How Entrepreneurs Can Become Self-Actualized Individuals

Simply put, self-actualization means becoming the best version of yourself and reaching your full potential. The eminent psychologist Abraham Maslow placed self-actualization above even esteem needs in his hierarchy of human needs. To achieve this stage, one must learn to conquer one goal and be ready to achieve the next.

As an entrepreneur, you need to take all the necessary steps to become self-actualized. Accept yourself for who you are. One of the reasons some people find it such a herculean task is because of pressure.

They feel pressured to be someone they’re not and to achieve goals they didn’t set for themselves. You can get it from all over: the TV, magazines and even your friends and family. Even driven entrepreneurs aren’t immune to it.

With so much pressure, how is one to achieve a heightened personal and psychological state? This is how entrepreneurs running any size of business can become self-actualized individuals.

Be a Problem Solver

While average people see challenges, entrepreneurs see solutions. They have a natural problem-solving ability that enables them to successfully assess each possibility. By using technology, services and other resources available to you, you can make a big difference in your life. With your problem-solving skills, you can make life easy for your employees and stakeholders, too.

Express Yourself Through Your Work

Entrepreneurs are often creative individuals in the sense that they want to do their own thing. They express themselves through their work. If they aren’t satisfied with the status quo or a desk job, they opt for new ventures that give them the freedom of being creative.

Even with the most ordinary of tasks, they catch the attention of others by adding a creative flair to it. They design, write, sketch and create innovative marketing strategies to bring something new to the table.

Seek Connections

If you’re a passionate entrepreneur working toward self-actualization, master the art of establishing strong connections. Many entrepreneurs reach the peak of their success by taking the help of others along the way.

Find a group of like-minded people and network with them on different platforms. Collaborate, ask for help and give help when asked. Lend a sympathetic ear and give encouragement, regardless of competition.

It doesn’t matter if these are fellow entrepreneurs or Facebook communities. Form a sense of kinship and purposefulness with them. This way, you’ll be able to hone your problem-solving skills and engage in mutual learning to reach your full potential.

Steve Rizzo is a member of the esteemed Speaker Hall of Fame and has earned the reputation as being one of the best motivational speakers in the world. To get in touch with the renowned business motivational speaker, email, call 512-986-2868 or visit

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