What About Your Values?

This is my personal truth.

Your life, everything that you see, is created by none other than you.

This is fantastic when you love what you see.  Not so much when you look around and see poor to average results.  Yet you keep shouting from the roof tops that you desire success and that life must be conspiring against you if others have it and you don’t.  You say that you’re just unlucky.  That you were born with a bronze spoon in your mouth.

You watch “The Secret” and you make the vision board and you sit and stare at it all day wishing it into existence.  Nothing.  You say the affirmations over and over again chanting it until the melody of the words drive you nuts.  Nothing.

What is still missing?

Your values.

Until you take the time to figure out which values drive your results, you will not be able to change those and embrace the values necessary for success.

Here are some examples:

You say that you want to be successful but you prefer to relax watching senseless entertainment on TV rather than educating and stimulating yourself with books.

You say you want to get into peak physical shape but you choose sleep over getting up at 4 am to train.

You say you want to be healthy but you choose junk food over raw foods.

You say you want to build a business that contributes to the world in a magnificent way but you choose to consume rather than produce.

As long as you value sleep above training, you will stay out of shape.  As long as you value relaxation above education you will remain in the clutches of the average masses.  As long as you value consuming rather than producing you will be a locust which results in scarcity, not abundance.  And you’ll be broke.

So what are some of the values that drive the most successful entrepreneurs?

  • Bravery. Understand that being an entrepreneur involves being willing to try things that others deem impossible or risky.  It involves living a life where fear is a compass for growth and being brave enough to follow this because the fire in your heart is greater than the fear in your belly.
  • Vision. An entrepreneur takes the time to understand her purpose and where she is taking her life through the vehicle of her business.  She understands that in order for her to continue moving forward, she needs a point of reference to aim for.
  • Respect for self and others. Respect for one’s self and others is essential. It enables the individual to appreciate her efforts, relate effectively to family and community, and motivate others. This respect, which stems from pride, hope, and enthusiasm, frees entrepreneurs from the obstacles of low self-esteem, hopelessness, and anger.
  • Trust. Trust is an indispensable part of growing your company especially when in a service based industry.  And I’m not just referring to your customers trusting you.  You need to trust yourself.  You need to trust your vision and you capabilities no matter what the current circumstances look like.  In my life I also trust the Universe to support me as without this support, I wouldn’t even attempt half of the amazing accomplishments I have in my life.
  • Grit. An entrepreneur requires the determination to keep a business strong and keep driving forward relentlessly to bring about success.  Grit, which stems from persistence, realism, and consistency, strengthens your mind and ensures that you are continuously on your A game long after others have given up.

It’s time to take an honest look at what is going on in your life and which values are driving your results.  It’s time to put the vision board to one side and make a results board first.

I hate to say it, but maybe it’s just time to stop being a lazy ass.

Because death is inevitable, but thriving is a choice.

Walk with honor.