Let me open a window in my life right now. 8 Years ago my husband and I got out of nearly $100,000 in debt. I have worked with over 200 people to do similar feats. I have spoken to numerous audiences about money, finances, and debt-reduction. But here is my dark little secret… Get ready because this is hard for me to say… I don’t have it all together! I’m still a work in progress! I have my own money issues just like you do. How? Why? You ask… Well I have had a scarcity mentality. Or, I have been happy to live in the land of just enough. Playing small so I don’t have to stand out from the crowd was safe space. Feeling guilty if I had “too much” was a regular occurrence. I never wanted to show off or make others feel bad when I could make financial moves they could not. I learned to make any amount of money work for both my family and others. When there wasn’t “enough” we cut back. When there is more than enough we use wisdom about what to do with the extra. My husband has taught me how to have fun with money because that didn’t come naturally to me. But I am just finding out that I’ve been holding myself back by not striving for more.
God desires you to “have life and that more abundantly”. But, for some reason I am just now coming to the conclusion that it directly applies to me. God wants me to play a bigger game so that I can have abundance, give abundantly, and help others do the same.
The scarcity mentality holds you back and therefore will hold others back because of your playing small. The abundance mentality reveals that there is always more than enough for everyone and your participating spreads the wealth around.
My question to you is where on this spectrum do you live? Are you playing small by not fully utilizing your gifts? Are you settling for what you have right now and not striving to go the next level? Can you dream beyond getting out of debt or making ends meet?
I challenge you to step back and evaluate where you are on the abundance spectrum.
Poverty Scarcity Just Enough More Than Enough Abundance
Think about this in terms of your thought life and your reality. Can you envision yourself moving through these phases to your own next level? If not, what is stopping you? The answers to these questions will help you get free! It did for me! Set up a 30 minute Abundant and FREE Session today if you want your answers now!