I hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend.
I had the pleasure of playing golf actually, even though I am in beautiful Barbados, it was raining. In fact, we had to stop after nine as we were soaked. We retired to the bar and met up with some friends who were having a deep conversation about the world and how these days people are so easily manipulated by society. he spoke about how soccer players live their life based on their endorsements, that the opportunity to make a lot of money will change a person's way of living. He postulated that he could likely change the way people live their lives by inserting someone to overtime change their way of living.
It was an interesting conversation that had me thinking, I mean he had a point, and actually coaching is about supporting people to change the way they think. I suppose the fundamental difference was about people who want to change their thinking versus people who are being manipulated into believing things to appease others or for financial gain.
So this week I thought I would post a Tip of the week around living your values. I love this quote from a former Republican and attorney about living your values, he said:-
Your core values act like your internal compass that navigates the course of your life. If you compromise your values, you go nowhere. Roy T Bennett
The second line is a little harsh but the first one is entirely correct. I believe that the powerful thing about having strong values is that people get to know and understand you very quickly, knowing exactly where you will draw the line. If you are consistent in living your values, they will be a part of everything you do, at home or at work. You will never be manipulated or taken for granted in any way, in fact, you will more likely be respected for standing your ground because that's just the way you are built.
So this week, remind yourself of your core values, what you go out of your way to do or maybe not do. What generally makes you irritated or upset? (this will highlight a value not being met). Who are you?
Tip of the week. Live your best life, live your core values.
Think about it during this short week and see if you can live your values a little more. It has the ability to
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Richie Forde, Performance Coach and the Founder of Edge Coaching Services.