Recently, I’ve been considering a very important tool in life coaching called “Values,” which helps people become aware of what makes their lives meaningful and fulfilling. Values are personal reflectors of what really matter to each of us-- and have nothing to do with family or social mores. Values are intuitive and heart-centered-- not head-based or what we’ve been taught is the “right” way to work, relate, and live. Values can be anything that give richness and worth to what we do and how we are. “Beauty,” “Integrity,” “Nature,” “Family,” “Authenticity,” “Relaxation,” and an infinity of others can all be values, depending on who we are.
That’s why understanding your values is such a vital beginning step in the coaching process. They are guide posts to what you really care about. Without exploring them fully, you are likely to feel disappointed in the actions and decisions you make, whether around your career, your family, or personal development. As you become conscious of what is really important to you, the changes you make are much more likely to be satisfying in any and all areas of your life.
In my upcoming, 2-part tele-class, “Coaching 101-- How to Make Career & Life Changes That Matter!”, I’ll be helping participants focus on what they find fulfilling as a foundation for making choices about career and personal transitions. For more information, please click on this link-- http://www.kailaslifecoaching.com/?id=classes_presentations#current.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES--
- What are some of your values?
- Why do they matter to you?
- What can you not live without in your life?