This week, I learned what image I’m projecting in the world.

A few days ago, during an online exchange with a friend, she reflected back to me the values she sees me living. I was shocked at how close she came to naming each of my top 5 values exactly. Two were bang on and the other three were exceptionally close.

I felt pretty good knowing that I’m living my values in a way that other people can clearly see.

That message was an affirmation that the values I’ve identified for myself aren’t just aspirational. They are very real and visible to more people than just me.

What values might other people see in the actions you take and the words you say? If you’re feeling brave, I challenge you to ask a few of your close friends what values they see. You might be surprised by their answers.