Mission and Values

As a creativepreneur, do you know your own creative business values?

1) Read the recent post about “going high“.

F-r-e-e-write a two-page speech like Michelle Obama’s, explaining your definition of “going high” and what it would mean for you and your creative business.

2) What Do You Value?

The following is a list of 150 qualities you might value. With a pen and notebook to hand, read through them and write down any that feels important to you.

  • Acceptance
  • Achievement
  • Adventure
  • Affection
  • Altruism
  • Art
  • Artistry
  • Attractiveness
  • Awareness
  • Balance
  • Beauty
  • Belonging
  • Calm
  • Cleanliness
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Connection
  • Consciousness
  • Contentment
  • Contribution
  • Control
  • Courage
  • Courtesy
  • Creativity
  • Depth
  • Determination
  • Dignity
  • Discipline
  • Drive
  • Duty
  • Education
  • Efficiency
  • Elegance
  • Energy
  • Enjoyment
  • Enthusiasm
  • Environmentalism
  • Ethics
  • Expertise
  • Fame
  • Family
  • Fashion
  • Financial independence
  • Fitness
  • Flexibility
  • Fluency
  • Focus
  • Freedom
  • Friendship
  • Fun
  • Generosity
  • Grace
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Harmony
  • Health
  • Heroism
  • Holiness
  • Honesty
  • Honor
  • Hospitality
  • Humility
  • Humor
  • Imagination
  • Independence
  • Individuality
  • Influence
  • Insightfulness
  • Inspiration
  • Integrity
  • Intelligence
  • Intimacy
  • Intuition
  • Joy
  • Knowledge
  • Learning
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Making a difference
  • Marriage
  • Meaning
  • Mindfulness
  • Nature
  • Obedience
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Order
  • Originality
  • Outrageousness
  • Partnership
  • Passion
  • Peace
  • Philanthropy
  • Playfulness
  • Pleasure
  • Popularity
  • Power
  • Presence
  • Pride
  • Privacy
  • Proactivity
  • Professionalism
  • Prosperity
  • Prudence
  • Punctuality
  • Rationality
  • Reason
  • Relaxation
  • Reputation
  • Resilience
  • Resourcefulness
  • Respect
  • Reverence
  • Sacredness
  • Satisfaction
  • Security
  • Selflessness
  • Self-reliance
  • Self-respect
  • Sensitivity
  • Sensuality
  • Serenity
  • Service
  • Sexiness
  • Simplicity
  • Sincerity
  • Solitude
  • Sophistication
  • Spirit
  • Spontaneity
  • Stillness
  • Strength
  • Success
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Tidiness
  • Traditionalism
  • Transcendence
  • Trustworthiness
  • Truth
  • Unity
  • Vigor
  • Virtue
  • Vision
  • Vitality
  • Warmth
  • Wealth
  • Wisdom
  • Wit
  • Wonder
  • Zeal

Add any unlisted values that are important to you or f-r-e-e-write any thoughts about values prompted by the list.

3) Selecting Your Values

From the lists and ideas prompted by the previous exercises, list the seven values that are
most important to you.







4) Ordering Your Values

Now list those same values in order of priority, with #1 that which is most important to you, #2 the second most important and so on.

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5) Your Values, Your Story

F-r-e-e-write some parts of your life story, explaining how these values came to be important to you. Mention other people, stand out situations, breakthrough moments.

Why You Want To Do What You Want To Do

Are there links between the values you uncovered, the speech you wrote earlier, the story you’ve just told and your choice of work? (see below for the links I discovered when I did this exercise) List any links you find here:

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