Last week my family and I celebrated 97 years of a life well lived. My grandfather was an example of how to live a good life and in your own way. He was a simple man but his actions and way of life seemingly accidentally taught me honesty, loyalty, integrity, and the value of hard work. Add to that he left fourteen grandchildren and thirty-three great grandchildren the man truly left a legacy and is a legend in my mind.
Core values are something I often come back to when evaluating a situation or in times of transition. They are also usually one of the first things I work on with clients. If you have no idea what you stand for or what drives you then will never feel satisfied, confident, or happy. This seemingly simple practice is often over looked or skimmed over but when honestly evaluated can be life changing.
Exploring your core values is one way to begin to develop self-awareness and self-awareness is one aspect of emotional intelligence.
Self-awareness may be your ticket to freedom.
Self-awareness and mindfulness, not surprisingly, are rather similar. According to Daniel Goleman (a leader in emotional intelligence research) “Self-awareness is a neutral mode that maintains self-reflectiveness even in the midst of turbulent emotions.” AND according to Jon Kabat-Zin (creator of Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction which put mindfulness on the map in the west in the late 70’s) “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
If you can be mindful of what you think, speak and do and align those with your core values you will lead an authentic, empowered and successful life.
The quickest way to dig a little deeper is to simply “Google” core values. You will find countless lists. The intention should be to narrow it down to the top five. The important things to remember are these are not who you think you should be, who you plan to be some day nor should they be who you want people to think you are. The only “wrong” thing you could would be to not be honest.
(By the way Google has an entire culture in mindfulness. “Search Inside Yourself” is their emotional intelligence training for leaders that is attention and mindfulness based training. They have found that mindfulness/attention training leads to higher levels of self-awareness which leads to increased confidence and that these traits make the best leaders).
The top five you narrow down to are your deal breakers. You need to honor these in both your personal and professional relationships. You need to review them before you make any major decisions and ask yourself if what you are doing aligns with your truth.
One simple core values check in can help you make conscious decisions and guide you more confident, authentic, happier, and satisfied living. If you would like to learn more about core values or mindfulness training please set up a free phone consultation https://amymccae.as.me/focussession
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Amy spent her childhood dreaming of being a doctor only to watch her mother die of cancer when she was 20. Her life took an entirely different direction after that and she spent much of her 20’s sick with chronic illnesses.
One day Amy was too sick to take care of her newborn baby and she had to crawl to the phone to call for help. Amy then went on a quest to heal and looked in places she never knew existed before that day. AND she healed largely through fitness, nutrition, and meditation.
Through that experience Amy rediscovered a passion for helping others. She is committed to excellence and to making a difference in the world.
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