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Cultivate a Prosperity Mindset

April 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Personal Leadership, Prosperity

“We’re in tough economic times.
Maybe this isn’t a good time to grow my business.”

Daily we are bombarded with newscasts rife with reports of new crises, unprecedented changes, and predictions of dire futures which can rock us to our core.

When we hear stories of century-old iconic businesses like General Motors and Chrysler verging on bankruptcy, making unheard of radical restructuring plans and literally haemorrhaging employees in downsizing, it can shake the confidence of even the most seasoned of us business owners.

It brings us face to face with perhaps the most fundamental choice there is. Do we see our world through the lens of scarcity, or of prosperity?

Moment-by-moment we can either get swept up in the trace of fear, or we can courageously take charge of the one thing we can control.

Our mindset.

We can’t control circumstances. We don’t have influence over most of the events in the world. We can’t change the actions of other people. But we always have the ability to do the one thing that changes everything.

We can get a grip on our own mind.

We each have the choice, in any setting, to step back and let go of the mindset of scarcity.

When we break free of the paralyzing grip of scarcity thinking we naturally tap into possibility. As a creative entrepreneur you’ve probably had a direct experience of this many times. There is a limitless field of energy, creativity and ideas is just waiting for us that is the starting point of solutions, new ideas and a better future.

It takes real mental discipline to retrain ourselves to let go of automatic scarcity thinking. We build this skill daily with each seemingly small business decision we make. Do I risk launching my new service in a downturn? Is this the time to spend money on my new marketing idea? Do I quote my full fee or discount?

Every time you bravely chose not to sell short due to fear, you cultivate a real prosperity mindset. It’s one of the most important acts you can take. You will put into motion events that will be your economic stimulus package, and that will build in you an unshakable trust in this abundant universe.

“Live courageously in difficult times.”
Gary Zukav

Warmly,

Barb

This article is an excerpt from the upcoming book Give Your Dream a Plan: 7 Questions to Ignite Extraordinary Results in Your Business.

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