*8 Things: Guiding Values

8things from Magpie Girl In our on-going mission to DO LESS, we will be taking a look at our values, and using that list to make decisions about which and tasks and projects we take on. Even if you aren’t a DO LESS revolutionary, it can still be enlightening and guide-like to check in with your values pyramid every now and again.

If you need some help making your list, my life coach Jena Strong, is offering us a kindly deal on Values Assessment Sessions.  Magpie Girl readers will receive a reduce price of $75 for an hour-long session* — a super rate for some valuable soulguidance. Jena helped me find the right words to describe what I hold most dear. Those words, in turn, helped me stand in my own power and make choices for myself, knowing they were being birthed out of solid, meaningful values. In short, Jena taught me how to value my values! (Oh those professionals, they are ever-so-helpful.) Here are *8 Values that Guide My Life: 

1. Whimsy
2. Generosity
3. Attentiveness
4. Creativity
5. Truth
6. Beauty
7. Freedom, and above all things
8. Love

What are the values that guide your life?  Grab a button and play along or put your *8Things in the comments below. Don’t know? Call Jena and drop my name!  Thanks for being here!

*The Strong Coaching reduced rate offer good thru July 31, 2009.

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Leslie June 4, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I so appreciate your transparency and inspiration! I’m so enjoying this journey!

KnittingJourneyman June 4, 2009 at 5:27 pm

This week’s 8 really made me think about things…and it is still something else I need to give more thought to …thank you …

Lauren June 4, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Thank you for posting this! It really got me thinking about how I can change certain stressors so that my daily life is more in line with my 8 values.

Sunrise Sister June 5, 2009 at 1:19 am

I’ve claimed #4 and my post listing my Guiding Values will show up on my site on Friday, June 5. I enjoy visiting your site!

Janet June 5, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Those are a great set of values!

Tess June 9, 2009 at 11:29 am

Late commenting, but here goes: I love the values exercise, I did it with my fabulous coach Sally Lever (http://www.sallylever.co.uk/) a couple of years ago. Mine are:

1. Creativity/Flow
2. Authenticity
3. Communion
4. Sense of Purpose
5. Groundedness/Financial Comfort
6. Fun/Self – Respect
7. Relaxation

(I found it impossible to differentiate between some so got in several “two for one” deals! Well I never could choose between chocolate and strawberry ice cream, always had to have both…)

Rachelle June 9, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Prudence Dear,

Let it me know that I have written not one, but two love notes to you on your blog. Alas, they keep being rejected? Nonetheless, I am

Devotedly Yours,

Magpie Girl

Rachelle June 9, 2009 at 2:32 pm


Groundness/Financial comfort is one of mine too, on my values mobile. Only I list it as “security.” I feelt really guilt and shallow that money was in my top ten, but then Jena pointed out that security/financial stablity becomes the “container” that allows everything else to happen/flow. That helped a lot!

Talk to you soon,


Jean July 3, 2009 at 6:48 am

This was a great exercise. I have to keep working on it, but I think I came up with some good starting points. Thanks for the opportunity!

Love your blog!

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