Unique Human Needs: Connection & Love

I am energized to spend this week reflecting on Tony Robbins’ list of unique human needs. Here’s the list in its entirety followed by a brief reflection on “Connection and Love.” Unique Human Needs 1. Certainty: assurance you can avoid pain and gain pleasure 2. Uncertainty/Variety: the need for the unknown, change, new stimuli 3.Continue reading “Unique Human Needs: Connection & Love”

Unique Human Needs: Certainty

Not long after I began my career in organizational learning and development, I came across a list of “unique human needs” compiled by Tony Robbins. I remember thinking, “Well, there it is, the roadmap for my work with adult professionals.” I felt a strong sense of assurance at 29-years-old that my unfolding career would alwaysContinue reading “Unique Human Needs: Certainty”

The Human Paradox

The need for certainty. When we meet this need too well, life becomes predictable, routine and stagnant. We end up sort of dying in place. The need for variety. When we meet this need too well, life becomes chaotic, an endless chase for the next, the more interesting, the more stimulating. We end up sortContinue reading “The Human Paradox”