I’m stuck doing the same things — Get Your ‘Core Values’ Defined

I’m stuck doing the same things — Get Your ‘Core Values’ Defined

Here’s one simple truth: core values are the single greatest component to creativity, brainstorming, teamwork, company culture, and success. I feel this dual set of core values for both business and personal will help you identify the values that resonate and will serve you in the years to come. Get the vision you seek and not the one that others tell you that you ‘should’ have. We don‘t ‘should’ ourselves around here. Go on. Select, copy and paste into your favorite spreadsheet or editor program. Bold the ones you ‘FEEL’ evoke a harmonious sensation in your gut intuition.

Think of the list you curate today as the gate-keeper for your inbox, to-do and more importantly to-be list. When you’re asked to do a favor, attend an event, or help a colleague or friend, use your core values to give an unequivocal YES, or a NO. Give yourself the gift of clarity and confidence. Choose about 5 but no more than 10. If you find there are some that fit in a group, then go ahead and combine them. This list will help tremendously if you’re a solopreneur.

To help embody them write them down (journal) and review them daily for 42 days. Then going forward weekly thereafter. This will ensure you’ve embodied them within your being. You can always modify the list as something falls out of alignment.

The most important aspect of core values is to help determine the quality of life and business for the next year, 5-years and 10-years. Do you want to be where you are today in 10 years? If you’ve been feeling stuck in life or hesitant in moving forward with your career or business launch this key self-inquiry will greatly improve your chances of meeting your goals and desired outcome.

For your business, the next steps will be to create a ‘Core Value Statement’. This will help your sales and marketing measures bring in your ideal client. It’s also very important for company culture, even if you’re a company of one. You’ll greatly benefit because your core value statement will affect your social media, client engagement letters, and the services you offer.

Check back for more tips and tutorials for setting authentic goals and keeping them going for the duration till they’re realized. You CAN have the grit and determination by cultivating the discipline to have everything you desire.

Let me know what you think of this post and what shifts and results you find happen for your life and entrepreneurship.

