We all need Certainty, but how much is too much?

Updated: Jan 23, 2021

What are the things that you need in your life and career to make you feel whole and happy?

Chocolate, sunshine, good friends, a full bodied red wine?

These things are truly important for my happiness.

Seriously though, did you know that every human on the planet shares the same 6 Core Needs?

These Core Needs are not goals, wishes or desires. You don’t aspire to these needs.

Your 6 Core Needs are profound needs that motivate every choice you make, every belief you have about yourself and the world around you. They drive every decision you make.

As these core needs are the driving force behind your behaviour, it’s a good idea to get to know them and understanding how you get these needs met.

Because when you have a better understanding of why your life is the way it is, you will know what and more importantly, how to facilitate change.

So, what are these core needs?

Here’s a short video that does a reasonable job explaining each of them.

That's cool hey?

Like him or hate him, Tony Robbins really has given us a gift with the 6 Core Needs. They are one of the key first steps to self-awareness for my clients.

I’m a massive nerd for human behaviour stuff and I could write and talk all day about the 6 Core Needs but I appreciate you neither have the time or the interest (yet…) to go all day.

We’ll take it slowly and look at each need, one by one, over the next few weeks, OK?

We’ll look at them through the lens of the Resourceful and Unresourceful ways you seek to have the needs met. That way you’ll be able to decide if you’re OK with how things are or if you need to change things up a bit.

Let’s start with Certainty.

Some other words for CERTAINTY are: comfort, security, safety, stability, feeling grounded, predictability and protection.

If you have an Unresourceful strategy for Certainty you might be way over the top careful or cautious about the sort of activities you do and you might push this on others.

You may completely avoid trying new things or meeting new people. You may be a controlling personality who micromanages everything and everyone around you.

When you have a Resourceful strategy to Certainty you will measure up the risk, gather the facts and make a decision to move forward based on those facts. You won’t over analyse the facts though, this is unresourceful.

You’ll be comfortable releasing control of a task or project and find delegating easy. You’ll have a healthy money mindset and see risk as something to be understood and managed.

Here’s a short video I created for you that talks more about Certainty.



Emma Taberner is a qualified Leadership and Executive Coach, Speaker, Facilitator, author and self-confessed Human Behaviour nerd. With over 20 years Supply Chain industry experience and 10 years coaching and mentoring frontline leaders, she is passionate about helping people to understand how their behaviours determine their effectiveness and success in business, relationships and in life. Emma works One to One, with groups, both face 2 face and online. She focuses on small business owners and their teams to create engaged leaders and sustainable business growth.

When she’s not building future leaders you can find her flying small planes, being in the outdoors, growing her own food and hanging out with her husband of over 20 years.

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