We begin the series of self-paced videos for the Self-leadership course with Module One: Uncovering your True Self and Purpose.
We're going to cover
- What are personal values and why are they important
- How personal values look like
- How to use personal values during times of conflict
- What to be aware of when it comes to values
- Action: Identify your values in 3 simple steps
Some takeaways from the video
What Is a Personal Value
Personal values look like this:
Personal Values mean:
- How you differentiate between “good” and “bad”.
- What you view as the ideal standards of behavior.
- How you interact with the world.
- What is meaningful to you or what makes you feel unsatisfied.
- What can cause social cohesion, but also conflict.
What to be mindful of
- Core values can change and evolve.
- Some values can hold you back or hurt your relationships.
- Values that are “outdated” should be reconsidered.
- Core values can be found in things that irritate you the most.
- Values need to be tested in order to prove their meaning.
What To Do During Conflict
How to use values during conflict
- List your values and find their order.
- Identify competing values that conflict between them.
- Choose wisely which value to honor first.
- List your values and the ones of the “other side”.
- Identify which values are butting heads as opposites.
- Choose an alternative path that honors both values.
Identify Your Values in 3 Simple Steps
How to identify your OWN values
1. Brainstorm the question "What's important to me in life?“.
2. If it's something you can do or have, ask "What does that give me?“.
3. Narrow down to a top 5, asking “Which one I can’t do without?”.
“Be Yourself! Everyone else is taken.” - Oscar Wilde