It was a great way to end the week by speaking at the New Beginnings Motivation Summit: Discover Your True Authentic Self. David Vrablik did an awesome job bringing together nine speakers over three days.
David, like me, is a professional speaker and he shares an incredible story about his journey after unexpectedly losing his brother, his best friend.
My theme was Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First. Of course, that is after taking off the mask you already have on in the airplane. The point is, just like on an airplane, you need to help yourself first before you can help others.
It starts with establishing your core values. John Maxwell states, “Your core values are the deeply held beliefs that authentically describe your soul.” My core values are optimism, trust, honesty, enthusiasm, and teamwork.
Once you’ve gone through the exercise to determine your core values, you then need to shift to your strengths. On nine different criteria you determine how close each of these components of life align with your core values. You can then begin to focus efforts on growing in each of those nine areas.
With your core values and strengths in hand, it is time to evaluate your inner circle. Jim Rohn says, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Make sure you aren’t the smartest person in the room! I’ve been blessed with many across my life. Who is in your inner circle?
With balance in core values, your strengths, and your inner circle, you can take on the comfort zone. Bust through fear into learning and growth.
Most importantly, commit intentional acts of kindness and create ripples across the world.
Core Values > Strengths > Inner Circle > Comfort Zone > Kindness > Rinse & Repeat