Scarcity mindset says I always lack, the abundance mindset says there’s enough to go round. When times are challenging, PR and business people can easily swing to a scarcity mindset.
Here are 10 tips to help you develop an abundance mind set.
- Acknowledge your mindset… especially if you have a scarcity mindset
The first step to changing your mindset, especially if you have a scarcity mindset, is acknowledging that you have one in the first place. Once you’re aware of your thoughts and patterns, you can start to change them.
- Question your beliefs
Once you’ve become aware of your mindset, it’s time to start questioning your beliefs.
Why do you believe what you believe? Where did these beliefs come from? Going deep into your mindset and questioning your beliefs is the best way to start changing them.
- Love up on yourself
It starts with the love for yourself (who you are and what you do) and aligning with your core values.
Because of your environment, expectations from the world we live in and have grown up in, your preconceptions of success, past experiences and society’s pre-established success journey, what you have been trying to do, achieve or be that isn’t at all your true self.
Write down things you feel proud of, what you’re good at, and things that people have thanked you for. Allow you to feel good about yourself!
From this foundation of self-love and alignment, everything else flows.
- Be present
The past is gone, and the future isn’t here yet, so live in the present moment. Enjoy the here and now and make the most of it!
This is easier said than done, but it’s a mindset you can train yourself to have. The more you practice being present, the easier it will become.
- Think big for the future: understand your higher purpose
Now that you understand those elements that are core to your true self, it’s time to define your higher purpose.
Remember, goals are different from purpose. Goals are concrete things you want to achieve within a certain timeframe. Your higher purpose isn’t your goals.
- Visualize abundance
Start visualizing what an abundant life looks like for you and your business. What does it feel like? What does it look like? How does it smell?
Our brain gets programmed by what it sees, hears and experiences. So the more it gets fed the right stimulus, the more it normalises it, and behaves that way. That’s just science.
The visualization of your dreams, your goals, and your mission helps make it part of your day-to-day thinking and behaviour. This is the core of a mindset of abundance versus a scarcity mindset.
- Be open to change
If you want to change your mindset, you must be open to change. This means letting go of old beliefs and embracing new ones.
Change is always difficult and can bring a range of fears. but creating a mindset of abundance is essential.
- Avoid the comparison game
Yes, we all do it! Comparing ourselves to others. it’s great to have heroes and role models. Inspiration is great. Comparison isn’t.
Therefore, be mindful of the comparison game to build a strong mindset of abundance! It’s fab to aim to achieve what others have and use them as a model, or even better, to surpass them. However, that needs to come without negative comparison thoughts.
- Help others, give generously
Having a mindset of abundance is also based on your willingness and enjoyment in giving. When you help others, it not only makes them feel good, but it also makes you feel good. It’s a great method to shift your mindset from scarcity to abundance!
Never underestimate the power of giving.
- Challenge yourself to grow
Challenge yourself to infinite growth by learning new daily skills to become an even better version of yourself.
The best athletes, and the champions in any sports, don’t develop into gold-medal performers in one training session. The compounded effect of daily training, the small daily performance enhancements, makes the whole difference.
A mindset of abundance appreciates your strengths and works positively to build new skills to achieve your dreams.
Shifting your perception to see the world as full and limitless will help you manifest your goals and grow an abundance mindset.