In this case “trade” means working with, selling to, buying from, or generally interacting with others. We are all independent equals when it comes to making our own choices. Because of this, the only sustainable trade relationship is a win-win one. Trade with like-minded people who complement your capabilities, but who are aligned on objectives as they seek to achieve their own purpose. If your work environment isn’t conducive to your aspirations or win-win propositions, change it. You may need to have honest conversations with your team members or supervisors to figure out what will allow everyone to thrive. If there is too much ground to make up, you might be better off in another organization. To decide if this is the case, go back to the four questions and make an objective assessment.