Roy T Bennett has rightly said in his book The Light In The Heart —
“Your core values act like your internal compass, which navigates the course of your life. If you compromise your core values, you go nowhere.”
To be able to make the world a better place, impact lives, and make them happier and successful, I, too, need an internal compass to make sure I move in the right direction.
Here are the 5 values that help me navigate in my journey towards empowering lives:
With transparency, I ensure nothing is hidden from my clients, readers, and everyone who trusts me and this business.
This core value not only helps me foster stronger relationships but has opened me to scrutiny. That means I get more feedback – both empowering and critical. And this feedback, along with the trust, helps me do my job better.
The respected Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said, “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do, and what is right to do”. I couldn’t agree more!
Without ethics, any business seems to me like a driverless car. It can’t be trusted and is not fair to the people around. For me, ethics is a crucial component of my life and business. They help me ensure I am fair, trustworthy, loyal to those who support me, kind, integral, and accountable.
A clear and well-defined set of principles make the foundation of trust and relationships. Whether these relationships are with my team, clients, or readers – my principles ensure I provide them with all the goodness I have to offer, and that with a positive attitude.
Till now, we have talked a lot about trust. You might have guessed that it’s one of my essential values I can’t give up on.
I believe if my team and clients don’t have faith in me, if they don’t believe I am reliable, if they can’t feel safe working with me, my life and business are not standing on solid ground. My confidence – knowing those around me trust me – is one of the drivers of my success.
I am a firm believer in the philosophy that successful business, impacted lives, and better futures – all depend on the relationships you have built.
Society functions through its people, and those people function through their relationships. Relationships are thus the lifeblood of society, and to make an impact on society, we need to work on the relationships.