Core values and our natural strengths, for the most part, may not be something that we are aware of or ever really think about. We may hear about the core values of the companies we work for and may have even written up some for our own businesses.
What about our personal core values?
For whatever reason a lot of the messages we hear throughout our lives are NOT about how to claim our power. We hear messages like, “don’t let your head get too big, that is egotistical, who do you think you are, don’t brag and quit being a show off…”
I know for myself personally the first time my coach asked me what my core values and natural strengths were, I had no idea. In fact, I was so frustrated with this question it even seemed I was refusing to claim what my core values or strengths were. It took me months before I was willing to acknowledge them. I remember yelling at my coach and on one call even hung up on him. I was a tough client.
It has been a journey over the last 9 years to learn and explore, down to the core, who I am. I am still exploring.
I truly believe that the foundation to happiness, growth and success is understanding and acknowledging what gives us energy and fulfillment in our personal and business life.
Which is why I am introducing you to this formula:
Natural Strengths + Core Values x Purpose = Passion
What are you naturally talented at? Things that come so easily to you that you might not even notice them. Maybe they are things that others say about you.
“You are a great listener, numbers come easy to you, you are creative; etc… “
What are the things that give you fulfillment in your life? What puts a smile on your face? What gives you energy?
A purpose can be the purpose in the moment, the purpose in a goal, and yes, even the purpose in your life.
Are you ready to start exploring? Check in with yourself right now. Do you feel excited, nervous or maybe even a little desire to avoid? All are very natural feelings. Just know that if you were not ready you would not have read through this whole email!
Your coach and partner,