Values give meaning and purpose to our lives. They are the building blocks for a solid foundation. It's the sum total of what you stand and fight for. Having deep core values are essential to an unshakable sense of confidence because they will be infused in everything you, whether it is raising your kids, being a wife, a friend or sister and for our purpose here a kick ass business woman. Remember how you do one thing is how you do everything!
Here's a quick fun exercise I always give to my students whenever I teach at Colleges and Universities or to my private Coaching clients:
1/ List 5 people to really admire
2/ For each person write down the reasons why you admire them
3/ Look at the pattern: which values come up the most?
4/ Pick the top 5 values that most speak to you
Voila! You've got your core values (you're welcome)! Because we can't see in other people what's not already in us, we identify and resonate more with people who are like us.
Your values will determine who you hang out with, date, marry and work with so make sure your entourage, clients and prospective clients know what you stand for and your non-negotiables
Now go live confidently ever after!