Recently I have been reading a book called "Traction." This book helps you put a process in place for your business so that you are set up for success and can deal with challenges along the way. The very first thing that they mention doing is to write down your core values. I believe that everyone has core values but we don't often think about what those are or what is most important to us. I think that not only businesses need core values- individuals, families and other groups need them too. It describes what is truly in our hearts and what is at the core of what we do and why we do it.
At my weekly entrepreneur's meeting our group coach helped me come up with my core values and why they were important to me. I think this exercise was so powerful to help me think about what is most valuable not only to me but how it affects others that I come in contact with. I believe we are all connected in some way or another. If I do something it has a ripple effect on others. That is why it is paramount to keep core values in mind before you take any action.
Because very soon I am going to be working with many others in a different setting I need to go through the process of defining the core elements of who I am and why I do what I do. In this way I can be sure to keep a sense of integrity in my work wherever I am. Here are my core values- what are yours? Can you have this discussion at work? At home? With your team or group? I'd love to hear how it goes for you!
The Cheery Chef Core Values:
People: Caring about people I encounter is very important. The customer is first. I think holistically that everything I do creates a ripple effect. I feel people's problems because I am an empath.
Care: I care about what people really need. I like to provide food for special diets and I love to get to know people on a personal level.
Attention to Detail: It is important to: keep things organized, make sure orders are correct, make sure things are done in a timely manner and put out the best quality possible.
Community: It is important to make all people feel welcome and included.
Quality: I believe it is important to have high quality ingredients.
Gluten Free: Offering safe, healthy gluten free baked goods and meals is so important to provide for our community.
Thank you so much for joining me on my journey! I look forward to hearing from you about your values and what matters most to you.