Regardless of whether or not we recognize them, personal core values are among the most important factors in how we live our lives.
Unfortunately, most people are unaware of what they value…and how these values influence the decisions that they make and the actions they take.
As we develop as individuals, we are influenced by the values of those around us.
This influence starts with our family…then expands to include to friends, playmates and classmates.
When we start to work full time, most of quickly lean that the past of least resistance is to accept…or at the very least not openly challenge…the values of our employer and key people in the organization.
Most workplace conflicts result from a clash between the personal core values of individual employees and the values of those around them…from co-workers and colleagues to supervisors and top management.
When you make the decision to ‘work for yourself’ or ‘be your own boss’, your personal core vales become critical factors in your ultimate success.
Trying to meet the values of other people…such as former employers and colleagues…will not necessarily lead to your own success.
Before trying to figure out what we must do in order to become successful, we must first define what success means to us as individuals.
What does success mean to you?
In the briefest of terms, success means achieving desired results.
In other words, success means achieving results that are important to you…results that you value.
This means that any plan to achieve specific goals, must start with sound understanding of personal core values.
Ten Core Values That Will Help You Succeed
There are at least ten core values that will help you succeed.
These values are:
- Positive Attitude
- Self Reliance
Your Business Core Values Will Help You Make The Right Decisions
Your business core values guide you in making the right decision…the one that best best reflects who you are and what you stand for.
Seven Core Values That Attract New Clients
There are at least seven core values that will help you attract new clients.
These values are:
- Hard Work
- Satisfying Clients
What other factors contribute success?
The best answer to this question contains both good news and bad news.
The good news is that there are several common basic themes to becoming successful.
The bad news is there is perfect ‘one-size-fits-all’ success formula.
To be successful, it is critical that you
- select the success factors that best reflect your personal core values
- personalize these factors to reflect your personal interests, skills and resources.