I have a information-packed audio interview for you near the end of this post, but first I have something to share!
I’m starting a club!
It’s a self-actualization club.
It is being designed to be a library resource of interviews, trainings and special goodies made available to club members.
Who are club members?
Actually, the club itself is called The Self-Actualization Club, and it is designed to be a deep resource for you if you are the type of person who wants to become increasingly self-actualized.
What is self-actualization?
Self-actualization was brought into prominence by Abraham Maslow and his Hierarchy of Needs model. Now, the club is not based on Maslow’s model, but would definitely reflect it.
Here is a list of characteristics of Self-Actualized people, from Wikipedia:
Maslow’s self-actualizing characteristics
- Efficient perceptions of reality. Self-actualizers are able to judge situations correctly and honestly. They are very sensitive to the fake and dishonest, and are free to see reality ‘as it is’.
- Comfortable acceptance of self, others, nature. Self-actualizers accept their own human nature with all its flaws. The shortcomings of others and the contradictions of the human condition are accepted with humor and tolerance.
- Reliant on own experiences and judgement. Independent, not reliant on culture and environment to form opinions and views.
- Spontaneous and natural. True to oneself, rather than being how others want.
- Task centering. Most of Maslow’s subjects had a mission to fulfill in life or some task or problem ‘beyond’ themselves (instead of outside of themselves) to pursue. Humanitarians such as Albert Schweitzer and Mother Teresa are considered to have possessed this quality.
- Autonomy. Self-actualizers are free from reliance on external authorities or other people. They tend to be resourceful and independent.
- Continued freshness of appreciation. The self-actualizer seems to constantly renew appreciation of life’s basic goods. A sunset or a flower will be experienced as intensely time after time as it was at first. There is an “innocence of vision”, like that of an artist or child.
- Profound interpersonal relationships. The interpersonal relationships of self-actualizers are marked by deep loving bonds.
- Comfort with solitude. Despite their satisfying relationships with others, self-actualizing persons value solitude and are comfortable being alone.
- Non-hostile sense of humor. This refers to the ability to laugh at oneself.
- Peak experiences. All of Maslow’s subjects reported the frequent occurrence of peak experiences (temporary moments of self-actualization). These occasions were marked by feelings of ecstasy, harmony, and deep meaning. Self-actualizers reported feeling at one with the universe, stronger and calmer than ever before, filled with light, beautiful and good, and so forth.
- Socially compassionate. Possessing humanity.
- Few friends. Few close intimate friends rather than many surface relationships.
Does this describe what you want for yourself?
If it does, then think about becoming a club member? The club isn’t ready yet, but I figured I would plant the seed and give you something to think about.
How about a sample?
It is going to be PACKED FULL of great information to help you kick butt in life! Every two weeks, club members are going to get instant access to a new expert interview, training or special announcement.
As some of you know, I happen to be coupled up with a powerhouse of nutritional wisdom, Sascha Kalivoda. I recently interviewed her with regard to foods that affect your moods, the result is a call she calls, Getting Happy from the Inside Out!
Listen to this interview now and get a taste of what club members will have direct access to:
“Getting Happy from the Inside Out”
by Sascha Kalivoda
Watch for the big announcement when I open the doors and come join our community.
Opening day is just around the corner!
More to come,