This week we had life coach Kathryn Gompf come to speak to us about values and how really knowing what our truest values are can enhance our life and help up to accomplish goals we set out for ourselves. While I know we only scratched the surface of her expertise she left a lasting impression on a lot of us that will help us to focus on our passions and hopefully find more time for the things we love.
Still having a bit of a tough time finding out what your nearest and dearest values are? You’re not alone! Kathryn gave us some practical tips to finding out just what they might be with some Value Homework!
1. Spend some time this week and make a list of your top 5 life values.
Use some of the following tricks to really figure them out!
– What was a really special accomplishment, peak moment, or memory where life was especially rewarding or poignant?
– Think about the opposite – when were you really frustrated, angry or upset. Chances are it was a value being suppressed.
– What would get you jumping out of bed each and every morning feeling most alive and excited?
– What are must-haves/ non-negotiable in your life?
Rank each value out of 10 at how well you are honouring them TODAY.
2. Find a picture this week on the computer, in a magazine, etc. that reminds you of the vision, energy, or person that you saw when you visualized your Future Self.
3. Just notice your feelings through out the week in different arising situations and the relationship they have to your values.
And just in case you are like me and haven’t stopped thinking about what she had to say and want a few more resources to finding out more information on your values and how they play into making your life more fulfilled than even you could have ever imagined here are some of Kathryn’s powerful read recommendations:
1. The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
2. Feel the Fear and Do it Anyways – Susan Jeffers
3. Taming Your Gremlin: A Guide to Enjoying Yourself – Richard David Carson
4. Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters – Phil McGraw
5. Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self – Sara Ban Breathnach
6. A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle
I hope you all came away with a feeling of hope and insight on what makes you tick in your every day life. Did you have any realizations as far as what you thought you valued and realize that may not, in fact, be the case? Or something you didn’t think you valued that you do as you’ve grown older? Whatever the case, I think we all realized there’s a whole lot more to our make up than what we might sometimes think.