In our everyday lives, we have to make lots of big or small decisions that can change the paths of our lives. Why do I not like this job? What industry do I want to move into next? What is my personal brand? How do I choose between two similar job offers? Who do I volunteer for? Is that person Mr. Right?
What are the common mistakes people make when making those choices?
• Following what everyone else is doing
• Saying what everyone else is saying
• Choosing what makes money, what is easy, what is normal, what causes the least conflict…
Although it is perfectly fine to do your research on what’s going on in the world around you, what we often forget is doing research on ourselves. What do you ultimately want in life? What makes you tick? What’s unique about you? The answers to these questions can ultimately be distilled to your core values.
Knowing your core values and honouring them when you make life and career decisions is the number one secret to having a fulfilling and abundant life and career where you are not just surviving, but thriving.