For some people certainty is the number one thing they value. For others it is significance, love and connection. But what are these values and needs and is there a standard. Tony Robbins states that we all have 6 basis emotional needs that need to be fulfilled in life. To find out more about the core needs that drive all our decisions, continue listening to this episode “Why do we do what we do?” of the Tony Robbins podcast.
Why do we do what we do?
You might think you want one thing, let’s say, a job in a new industry, but then when it’s actually in your grasp, you sabotage yourself. Why? Why do you pursue some things and neglect others? Why do you date the people you do, work in your field or, for that matter, choose to not do other things?
It’s all because, subconsciously, you’re trying to fulfil your basic human needs. There are 6 human needs — emotional needs — that every single person on the planet has. This podcast dives deep into the basic needs of humans, as explained by Tony Robbins from his 2006 TED Talk, “Why We Do What We Do.” This talk has been viewed millions of times and was one of the first ever TED Talks.
Every single person fulfils these needs in different ways. That’s because even though we all have the same six needs, we value them differently. There are millions of stories out there created by different people, but once you know which needs are driving someone to make the decisions they do, you’ll understand them completely. Whether it’s compatibility in a romantic relationship or for a corporate partnership, you’ll be able to predict their behaviour and be able to evaluate if you’re compatible.
About Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and the nation’s #1 Life and Business Strategist. A recognised authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations and organisational turnaround, he has served as an advisor to leaders around the world for more than 30 years.
Author of six internationally bestselling books, including the recent New York Times #1 best-seller Money: Master the Game and Unshakable, Mr. Robbins has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video and life training programs. He created the #1 personal and professional development program of all time, and more than 4 million people have attended his live seminars.
Mr. Robbins is the chairman of a holding company comprised of 40 privately held businesses with combined sales exceeding $5 billion a year. He has been honoured by Accenture as one of the “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World”; by Harvard Business Press as one of the “Top 200 Business Gurus”; and by American Express as one of the “Top Six Business Leaders in the World” to coach its entrepreneurial clients. Fortune’s recent cover article named him the “CEO Whisperer,” and he has been named in the top 50 of Worth Magazine’s 100 most powerful people in global finance for two consecutive years.