Our values can keep us from feeling stuck
Updated: Nov 18
People usually come to me for coaching and mentoring because things at work are a struggle. It might also be because other parts of life are a bit of a struggle too, and/or there are big transitions going on.
Coaching and mentoring are great ways to help make sense of the mess. And I love to help people do that!
What to do when you feel stuck...
What do you do when you're feeling stuck about your career?
Or if you're trying to work your way through a big transition (like redundancy, restructure, relocation, divorce)?
Or when things feel pretty messy and complicated, and you just don't know what to do next?
Well I think that's often a great time to give serious consideration to your values.
In my experience, people often say they're values-oriented but they can't actually describe what those values are.
So what about values? I hear you say...
The truth is, every single human is values orientated! It's what makes us human.
But our top values are unique to each of us. And also unique at a point in time. Because our values can change as life (or insert another word beginning with ‘s’) happens!
It would be incredibly rare to find a fellow human who has the exact same list of core values in the same priority order as you, and at the same time as you.
Knowing our values helps us to:
* understand why we are unique
* consider how we are different from our loved ones, colleagues and friends - and that's more than okay!
* check out whether how we spend the 168 hours in a week, is largely in accordance with those values.
* make decisions and take actions that are aligned with our values
Once you know your values, taking some quiet time to reflect on those points can help us get unstuck. What emerges is a decision on a new action or two to move us forward, even if just by a little bit.
Movement creates movement.
Do you know what your values are, today?
If not, download my free values inventory tool now so that you can make sure your day to day life reflects your unique set of values.