Using LLMs to Extract My Values

These are the show notes from a field report I gave where I used the useful LLM ChatGPT to help me extract my values.


In early 2017, I found myself a bit directionless.

Climbing the corporate ladder into management wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

And I also started realising that starting my own family with a big house in the suburbs wasn’t my dream.

It was someone else’s.

Using ChatGPT to evade regret

And if I continued down this path, I would probably be setting myself up for regret if I didn’t carve my own path.

After that, I started obsessing about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and finding deep purpose.

And lately, I have also been loving tinkering around with generative AI like ChatGPT.

What follows is a field report of an experiment I did in late 2023 where I combined a year’s worth of data with ChatGPT’s amazing ability to consolidate a bunch of seemingly unrelated data points.

In the report, expect to learn:

  • what are values?
  • why are they important?
  • how can LLMs like ChatGPT help?
  • how did it work out for me?
  • and much more …

Show Notes

Here is an example of a chat / prompt to extract values from a set of satisfying experiences and highlights: Using LLM to extract my values.

Why chasing the Corvette Stingray is counter productive

How to reduce anxiety and regret in decision making AKA my book

Is this scorecard working for me or not? How to troubleshoot your value set.

Time Stamps

00:00 Intro

00:40 what are values?

01:20 The cautionary tale of living by society’s values

02:00 The scorecard paradigm

02:30 Avoiding deathbed regret

02:50 The 5 Whys of extracting values

03:50 How ChatGPT and Large Language Models (LLMs) can help

05:00 Weekly reviews using scorecards

06:45 How it worked for me

08:30 The importance of tweaking

09:00 Reviews and reflections

09:45 Finding the goodies / shownotes