Episode 55

Values and Purpose | LAYC55

Your values guide you throughout your life, and are reflected in how you live, love, work, and play.

We begin to calibrate our values compass at a young age, and continue to refine it as we experience life, and as we age.

Like a barometer, our gut notifies us when we are true to our values, and when we are not.

Call it gut instinct, your conscience talking, peace of mind, or feelings of guilt or shame, our brain-heart-gut connection, confirms or warns if we are aligned with our values.

Let's explore if our values change over time and how they determine our purpose and legacy desires.



About the Host:

 

Isabel Alexander

Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst

 

Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander (Banerjee) cultivated an award-winning, $10+ million global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.

Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate and nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds.

With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.

 

Founder:

Lift As You Climb Movement (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)

and

Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst (www.theencorecatalyst.com) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact.

also

Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/

 

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Transcript
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Hello.

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I'm curious...

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If I walked up to you at a social event and I said...

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Hi...

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What's your purpose?

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How would you feel about that?

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Would you feel a little uncomfortable?

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Maybe....

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Would you feel a little annoyed with me?

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Understandable, because that's how I'm feeling right now.

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I'm uncomfortable and annoyed with me too.

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I've been looking myself in the mirror and asking lately...

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What's your purpose?

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If you've been listening to this podcast for a little bit, you'll know

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that I've been on this journey...

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My journey through womanhood wonderland and evolution...

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Evolving into the next me....

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trying to figure that out.

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It's appropriate, right?

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I wrote the book, "Who am I Now?"

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But for goodness sakes...

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I didn't realize that I was gonna have to keep asking myself that

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at the time I chose that title.

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On the other hand...

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That is better than the alternative...

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Because if I am not changing and growing...

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Then I am dying, decaying, diminishing in many ways.

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And yes, I do get a little tired of me, always wanting to

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stretch, grow, investigate, learn.

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But not for very long, because I realized it's a gift.

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It's really a gift to be healthy, and curious, and

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have this opportunity to go...

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Okay, maybe I haven't done it all yet.

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Maybe this isn't all there is to me, to my life story, to my legacy.

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And so with your help...

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I'd like to continue on this exploration and investigation of Who Am I Now?

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And just what the heck is my next mission in life?

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What is my purpose?

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And I think I'm getting closer to it, but I know for certain,

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I don't have it all figured out.

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Maybe, that's the irony of a life of evolution...

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Is that it's constantly changing and on the fly we are figuring things out.

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Right now...

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I'm really sitting with this appreciation of...

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Yeah...

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I'm not the me that I was a decade ago.

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Not the me I was 10 months ago, or 10 weeks ago, or 10 experiences ago.

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All of these inputs and experiences in my life, help me to continue to

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change and evolve and grow in ways that I haven't even anticipated.

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Honestly, that farm girl long ago, 50 plus years ago...

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Would never have dreamt that she would have traveled the world and been

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an international business person...

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Pouring her heart out, dumping her inner thoughts out...

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On podcast airwaves with you.

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But here we are...

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That apparently is part of my purpose right now in my life.

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I do know from conversations with family and friends and clients...

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That I am not alone in this challenge, struggle, opportunity to figure out...

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Who are we next?

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Why do we matter, here on this planet?...

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What is our why?

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What is the why?...

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The motivation for wanting to know what our purpose is.

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Part of that is first you have to feel the passion to want to

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have a purpose to do something...

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With that passion...

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How do you direct it?...

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What is it telling you?

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How does it support you to have a purpose, and to accomplish that?

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In my language...

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In the Encore methodology...

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How does that all come together to say YES!...

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To your life.

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YES!

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to your identity, ... Your influence and your impact...

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So that right now...

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While you're alive...

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Present on this planet...

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You're living...

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Not only living, but actually creating in live time, in real time, the

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legacy that you'll be known for.

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And I think that's just so remarkable...

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The day that I was aware of that was the day I said...

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Okay...

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It's up to me....

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It is up to me if I want to be remembered.

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Maya Angelou said, "People will forget what you say, and they will

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forget what you do, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

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That's a big driver for me...

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To know that people feel, and remember that I cared about them...

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I cared to be a role model...

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For how I continued to push myself through transformation and reinvention.

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Open up new opportunities for myself, and for other people.

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Lift As You Climb...

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That's what it means for me.

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Going back to where I am right now in this process...

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I chuckled when I reminded myself...

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I didn't have to struggle quite as hard to figure out some of these pieces.

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I just needed to go back, and open up my Visual Encore Plan workbooks and

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go back and revisit, investigate...

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What's different, what's changed, what am I more of?

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Who am I no longer?

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That's gonna help me figure out...

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Who I wanna be next, and create my Visual Encore Plan, so I have a vision for

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where I'm going, and who I wanna be...

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And how do I act like that...

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Behave like that person?

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Until I achieve that.

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Today I've been working on the module called Vital Values and going back and

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doing a check up with myself on...

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Okay...

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Really...

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I have been changing, and growing, and evolving in many different ways.

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The essence of me is still there, those core values, those foundational

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values about trustworthiness and honesty and authenticity.

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But there are other values that have been part of my life...

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That contributed to the different MEs, and the different roles,

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that I've played in my life.

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The scripts that I've lived in my various Encores.

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Now...

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Today, as I'm going through these exercises in the Visual Encore Plan...

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I'm checking back in to see...

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What's changed?

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What influences my values?...

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and really...

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What are my non-negotiables?...

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What are my...

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Oww...

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That's a new priority for me.

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There have been some enlightening moments.

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It's very helpful for me to go back and just reaffirm my vital

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values, and know clearly...

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As I put that vision statement, and my why statement together for myself...

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Which is part of the work I do in this program.

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I know what underpins those...

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Because it's your values that will help you make those decisions.

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Turn left...

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Turn back...

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Keep going forward.

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Those values are the indicators of the reaction that you have in your gut...

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When you know something is wrong, or you know someone isn't right for you,

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or something isn't right for you.

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Those values will help you through the tough times, and

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they will help you figure out...

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Okay...

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Yeah, we are true, and on track.

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I hope that you will continue to come along with me...

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Because I know that living with passion and purpose...

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Really is a privilege.

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The commitment to do that, to embrace it...

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To enjoy it...

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For all of it's highs and lows...

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It does give us power...

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and I want the power to grant wishes.

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Not only for myself, but for people that are very close to me and

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people that I don't even know yet.

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That's the power for me in figuring out what my legacy is and making it happen.

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I would love to hear if you've got thoughts around...

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How your values may have changed and grown.

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What are the most important ones for you?

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What do they mean?

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Can you write at least five of those down and put those on the

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back of your Visual Encore Plan?

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Stay tuned....

About the Podcast

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Isabel Alexander

Dynamic, self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award winning, $10 million+ global chemical wholesale business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.

Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds.

With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.

Isabel Alexander
Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst