Values & Life

June 11, 20242 min read

Values are often understood concepts by most, yet how many of us have actually contemplated our own?

An argument FOR values.

In our last blog we spoke on developing a vision. All though not a novel concept, how many of us are actually taking action to create one or have done a deeper dive on why it could benefit us? 

This same thought goes into the values blog. Again, something we’ve all heard, but what are we doing with it, and what could it do for us? 

Developing values for ourselves helps us align to our vision. 

Let’s first take this from the context of a company. 

Starburst (not the candy) is a data analytics company that focuses on their values in everything they do. Character, competence, and ownership are their big 3 core values that everything else falls under.

Starburst celebrates employees who demonstrate these values in day-to-day operations, and they also bring people to the team through their values alone. 

Again, if you’ve worked or do work for a quality company, you’ve probably already been familiarized with this entire concept of values… what I want to focus on today is… how serious are you taking it? 

If values can help turn chaos into organization or peace… 

If they can provide composure through turmoil… 

And if they can give us direction when we feel lost… wouldn’t it behoove us to take them seriously? 

My questions for you are as follows… 

How do you keep yourself accountable to the results? 

How do you show up in leadership in all you do? 

As a gym, our values are built to give us the ability to keep our vision clear and give us bumpers to keep us rolling straight… knowing that’ll never be the case. It allows us to see the target and reset our aim when we lose it.

This doesn’t mean we don’t hold space for the chaos that is the human experience, it means we show up and take ownership every time we can. 

Values require self-examination and evaluation. They require us to become aware of who we are and what’s important to us and this must be done honestly. 

Here are our values… 

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Here’s a few ideas on how to create your own values.

Spend time writing it all down and get as clear as possible to using words that speak to each value with a sentence giving context. 

To find your values… 

1: what and who influenced you most in your life?

2: what were the best moments of your life? 

3: what were the hardest moments of your life? 

4: what would your highest self want for your life? 

5: when have you felt the most accomplished? 

Remember, it’s never about being perfect or not giving space to what is… values can simply help us find and stay in alignment with our purpose.

If you don’t have any for yourself, what if you did? 

See ya out there,

Coach D.

Born in Texas, Daniel began his Strength & Conditioning journey in high school where he found more joy in the actual training for sport than the sport itself. While pursuing a Sport & Exercise Science in college, he was blessed to become an intern at a local Strength & Conditioning gym that was also a CrossFit gym. It was there under the guidance of his first Mentor he began his coaching journey. This eventually led to taking over ownership of CrossFit Bothell in Bothell, WA in Jan of 2020. After 4 years of learning and growth, he is excited to start a brand new gym community in Bellingham, WA. Daniel believes in what a gym can do for humans. How it can become a place to receive coaching and feedback, to be vulnerable and struggle with others. He believes it's a place to learn, grow, and adapt in many more ways than simply improving ones body. He believes in a holistic approach to fitness.

Daniel Weaver

Born in Texas, Daniel began his Strength & Conditioning journey in high school where he found more joy in the actual training for sport than the sport itself. While pursuing a Sport & Exercise Science in college, he was blessed to become an intern at a local Strength & Conditioning gym that was also a CrossFit gym. It was there under the guidance of his first Mentor he began his coaching journey. This eventually led to taking over ownership of CrossFit Bothell in Bothell, WA in Jan of 2020. After 4 years of learning and growth, he is excited to start a brand new gym community in Bellingham, WA. Daniel believes in what a gym can do for humans. How it can become a place to receive coaching and feedback, to be vulnerable and struggle with others. He believes it's a place to learn, grow, and adapt in many more ways than simply improving ones body. He believes in a holistic approach to fitness.

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