If you want to be happy at work doing something you find rewarding, you need to be clear on your values. Your values tie into every aspect of your business and working life – from the type of business you want to grow to the people you want to hire to work for you to the customers or clients you want to serve.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of the above, it’s likely you are out of alignment with your values in some way.

Our values are uniquely ours. Sometimes we can identify them easily, and sometimes we need a little help. Knowing our values and finding work that aligns with our values is critical for happiness and job satisfaction.

If you’re not sure what your values are, or what your right work situation is, there are techniques like mining for values that might help.

In this episode of the Evolving Working Podcast, Susan Eckstein and I talk to Angie Rome Gonzalez about the importance of living your values at work. Gonzalez is a certified professional life coach through Coaches Training Institute who has been coaching clients for 16 years, and is currently partnering with Point A to Point B Transitions Inc. to serve clients more deeply.

How do your values show up at work? If you like to build deep relationships with customers, you may not feel comfortable in a company with a transactional business model. Instead, you may prefer a company that builds deep relationships with customers and considers the lifetime value of a customer.

If you are naturally competitive or prefer to be an independent contributor, a collaborative team-based work environment may not be a good fit.

It’s not a right or wrong thing, it’s just about alignment.

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