When I decided to share my story, I didn’t expect to get such an overwhelming response. (I tried to reply to as many emails as possible, forgive me if I didn’t reply to your email, I still got some email responses today)
But I’m glad I shared my story. It was so refreshing to read your emails, read how you connected with my story and how you’re trying to adopt an abundance mentality.
This week, I wanted to emphasize this, an abundance mentality does not mean you have it all.
Heck, there are many people who seemingly have it all but are very unhappy and still struggle with hoarding. That’s not the point of an abundance mentality at all.
An abundance mentality simply means you’re operating at a level where you decide you’re in the driver’s seat, have clarity and know you have a choice with what to believe.
In my case, I knew there was something wrong with my thinking but I couldn’t figure out how to fix it until I attended a seminar. At this seminar, I learnt principles that changed my thinking.
I learnt that not earning enough money was not the problem but a symptom of the problem.
The problem was I didn’t believe I could earn more and I had a lot of negative thoughts
Here are the steps I took on my journey to better thinking and better results
1. I became aware of my thoughts.
I realized I was always thinking negatively about a lot of things. I always looked for what could go wrong instead of what go right.
and it’s not my fault or yours either.
As humans, we are wired to focus on what is wrong rather than what is right. Our ancestors who were quick to see threats were more likely to survive and pass on their DNA than those who weren’t.
I had to become mindful of my thoughts and actively work on thinking differently anytime a negative thought came to mind. This isn’t simply positive thinking or looking for instant gratification. This is being mindful of areas where you’re struggling and asking yourself what your thoughts are in that area.
Are your thoughts around money based on scarcity? Do you always expect to not have enough? Do you believe rich people are greedy? or you believe some people are just lucky and you are not lucky?
Thoughts lead to feelings, feelings lead to actions and actions lead to results.
Money is a result. Wealth is a result. Health is a result. We live in a world of cause and effect.
Change your thinking. Change your life.
2. I decided to concentrate on growth and possibilities
Prior to that time, I was blogging actively and I always received a lot of emails with questions about my investment club activities, people wanted to know how we invest, how we find investment opportunities and how we make investment decisions
When I started to think correctly, I realized there was an opportunity to teach and charge for what I know. That led to one workshop, two workshops, three workshops, a book, book tour, campus tour and so many more things I can’t wait to share soon.
Here’s the tip, focus on growth; growth in your mindset, growth in your skills, growth in your network, growth in your knowledge
Don’t be afraid to start something even when you do not see the big picture.
If you asked me what I wanted to do after my first workshop, all I could think about was doing more workshops. but I evolved into starting into an online course and community once I saw that doing more workshops was not a scale-able business model for me
When I started the green investment club, all I thought about was how to grow the number of members I had to 100 members. Today, we have 405 members across 8 countries
and I’m still evolving. Right now, I am building a technology platform
Who knows what I’ll be doing by the end of 2019?..Lol
I look back and I am amazed at how far I have come as a person and yes, sometimes I am still scared
But I am mindful and aware of my thoughts now, more than before, and I correct my scarcity mindset by looking back at what I have achieved and what is still possible
Finally, I would be deceiving you if I didn’t mention faith as a huge factor. My faith has a strong influence on how I think and what I believe is possible.
I hope this helped you.
If you want to change the fruits/current results you see, you need to change the roots.
and It’s time to actively root out the scarcity mentality because the world needs you to play your part.