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The Values Factor: The Secret to Creating an Inspired and Fulfilling Life

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  309 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Based on his landmark research and teachings, Dr. John Demartini has discovered the key to fulfillment in all aspects of life.

What is the most important step you can take to achieve the life you've always dreamed of? You might think the answer is something like, start saving money, get a better job, find my soul mate, or improve my marriage. Solutions like these might offe
Paperback, 391 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Berkley Books (first published September 3rd 2013)
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J.P. Cawood
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is very powerful. In addition to breaking down in simple terms how your life is made up of voids and values, it includes hands-on exercises for determining what you do value, and therefore, what to focus on to create long-lasting happiness. With very simple shifts in perspective, life circumstances can change in profound ways, and this book helps get you there. I would like to re-read this book once per year to help re-evaluate what I value and where I'm at with my goals and dreams sin ...more
Tony Rogers  Jr.
To understand yourself you must understand your values. To understand others you must understand their values. This book is a study of what drives human action which is our unique set of values. It helped me understand why some goals are easy for me to achieve while others seem to be very hard. It also helped me appreciate the people around me and understand why they do what they do.

As with most books, I found it to be overly long but I really enjoyed it. I re-read this book every year as a ref
Robin Reed
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Life changing for anyone seeking answers to how to unlock thier inner gold. The accompanying Values Test offered at was fantastic.

Dr. Demartni is brilliant and I look forward to reading his other work and seeing him live at the Breakout Event.
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is one of the best that I have read ever. It is powerful in the common sense way that Dr. John Demartini explains how we are all successful in following our highest values; albeit, we may be following them without our own knowledge. The book explains how that works, and helps us understand our own uniqueness and our unique set of value where no two are alike exactly. At first that makes it clear enough why many don't get along with others, yet goes on to say how to enhance a mutually b ...more
Aug 22, 2014 rated it liked it
If you have felt out of touch with your inner voice/guide too long, this book contains useful exercises and a comfortable storytelling approach to expand understanding.

If you feel like you are already on your path, this book could reinforce your work.

For some, you may find that the book contains nothing original or new to you. This book is not intended to appeal to your intellect and broad capacity for thought. Read it and appreciate it for its simplicity.
Lewis Elsey
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Immense, another one for my top 5
Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Demartini has good insight into values, especially when relating to others. His writing style is reminiscent of motivational speakers or podcasts rather than literature. It irritated me that he claims to value research and writing, but he rarely cites anything and he writes like a person speaks. But personal qualms aside, his ideas are insightful and helpful. He provides anecdotal stories to serve as proof, while I don't buy it as proof for the advice, they do serve as proof for his genuine conc ...more
Paul Bard
Jan 29, 2014 rated it liked it
It's okay, I found it a useful tool.

I think it would work great if you are the author, and may be for others, they need to find their own way. Just my impressions.

It's about finding your values and living by them. It's not very useful for actually finding said values, in my experience, but it's ok.

A more realistic book to counterbalance DeMartini's unjustified rationalist optimism that everyone can live by values would be Cal Newport's book on why following your passion is an error, "So Good The
Ilya Sandoval
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I always enjoy reading good books, great books and then there are books that are life changing... not because they are discovering something new , but because the concept that its explained simply resonates with your life and who you are at this very moment , so it’s easy to understand and apply the learning. “ Aja!! Moments “ and “now I get it”

This are the changing books in my life .
Melissa Timberman
Jul 14, 2020 rated it liked it
It was ok.

Pros: Getting you to really think about what brings value to your life is useful. That's in the first 20% of the book. Also a plus, I enjoyed the stories of his students putting his lessons into practice and seeing positive results.

Cons: It was quite long and repetitive. His reliance on dichotomy was both boring and bizarre; I don't live life in black and white, so reading "addiction" vs "subdiction" was pretty weird, as was "Attention Deficit Disorder" vs "Retention Surplus Order". H
Crystal Johnson
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
It’s a bit repetitive. Basically, know your highest values and align that to your life.

He has about 10 questions to help flesh it out.

I found his idea of values coming from voids more powerful though.

For example, what do you not have in your like that you want. From voids you can find your hidden values.

Always connect your highest values to your goals or you won’t be motivated.
Adii Pienaar
Nov 25, 2017 rated it liked it
The first part of the book was helpful in understanding how I could identify my highest values, as well as figuring out ways to link my activities to those values. This is definitely a great thought experiment and one that has been helpful to me already. The rest of the book became a little repetitive and even a bit "woo-woo" for my liking. I also noticed how prominently the author referenced his other training courses which detracted from the insightful messages and ideas in the book. ...more
Aneia Jayd
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to discover their Highest Values, especially if they are confused about why their results do not match what they think their values are. Dr John Demartini gives step by step instructions on how to find what you really love, why it may be different from what you `say' you love. ...more
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I finally figured it out the detail behind my driving force, and how to apply it to my life. Hard work to get to the truth of what really drives, and worth this journey! I am ecstatic that my life is falling into place/I am accepting it because I am now working to my highest values. I have no shame in my declaration of my values.
D'Anne Cowie
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Life changing book! This combined with Demartini’s course the Breakthrough Experience makes you appreciate life and all its challenges in a whole different way. Rather than feeling victim and upset about things that you felt previously wronged by you seen them with gratitude and all the gifts that came from past challenges and trauma.
Alex Iambroszki
Jun 26, 2018 rated it liked it
I have read many books by John Demartini. Most of them are breathtaking. I would give 5 stars if there would be more examples and fewer theories. Sometimes is hard to follow.
Antonio Vargas
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dr John Demartini does it again! Incredible power of the Values Factor. Read This now. Brilliant information.
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Some great ways of looking at how to decide what is important to you and how to make it work for you in all aspects of your life.
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Melissae Marshall
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was required reading for a class. I ended up really enjoying working through the exercises in the book. I especially appreciated the comments on "altruism", the difference between the way Demartini defines values and the way I normally think of values (a set of moral beliefs), and the talk about how people need to be aligned and connect things back to their highest personal values to be most successful. I think this book can even be helpful tool for relationships and better understanding ot ...more
Rizwan Tufail
Simple message but very well told and explained. I liked it very much
Ben Azadi
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Second time around reading this book was even more powerful than the first. It's a long read with many exercises, but it's worth the time to do it all. This book can change your life. ...more
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A very good summary of many of his classes and teachings. Very useful for personal and professional relationships.
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Dr Demartini is considered one of the world's leading authorities on human behavior and personal development. He is the founder of the Demartini Institute, a private research and education organization with a curriculum of over 72 different courses covering multiple aspects of human development.

His trademarked methodologies, the Demartini Method and the Demartini Value Determination, are the culmi

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