Well, the hypothesis is that if "finances" happens to be your highest value (i.e. the value or asleft of your life that matters most to you), that is where you will spend most of your time, energy and money and that is where you will have the greatest return on your investment of time, energy and money. Similarly, if family relationships are what matter most, you will invest energy there and get your best returns or results. If your career matters more than anything else, your behaviour and results will reflect that.
Conversely, if a value such as health is low down the list in your hierarchy of values, you won't place much emphasis on it and guess what the outcome will be?
John Demartini also postulates the interesting idea that with some values, there will be a flow of energy or resources from the people that value them least to those that value them the most. For instance, if money is high on person A's list, but lower on person B's list, the money of person B is likely to flow towards the bank account of person A.
So, given that context, the question is: how are your values working for you? Take a look at what is NOT working in your life and then answer truthfully: where does the value associated with what is not working sit on my list of values? If it isn't somewhere near the top of the list, that just might be why things aren't working: you're simply not attracting enough (or manifesting) into your life abundance associated with that value because your attraction energy is elsewhere.
Want to try something different? Re-rank your values and see what changes.