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The Ultimate Core Values List to Help Guide Your Career

Your North Star is your purpose behind your actions. Your values are your guiding star. They help guide you along the way. Think of it like this… your values help you stay on course with your life’s work.

We created the Ultimate Values List that guide your career. There are over 140 values in this list. It was created to help my clients unlock their spotlight value. The spotlight value is the rocket engine for your life.

I recently had a client that was stuck in her career. She couldn’t understand why she wasn’t able to make headway and find something better. As we talked through her values, came up with her top five then got her spotlight value. We saw how it connected all together. She was sabotaging her spotlight value because of her fear of failure.

You are steering your life’s work by this value. My spotlight value is gratitude. Everything I do is through the lens of gratitude. If I struggle to find gratitude in a task I struggle to do it well. You are probably similar. We must enjoy our work to bring the energy to everything we do. If we don’t have energy, we give up before we can see results.

Go through the list of core values below. You’ll see many similar ones. Try to pick the ones that ping your heart. Which ones speak to you? Don’t choose a value because you want to have that value. Choose your values that connect with your soul.

Here is a list of values to help you:

  1. Hope
  2. Service
  3. Responsibility
  4. Faith 
  5. Honor 
  6. Trust
  7. Freedom
  8. Honesty
  9. Love
  10. Courage
  11. Resilience
  12. Patience
  13. Balance
  14. Community
  15. Grit
  16. Creativity
  17. Discipline
  18. Influence
  19. Curiosity
  20. Wisdom
  21. Kindness
  22. Weirdness
  23. Trust
  24. Spirituality
  25. Peace
  26. Leadership
  27. Communication
  28. Humility
  29. Health
  30. Empathy
  31. Compassion
  32. Forgiving
  33. Acceptance
  34. Joy
  35. Equality
  36. Teaching
  37. Happiness
  38. Wonder
  39. Respect
  40. Wealth
  41. Moderation
  42. Excitement
  43. Knowledge
  44. Innovation
  45. Family
  46. Fun
  47. Connection
  48. Security
  49. Invention
  50. Diversity
  51. Intelligence
  52. Success
  53. Teamwork
  54. Quality
  55. Excellence
  56. Growth
  57. Friendship
  58. Reciprocity
  59. Caring
  60. Wellness
  61. Money
  62. Strength
  63. Integrity
  64. Openness
  65. Generosity
  66. Fitness
  67. Play
  68. Forgiveness
  69. Beauty
  70. Truth
  71. Appreciation
  72. Abundance
  73. Humor
  74. Clarity
  75. Encouragement
  76. Cooperation
  77. Power
  78. Skill
  79. Affection
  80. Effectiveness
  81. Finesse
  82. Loyalty
  83. Order
  84. Toughness
  85. Goodness
  86. Involvement
  87. Adventure
  88. Learning
  89. Fairness
  90. Commonality
  91. Risk
  92. Change
  93. Harmony
  94. Entrepreneurial
  95. Willingness
  96. Justice
  97. Fame
  98. Achievement
  99. Professionalism
  100. Balance
  101. Expressive
  102. Adaptability
  103. Productivity
  104. Legacy
  105. Challenge
  106. Significance
  107. Imagination
  108. Enthusiasm
  109. Victory
  110. Traditional
  111. Solitude
  112. Consciousness
  113. Insightful
  114. Grace
  115. Candor
  116. Assertiveness
  117. Boldness
  118. Dependability
  119. Fortitude
  120. Spontaneous
  121. Focus
  122. Present
  123. Charity
  124. Realistic
  125. Sharing
  126. Transparency
  127. Structure
  128. Mastery
  129. Energy
  130. Vision
  131. Inspiring
  132. Decisiveness
  133. Trustworthy
  134. Logical
  135. Reflective
  136. Careful
  137. Inquisitive
  138. Uniqueness
  139. Unity
  140. Simplicity
  141. Meaning

Once you have your top five you can go and figure out your Spotlight Value. This is your top value that guides everything that you do.

If you need support around your spotlight value, so you can figure out how to navigate a tough career choice then you can reach out to me and we can set-up a discover call. Just fill out the form and I’ll send you my scheduling link for us to talk.

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