What are your core values? I wanted to talk about having values in your business. Do you run your business with integrity, ethically, and with transparency? We all choose the core values that are most important to us, but what are they? Can you define them? Can you give me three in the comment box? Do you note them on your website, so your clients know them?
There are so many core values, such as integrity. What does integrity look like? How do you actually define integrity? We all might have different definitions of integrity. What does integrity in business look like? What is integrity with our work? What is integrity with our customers, products, and employees?
Honesty. How honest are you in business? How honest are you sharing your goals, sharing where you want your company to go? Are you honest or do you hide or lie about it?
Courage is a core value. Do you value courage? What is courage? How do you even define courage to you?
Creativity, for artists or musicians I imagine that's a huge value for you. What about in the business side too? There are the visionaries, the entrepreneurs, who are amazing visionaries and who are so creative and who can create many business ideas and new things out of thin air.
Compassion. Are you compassionate towards others? Are you compassionate towards the animals and towards ourselves? It may be easy to have compassion for someone else. OK, someone hurt me, I can learn to forgive them, but what if I hurt myself? For me personally, it's lot more difficult to forgive myself if I made an error than someone else.
Loyalty. Are your employees loyal to you? There are companies that don't care about turnover. They may not pay them a lot or respect them. If you value loyalty, do you want to keep, cherish, and appreciate the team that you have. Your team who is, helping you grow a company.
Loyalty: do you really see that these people are helping you grow your company? Are they loyal to you? How long have they been with you? How do you show this appreciation? I really want you to reflect on this. You've probably heard this too that people do not stay for a paycheck; they stay in a company if they feel appreciated. I share all of the raving reviews my clients give to my teachers. I, myself, would love to know if someone was happy with one of my courses. I personally show appreciation when I pay them. I thank them with a little message, such as, “Thank you so much for the last couple of weeks for your amazing, dedicated work.” It's one or two sentences. It's something so small, but it shows appreciation. It's a moment for me to stop when I send them money because money for me is simply energy, just exchanging energy. It's a moment for me to thank them for being in my life, helping me and being committed.
Another core value is kindness. Do you actively live in a state of kindness and how do you manifest that? Do you buy the stranger behind you a coffee? Do you donate time or money anonymously? Do save the fly and let it outside? What does kindness mean to you?
I think it's important for you to take a moment. If you're a business owner or an entrepreneur, to really look at what three core values you have for your company, and put them on your website, talk about them, display them. Tell people at networking events and even in your email signature. If you're an employee, what are your personal values at work? What are your personal core values?
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JADI KINDRED is the founder of Accent Unique Inc. Since 2011, Jadi has helped hundreds of business professionals and entrepreneurs from all industries improve their confidence speaking English. Her mission is to inspire greatness in others. One way of doing this is by her helping people become more culturally aware through communication and understanding. She is passionate about travel, spending time in nature, constant learning, and growing her company. She is a native of Saskatchewan, but in 2008 moved with only two suitcases to Quebec, where she began her new life and journey of entrepreneurship.