The blog article on Monday on the topic of a “mindset of abundance” received more comments than any in a long time. If you haven’t read it yet, go here.
I’m pleased so many people found value in the article.
If it weren’t for a mindset of abundance I would not be writing this because I would be out of business.
When I started full-time it was 3 weeks after the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01 and I was operating just 65 miles north of Ground Zero in New York City.
But, there was no turning back as I told my former employer I would be leaving on September 30th.
That first year and beyond was a struggle.
Despite the fact I had a significant local business relationships from my previous career on which to build, the scarcity mindset of the times kept people from investing in their businesses and themselves.
Every night I would give my wife a recap of my business building activities and it could have become demoralizing and depressing.
My wife was a patient soul back then.
If not for her I could have been homeless. She had a stable job with excellent salary and benefits.
Each night she would try to console me by saying things like…
“Times are tough. You shouldn’t expect too much right now, budgets are tight and people just aren’t going to spend money.”
Lucky for me I had spent the prior two years building my abundant mindset muscle, having attended Anthony Robbins workshops every 3-4 months.
I would always respond, “thanks, hon, that may be true to an extent and I can’t buy into that. I know there are people out there who want to improve themselves, their companies and their people. I just need to work harder to find those that are.”
“Plus, I have to get better explaining my value so that it connects with their needs.”
I gradually turned things around.
Then, 5 years later the financial crisis meltdown of 2007-08 struck, and again the abundant mindset got me through.
How, specifically has a mindset of abundance made a difference in your life? Leave a comment below to keep this conversation going.
’til next time, Communicate with Power!