The Living Your Values workbook includes an inventory of over 150 cultural, individual, work, and personal values. Your first task will be to read through all of them and select your top five values. All of the values are positive. The challenge is in choosing only five values.
Using the Values Clarification worksheet you will start to differentiate espoused (talked about) values from enacted (lived) values. You will then be asked to share your core values and think of ways to live-enact your values.
This workbook also includes a values-based mission statement exercise that will help you use your values when making key life decisions.
Another option for Values Clarification is the VIA (Values in Action) Character Strengths profile. Research supports the idea that using and increasing use of your character strengths is associated with greater well-being, better work performance, stronger work engagement, better relationships, and enhanced self-esteem.
The VIA system explores six virtues … Wisdom, Courage, Humanity, Justice, Temperance, and Transcendence … with 24 Character Strengths:
- Courage | | Bravery, Perseverance, Honesty, Zest
- Humanity | Love, Kindness, Social Intelligence
- Justice | Teamwork, Fairness, Leadership
- Temperance | Forgiveness, Humility, Prudence, Self-Regulation
- Transcendence | Appreciation (of Beauty / Excellence); Gratitude, Hope, Humor, Spirituality
- Wisdom | Creativity, Curiosity, Judgement, Love of Learning, Perspective
It is often surprising how many of us do not know / appreciate our character, over use, or, under value our character strengths for a range of reasons. So, it is often helpful to start with a VIA Character Strengths assessment. This is available free online HERE. They do ask that you register but offer you the option to get or refuse their newsletter.
If you would like coaching with Dr. Robin using this information, please contact her HERE to help you deepen your understanding of how you enact those aspects of your character in your daily life.
Living Your Values materials are available in the following formats.
You can find more information about each in the tabs below.
Worksheet / Survey
WORKSHEET | SURVEY
Click HERE for the online VIA Character Strengths assessment.
If you would like Living Your Values coaching with Dr. Robin using this information, please contact her HERE to help you deepen your understanding of how you enact those aspects of your character in your daily life.