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“Project Potential Focus First” is a protocol that begins with, and emphasizes focusing first on self-actualization, instead of beginning with and emphasizing physical and safety needs only, which is the lower tiers of Maslow’s HierarchyDr. Underwood explains by reversing Dr. Maslow’s progression: beginning with self-actualization, which endeavors to achieve one’s full potential, which through a 20/80 focus will bring about fulfillment of self-esteem, relational belonging, safety needs, and finally the basic physiological needs as a permanent way of living.


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