Episode 18

18. Are You Compromising on Your Values or Preferences?

In this episode I share my story on discovering what it truly means to "not compromise on your values". I dive into  defining compromise, values and preferences and how they are related. I highlight ways you can live a life that aligns with your values and connect more to your authentic self.

Episode Highlights

  • Identifying the difference between values and preferences

  • The importance of identifying your values

  • Aligning your life with your core values

  • The impact of compromising on your values

Personal Values List

Value Sort Card Activity



Counseling/Mental Health Resources

Therapy Den

Therapy for Black Girls

Therapy for Black Men

Psychology Today

National Alliance on Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation UK

Mind UK

The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network UK

Sexual Assault Resources


USA Free Helpline: 1 800 656 HOPE (4673)

Rape Crisis England & Wales

England & Wales Crisis Free Helpline: 0808 802 9999

Rape Crisis Scotland

Scotland Rape Crisis Free Helpline: 08088 01 03 02

About the Podcast

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Authentic Wednesday Podcast

About your host

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Bianca Hughes

Bianca Kesha Hughes is setting boundaries and breaking barriers. She knows how to navigate life and discover true identity while trusting in God. Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism.

She is deeply connected to her cultural values, and Caribbean heritage, and her foundation of faith is a source of light for everyone around her. Bianca experiences her fair share of trials and pain but she heals through vulnerability and connecting to her authentic self. For this reason, she is passionate about breaking down the walls of perfectionism, encouraging her audience to connect to their authentic self while creating a safer place for them to be seen and heard.

Her podcast, "It Didn't Break Me," creates a space for honest and vulnerable conversations. Her guests share their transformational life stories around the messy stuff they didn't think they'd come back from yet they are still here. "It Didn't Break Me" podcast is a platform for people who are struggling with mindset shifts around perfectionism and being their authentic self, inspiring them to discover the beauty in the mess.