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Abunndance

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If you have great plans but you’re not allowing abundance into your life, then your plans won’t happen.

I see this regularly. Clients, colleagues and friends have a great idea and a good business plan but it doesn’t work out for them. They need to allow abundance into their lives to make those plans a reality.

What is abundance?

A definition which seems to capture what I mean by abundance is:

“A state where nothing is lacking and so complete that nothing can diminish it.”

Basically, abundance means plenty, enough to go around, the fact that there is always new growth and expansion. And you can have abundance in your own life, if you choose.

It’s your choice

You have the choice between scarcity and abundance. It’s your mindset more than your actual circumstances which will make a difference. It’s important to recognise this and push past your limiting beliefs and your fears.

You and you alone are the creator of your abundant life. If you have a debt mindset and continue with scarcity thinking, then this is where you’ll stay.

To be abundant, you need to be clear about what this looks like for you. Everyone will see abundance in a different way.

  • When you’re abundant – what does your life look like?
  • Be as specific as you can so you can visualise how you would like your life to be and how you would feel.
  • Evoke your senses. Close your eyes and think what abundance would look like, smell like, sound like, taste like and feel like.

To know what work you want to do and to get abundant, think about what brings you joy. Get out of your head and into your heart.

Ask yourself:

  • What is the one thing that comes so naturally to you, and you enjoy so much?
  • If you weren’t stopping yourself, what would you do?

So how can you illustrate or describe what abundance means to you?

I told an accountant who I’m mentoring to prepare a vision board and put on there anything that brings them joy and not to dismiss anything. She was surprised with the results! She can now investigate and see how she could bring this into her life and how she could get paid for it. Having it visualised on a board made it easier to imagine and plan.

Don’t stop your dream before it even starts!

So, what can you do to become more abundant?

Take action

Create an action plan but be guided by the instincts, insights and hunches you receive. Move forward with your plans and listen for feedback from everywhere to check you’re taking the right path. By taking action, you’ll be given new resources and opportunities.  It’s no good just expecting your life to suddenly become abundant.  You need to put the work in first.

Take responsibility

For your thoughts, actions and reactions (to what life throws at you!).

To be abundant you’ll need to get rid of disempowering thoughts and chatter. You know what I mean, don’t you? The nasty inner voice that tells us we’re not good enough, brave enough to go for it, don’t deserve abundance.

Be still and quiet.

For me, this always works best outside but do it where it works for you.

Daily meditations

For me, I find this crucial to my success and wellbeing. I work with Christine King and at the end of our session she gives me a guided meditation. Fantastic! You may enjoy her guided meditations.

I also ground myself when I’m on my walks by touching trees.

Remember that 10 -15 minutes is plenty. I know when I first started, I struggled with 5 minutes!

Be grateful

Be grateful for what you have in your life already. I’ve never been a big fan of writing down what you’re grateful for, but I was reading Be Happy by Robert Holden earlier in the year and actually did all of the exercises. I found the gratitude exercises very enlightening.

Could you write down 10 things you’re grateful for each day? It could be that you have a spare five minutes to meditate!

Forgive yourself

Don’t let yourself be held back by what you think you did wrong in the past.

Forgive others

Don’t hold on to grievances; they’ll only drag you down.

Practice self care

You’re more likely to achieve anything if you look after yourself. You need to be as fit as you can be. Do this by:

  • Eating well
  • Exercise
  • Keeping your finances in order
  • Have boundaries
  • Have quiet time
  • Ask for help

Know the what then figure out the how

How many times have I said to someone to think about what brings them joy? Before they’ve even replied, they’ve sabotaged it by saying “I can’t do… because…” Don’t self-sabotage!  It’s so easy to do, isn’t it!

For example, during the pandemic people asked me if I’d be OK financially. I said yes, I should be as long as people keep paying me. I didn’t realise everything would be better than fine as people paid me early as they received grants and because tax returns had to be completed to receive grants. I ended up with one client who needed TEN tax returns completing!

You need to maintain that your goal will be achieved, even if you don’t know how yet!

Time

Watch your time because you’ll be working harder and fitting in extra items into your schedule – you can’t afford to fritter away your time. Though it is so easily done!

A time planner is a good idea so you can see how you’re spending your time and can do something about it! This will keep you on track. For a week, keep a note of how you spend all of your time, not just work.

Affirmations

These are positive statements to affirm who you are and who you’re becoming.  People can find these helpful to keep themselves on track. Each day (or throughout the day) repeat strong, positive statements to yourself. Examples of affirmations include:

  • I am in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.
  • I can do hard things.
  • I believe in myself.
  • I am worthy of what I desire.

Get the right people on board

It’s so easy to try and do everything yourself but it’s not sustainable.  Learn to delegate and get a good team together.

Celebrate!

Celebrate your successes as you go; don’t wait for the big goals. This can be as simple as going for tea and cake, buying yourself some flowers, or having a bubble bath!

Push past your fears

Reduce your fears by gaining information and knowledge and asking for help.

Know your numbers

To be abundant, it’s important to budget.

I recommend having both a business and a personal budget.

When you’re preparing your budget, encourage abundance by focusing on your income. Focusing primarily on cutting your expenses will encourage scarcity thinking. Be sensible, though, you’ve still got to live and have enough money now. But if you reign yourself in too much you won’t be able to achieve abundance as you won’t be directing any more focus towards it. Maybe you need some mentoring, or you need to use a social media expert instead of trying to do it all yourself.

But look at your pricing; can you increase these? Can you charge for everything you do? Can you get better clients who are happy to pay more on time?

Expand your thinking – how can you increase the ways you earn?

For a personal budget to work, you will need to involve everyone. If members of the family are being told what to do without being consulted, then there will be more resistance.

Budgeting success works by getting the right people involved, doing it regularly and getting it off your list!

If you don’t manage your money, then even if you become abundant and you have plenty of money, it won’t stay! We hear frequently about people who’ve won the lottery but spent it all! I’ve read plenty of books about millionaire business women who lost their money because they didn’t understand about investments and relied on others, then ended up having to rebuild their businesses.

Take some time now to think about where you are now and where you want to be and write down a plan with specific actions to start moving towards your goal.

If you need any help with business or personal finance mentoring, then get in touch.

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