I wrote a blog post a few weeks ago about being in integrity. Basically, I was feeling very stuck and heavy in business and in life, so I made a list of everything I was intentionally avoiding or blatantly ignoring. It was a long list and included everything from returning overdue library books to deciding to drop a couple of clients with whom I no longer wish to work.
After marking off just a few of the items from the list, I felt freer and lighter. Business seemed to take off. Out of the blue I received an invitation to speak at a business meeting and had a friend of a friend provide me with the best testimonial. Wow, all that for just a couple of checkmarks.
So, what did I do next? I stopped working on the list and went on with everyday life. Guess what? I feel stuck, stuck, stuck again. And it feels bad.
What I failed to learn was integrity is adhering to a code of values. My values. I have been leaving my values out of my business and my life. That is what is causing the big disconnect. A-ha.
Staying true to my core values of freedom, authenticity, creativity, abundance, love and fun should be my main focus in everything I do. I can’t remember the last time I had silly fun or flexed my creative muscle. No wonder I am so out of whack.
I know this is my first post on Women on Business, but I am going to put you to work and issue a challenge. What are your core values and where are they NOT showing up in your life or business? How can you make aligning with your values your number one priority this weekend?
For me, it is time to head to the mountains with my camera and capture some amazing photos. Maybe then I’ll be ready to tackle the rest of that to-do list.