The 2nd factor in the search for your an authentic vocation is understanding you values.

Values are simply the things that, to you, are intrinsically valuable or desirable.  The form the basis for your choices about what you will and will not do.

Identifying your values is an important part of a successful career plan.  By identifying your values and then aligning your career with those values you are finding another piece of the puzzle that will support you to discover satisfaction in your day to day work.

Heather was a professional sales person and her values included autonomy and independence to do her role.  There was a change in management and she was suddenly faced with a manager who was controlling and had a micromanagement style.  It was not long before Heather realised she could not work in this environment and she searched for another role that allowed her to regain her independence and autonomy.  Heather took control back and ensured her values matched her work values, resulting in a win in terms of satisfaction in her workplace.

There are many tools and techniques that will help you to discover your values, an example online is Career Trainer.

If you would like to receive a free toolkit to help you discover your values, please contact me at Startafreshlife requesting “Values Free Toolkit”.