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Discovering Your Core Values

Do you know how to discover your core values? I was at a workshop recently and this is what I learned...

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Nancy McKay Amazing Outlook Coaching

“Your core values are the deeply held beliefs that authentically describe your soul.” ~ John C. Maxwell

What are your core values?

Do you know how to discover your core values? I was at a workshop recently and a presentation about leadership values was on the agenda. It was really interesting and enlightening. 

What brings you satisfaction?

Write a list of all the things that bring you satisfaction, happiness and joy. I’ll be over here, jotting down just a few of mine, so take your time.

Spending time with Jimmy

Snuggling with the doggies

Spending time with good friends & my coaching tribes

Hanging out with horses

Coffee

Summer mornings on the patio

Quality alone time 

Deep, meaningful conversations

Working with my clients

Having flexibility in my day

Reading

Writing

Stitching

Daydreaming

I could go on and on, but in the interest of not boring you to death…

Now, discover the values they align with..

Alignment/Authenticity/Connection/Love/Kindness/Relationships/Vulnerability

Spending time with Jimmy

Snuggling with the doggies

Spending time with good friends & my coaching tribes

Hanging out with horses

Deep, meaningful conversations

Alignment/Service/Purpose/Learning/Passion/Congruency/Vulnerability/Empowerment

Creating a new career

Coaching (and being coached)

Inspiration/Personal Development/Solitude

Being Coached

Learning new skills

Quality alone time

Daydreaming

Reading 

Writing

Coffee

Summer mornings on the patio

Creativity

Stitching

Creating a new career

Self Awareness/Spirituality

Coffee

Summer mornings on the patio

Daydreaming

Silence

You can check out a list of 500 core values here

Do more of what you love and less of what you don’t…

To live a life that aligns with your core values, simply do more of the things that bring you happiness and satisfaction. And to take this a step further, you can also write down a list of things that create unease in your life. If these things don’t align with your values, you can just simply not do them. 

Another fu*#ing opportunity for growth…

If the things on this list are events, people, tasks you avoid because they make you feel uncomfortable, well, you may want to take a second look. This could be yet another fu*#ing opportunity for growth! I know a coach that can help you with that!


My name is Nancy McKay and typically women work with me because of my experience overcoming major life challenges like getting sober and surviving ovarian cancer. I love my life now and I’m privileged to help my clients conquer their fears and figure out what to do next, so they can love their life too.

Interested to find out if coaching is right for you?

If you’re looking for a coach that will inspire, motivate and empower you AND that knows how you feel -we should talk. Helping women make a shift in their thinking and in their lives thrills me to pieces and drives everything I do.

Here’s what one of my client’s had to say:

“You helped me identify the root cause of my problem. I feel lighter after working with you and I don’t feel stuck anymore.”

Your Life. Your Choice

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