I have been developing the use of values in my life coaching and career coaching practice for over 8 years now. Sometimes I feel like a lone voice, calling out about the importance of understanding your values and living your life in line with your values, to achieve happiness and fulfilment.
No longer… last night I attended an event called ‘Values: at the Heart of a Happier World’ and was so encouraged to hear about the values work being developed by the Barrett Values Centre and the UK Values Alliance. They have surveyed national values in countries all over the world with astonishing results. They work with companies to understand staff and corporate values to begin a dialogue for change.
It was so exciting to share my passion about values and their importance, with over a hundred other people and pledge my support to join the Alliance and build on the growing wave of awareness about values.
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy” Dalai Lama
One key point made was that change must come from within. We cannot afford to wait for governments to change or influence the national values. We all have responsibility for our own happiness and so this starts by understanding our own core values and making changes in the way we live our own lives. If everyone did just that, we would all feel happier and be living in a happier world.
This might sound simple and it is. There is a free values identification exercise on my website
complete this to understand your own values and if you want to know more about how to make changes, submit your results to me through the website. Share this with your friends and family, after all, what we want for them too is happiness.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year