The Importance of Aligning Your Career With Your Core Values

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

I saw this post as a Featured Blog on Carol Williams - Second Chance Saturday Week 208.  It caught my attention.  I believe that we need to sit down and re-evaluate and reaccess our core values from time to time.  Personally, I think they shouldn't change much but you won't know that unless you do a dive into yourself.  Maybe, we have experienced a dramatic change in our life that makes us rethink our life.  

Many of you have seen my reference to Sedona-Lifestyle.com throughout my blogs and images. About halfway through this page, I cover my core values.  Here is a sample.

My ultimate goal is two-fold:

1) Establishing the trust of my client is my primary concern.  Integrity, honesty, genuine respect, and open dialogue plus my principle of strong ethical behavior will help establish a solid relationship with my client as well as my team members and other associates.

2) I want to leave my client feeling that I have done everything possible to help them realize their dream and exceed expectations.

 

I think it will be worth your time to read what Cheri Alguire has to say about Core Values.

Original content by Cheri Alguire

Do you feel like you are achieving your goals?

Are you experiencing fulfillment in your career?

If you feel like there’s something still missing even though you may be doing good in your career right now, then you may need to evaluate whether your career is in line with your core values.

Why do personal core values matter when evaluating your career options? How do these life principles affect your decision-making?

Core values set the standard of your life choices and have a great influence on choosing your career path.

Whether you are a small business owner or a real estate agent, your core values impact your happiness, behavior, and career growth. Your core values affect not only your life’s direction but also your business goals and actions. It is important to adhere to these moral compasses because success and happiness will challenge who you are. To know more about how core values affect your career-making decisions, continue reading this post.

 

What Are Your Core Values?

Core values are developed around your life experiences, whether co-workers, TV, or social media. The consumption of content can also affect a person’s moral compass in every small way. However, your beliefs that personifies your core values accept the truth based on your perception of what is right or wrong. Your beliefs are subjective and based on your personal preferences.

Aligning your core values with your career goals expresses the accomplishments and purposes that you intend to reach. It triggers guiding principles that allow you to have positive experiences and the realization of success.

Do you wonder if your career aligns with your values?

 

Different Ways To Align Your Career With Your Core Values

Your career growth and core values will always come together. You must understand yourself and your principles to figure out where you are in different areas in life. This may also affect setting a plan for your goals and how to achieve those goals.

Your values give you a sense of purpose, benchmark, and responsibility to take charge of what career suits you best. A sense of discomfort and lack of connection could lead to insubordination, unhappiness, or dissatisfaction.  That’s why you need someone that you can seek assistance and guidance. To help you find your drive to move towards career growth and keep your focus on success, a coaching partner is indeed needed.

As you continue to align your career with your core values, here are the different ways to guide you in choosing your career path.

 

1. Create A List Of Your Core Values

Your chosen life principles reflect who you are. It is the foundation of your career vision, mission, and goals. Use this criterion to eliminate inconsistent core values that affect your life’s decisions. These are traits that set the bar for your career to have guidance, recognition, and be meaningful. Career-focused individuals sometimes follow this moral compass in search of happiness, fulfillment, and business growth.

Here are some personal core values that you, too, might have.

  • Integrity
  • Love
  • Wisdom
  • Happiness
  • Peace
  • Respect

These personal values will be your ‘rock,’ ‘the force,’ or maybe your ‘rules’ of life that can help you evaluate your career goals.

 

2. Evaluate Your Career Goals With Your Core Values

The lists of personal core values should encourage you to identify or recognize your beliefs, behavior, and happiness. It leads the path to where you want to achieve your career goals. If you are an entrepreneur or a small business owner, these set the plan and actions you should take to maximize business sales or career growth. It establishes the connection of your career to what defines you as a person. Identifying and recognizing that they all have an impact on your career choices may greatly increase your ability to find a work-life balance. 

The different values stored within are wired to your personality, consciously and unconsciously. Whether it’s business or life, our values take a big part in every decision we engage ourselves in. To better represent ourselves, we also need to maximize our strengths without losing motivation. It also would be beneficial to have a coaching partner that will keep our core values aligned, and help keep relationships, work balance in check, and life more meaningful. 

