One of the most important pieces of discovering and being true to yourself is to know what motivates you.
Your NEEDS, or motivators are inborn in you, and they are what drives you. What you NEED in your life to feel satisfied, alive, energized and enthused. Even if you don’t know it; you are always seeking fulfillment of these needs. When these needs are not being met you feel unsatisfied, frustrated, depressed. Often it is difficult to even put a finger on what the problem is…you think “I have a good life. Why am I not happy?
According to Dr. Jose Stevens, author of The Michael Handbook, there are 9 basic needs: Security, Expansion, Acceptance, Adventure, Power, Communion, Freedom, Expression and Exchange.
Knowing which of these intrinsic needs motivates you can make an enormous difference in your sense of satisfaction, happiness and even your health. During my program 3 Keys to Discover and Live Your Authentic Purpose!™ we delve deep into these needs and identify not only what they are, but all the ways they have been affecting your life! Career choices, hobbies, life goals, relationships are all affected.
Relationships are a great example. Choosing partners that fulfill our deepest needs and whose needs we fulfill, will be the most intimate, happy of relationships. This can come about by serendipity – the meeting of soul mates who immediately recognize each other. You’ve read about or know relationships like this that are amazing from the beginning to the end. But all of us can have this!
It starts with knowing what drives you and what drives the person you are with. Often recognizing the inner differences can open up and allow the love to bloom stronger and more powerfully.
Stepping into who you are and not who others think you should be, is a huge step.
Career, hobby,or just life in general; discover your needs and dig deep. You too can be like Dineen, one of my clients who shares her experience…
“Laurie, Thanks for your help today! As always, you hit it on the head and things really seemed to come together and make more sense to me.
Woman, you are *amazing.* I don’t know how you do it, but you truly are a transformational expert. You gave me so much clarity. I wanted you to know and to see how much you have helped me.
I AM ready to get out there and do what I love to do! ”
~Dinneen Diette, Dinneen Speaks.com
Laurie A. Polinski,
Spiritual Guide and Life Purpose Coach
Awaken Your Potential; Dream Larger; Take Your Next Steps