How “Mindset of Abundance” Has Gotten Me Through Some Tough Times

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!

6 thoughts on “How “Mindset of Abundance” Has Gotten Me Through Some Tough Times

  1. Thomas says:

    Hi Skip,

    I enjoy reading your blogs. I am a follower of Jesus Christ who taught to love, to pray, to believe in God, to give cheerfully and to be grateful. I believe in the abundance that comes from believing in Him who called everything into existence. Your blog underlines my belief.

    Happy new year and God bless.


  2. Dan says:

    Skip, I absolutely agree that an abundance mindset is key to future success! In my own story, 2014 was a wonderful year to build a foundation of abundance thinking. See, there are so many of us who have struggled connecting with our own identity. When I used to look in the mirror, I would see frustrations and failures. Yet hearing about I friend’s breakthrough, I recognized the ‘lack’ mindset wasn’t getting me anywhere. Soon I was able to give myself permission to “fall in love with the person I was created to be.” There is freedom when we operate out of an abundance mindset! As we go forth in business, the discussions of risk vs reward may give us permission and courage to take risks, knowing the reward is on its way! Happy New Year!

  3. Skip Weisman, Workplace Communication Expert says:

    Dan, Thank you for your comments and for being inspired to stop by and add value to the discussion.
    What you’ve experienced and stepped into is vital for all of us. We all have that power within us and
    there is greatness in all of us if we can just wipe away the clutter and the cobwebs to get through to it.
    I’m excited to about your transformation and wish you the best on your journey. Abundance awaits those who
    strive to see it and “act as if!”

  4. Skip Weisman, Workplace Communication Expert says:

    I’m pleased you found value in my writings and that they are consistent with your spiritual path. These strategies have their basis in a lot of different foundational spiritual, philosophical and intellectual teachings and I’m very happy you have found a connection that speaks to you.
    Thank you for following my work and for being inspired to comment here. Please come back again.

  5. Jay Leavitt says:

    AS Einstein famously stated, “The most important question a person can ask is, “Is the Universe a friendly place?” Abundance theory on a cosmic scale….

  6. Skip Weisman, Workplace Communication Expert says:

    I love it! Very cool quote! Thank you for sharing on a cosmic scale!

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