Steering by Sweetness

Steering by Sweetness

In this last post, I shared a list of powerful questions that help to zero in on your core values.  

Your values help to guide you in a purposeful direction and glue together your tiniest actions to your biggest life dreams. Values also support you with inspiration and motivation when life gets challenging.

The following is an exercise that helps you clarify your core values by taking you back into a memory when life was at its sweetest.

What Do You Stand For? (And Why It Matters)

What Do You Stand For? (And Why It Matters)

Do you know what your values are?

Your values are at the essence of who you are. They are freely chosen and are not "rules" or "obligation." Values don't have endings and you may begin acting on them immediately, even in the smallest ways.

Values have become a favorite topic for me in coaching conversations, because unlike goals that you check off a list, values give you a direction to move in.  

There are many ways to clarify your values. The following is a list of powerful questions that help to zero in on your core values.

Cafe Grumpy and Grey's Anatomy

Cafe Grumpy and Grey's Anatomy

A little secret. I have recently developed a Netflix addiction to Grey’s Anatomy. It’s a bit intimidating to fall in love with a medical show that has 13 seasons to wade through. Lately, I feel like I am working at Seattle Grace Hospital with some kick-ass surgeons.

I bring this up, because I want to share a recent scene that illustrated something I know we all struggle with. It’s also a lesson that I have been working on for myself and with private clients.  And it has to do with the question I asked on Monday.  

Here’s the scene

Be True. Get Paid. Do Good.

Be True. Get Paid. Do Good.

I am writing this note to you on a rainy Monday morning, fresh off a quick dip into NYC where I attended Move the Crowd's annual summit, True. Paid. Good,  I've known the founder, Rha Goddess, for more than a decade and it was inspiring to see her in her element: supporting conscious entrepreneurs, artists and activists to spread their wings. 

True. Paid. Good. stands for: Be True + Get Paid + Do Good. My inspiration tanks were filled on Saturday by connecting with other coaches and experts who are committed to positive change in the world, including Paula Abreu (the first Brazilian to have  a 7-figure launch of an online course in 7 days) and Grammy Award Winning Singer, India Arie.  With about 100 participants, the room felt intimate and the conversations were deep. Rha calls the work she is doing, "changing the narrative."  

I will try my best to share the energy and tribe support that was in that room with you.  I plan to unpack more wisdom nuggets and key resources over my next several notes.