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3. The Essence of Your Values

It all brings together a perspective of the values in life as your progress to achieving your career goals. These values are carried and embedded as your priority when deciding who you engage with and participate in. As you evaluate your core values and pick which one suits your business development, it describes intrinsic and extrinsic values.

Intrinsic Values

These values motivate you to feel satisfied and fulfilled—expressing your creativity and social productivity. It is the intangible values declaring your happiness through awareness, responsibility, and development.

Extrinsic Values

These are related to rewards derived from your career and work environment. Providing influence and motivation to reach business goals, working as part of a team are considered important extrinsic moral values. It is tangible values.

Lifestyle Values

Lifestyle values are recognized as second-level values. They are what you do for your career and where you work. Your desire for a certain type of lifestyle helps create the big picture of what you value. Living in a big house, traveling extensively, cars, eating in fancy restaurants, or living a modest and simple life are a few examples of lifestyle values.

 

4. Determine Your Career Future with Your Core Values

As your career develops, so does strengthening your core values. Your career exploration will help you in realizing your principles and vice versa. Having a well-defined personal value determines the type of career you choose. Your values exist as a guiding light to analyze your career growth. Having a good understanding of yourself and the values you exude helps you learn from your current situation. It gives you a clear overview of what your future career may be.

Your life principles will help you determine your path toward the right direction, whether it’s your career or business. Working for a company or organization that doesn’t suit your values will only lead to frustrations, grievances, and regrets. If you’ve felt nothing but exhaustion and lack of focus for your career, then it is probably a mismatch.  Knowing and being firm with your core values will help you connect to a suitable career. Go back to your values and search for a career. It should help you grow personally and professionally.

 

“When your core values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier”, excerpts from Roy E. Disney of Walt Disney Company.

 

How We Can Help Align Your Career With Your Core Values

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We’ll help you keep focus and set up a program so you can clearly understand the importance of aligning your career with your core values. Your career growth and success will soon be your life’s highlight.

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Comments (22)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Thanks for sharing Sheri!

If you feel like there’s something still missing even though you may be doing good in your career right now, then you may need to evaluate whether your career is in line with your core values.

Jun 05, 2021 11:10 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, great choice for a reblog, and my thoughts and some values shifted a bit when I brought Laura into my company.   Have two of us now to think about.

Jun 05, 2021 12:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sheri- excellent reblog choice and you do a beautiful job with your introduction!!

Jun 05, 2021 12:55 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams - I have you to thank for opening my eyes to this blog.

Jun 05, 2021 01:40 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Will Hamm - I think as we are coming out of the pandemic, it does not hurt to evaluate or re-evaluate our core values. 

Jun 05, 2021 01:42 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Thanks so much. It is meant to help tie a bow around some great material. Enjoy your weekend.

Jun 05, 2021 01:45 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheri, what an awesome re-blog and I love how you put this in perspective with your business style, Endre

Jun 05, 2021 04:29 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sheri.

Coming from my background, talk about making a change in everything I knew for 29 years.  It was something I never thought I would make.

Jun 06, 2021 12:24 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

This was a great choice for a reblog, Sheri.  And, I agree with every point made.

Jun 06, 2021 01:25 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I am so glad you re-blogged this, Sheri! Like you, I am a big believer in re-evaluations, planning and goal-setting. They all go hand-in-hand. This is a wonderful piece that I had totally missed so, thank you!

Jun 06, 2021 09:40 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing Carol Williams featured blog post. It was wonderful Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Jun 06, 2021 05:44 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you, Endre Barath, Jr. - When I reblog (which is rare), I want to explain why I chose to feature the blog. 

Jun 07, 2021 07:48 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - And that is the point.  Our values can change after the impact of a major life change, and you certainly discovered that after your law enforcement career.

Jun 07, 2021 07:50 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - I am so glad you enjoyed it!  

Jun 07, 2021 07:51 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS - Many of us have gone through this process but how often do we reevaluate or adjust our values, and goals to meet current conditions.  

Jun 07, 2021 07:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Sheri, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Jun 07, 2021 09:12 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

So true Sham Reddy CRS.  It never hurts to reexamine.

Jun 11, 2021 12:09 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - Great example of why your values might shift.  

Jun 11, 2021 12:10 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams - Thank you.  Glad I could help.

Jun 11, 2021 12:11 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Your very welcome Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - Happy Saturday.

Jun 11, 2021 12:12 PM