Personal Core Values List

Abundance

Acceptance

Accessibility

Accomplishment

Accuracy

Achievement

Acknowledgment

Activeness

Adaptability

Adoration

Adroitness

Adventure

Affection

Affluence

Aggressiveness

Agility

Alertness

Altruism

Ambition

Amusement

Anticipation

Appreciation

Approachability

Articulateness

Assertiveness

Assurance

Attentiveness

Attractiveness

Audacity

Availability

Awareness

Awe

Balance

Beauty

Being the best

Belonging

Benevolence

Bliss

Boldness

Bravery

Brilliance

Buoyancy

Calmness

Camaraderie

Candor

Capability

Care

Carefulness

Celebrity

Certainty

Challenge

Charity

Charm

Chastity

Cheerfulness

Clarity

Cleanliness

Clear-mindedness

Cleverness

Closeness

Comfort

Commitment

Compassion

Completion

Composure

Concentration

Confidence

Conformity

Congruency

Connection

Consciousness

Consistency

Contentment

Continuity

Contribution

Control

Conviction

Conviviality

Coolness

Cooperation

Cordiality

Correctness

Courage

Courtesy

Craftiness

Creativity

Credibility

Cunning

Curiosity

Daring

Decisiveness

Decorum

Deference

Delight

Dependability

Depth

Desire

Determination

Devotion

Devoutness

Dexterity

Dignity

Diligence

Direction

Directness

Discipline

Discovery

Discretion

Diversity

Dominance

Dreaming

Drive

Duty

Dynamism

Eagerness

Economy

Ecstasy

Education

Effectiveness

Efficiency

Elation

Elegance

Empathy

Encouragement

Endurance

Energy

Enjoyment

Entertainment

Enthusiasm

Excellence

Excitement

Exhilaration

Expectancy

Expediency

Experience

Expertise

Exploration

Expressiveness

Extravagance

Extroversion

Exuberance

Fairness

Faith

Fame

Family

Fascination

Fashion

Fearlessness

Ferocity

Fidelity

Fierceness

Financial independence

Firmness

Fitness

Flexibility

Flow

Fluency

Focus

Fortitude

Frankness

Freedom

Friendliness

Frugality

Fun

Gallantry

Generosity

Gentility

Giving

Grace

Gratitude

Gregariousness

Growth

Guidance

Happiness

Harmony

Health

Heart

Helpfulness

Heroism

Holiness

Honesty

Honor

Hopefulness

Hospitality

Humility

Humor

Hygiene

Imagination

Impact

Impartiality

Independence

Industry

Ingenuity

Inquisitiveness

Insightfulness

Inspiration

Integrity

Intelligence

Intensity

Intimacy

Intrepidness

Introversion

Intuition

Intuitiveness

Inventiveness

Investing

Joy

Judiciousness

Justice

Keenness

Kindness

Knowledge

Leadership

Learning

Liberation

Liberty

Liveliness

Logic

Longevity

Love

Loyalty

Majesty

Making a difference

Mastery

Maturity

Meekness

Mellowness

Meticulousness

Mindfulness

Modesty

Motivation

Mysteriousness

Neatness

Nerve

Obedience

Open-mindedness

Openness

Optimism

Order

Organization

Originality

Outlandishness

Outrageousness

Passion

Peace

Perceptiveness

Perfection

Perkiness

Perseverance

Persistence

Persuasiveness

Philanthropy

Piety

Playfulness

Pleasantness

Pleasure

Poise

Polish

Popularity

Potency

Power

Practicality

Pragmatism

Precision

Preparedness

Presence

Privacy

Proactivity

Professionalism

Prosperity

Prudence

Punctuality

Purity

Realism

Reason

Reasonableness

Recognition

Recreation

Refinement

Reflection

Relaxation

Reliability

Religiousness

Resilience

Resolution

Resolve

Resourcefulness

Respect

Rest

Restraint

Reverence

Richness

Rigor

Sacredness

Sacrifice

Sagacity

Saintliness

Sanguinity

Satisfaction

Security

Self-control

Selflessness

Self-reliance

Sensitivity

Sensuality

Serenity

Service

Sexuality

Sharing

Shrewdness

Significance

Silence

Silliness

Simplicity

Sincerity

Skillfulness

Solidarity

Solitude

Soundness

Speed

Spirit

Spirituality

Spontaneity

Spunk

Stability

Stealth

Stillness

Strength

Structure

Success

Support

Supremacy

Surprise

Sympathy

Synergy

Teamwork

Temperance

Thankfulness

Thoroughness

Thoughtfulness

Thrift

Tidiness

Timeliness

Traditionalism

Tranquility

Transcendence

Trust

Trustworthiness

Truth

Understanding

Unflappability

Uniqueness

Unity

Usefulness

Utility

Valor

Variety

Victory

Vigor

Virtue

Vision

Vitality

Vivacity

Warmth

Watchfulness

Wealth

Willfulness

Willingness

Winning

Wisdom

Wittiness

Wonder

Youthfulness

Zeal

Feel free to find more personal core values in our professional core values list below.

