values are at the core of who you are.
Without thought your values guide you through your day-to-day life. You know you, or anyone else for that matter, has honored your values when you feel really great about them or something you did or a decision you made.
We are often attracted to those who share our values. We have thoughts like, “They get me” or “they get it.” We pick up on the shared values and feel like we’ve found another member of our tribe.
And guess what? You will also know when you or someone else has dishonored one of your values. You will immediately become upset.
Whenever something bothers me I quickly do what I call a "Values Scan" to see which value or values have been infringed upon. Once I have that awareness I do what's in my power to put it right.
You do not want to achieve success while dishonoring your values. Those who try usually sacrifice their health or relationships to do so.
Think of people who go to work every day to a job they hate. They know something is wrong but they convince themselves they don't have a choice in the matter. So they start overeating or drinking, or gambling or...you fill in the blank.
They go from Cocooning to The Amazon Warrior to tolerating…exhausting!
Chronic disease is also prevalent among those that know their life is not on track.
Do you have any idea how many clients who started working with me who had arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia or some other debilitating condition?
Their body had been screaming at them for years but the good news is they made a decision and are doing something about it now. Uncovering what their values are and honoring those values as a priority alleviates some if not all of their suffering.
Living a life in accordance with your values will strengthen you. You will feel more confident, peaceful and fulfilled in the work and activities you engage in.
Are you ready to get at your core values?
I have a worksheet that you can use to identify your top values.
Once you know what your values are, and who you are at your core, you can use them to guide you in any decision you need to make.
Whenever you are faced with a new decision ask yourself, “What choice will honor my highest values?”
Thank you so much for listening and if you need help working through the values exercise or figuring out how to apply it to your life, business or current situation don’t hesitate to reach out to me at Jodi@womentakingthelead.com or through any social platform.
Have an amazing day and here’s to your success!
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