Your Productivity by Honoring Your Values and Life
Dr. Joe Rubino
all have a set of rules we follow which serve as a
guide for us to live our lives. For the most part,
these rules exist in the background. Although they
are often concealed from our conscious awareness,
they shape our expectations and interactions with
Uncovering and becoming aware of these rules or conditions
is essential for us to move powerfully forward on
purpose. By exposing and clarifying exactly what our
expectations or life rules are, we become free to
examine just how they support us or hinder us in our
relationships and in the achievement of our goals.
When we violate our life rules, the result is a sense
of frustration and upset. These rules are based upon
our value systems. When we honor our values, life
works. When we do not, the result is anger and an
end to effective communication with others.
Being productive is a natural state. When people are
doing what they enjoy and honoring their most important
values they are most productive. Productivity and
having fun are closely related.
The corollary is most often true as well. That is,
when people are not having fun, they are most likely
not honoring their values and the result is a decrease
in their productivity.
Another way to say this is, "Do what you love
to do and the money will follow." By following
your passions, you will be contributing to maximizing
your most productive state of mind. Doing what you
love most is the best way to live your most important
values. Developing a sense of clarity on exactly what
your life rules are and which values MUST be honored
for your life to work optimally will result in maximizing
your personal power.
Carol McCall of The World Institute tells us that
values make up the core of who we are. When we live
our lives in sync with our values, we function at
our highest level. And again, when we fail to honor
these essential values, we become angry and our communication
examples of values are:
there are many more!
Your values will continually evolve as you do. When
you focus on living your life out of following your
values, they become honored and satisfied. This
allows you the opportunity to then shift your focus
to other evolving values.
The key to living a life that is both satisfying
and productive is to focus on identifying what your
key values are and asking yourself if they are being
honored. Until your life and your values are in
alignment, life will look like an uphill struggle.
examples of life rules that are tied to some of
the values mentioned above are:
I feel that I belong, I can accomplish most anything.
me to be at my best, there must be open communication.
I can contribute to others, I am able to maximize
be able to function at my highest potential, I
need to be able to express my creativity.
the freedom to do as I choose, life is not worth
I am happy, I am powerful.
must deal with others with integrity if I am to
accomplish anything worthwhile.
I am at peace, I can focus on achieving great
I access my personal power, I can concentrate
on contributing to others and myself.
I feel safe and secure, I have the confidence
to accomplish any task.
you can see, when your core values and your life rules
are honored you can step into your power to function
at your highest level. When you are not fully aware
of your life rules, there is a much higher probability
of putting yourself in situations where they can be
A common source of conflict between two or more people
is when all parties are not familiar with the life
rules of the others involved. Resolving conflicting
attitudes is facilitated by educating others about
what your life rules are and how they are to interact
with and treat you. When you train others how to treat
you by clearly communicating what is important to
you, while making any appropriate requests, you will
have accessed more of your personal power.
Likewise, the better you understand what values and
life rules are most important to others, the better
you will be able to work with them powerfully.
your Values and Living in harmony with your Life Rules
at least 4 of your most important values.
are being fully honored and which are not?
are your life rules associated with each one?
what degree are these life rules being honored?
has not honoring these values and life rules affected
your happiness and productivity?
specific actions will you take to begin to honor
any that are not fully being respected now?
when will you take them?
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