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Develping the Habit of Abundant Thinking Part 1

You're a big dreamer. People who aren't like us don't understand our pie-in-the-sky dreams, but we wouldn't feel like us without them. You want to change your life, financially and otherwise.
You know that you're going to make it big someday. You repeat this belief to your spouse, your parents, and your kids. But, there's always something getting in your way. Why hasn't it happened yet?

You think:

"If only I buy this product, my life is totally going to change."
"If only I get a hold of this tool, it will all come together."
"If only I could get rid of this problem in my life, I could have made it big already!"
"If only I had more money, I could really succeed in earning a good income."
"If only I had more time, I could make more money."

These are thoughts you repeat to yourself to mask what's really going on. Do you, deep down, think things are going to change on their own? Can you really see yourself becoming one of the ones who make it big with your dream?

If you've been at this for a while and you're still dreaming instead of doing, or if you're doing and not getting anywhere, then you might have a scarcity mindset and it's holding you back.
I like to use the visual of "treading water" because that's really what it's like. Your feet are kicking away like crazy and you're dead-tired from all the work and effort you're putting in. But you're not getting anywhere because you're too scared and the current is working against you. The observers standing on shore can tell you're not getting anywhere.

You mean well and you work hard, so why isn't it coming together? You know you'd much rather be swimming through life with ease but something is holding you back.
That something is you... and believe me, I've been where you are.
You have a scarcity mindset that tells you that you can't achieve your dreams-- that you may not even deserve to achieve your dreams. This mindset mocks you and torments you but it does it in a silent way so you don't even realize it's invaded your brain.
It's time to stare the scarcity monster in the face and take control. It's time to develop a mindset of abundance so you can change your life in incredible and measurable ways.

The Backwards Power of a Scarcity Mindset

How is it that these subconscious thoughts can have so much control over your life? To understand that, it's helpful to understand how I'm defining "scarcity mindset."
A scarcity mindset boils down to the belief that wealth, achievement, and happiness are meant for other people. This mindset may be so encoded in your mind that it's never even occurred to you that it's there. You might have an ingrained belief that money is bad, that striving to earn more is bad, and that you're bad if you don't stick to what's expected of you.

You may believe, deep down, that money is the root of all evil (the more accurate saying is that the love of money is the root of all evil, but many people believe the first version). You may believe that it's impossible, immoral even, to earn money if it didn't come from the result of blood, sweat, and tears.
In your heart, you may believe that your life is going to change in so many scary and unpredictable ways if you do achieve your goals that it's definitely safer to stay in the situation you're in right now, even if that means living a life of financial hardship and self-perceived failure.

There's a social aspect to this as well. People love to complain about how hard life is and they take pleasure in finding similar misery in others. People at work love to gather around the water cooler and talk about how hard everything is and how much their job stinks. It's expected in our society that we go to work, attempt to climb some arbitrary ladder of success, and hate every minute of it. It's expected that a certain number of people will earn a ton of money but the rest of us will fight for the leftovers. That's just how it is, and who are you to rock the boat?
You're you, that's who.
You've felt a calling to do something different and more. This calling might make you feel guilty, particularly if no one in your life really understands. Work for yourself? Strive to earn more? The concept seems completely nuts to a lot of people. Their perception can make you feel completely nuts.

But then, you start to meet people who are making it big. Or, you see their stories in the news. These people are earning a ton of money and they make it seem so easy. You know there are scams out there, but the people you've met seem to be completely legit. People spend an incredible amount of money, you reason, so there has to be someone at the other end of that.
You start digging into the various business models and see stars and dollar signs in your eyes. It's a complete rush-- the endorphins are going and you're energized, happy, and sure your life is about to change in a major way.

You buy a ton of stuff, tell everyone you know about it, and try to get it to work. But it doesn't work. The money doesn't start rolling in, after all. You spend all this time in panic and desperation, you've spent all this time trying these different methods, you've spent bucket loads of money, but it's not working.
And again, I can empathize with you. I've been there, done that, and survived to talk about it.
You know it's possible to achieve your dreams. You know there are dozens of viable profit models within and you've tried so many of them. But you're still stuck at your old job or with no job at all, except now you have credit card bills on top of it all. You've wasted time and you just feel completely crushed. You were dreaming and hoping so big and look at you now.

What if I told you this is one of the most common stories among those who are ready for more?

What if I also told you that I have the cure?
It doesn't come in the form of a pill or a bottle or a push-button course that's going to "put piles of money into your bank account." Everything you need is what you're reading right in front of you. If you're feeling lost and frustrated and terrified that you'll never reach your goals, never earn enough money, and never feel good about your business or life again, stay tuned. The answers are here and I know these revelations are going to be very life changing for a lot of people...
... including, hopefully, you.

check out the next blog post for part 2 tomorrow!!

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