Often we ask ourselves why we're not successful yet and why money isn't flowing to us. If you wonder how you can become a money magnet; let me tell you, it doesn’t happen from one day to the next. Besides putting in the actual work to grow as an entrepreneur and a business, your mindset is crucial as well.
Working from abundance makes a big difference but in truth we all automatically revert to scarcity. What is the difference between the two and how do you consciously make the effort of being abundant? Let’s get into it!
What is scarcity?
A scarcity mindset is a belief that there is a limited amount of resources or opportunities available in the world. For example, one of the reasons people get jealous is because they see someone doing something and then they think that means they can't achieve the same thing.
As if there is a limited amount of success, of wealth, of resources, and that one must compete and struggle to secure their share of those resources. Scarcity is characterized by feelings of fear, worry, and anxiety about not having enough and the focus on what is lacking or missing.
In a nutshell: it’s when you’re being the definition of a Debby Downer and all you can see is negative.
However, there is also a flip side to the scarcity coin and on that side, you’ll find abundance.
What is abundance?
An abundant mindset is the exact opposite of scarcity so; a belief that there is an infinite amount of resources and opportunities available in the world, and that one can create and attract abundance through their thoughts, actions, and intentions.
Abundance is characterized by feelings of gratitude, joy, and possibility, and the focus on what is present and available. When you’re in a situation that’s not ideal or it feels negative; acting from abundance is looking for the positive. What options do you have instead of sulking? How do you fix the thing that’s wrong?
A lot of people also think abundance equals spending a lot of money, but that's not necessarily true. True abundance can also just be being responsible about your financial future. Abundance can mean spending money on things you care about, but making sure that you save money on things that aren't as important to you.
I believe that the shift from scarcity to abundance is a really important one, because people often expect to create a lot of positivity from a place of negativity.
3 tips to become an abundant money magnet
Before I get into my 3 tips of how you can become a true abundant money magnet, let me tell you this: being positive all of the time isn’t feasible.
Don’t beat yourself up if you have a negative mindset day and you can’t seem to get yourself out of that spiral. You’re just human and no one expects you to be at 100% all of the time.
As a bonus, it also means there’s still room for you to grow. That’s something you should be grateful for because how boring would life be if we weren’t able to learn anything anymore?
1. Mind your language
How do you talk of money or life in general? Do you opt for negative words, such as: I can’t? Switch to positivity because you can and you will, but the choice is up to you — not the universe.
Create some (money) mantras for yourself and let them guide you to positivity in your day to day life. For example:
- I can learn anything I put my mind to
- I love money and money loves me
- I will achieve my goals
- Money flows to me easily
Make them your own and take a moment every day to repeat them to yourself.
To end your day on a positive note; ask yourself every evening before you go to bed ‘What went well today?’.
2. Change your environment
Is your environment quite toxic? That’s something you need to clear up. And with environment I mean your friends, your family, your house/apartment,… Anything and anyone surrounding you; if it’s not good for you, it needs to go.
And as I’ve mentioned: let your day end positively by asking yourself a question that emphasizes the positive. Because the energy surrounding you is also part of your environment and you’re greatly responsible for that energy, so make the right choice and focus on the good.
3. Envision your abundant life
And then last but not least, I think it's all about envisioning your abundant life and who you are in your most abundant life. Are you already behaving like that person? If not, start doing so today. Because the only way you're gonna get there is if you adapt your behavior, mindset and mannerisms.
Start by focusing on abundance today by redirecting your brain to positivity. If you want to become a true money magnet, it’s crucial that you focus on more instead of less.
I’m also discussing abundance in my upcoming Master Your Money Summit, because a good money mindset and good money management rarely exist without an abundant way of thinking.
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