How to create your personal compass part 2: values

What are your values?

Since 2009 I have been a certified consultant for the Barrett Values Centre. Throughout that time I have worked with leaders and their companies on their values, leadership and corporate cultures.

As a leader, you make decisions and manage employees or your tribe, of course, but you are also the de facto the cultural leader. Consciously or not, your manners and behaviours set the cultural benchmark for your healthy – or dysfunctional – organisation and mission.

What’s more, your values drive your behaviour. So consciously knowing your values and translating them to behaviour in every area of your life will not just benefit you, but your whole organisation and tribe.

And since you are aligned with your values it makes you trustworthy. The sum of your mission and your values make you an inspiration for others. And it makes it easier for you to leave a legacy you can be proud of.


Step 1: How to find your values

The fastest and easiest way to find your values is by taking the free Personal Values Assessment at the Barrett Values Centre. The results don’t just represent your values, but they indicate your level of consciousness as well. They also provide exercises to help you understand your results. Start now to fill out the assessment and the results will be right into your inbox.

Step 2: Translate your values into behaviour

Values without practical application don’t have any meaning. But once you translate them into “do’s and don’ts” in your own behaviours they really start to make an impact. Why don’t you look at the following areas and translate your top 5 values into do’s and don’ts?

  • Your spiritual life
  • Your health and fitness
  • Your intellectual life
  • Your emotional life
  • Your character
  • Your personal relationships
  • Your parenting
  • Your social life
  • Your financial life
  • Your career

Step 3: Time for action!

Start small. Choose 3 things you want to stop doing, and 3 things you want to start doing for this month. If you do the same every month, in a year’s time you will have changed a lot! You will be more aligned with your values and more inspirational, you will have more clarity and more energy and you will feel proud of yourself.

We need you. Now.

Loving you,


Check out the next step in the proces: your highest vision.