Personal Vision, Values, and Purpose

 
  • A Father's Message in a Bottle
    Tyler Hayden approached Jim with an offer to contribute to his book ‘A Father’s Message In a Bottle’ . In short, the book has letters from Fathers to their children on assorted topics but each contains a nugget of wisdom and love. More
     
  • Clarifying Our Core Values
    To clarify our core values, we need to develop a comprehensive list of all our possible values, rank their importance and concentrate our improvement efforts. More
     
  • Clarifying Personal Purpose
    Thinking about death can produce a passion for life. Once defined, the determination to live out your personal purpose and dreams can be a strong personal motivator. More
     
  • Exploring Inner Space
    Reputation is what people think I am. Personality is what I seem to be. Character is what I really am. Our goal should be to blur the lines between the three until they are one and the same. That means living life from the inside out. More
     
  • Goal Setting Can Limit Our Flexibility and Learning
    Goals define what you want to have, not what you want to become. Goals are, however, targets that help us immensely in moving from a general vision to a specific set of priorities and actions. More
     
  • Good Feedback Benefits Both Giver and Receiver
    Feedback can be destructive when it serves only one's own needs and fails to consider the needs of the person on the receiving end. Good feedback takes into account the needs of both the receiver and giver. More
     
  • How I Express My Personal Purpose
    The determination to live out my purpose and dreams has been a strong personal motivator. It makes me wonder just how many unrealized dreams have died with their dreamers. More
     
  • How Visioning Changed My Life
    Visioning is where my personal effectiveness quest began, in 1974. Even now, as I recall that turning point in my life, a shiver runs up my spine. More
     
  • How Visioning Helped My Passion and Persistence
    Create strong passion with a clear and compelling vision and hang in there during the inevitable downs and defeats until dreams are realized. More
     
  • Just a Job or Part of Our Deeper Purpose?
    There is no particular job, industry, or organization that magically transforms "just a job" into passionate life work. However, to spot an opportunity we need to know what we're looking for. We need to clarify our purpose. More
     
  • Living on Purpose
    Our values are what we value. Each of us has a hierarchy of values, which set our priorities — occasionally conflicting with each other creating many paradoxes to be balanced and managed. More
     
  • Our Values Set Our Priorities
    Our values are what we value. Each of us has a hierarchy of values, which set our priorities — occasionally conflicting with each other creating many paradoxes to be balanced and managed. More
     
  • Our Values Shape Our Character and Culture
    The vision and values we choose to fix in our minds today determines tomorrow's character and culture. We start to change who we're becoming and where we're headed when we change what we value and picture in our future. More

     
  • Personal Purpose Pathways and Pitfalls
    Discover the Personal Purpose approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success. More
     
  • Personal Visioning Pathways and Pitfalls
    Developing a personal, team, and organization purpose that's aimed at serving others adds a richer sense of meaning to any personal, team, or organization change or improvement efforts. More
     
  • Purpose Gives Us a Deep Sense of Meaning
    Developing a personal, team, and organization purpose that's aimed at serving others adds a richer sense of meaning to any personal, team, or organization change or improvement efforts. More
     
  • Ringing True to Me
    We are creating the reality our vision is focused upon. The context of our values and purpose are creating the life we believe in. More
     
  • Seeing Only What Is or What Could Be
    Whether you think the world is full of richness and opportunity or garbage and despair – you are right because that is your point of focus. More
     
  • Seeing the World as We Are
    Whether you think the world is full of richness and opportunity or garbage and despair – you are right because that is your point of focus. More
     
  • Signs of Stagnation
    Not all experience is equal. Experience isn't what happens to us, it's what we do with what happens to us. There's a major difference between growth experiences and stagnating experiences. Just because we've shown up year after year and put in the time, doesn't mean we've gained by the experience. More


     
  • Strong Leadership Builds on a Bedrock of Strong Values
    Values provide a sense of common direction for all employees and guidelines for day-to-day behavior. Studies show the benefits of values-based leadership. More
     
  • True to Our Souls
    When our work is part of a deeper life calling we put our heart into it. Our work becomes our contribution to making this team, this organization, and this world just a little better because we passed this way. More
     
  • Visioning Harnesses the Power of Our Pictures
    The "power of positive pictures" is a skill, habit, and technique often called visioning, imagery, and visualization. It has a power for change, improvement, and energy creation that we're only beginning to understand. More
     
  • What's Really Important?
    The beginning point of all our choices is our own thoughts. This is our personal source code that we execute or translate into action. Our thoughts set our programming instructions. Taking responsibility for our choices starts with choosing our thoughts. More
     
  • When Choosing Our Thoughts We Choose Our Future
    The beginning point of all our choices is our own thoughts. This is our personal source code that we execute or translate into action. Our thoughts set our programming instructions. Taking responsibility for our choices starts with choosing our thoughts. More
     
  • Yield of Dreams
    Extensive research in the last few decades on peak performance, leadership, personal effectiveness, adaptability to change, world-class athletes, and even the healing process, clearly shows the central role vision plays in success. More
     
 

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