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Are you a newly awakened dreamer who wants to change the world? Have you struggled with a lack of clients and social support from family and friends?
I know how that feels.
Sometimes I let it get to me. Other times I ask myself, “Am I living in scarcity or abundance?”
What do these concepts mean to you?
On the surface, scarcity means there is a lack of something compared to the demand.
At a deeper level, it’s a learned mindset full of limiting beliefs often passed down by prior experiences. If there is risk involved, scarcity will jump in your head and talk you out of it.
Don’t leave corporate.
Don’t follow you passions.
Don’t go into coaching full time.
As an entrepreneur or dreamer, it means you are avoiding risk. You fear there is a lack of something. You are holding back and playing small in order to protect yourself. But you’re not fully living, are you?
Scarcity, much like resistance, wants you to play life extremely safe. Unfortunately, this seems to be a popular choice. There are many influences present. They range from negative news stories on mass media to the influences of those who have truly struggled in life.
So what is the alternative?
Here are some strategies to help move away from scarcity when building your business and following your dream.
1. Respect the power of your thoughts
Scarcity wants you to play it safe.
It’s good friend Resistance wants you to avoid your greatness.
Both will show up through your thoughts when you least expect it. However, you are going to redirect them. Fight back!
Your task is to learn to recognize when your thoughts are not serving you and then make a pivot to a new thought that works better.
The way you can do this is to keep revisiting your mission, your purpose, your why. What is your movement or cause that drives you?
Where focus goes, energy flows.” – Tony Robbins
By learning to recognize a thought influenced by scarcity you can dismiss it without spending any precious time worrying about it. You are awesome, and you have bigger things that need your attention!
2. Embrace Abundance
Abundance is another learned mindset. At it’s simplest terms it means there is always enough. You name it, there is enough to go around. Life will provide what you need.
For the dreamer, this means there are plenty of customers to go around. There is plenty of money available. The right ideas are always floating around and waiting to be embraced.
Unlike scarcity, abundance doesn’t come as natural. You have to develop the mindset on your own. In fact, abundance is unique to each individual. I can provide the definition that works for me. However, you have to figure out what works best for you.
Experiencing the benefits of an abundant lifestyle requires an investment in the quality of your thoughts. It can be as easy as quality in and quality out. The more positive thoughts you embrace, the more positive outcomes, you will experience.
Your ticket to Abundanceville is waiting for you. It can be found in your thoughts.
There you have it, my friend. What do these concepts mean to you? Are you living your life guided by scarcity or are you soaking in the warmth of abundance? One will serve you, and one will shackle you. The cool thing is you get to choose.
High fives and knuckles,