Do your values shine through in all that you do? Are they consistent in your values or influenced by others?
When you choose to live life with integrity you choose to live the best of who you are, no matter what. Who you are is conveyed in your words and actions and anyone who experiences you can describe the essence of who you are to another. That doesn’t mean that everyone will like you; far from it! But people will know who they are dealing with and that your thoughts, words and deeds will be aligned to your values.
I recently carried out a 360Reach assessment (you can do one for free), partly for my business and partly for my own personal development and I was pleased to find that the people who provided feedback on me saw me, overall, in the same light. And my coach confirmed that the consistency of the responses demonstrated authenticity. I was pleased if not surprised. I have learnt the importance of being values driven and being me.
But I can remember when I wasn’t authentic, when I had values that I didn’t adhere to, values that I compromised. I can remember when I lived by other people’s rules and spent much of my time trying to be what they wanted me to be; in relationships, in jobs, in life. It was exhausting and fruitless.
So it is with joy that I can now be ‘me’; that I can live each day growing more and more into who I am and not who others want me to be. Having my values at the heart of everything makes it easy for me to make decisions because if an action doesn’t fit, I don’t do it. Compromising my values is no longer an option.
Are you living by your values? Have you made time to identify what they are?
“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”
Barbara De Angelis
Be at one with your values, live the best of you… everyday. Because you deserve it!
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A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
❊ Under-resourced &
❊ Swept under the carpet
She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
✔ Build / rebuild their confidence & self-belief
✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
Yvonne is focused on building a community of women, www.PermissionToThrive.online, who are ready to reclaim their right to self-care, guilt-free, and who prioritise their health without apology, role-modeling behaviour & habits that inform generations to come of their true value.
She also advocates for self-care over burnout in the workplace, delivering practical webinars in the corporate space. In her own words, “It is time for employees to prioritise their wellbeing. How will they deliver their best work without it?”
One of her favourite quotes comes from Eleanor Brown, ‘Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel’
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🌱 Become part of the self-care revolution at Permission to Thrive or
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