The 5 Elements

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain. - William James

 The 5 Elements of Success in The Balancing Act are the key components for any system (individual, leader, team or organization) to attain a state of well-being and achieve a sense of lasting satisfaction.  The Balancing Act is rooted in diverse, rich intellectual traditions that include pragmatic philosophy, modern science, business improvment practices, systems thinking, and a global archetypal template for balance and well-being--the center and four directions. (See our philosophical roots).

The Balancing Act approach aligns 5 basic elements that are common to all people: 

  • Physical (Structure)
  • Emotional (Interactions)
  • Motivational (Mission)
  • Mental (Vision)
  • Spiritual (Core)

At The Coreporation, Inc, we partner with our clients so they learn for themselves how to balance, integrate and align these vital Elements of Success. We find that, with this powerful compass and roadmap in hand, our clients are able to get unstuck and move forward to change their lives, generate success from their Core, and adapt effectively within their environments.

The 5 Elements of Success are described below. Read about the TBA methodology to learn how you can put the 5 Elements of Success to work for you. Click here if you would like to experience each of the 5 Elements of Success in an audio presentation by TCI President, Sharon Seivert. 

Element 1: Core Identity - The quality of self-referencing one's identity and values for sustainable decision making. It results in calmness, good character, increased self-esteem, presence and integrity. In organizations and teams, this element translates to cohesive culture, clear brand identity, ethical business principles, a calmly productive work environment, and unifying values that guide daily behavior and decision-making.

Element 2: Vision - This element contributes to a clear mind, optimism, good humor, a positive perspective, beliefs, and creativity. In organizations and teams, it shows up in quality of thinking, planning, examining assumptions; an inspiring vision of the future, plus the ability to stimulate innovation and develop knowledge.

Element 3: Mission - The quality of moving decisively into action, having strong internal motivation and clear priorities that focus your efforts and energy. In organizations and teams this element turns into an exciting shared mission and priorities, decisive action, high motivation, and a willingness to quickly address and cleanly resolve conflict.

Element 4: Interactions - The ability to connect with others, good communication skills, empathy, presentation skills, and emotional intelligence. in organizations and teams this element results in a caring workplace community, good information flow, high employee satisfaction, ability to give feedback, strong marketing efforts and loyal clients.

Element 5: Structure - The fifth element shows up as functional habits, follow-through and implementation of details, and managing financial resources and physical health. In teams and organizations, it results in a solid bottom line, careful resource management, excellent work processes, supportive infrastructure, and high-quality products and services.

Context: Synergy - This connecting quality helps the 5 Elements of Success work together to multiply each other's effects. In individuals, Synergy means having a systemic approach and sense of context that increases ease. When Synergy is strong in teams and organizations, they function as a coherent whole, where all parts contribute to its success.