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286: Identifying Your Core Values for a More Fulfilling, Purposeful Life - Dr. John Demartini

On Air with Ella - podcast episode 286


Your values reflect what is true to you, and what is really inspiring to you.

Dr. John Demartini says to live a fulfilled life, it is critical to know your core values and how to identify them. "If you do not find out what they are and you keep trying to be somebody you are not, you’re likely to be frustrated, unfulfilled, living in fear and distracted by impulses and instincts and that's going to interfere with your ability to master your life."

Living congruently with what you value most (your highest or 'core' values), is the key to mastering your life and feeling the deepest fulfillment in life. - Dr. Demartini

Whatever is highest on your list of values (your core values) is where you are the most disciplined, reliable, focused, and inspired. Whatever is lowest on your list of values is where you will procrastinate, hesitate, and frustrate. So, what do you want? What are your core values?

Your Core Values

Determine your unique set of core values through the Value Determination Process with these questions:

  1. What do you fill your primary personal and/or professional space with most?

  2. How do you spend your time primarily when you are awake?

  3. How do you spend your energy most and what energizes you most?

  4. How do you spend your money?

  5. Where are you most organized and ordered?

  6. Where are you most reliable, disciplined, and focused?

  7. What do you inwardly think about most?

  8. What do you visualize, and then realize, most?

  9. What do you internally dialogue with yourself about most?

  10. What do you talk about most to others in social settings?

  11. What inspires you most? What is common to those individuals, insights, experiences, or events that have inspired you the most?

  12. What are your most consistent long-term goals that are already coming true?

  13. What do you love learning, reading, studying, or listening about the most?


Dr. John Demartini is a specialist in human behavior, a researcher, author and global educator. He was just recently selected as Top Human Behavior Specialist of the Year (2020) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. Dr. Demartini’s knowledge is the culmination of over 48 years of cross-disciplinary research. He travels full time around the world addressing both public and professional audiences in media, talks, seminars and consultations where he teaches people self governance and how to develop their leadership and empowerment in all areas of their lives.

He has been featured in film documentaries such as "The Secret," "The Opus" and "Oh My God" alongside Ringo Star, Seal and Hugh Jackman. He has shared the stage with some of the world’s most influential speakers such as Stephen Covey, Sir Richard Branson, Wayne Dyer, and Deepak Chopra.


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