The Needs Wheel
If you had a nickel for every time someone asked "what do you need?" and you weren't sure how to answer, would you be rich?! If so, we have the perfect wheel for you! The Needs Wheel is a tool to make identifying what you need a bit easier.
How to use your wheel
- Identify the general emotion that you are feeling, locate the petal that correlates with your current emotion.
- Locate the unmet need, this could be what you feel is missing or what you’re yearning for, read through the options, and pick one that resonates with you.
- See options of how to meet that need or use our ideas as a starting point to brainstorm your own
- Go get that need met! Your needs matter!
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