Michael Doyle is back (Ego is the Enemy episode) to interview John on the importance of values. John also leads Michael through a process of deeper values exploration and clarification in a live coaching session.

Values Discussion Highlights

  • Our values
    • Clarify decision making
    • Aid life satisfaction
    • Act as an internal GPS
  • Each person has different values
    • They are not “right” or “wrong”
    • People sharing the same values usually prioritize them differently
    • Misalignment of values causes conflict
  • Values are core to who we are and rarely change dramatically over our lifetime
  • Sometimes our ego can get in the way
  • Things that anger or frustrate you are often
    • The opposites of what you really you value
    • Unhonored values
  • Different approaches to finding values
    • Blank sheet of paper
    • Reviewing a list of values from the internet
    • Considering simple actions that you always do
    • Characteristics of people that you respect or feel naturally drawn to
    • Things people normally say about you
    • Reflecting on what you are obsessed
  • Clarifying and refining our values can be a lifelong process
    • Don’t be frustrated if you can’t do it overnight
    • Coaching and working with another person can speed the process up
  • John dives in deep and coaches Michael for approximately 55 minutes around discovering and clarifying his own values

Want to Clarify or Discover Your Own Values?

Reach out to John (see the bottom of the page) and he’d be glad to guide you through the same process.

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