What Are Your Motivated Values? What are Work Values? Work values are important to YOU and make you productive or ineffective. They describe the work situation that suits your unique and individual work style. They include things like the working pace, job stability, flexibility, pay, travel, talking or being alone, competitive or collaborative, being detail oriented or a generalist, etc. They are what you need to be productive, move ahead, or get fired! What are Life Values? Life values are important in the long run. What would you like people to say about you at your funeral when you are 100? What would you like to be remembered for? These values typically include your relationships, how you spent your time, the big issues you fought for or supported throughout your life. They can include hobbies, avocations, and interests. They are important to your purpose in life. Don’t get hung up on the difference! Don’t worry too much about the difference between work vs. life values. Just put a check by each value that is very important to you. You will narrow it down in a minute. Work Values Life Values ___ Adventure/excitement ___ Humor ___ Communicating ___ Community ___ Competitive ___ Compassion ___ Diversity ___ Courageous ___ Entrepreneur ___ Love ___ Express creativity ___ Children ___ Face Challenges ___ Caring ___ Fast-paced environment ___ Faith ___ Financial success ___ Truth ___ Have recognition ___ Pleasure ___ Helping Others/Society ___ Environment ___ High public contact ___ Honesty ___ Job Stability ___ Fun ___ Leading others ___ Equality ___ Leisure time ___ Friendship ___ Live abroad ___ Religion ___ Live in a city ___ Spirituality ___ Live in a suburb or country ___ Spontaneity ___ More education ___ Justice ___ Obtain intellectual status ___ Patience ___ Own a house ___ Trust ___ Physical challenge ___ Social Justice ___ Precision work ___ Family ___ Regular work hours ___ Fitness ___ Set your own hours/flexible ___ Freedom ___ Task variety ___ Health ___ Teamwork ___ Inner Harmony ___ Travel often ___ Integrity ___ Work with special population: ______________________ ___ Wisdom ___ Write your own: (young, elderly, homeless, etc.) ___ Write your own: On the next page, you will narrow these down to identify your critical motivated values… Motivated Values Matrix Work Values Complete the Values Checklist activity. Narrow down your choices to no more than 5 values in each category. Always Valued Often Valued Sometimes Valued Seldom Valued Never Valued Life Values Complete the Values Checklist activity. Narrow down your choices to no more than 5 values in each category. Always Valued Often Valued Sometimes Valued Seldom Valued Never Valued Results: You probably noticed how hard it is to select only five top values. Keeping the list to only five values that are “Always Valued” forces you to focus. These values represent your “sweet spot” – the values that you need to meet if you are to have a meaningful life. What’s the point? When you think about a career or even a current job, you can look for careers and jobs that incorporate your motivated Work Values. Also, you need to spend time on your Life Values. When you do the things you value, you will succeed. When you are forced to neglect your motivated values you are probably mis-matched and need to keep looking for a better fit.