EP136 Internal vs External Values: Which are you Drawn to?

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In this episode, we’ll work to identify the difference between internal and external values, plus examples of each.

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BOL 136


Episode 136


KC:  Welcome to The Business of Life podcast. My name is Keith Callahan. If it’s your first time, welcome here for the first time. If you’re coming back, good to have you back with us.

Today, I want to talk to you about internal versus external value systems. Internal versus external value systems. An internal value – actually, let’s start with external. External, we know better.

An external value system is the size of your house, the new car, the job promotion, the recognition from others, your clothes, your physical appearance, all these things, like these are external values.

Internal values is your spirituality, your connection with God, your self-esteem, your personal development, how you’re growing as a person, the amount that you actually like yourself, being honest, being disciplined, being true to your word. 

So internal versus external value systems. One of the most important decisions I ever made in my life was first of all, the understanding of internal versus external value systems. So I understood that. I got to understand the difference between the two. And then once I understood the difference between the internal and the external value system, to focus all my energies on building, here’s a really good word for the internal value system, building personal character, because the personal character, the internal value system, brings happiness that you’re not continually chasing.

When you’re working on continually improving yourself as a person, continually becoming more loving, more compassionate, more disciplined, more true to your word, more fortitude, it compounds and you have an ever-increasing sense of happiness. 

When you’re focused on an external value system, you get short little wins and then you need another and another and another. An external value system like if you want to get to a certain level of income, you want the next level of income. Once you get a certain house, you always have a desire for the next one. Once you get a certain car, you always have the desire for the next one. Once you have a certain clothes that you wear, you desire the next level.

So internal versus external value systems. And if you want to live a life that you can start building upon, that you cans tart having compounding happiness, compounding peace of mind that just stays with you, focus on your internal value system.

All right. That’s it. Have a beautiful, beautiful day. We’ll see you in the next episode.


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KC: Today’s episode is brought to you by our sister podcast, All About Beachbody Coaching. So All About Beachbody Coaching really allows us to do this podcast without having all those annoying commercials in the beginning for you. So All About Beachbody Coaching, the Beachbody business that Amy and I run, actually funds this podcast.

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Alright, much love guys. Again, that is the All About Beachbody Coaching Podcast, our sister podcast.

ANNOUNCER: Thank you for listening to the Business of Life Podcast. Apply what you learned today and you’ll be one step closer to creating the life you love to live.



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