Are you always looking for more instead of rather than just being and having a feeling of abundance?
What is abundance for you?
One thing that I wanted to talk about is define for you abundance. I think there there’s this misconception with the word abundance. Some people confuse abundance with waste, they confuse abundance with success. And I’ll compare those two for you. And they compare or confuse with meaning that if I have something abundant or if I’m operating in abundance or living in abundance that means other people are not. And that is not the case.
So what is abundance?
Abundance is a way of being. It is a state that you’re in. And what I like to think of abundance is that it’s almost this holistical feeling. Everything is good. Everything is great and you do not need anything more and you’re not trying to get away from anything less. It’s just being in a certain presence. And I say it’s holistical because it spans all aspects of your life. Whether it’s personal, physical, your mental health, your relationships, your financial health, your personal relationships – all of that combined with a presence of being without need and just operating from a feeling of certainty and almost having enough than you can possibly imagine. That is what abundance is.
A lot of people think that “Oh I want to be successful!” And they shoot for a goal where a goal is some monetary value, some monetary benchmark or goal post that they put out in the future for themselves. And what happens is once they reach that goal…Well, what happens to that goal post? Well they move the goal post a little further. And then once they reach that goal post, what happens there? Well they move the goal post even further.
So now they’re stuck in a cycle of playing catch up and in a cycle of rat race if you will, and in a cycle of always looking for more rather than just being and having a feeling of abundance.
So when you set a goal in the future, let’s say a monetary goal. Once you hit that monetary goal, what happens? You set a higher monetary goal. And I know a lot of people who have done this. In my circles, a lot of my friends have done this and they got to a point where it’s like “I’m done with the constant moving goal post of higher numbers.” That’s all it is. It’s just more numbers.
And what they were really searching for and seeking was abundance. That is essentially where you want to operate – is a feeling, a state – so you’re no longer chasing the goal. Now it’s great to have goals and to push yourself beyond your comfort zone and to grow and expand. But as long as you’re operating from a place of abundance you’re already winning and then therefore there’s no fear, or lack, or scarcity mindset that can creep in. So that’s really, really different between success focused and abundance focused.
So what happens when you operate from this feeling of abundance? What changes occur around you when you step into an abundance mindset and you focus on doing things because you enjoy them? Well, that’s exactly it. You do things because you enjoy them not for the sake that you need to do it. So now work gets to become “I get to go to work” not “I have to go to work” or “I have to do this thing” – No, it’s “I get to do this thing. I have an opportunity to do this. And now because I have this opportunity, I’m moving forward down a path of fun and joy and happiness.
So that is one shift that happens when you operate in abundance.
Another thing that changes when you show up in a state of joy and happiness and just non-scarcity, non-lack, just vigor and drive and just knowing deep down into your core that you already have everything that you could possibly want and need – what happens there – that spills out to everyone around you. Everyone in your relationships. So your friends, they’re like “Something’s different, what’s going on? I don’t get it but I feel it.” It’s palpable right? Your intimate relationships are deeper. People can feel what’s happening there. If you have a team or employees, they just get juiced from you showing up in this state.
So when you’re searching for a state to be in, it’s not going to be success, it’s going to be abundance. And then those big goal posts that you have for yourself in the future, just come easier, they come more naturally, they just flow. So you don’t worry that much about the future anymore.
So, I’m sharing a little bit of this. I want you to do something for me now that I’ve spoken a little bit about this. I want you to visualize what being in a state of abundance would do for you in all aspects of your life. Financial aspect, relationships, your health and wellness – just every part of your life – what this would do. And imagine if you tackled each one of those aspects in your life, showing up in this state – what would that feel like, what would that look like? What goals would you set for yourself now that you’re in that state?
So if you want to transform the way your team operates. If you want to transform the way your business grows and scales and if you want to transform the way your business eventually serves you, I’m actually coming out with a book that goes into a little bit of this aspect – showing up as a business owner with an abundance mindset, some of the strategies and methodologies that I’ve used in my business to grow and scale it. I will let all of you know when it comes out. It’s in the works right now and I just felt the need to share that. I hope you look forward to it.