Be Your Own Inner Compass

We are all on a path, and obstacles showing up is inevitable. How we respond is not. How do you determine how to move around barriers? Where do you look for guidance? What if you had the confidence to trust your inner wisdom? In today’s Design Yourself episode, we explore together how to be your inner compass.

 In this episode, we discuss:

  • The components of our inner compass (vision, values, guiding principles, guard rails)
  • How to define these components
  • Key strategies for operating with our compass 

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The components of our inner compass

  • Vision, values, guiding principles, guard rails

How to define these parts

  • Vision – Where are you headed? For the sake of what?
  • Values – What matters to you? Can you distill it into four words?
  • Guiding Principles – What are the operating principles that allow you to move with and towards your vision in alignment with your values? (e.g., We are the leaders we’ve been waiting for. Leadership is a mindset, not a role. It is a priority to be as healthy on the inside as we appear on the outside, i.e., no beautiful, rotten apples.)
  • Guard Rails – What creative constraints serve your roadmap?

Key strategies for operating with our compass 

  • Notice without judgment when you are looking outside or within for answers.
  • Challenge old narratives that are comfortable but don’t work for you.
  • Consult your inner compass and see what resource or combo of resources will guide you.