We’ve always believed that forming a strategy is impossible until your clear on what your values and principles are. Without values and principles to guide you, making decisions can seem impossibly difficult. Given how important setting values and principles is to decision making we asked folks we admire to tell us about the values or principles that matter most to them.

Ashley Nevison | 14 Year Old Student and CEO/Founder of Sargeant’s Army

Kindness is the principle that matters most to me. It is so important that we are kind to others and also ourselves. I truly believe that if we show kindness to others it spreads like a ripple in water. One kind event will lead to another kind event. Even something as simple as smiling at a stranger will help brighten the stranger and your own day. In my spare time I love to paint Kindness Rocks that I leave all over the state. I even bring them with me when I travel. A Kindness Rock is a rock that is painted with a kind message, quote or image that is left for someone else to find. If we would all focus on being kind to each other I think we could change the world. Read more>>

Jill McMeekin | Household Management Coach

The value or principle that matters the most to me is helping others. I think that is what life is all about. It’s about using your talents and your passions to make someone else’s life a little better and a little brighter. That is the whole reason I am in business – to teach people how to set up systems in their home so that they can feel more at peace and feel more in control. I want people to be confident about everything that’s happening in their homes, from having a handle on clutter and organization, to understanding their budget and personal finances, to knowing how to plan out events and projects, to having the knowledge to clean and maintain their home. I believe systems at home reduce stress and frustration. I also believe anyone is capable of learning how to implement systems. And I am here to help! I love to teach and explain something, especially if it can improve the life of someone else. Read more>>

Maggie Clark | Spiritual Coach

I value being true to oneself. I believe we all have two jobs in any lifetime. The first is to find yourself and the second is to be what you find. Many great philosophers have touched upon this universal truth. “Know Thyself” was written on the Oracle of Delphi and written about by Socrates, Plato and many poets and philosophers through the ages. The importance of understanding who you are and finding a way to be true to yourself is a process of self-discovery and self-love. When you can learn how to be who you are, life becomes a creative process of designing your life around your own truth. Read more>>