Business and Entrepreneurial Core Values List

Above and Beyond

Democratic

Impious

Punctuality

Acceptance

Dependability

Improvement

Purity

Accessibility

Dependable

Independence

Pursue

Accomplishment

Depth

Individuality

Pursuit

Accountability

Determination

Industry

Quality

Accuracy

Determined

Informal

Quality of Work

Accurate

Development

Informative

Rational

Achievement

Devotion

Innovation

Real

Action-Oriented

Devout

Innovative

Realistic

Activity

Different

Inquisitive

Reason

Adaptability

Differentiation

Insight

Recognition

Adventure

Dignity

Insightful

Recreation

Adventurous

Diligence

Inspiration

Refined

Affection

Diplomacy

Integrity

Reflection

Affective

Direct

Intelligence

Relationships

Aggressive

Direction

Intensity

Relaxation

Aggressiveness

Directness

International

Reliability

Agility

Discernment

Intuition

Reliable

Alert

Discipline

Intuitive

Resilience

Alertness

Discovery

Invention

Resolute

Altruism

Discretion

Investing

Resolution

Ambition

Diversity

Investment

Resolve

Amusement

Dominance

Inviting

Resourceful

Anti-Bureaucratic

Down-to-Earth

Irreverence

Resourcefulness

Anti-Corporate

Dreaming

Irreverent

Respect

Anticipate

Drive

Joy

Respect for Others

Anticipation

Durable

Joyful

Respect for the Individual

Appreciation

Duty

Just

Responsibility

Approachability

Eagerness

Justice

Responsiveness

Approachable

Ease of Use

Kindness

Rest

Ardent

Economy

Knowledge

Restraint

Assertive

Education

Lasting

Results

Assertiveness

Effective

Leadership

Results-Oriented

Attention to Detail

Effectiveness

Learning

Reverence

Attentive

Efficiency

Legacy

Rigor

Attentiveness

Efficient

Legal

Risk

Availability

Elegance

Level-Headed

Risk Taking

Available

Empathy

Liberty

Rule of Law

Awareness

Employees

Listening

Sacrifice

Balance

Empower

Lively

Safety

Beauty

Empowering

Local

Sanitary

Being the Best

Encouragement

Logic

Satisfaction

Belief

Endurance

Longevity

Security

Belonging

Energetic

Love

Self Awareness

Beneficent

Energy

Loyal

Self Motivation

Benevolent

Engagement

Loyalty

Self Responsibility

Best

Enjoyment

Malleable

Self-Control

Best People

Entertainment

Mastery

Self-Directed

Bold

Enthusiasm

Maturity

Self-Reliance

Boldness

Enthusiastic

Maximizing

Selfless

Bravery

Entrepreneurship

Maximum Utilization

Sense of Humor

Brilliance

Environment

Meaning

Sensitivity

Brilliant

Equality

Meaningful

Serenity

Briskness

Equitable

Meekness

Serious

Calm

Ethical

Mellow

Service

Calmness

Exceed Expectations

Members

Shared Prosperity

Candid

Excellence

Memorable

Sharing

Candor

Excitement

Merciful

Shrewd

Capability

Exciting

Merit

Significance

Capable

Exhilarating

Meritocracy

Silence

Care

Experience

Meticulous

Silliness

Careful

Expertise

Mindful

Simplicity

Carefulness

Exploration

Moderation

Sincerity

Caring

Explore

Modesty

Skill

Certainty

Expressive

Motivation

Skillfulness

Challenge

Extrovert

Mystery

Smart

Change

Exuberance

Neat

Solitude

Character

Fairness

Neatness

Speed

Charity

Faith

Neighborly

Spirit

Charm

Faithful

Nerve

Spirituality

Chastity

Faithfulness

Nimble

Spontaneous

Cheerful

Family

No Bureaucracy

Stability

Cheerfulness

Family Atmosphere

Noble

Standardization

Citizenship

Famous

Non-Conforming

Status

Clarity

Fashion

Nurturing

Stealth

Classy

Fast

Obedience

Stewardship

Clean

Fearless

Objective

Strength

Cleanliness

Ferocious

Open

Structure

Clear

Fidelity

Open-Minded

Sturdy

Clear-Minded

Fierce

Openness

Succeed

Clever

Finesse

Opportunity

Success

Cleverness

Firm

Optimism

Support

Clients

Fitness

Optimistic

Surprise

Coherence

Flair

Order

Sustainability

Collaboration

Flexibility

Organization

Sympathy

Comfort

Flexible

Original

Synergy

Commitment

Fluency

Originality

Systemization

Common Sense

Focus

Outrageous

Talent

Communication

Focus on Future

Outstanding

Teamwork

Community

Foresight

Partnership

Temperance

Compassion

Forgiveness

Passion

Thankful

Competence

Formal

Patience

Thorough

Competency

Formidable

Patient-Centered

Thoughtful

Competition

Fortitude

Patient-Focused

Timeliness

Competitive

Free-Thinking

Patient-Satisfaction

Timely

Complacency

Freedom

Patients

Togetherness

Completion

Fresh

Patriotism

Tolerance

Composure

Fresh Ideas

Peace

Tough

Comprehensive

Friendly

People

Toughness

Concentration

Friendship

Perception

Traditional

Concern for Others

Frugality

Perceptive

Training

Confidence

Fun

Perfection

Tranquility

Confidential

Galant

Performance

Transparency

Confidentiality

Generosity

Perseverance

Trust

Conformity

Generous

Persistence

Trustworthy

Congruency

Genius

Persistent

Truth

Connection

Genuine

Personable

Understanding

Consciousness

Giving

Personal Development

Unflappable

Consistency

Global

Personal Growth

Unique

Content

Good

Persuasive

Uniqueness

Contentment

Goodness

Philanthropy

Unity

Continuity

Goodwill

Planning

Universal

Continuous Improvement

Gracious/Grateful

Play

Useful

Contribution

Gratitude

Playfulness

Utility

Control

Great

Pleasantness

Valiant

Conviction

Greatness

Poise

Valor

Cooperation

Growth

Polish

Value

Coordination

Guidance

Politeness

Value Creation

Cordiality

Happiness

Popularity

Variety

Correct

Happy

Positive

Victorious

Courage

Hard Work

Potency

Victory

Courtesy

Harmony

Potential

Vigor

Craftiness

Health

Power

Vigorous

Craftsmanship

Heart

Powerful

Virtue

Creation

Helpful

Practical

Virtuous

Creative

Heroism

Pragmatic

Vision

Creativity

History

Precise

Vital

Credibility

Holiness

Precision

Vitality

Credible

Honesty

Prepared

Warmth

Cunning

Honor

Preservation

Watchful

Curiosity

Honorable

Pride

Watchfulness

Customer Focus

Hope

Privacy

Wealth

Customer Satisfaction

Hopeful

Proactive

Welcoming

Customer Service

Hospitality

Proactively

Willfulness

Customers

Humble

Productivity

Winning

Daring

Humility

Profane

Wisdom

Decency

Humor

Professionalism

Wonder

Decisive

Hygiene

Profitability

Work/Life Balance

Decisiveness

Imagination

Profits

Worldwide

Dedicated

Immovable

Progress

Yes-minded

Dedication

Impact

Prosperity

Youthful

Delight

Impartial

Prudence

Zen