Many people aren’t satisfied because they don’t know their specific aims in the fifteen conditions of life. What are these conditions and how do I satisfy them?
When students apply for our programs, we often see an imbalance in their lives, even in the most successful achievers. Perhaps they make a high income, but their health (stress, weight, fitness) is lacking. Maybe they are so focused on one aspect of life that they struggle to satisfy others. It isn’t easy to create balance in our lives, but it is quite possible to be profoundly satisfied across many domains of our lives.
There are 15 unavoidable Conditions of Life™ that every human being must satisfy. These are unavoidable because we are social, linguistic critters and require meaning and one another for our very survival. The Conditions of Life™ are:
This post isn’t a tutorial about each condition; however, you MUST think accurately about each condition AND your specific aim for each.
We’ll use Money as one example. The assets and cash you require to live your ambitious life (until you die) is a number that can be calculated. First, take the amount of income you require each year to live your life to your satisfaction. What’s your number? Double that figure, then add a zero. This will give you a ballpark number for the capital you’ll require by age 65 to live until you die. If this amount is $250,000 annually, double is $500,000. Adding a zero, we get $5Million.
Once you arrive at this figure, you may see that you need to build new ways to achieve this – or – you may already be achieving this but seek more balance (more time to live your life as you see fit). You must Know Thy Aims is each Condition of Life™, think accurately, then build and maintain transactions to satisfy these. If any part is missing, you’re likely to find yourself out of balance or, worse, unable to live as you desire.
Note: To think accurately, GET HELP. If you already knew this stuff, you’d be doing it.
How much money do you need to live your life until you die? It can be calculated (but you might not like the answer).
Respect your own offer or no one will. You are an offer of help. Do you say yes to often? Do you charge enough? Are you a specialist or a generalist?
Your satisfaction begins with self-respect.
There is a big difference between hoping and acting with ambition.
Each of us is both an asset and a liability to every transaction. How does your natural born talent produce hardship for others?
While Transactionalism is often misunderstood as a cold, tit-for-tat exchange, nothing could be further from the truth. This philosophy is fundamentally concerned with a whole, unified system of exchanges.
Transactional Competence™ is the knowledge and skill required to invent, present, fulfill and complete specific exchanges from a transactional approach.
This approach is grounded in the philosophy of Transactionalism (wikipedia) or Transactionalism.org.
Transactionalism: An Historical and Interpretive Study was written in 1966 by Trevor J. Phillips (1927–2016) and first published in December 2013. At the time of its publication, it was the first, most comprehensive account of the origins and evolution of the modern historical, philosophical, psychological, and educational philosophy known as Transactionalism.
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