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Knowing your purpose and values protects against manipulation

May 19, 2010
Be clear about your purpose.
  • Purpose in life.
  • Purpose in your job.
  • Purpose in your family.
Why do you do it? How do you know you’re successful? How do you feel when you’re successful?
What are your core values?
What 3-5 qualities are so important to you that you will adhere to them even if it loses you money (in the short term)?  E.g., integrity, achievement, caring, teamwork, protecting others (or the environment), seeking joy, etc.
When you are CLEAR about your purpose and your core values you can stay on track when others try to manipulate you.
Seth Godin has a great blog posting “Who is easily manipulated?” that helps you know what not to do.
What is your purpose  — in one word or one sentence? Share with us, or at least remind yourself regularly.

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