Why do you need core values?

Other people’s agendas are competing for your time and resources. You use a schedule and a budget so that your time and money are used intentionally. Without those tools, you’d live in reaction to other people’s values. Stop making your decisions in reaction to other people’s agendas!

Discovering Your Authentic Core Values walks you step-by-step through a simple process that will help you identify your authentic core values.

These are not  aspirational values.

Those are the values you wish were true of you.  We can all come up with a long list of words that we would love to be true of us. Often, that’s all that Core Value exercises lead you to. Those words may be inspiring, but they aren’t who you really are. We’re talking about your authentic inside-out core values that already have played an enormous role in shaping your life.

This little 70-page book is step-by-step guide that will walk you through a journaling process where you can discover these important motivations, and learn how to use them for greater focus, a stronger sense of mission, and more happiness.

By discovering and naming these essential motivations, you can begin to align your life with who God made you to be. Once you’ve done the work of articulating your core values, you have an invaluable aid for an intentional life.


This book was used in a class entitled Personal Values and Organizational Ethics. This was an ideal text for the course and allowed me to understand my personal core values and how other’s view me as an individual. Each assignment in the text offered great insight in discovering what motivates me and how my core values are used in everyday living situations…I am now able to understand and accept me for who I am and what I value in life through using this text.

This is a short but very helpful book that gives you tools to develop a list of core values that can then help you identify the best decisions in various circumstances…I’d recommend this to anyone who seriously wants to identify what drives them and how to live purposefully to be who they are created to be.

This book is a wonderful tool for helping you sort out your own personal values. Marc…has put together a powerful resource that will take you deeper into figuring out what you are about and what is important to you in this life. What I love most about this book is that the author has personally walked through all of it and used these steps to identify his own core values, with success.

Who is this book for?

  • You’re contemplating a new career that lines up more with your values and dreams.
  • You’re feeling stagnant and wish your life could have more energy.
  • Your time is over-booked, your emotional bank account is overdrawn, and you need to focus.
  • You want to make a difference in the world but you don’t know where to start.

What will you learn?

  • Why core values matter.
  • What the two different kinds of core values are.
  • How to discover your authentic core values in your own story.
  • What to do with negative core values.
  • How to actively use your core values to shape your life.

Is this book Christian?

I am a Christian pastor and this material certainly aligns with my worldview. There is even one short section where I address specifically how core values intersect with faith. But the process found in this book is not just for Christians, and many people of different belief systems have found it helpful.

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