Your Values Shape Your Life and the Lives of Those Around You


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Values are things in life you decide are your priorities.

For me, being a caring, loving and mentoring Dad was my #1 priority.

Even though my kids are adults now, I still devote time every day checking in with them, staying connected and doing what I can to help steer them in the right direction – values that matter.

Instead of school issues, now it’s work-related issues for my kids. I do what I can to help clear away the fog and complication of life, reminding them to focus on their priorities, or values. What are those values?

“Keep focused on reading and learning everything about your industry,” I tell them.

“Save 20% of your income,” I tell them.

“Be honest,” I tell them.

“Find a mentor at work,” I tell them.

“Be a mentor to others at work,” I tell them.

“Treat everyone you meet with respect, until they prove they no longer deserve your respect,” I tell them.

My values, my priorities, have trickled down to my kids and their lives are reflecting back those values. All are doing well in life, not because I was an amazing Dad, but because I figured out which values in life produce a happy and successful life.

What do you value? What’s important to you?

Values should represent the best you can possibly be.

They’re real, true, deep down important things about what’s really important in life.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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