63 episodes

Welcome to "the Primal Question," a podcast by Mike Foster, where we explore the deep-seated questions that drive our lives.

Have you ever wondered what seasoned counselors say in their sessions to help people like CEOs, Grammy-winning Hip-Hop Artists, Emmy-winning Actors, and Non-Profit World-Changers heal from their past and unlock their full potential? Now’s your chance to be a fly on the wall. After spending 20+ years coaching and counseling high-level leaders, Mike Foster is pulling back the curtain so you can experience world-class coaching from anywhere. Grab your headphones and your favorite journal, and join Mike for candid coaching sessions and thoughtful discussions around the 7 Primal Questions that drive our lives.

Learn more at: PrimalQuestion.com

Primal Question Mike Foster

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    • 4.9 • 1.8K Ratings

Welcome to "the Primal Question," a podcast by Mike Foster, where we explore the deep-seated questions that drive our lives.

Have you ever wondered what seasoned counselors say in their sessions to help people like CEOs, Grammy-winning Hip-Hop Artists, Emmy-winning Actors, and Non-Profit World-Changers heal from their past and unlock their full potential? Now’s your chance to be a fly on the wall. After spending 20+ years coaching and counseling high-level leaders, Mike Foster is pulling back the curtain so you can experience world-class coaching from anywhere. Grab your headphones and your favorite journal, and join Mike for candid coaching sessions and thoughtful discussions around the 7 Primal Questions that drive our lives.

Learn more at: PrimalQuestion.com

    The True Meaning of Success with Jesse Jacobs

    The True Meaning of Success with Jesse Jacobs

    In this episode of the "Primal Question" podcast, host Mike Foster interviews Dr. Jesse Jacobs to explore the primal question (Q5) "Am I Successful?" Jesse shares insights on how the need for success influences various aspects of his life, from work and family to personal growth. They discuss the stereotypes and judgments often associated with success, the balance between striving for achievement and maintaining personal relationships, and how early childhood experiences shape our pursuit of success. Jesse also reflects on his own struggles and breakthroughs, providing practical advice for those feeling like failures. This heartfelt conversation delves into the deeper motivations driving us and offers valuable perspectives on embracing our true selves.

    • 34 min
    Overcoming Perfectionism for a Happier Life

    Overcoming Perfectionism for a Happier Life

    In this installment of the "Primal Question" podcast, host Mike Foster delves into the pervasive issue of perfectionism, exploring its origins, impacts, and strategies to combat it. He explains how perfectionism often stems from early childhood experiences and can lead to chronic stress, dissatisfaction, and strained relationships. Mike emphasizes the importance of progress over perfection, urging listeners to adopt phrases like "good enough" and "I did my best" to mitigate perfectionist tendencies. He encourages embracing imperfections to foster emotional health, productivity, and genuine self-expression. Tune in to discover practical tips for overcoming perfectionism and leading a more fulfilling life.

    • 28 min
    Laura Moore on Reclaiming Self-Value in a Critical World

    Laura Moore on Reclaiming Self-Value in a Critical World

    In this episode of the "Primal Question Podcast," host Mike Foster engages with guest Laura to explore the deep-seated question of self-worth, "Am I good enough?" Laura shares her personal experiences with self-doubt, people-pleasing, and the constant struggle for validation through her actions. She reflects on her upbringing, her interactions in personal relationships, and how these have shaped her self-perception. The discussion provides insights into overcoming the need for external validation by embracing one’s inherent value and promoting a message of self-acceptance and resilience in the face of criticism. This heartfelt conversation empowers listeners to confront their insecurities and embrace their authentic selves without apologizing.

    • 30 min
    Beating Burnout and Thriving in Life

    Beating Burnout and Thriving in Life

    In this episode of the "Primal Question" podcast, host Mike Foster delves into the pervasive issue of burnout, examining its impact on personal and professional life. Mike discusses the hidden forces that drive us, particularly how unmet emotional needs influence our behaviors and relationships. The episode provides practical insights into recognizing burnout's signs and implementing strategies for recovery and prevention. Through engaging stories and expert advice, Mike aims to enhance listener awareness about managing energy, setting boundaries, and prioritizing self-care to lead a more balanced and fulfilling life.

    • 31 min
    Discovering Purpose in the Face of Infertility with Doug Brown

    Discovering Purpose in the Face of Infertility with Doug Brown

    In this inaugural episode of the "Primal Question" podcast, host Mike Foster engages with Doug Brown, co-founder of Uniquely Knitted, a non-profit providing vital support for individuals and families facing infertility. Doug delves into his personal journey grappling with profound infertility and its implications on his quest to answer the primal question: "Do I have a purpose?" Doug's story highlights the challenges and transformations he and his wife, Jesse, endured, leading them to create Uniquely Knitted to support others navigating similar paths. Together, they explore the undercurrents of purpose and how unresolved questions shape our actions and life directions. For anyone facing personal struggles or interested in the deeper motivations that drive us, you can find out more at the links below.

    Learn more about Doug's non-profit, Uniquely Knitted:

    Website: Uniquelyknitted.org

    Instagram: uniquely_knitted

    Podcast: Infertility feelings podcast

    • 35 min
    Welcome to the "Primal Question" Podcast

    Welcome to the "Primal Question" Podcast

    Welcome to the "Primal Question" podcast. In this introduction, our host, Mike Foster, reintroduces himself and explains that this rebranding of the podcast will allow him and listeners to focus on concepts from his recent book, "The Seven Primal Questions." This podcast aims to help listeners understand their deepest emotional needs and improve their relationships and personal growth. It will feature weekly episodes, including interviews with various guests and solo lessons from Mike, providing practical advice and insights to enhance listeners' lives.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

bradsingleton ,

Getting Beyond Emotions and Behaviors

I love Mike Foster’s Primal Question framework, and he does an excellent job drawing out how these underlying questions drive the emotions and behaviors we all experience in real life. His guests are honest and vulnerable about their primal questions, including how they scramble to get them answered with a “yes”. Looking forward to more episodes.

j do urvdec ,

This is so good but I’m sorry

This is the best

Nate Rooted ,

Self-Centered Makes it Worse

Sorry to say, where things could be helpful for those lacking direction, the views just make it so self-serving and focused that it belittles everyone else and detracts from already obtained accomplishments and ongoing efforts.

There’s nuggets to be found, but they’re mixed with impurities upon delivery.

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