Don’t know what your values are? Think about what makes you angry

When I ask people to define their “values” and align their actions with them to create an authentic personal brand, I often find that it’s not easy for some to figure out what they really stand for.

If you find it challenging to list your top five values, I have an exercise that can help you identify and live your values.

Think about what makes you angry in your private and professional life. Make a list of five things you can’t stand. This will give you clarity about what you value in yourself and others.

But remember, the point is to find the opposite of what makes us angry, not to focus on what angers us so much that we become filled with resentment. It’s just a tool for a bigger, better goal.

To give you an idea, these are the top five things that make me angry:

  • People who don’t keep their word and lack integrity frustrate me.
  • I get upset when people don’t respect my time.
  • It bothers me when people constantly complain instead of doing something to improve their situation.
  • People who don’t consider any context beyond their own perspective irritate me.
  • Ignorance is something that triggers my frustration.

A list like this helps me better understand how much I admire the following qualities in myself and others:

  • Integrity
  • Punctuality
  • Proactivity
  • Open-mindedness
  • Knowledge

And these qualities guide my decisions and actions so that I remain true to myself and surround myself with the right people.

Now it’s your turn: make a list of what makes you angry so that you can identify the qualities you want to develop in yourself and admire in others.

If it’s nothing private, I’d love to know what’s on your list. I look forward to reading your comments, and as a personal branding coach, I can help you explore this topic in more depth and incorporate these qualities into your personal brand.

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