Have you ever caught yourself thinking like this?
- I will never have enough.
- I will be in debt for the rest of my life.
- I can’t ever take a vacation.
- If my parents/kids/spouse ever found out about my situation, they would disown me.
- I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Those thoughts come from a mindset of scarcity. Toxic thoughts about money lead to a scarcity mindset.
From a Mindset of Scarcity to Abundance
What if you thought this way instead?
- I will always have enough.
- I am able to get out of debt and will not be chained to it for the rest of my life.
- I can take a vacation.
- If my parents/kids/spouse found out, they would continue to love me.
- I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I will come out of the tunnel soon!
These thoughts are from a mindset of abundance. Healthy thoughts about money help you see all the abundance in your life.
How do you change your mindset from scarcity to abundance?
“Every time you give, you make a statement of personal power and autonomy: ‘I am not a slave to money. Money is my slave. I believe I will always have enough, and more is coming my way.'” Perry Marshall, 80/20 Sales and Marketing
Give. Give generously. Give when it hurts. Give planned and unplanned. Give to others when you don’t expect anything in return: of your money, time, and possessions.
Giving affects your mind and relationships. Giving helps you see beyond yourself.
Take a journey from scarcity to abundance in my realistic fiction book, A Couple with Common Cents. Tabitha, the main character, begins to see light at the end of the tunnel for her family’s finances, but she is not sure how to get there. Tabitha meets a mentor who helps her recognize the abundance that is already in her life.
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