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Three core human needs

I wrote about these in an AnD Leadership Consulting newsletter many years ago but have decided to remind my readers about them again in this blog having observed the increased bounce in my partner’s step since he began a new venture.


More of him in a minute but first, according to a psychiatrist I heard interviewed on the ABC, those of us who have our safety and shelter needs met can best sustain a sense of wellbeing if we have someone to love, something to look forward to and something to do.  I like that he said someone to love, rather than someone to love us, and I do my best to always have something to look forward to, just like this little girl.  However I have adapted the third need by adding the word ‘meaningful’ because I find my state of wellbeing is definitely lifted when I have some things to do that give my days a sense of meaning and purpose.

My partner David is now enjoying a happy state of semi-retirement and, as above, he’s had that little extra bounce in his step since embarking on a new business.  The trees on our property here at Byrongerry in northern NSW are covered in stag horns.  David’s new venture is to mount, propogate and sell them.  He has acquired the appropriate license and has registered a business name:  Stagosaurus is open for business, giving David something meaningful to think about and do.


How about you?

Do you have someone to love, something to look forward to and something meaningful to do in your life?  And if not, what can you do to change this?

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