My biggest breakthrough in my transition back to the civilian life came after attending a Tony Robbins "Unleash the Power Within" seminar. During this four day event I broke through so many limiting beliefs and started to realize the impossible was in fact possible! For those of you that don't know who Tony Robbins is, he is a world-renowned peak performance coach, speaker and author. At his events you dig deep down on the inside and start to rebuild your self form the inside-out. On the first day you end it with a fire walk and I am here (yes I survived and didn't get burnt) to tell you nothing will teach you mind over matter more than walking across 1,000 degree hot coals.
Though walking across fire was very empowering and set the tone for what we were about to learn...... my breakthrough came from understanding Tony's 6 Human needs.
These needs are:
Certainty: the need for security, safety, and predictability in our lives.
Variety: the need for excitement, change, and new experiences.
Significance: the need to feel important, needed, and valued.
Love and connection: the need to feel loved, appreciated, and connected to others.
Growth: the need to learn, improve, and advance both personally and professionally.
Contribution: the need to give back, to make a difference, and to help others.
When it comes to the transition of veterans, it can be challenging to meet these needs due to the unique experiences and circumstances that come with military service. For example, veterans may struggle with finding a sense of certainty after returning home from deployment, as the structure and predictability of military life is no longer present. They may also have a hard time finding variety in their post-service lives, as the transition to civilian life can be difficult and often involves adjusting to a new routine and stuck to one place.
However, it is important to note that veterans can meet these needs and find fulfillment in their post-service lives. We just have to relearn how to meet them in a new way...... which in reality is no different than the transition from civilian life to joining the military, we had to do the same thing. So go ahead and celebrate or give yourself a pat on the back because all you need is already within you.
This is why the Breakthrough Program is so powerful and can help veterans to understand theirs needs while finding a sense of growth and contribution as they transition back to civilian life. It is important to recognize that every veteran’s transition is unique, and we all value the 6 needs differently. I truly believe this is the key help navigate the veteran transition and help find fulfillment in their post-service lives.
By understanding Tony Robbins' six human needs and how they relate to the veteran transition, veterans and their loved ones can gain a deeper understanding of the challenges that veterans face, and develop strategies for addressing those challenges. Furthermore, by providing veterans with resources and support that help them to meet their needs, we can help to ensure that they are able to make a successful transition to civilian life.
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