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Human Needs – High Performance Basics

10 years ago I wrote about Anthony Robbins’ six human needs. You can see, I have been involved in personal development for a long time. Now that I more actively opened my executive and productivity coaching practise in Brighton, London and internationally, I am revisiting some of the theories to keep them fresh in my mind. Human needs are fundamentals. Basics to achieve high performance. A base for productivity. Why? Simple really. In my opinion the basics have to be met in order to build on it. Like the foundations of a house. If the foundations of a house are not done properly, the rest of the house will be wobbly, potentially falling over. When working with my clients, I spend the first session or two discussing the fundamentals: What do you want to achieve? What are your goals? How do you think I can help you? How do you define success? How do you define failure? Where can we go together? Where can we end up on your journey? What would be a good outcome? Basics. Understanding their motivation. Looking at human needs is helpful. Is the coachee motivated by security or insecurity (adventure)? Do they feel significant, connected/loved?

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Thursday Flash (19)

Flash…. I love a bit of Tony Robbins. I didn’t use to be a fan but he has done so amazingly well in what he does, creating change, that reading an article about creating brand identity written by him is really good. Simple, yet so effective. I love how he brings things back to the basics. On the other hand, things I enjoy reading are about staff development. On the back of that there is a topic of employee burnout. Published on HBR, this article examines the story being companies that create people’s burnout. However, as a manager and self-manager if you like, I have the responsibility to pull the cord for me and others to unplug. Working two jobs and travelling takes its toll, but it is my and my company’s responsibility to manage against a burnout. We manage well, and my company is very much aware of work loads. Not every company is and not every employee is. Thats where support is needed. Last but not least, more of a personal development post. That is my pet subject reallly. This article looks at endurance for your career, using athletes habits and applies them to work. If you enjoyed

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Inspirational Thought: Dabble your way?

Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. ~ Tony Robbins As you know I only recently became a big fan of Tony Robbins. He has done some great stuff. Often, we just stumble or dabble through life. We don’t focus or have a certain goal. We just live, are happy(ish) with what we have and resist the urge to change. We don’t feel like we need to master anything. We just need to continue and everything is going to be fine. For ultimate success, we need to… – be clear about what we want to master (have a goal) – take actions towards it (don’t dabble) – notice what we get from it and – fine tune until we reach the goal Try it today. You will be amazed. Volker

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