In this podcast we talk about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and how they relate to your journey of growth and self-development and how they may inform why you're not able to pursue that journey at this time. Topics include:

  • A call to action to begin the podcast with me soliciting feedback from the listeners on what they like, what they don't like, what they want to hear more of and any questions they have for a future Q&A episode. 

  • An introduction to Maslow's Hierarchy. What it is and why we care.

  • I break down each of the 5 levels of the pyramid, one level at a time beginning at physiological needs, and then moving through safety needs, social belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.

  • We spend some time discussing each level and how it pertains to your basic human needs.

  • We spend some extra time on level 5 because it's unique in that it's not a human requirement and many people will never pursue self-actualization even if their level's 1-4 needs are met.

  • I propose a basic concept of determining what your self-actualization would look like: If money and obligations weren't a factor then what would you be doing? That's the target of your self-actualization.

  • And in this week's Call-to-Action we all take a long, hard look at our level 1-4 needs and determine if we are meeting the basic requirements for humans to survive. Because if our basic needs aren't being met then our pursuit of growth and self-development will not become a priority. 

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