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How to Determine Your Core Values

In today’s fast moving & technological world, it is critical to have a way to filter all of your business decisions. So in today’s episode, we are going to discuss how to create and leverage your core values for this.


Key Insights

  • Key Insight - Learn how defining your core values will ultimately help you stay the course in your business
  • Key Insight - Discover the best ways to define YOUR values
  • Key Insight - Understand the ways that core values can help not only your business life, but, your family life, too!


  • [00:13] - Welcome
  • [01:48] - What are core values? And why are they important?
  • [02:30] - In their simplest form, core values are the way you behave
  • [06:14] - What are the philosophies that guide you? Quotes you live by?
  • [07:27] - With major decisions, what is your thought process that helps you reach your final decision? How do you end up getting to your answer?
  • [10:50] - Family values and business values may be different than your own personal values, and that is ok!
  • [13:05] - If you were to ask others how they would describe you, what would they say is important to you?
  • [14:39] - Real examples of core values in businesses
  • [23:01] - Having core values as parents can be incredibly helpful in raising your kids
  • [25:31] - Action items

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Actions to Take

Tom Sylvester
  • Tom's Action - Take some time to answer the questions above
Ariana Sylvester
  • Ariana's Key Action - Share your core values in the comments!

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Tom Ariana Lifestyle Builders

Tom & Ariana Sylvester

Tom and Ariana have built 3 business and quit both of their jobs, all while raising 2 amazing kids.  Together they share their philosophies and guidance for entrepreneurs on their Lifestyle Builders™ podcast, their upcoming book Lifestyle Builders™: Build Your Business, Quit Your Job, & Create Your Ideal Life, as well as through their coaching and consulting programs.

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