When it comes to doing the work of going from a fear-based scarcity mindset to one of abundance,  most of us would prefer to teleport ourselves and leap right out of our current situation into the life of something amazing.

If we are being honest, we would love to win the life lottery and just get on with the state of being amazing.

We love the idea of having abundance of everything and at the same time, creating an abundant mindset can feel scary, maybe even icky. It’s because we get so caught up in the fear of what that even means to create an abundant mindset, and it’s association to money that we end up living “make do” lives and creating work arounds.

Workarounds are energy suckers. Energy suckers put a kink in your hose and block abundance.

We create so many workarounds in our lives in order to just make it through the day. You may not even realize what you are putting up with from yourself.

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Here is an exercise: 

  • Make a list of how you would live if you did win the lottery.  Dream big!
  • Make a list of all of the things that you will do when you are rich or have money…you know, when your ship comes in.
  • Make a list of how you want to live a year from now, 5 years from now, 10 years from now.
  • Make a list of how your future self will be, act, dress, eat and what do you do that you aren’t doing now.

Now, notice the words that have highlights…

We catch ourselves living “if-when, we will” lives because we don’t know how to live the life we want in the future right now!

Maybe your list looks like this:

  • dress nicer,
  • fresh flowers,
  • get my nails done,
  • clean sheets more often,
  • fresh towel more often,
  • go green,
  • nicer car,
  • nicer home,
  • be healthier,
  • workout more,
  • sleep more…

It’s not about spending money or having money that makes you feel abundant.

Abundance is a state of being. 

Even people with tons of wealth can have a scarcity mindset.

When you move through the world in a state of lack, you start making workarounds in your life and those workarounds turn into energy suckers.  They put a kink in your hose.

So if it’s not about spending money to feel abundant, what?

Incremental Upgrades!

Find one thing off of your list from the exercise and start doing something today.

Living in a messy and cluttered home is a work around, driving a messing and cluttered car is a workaround.

You can make your house nicer and your car nicer just by clearing the clutter. That doesn’t cost anything!

There are things on your future self list that you could implement today.  Keep going back to your list and incrementally upgrading…so fun!

When I met Steve, he was driving a Toyota Tercel. That was over 20 years ago. He was not in a position to trade up so what he did was an incremental upgrade. He had the car painted and detailed and in a few years he did upgrade to the Jeep he wanted. He loves his Jeeps.

“The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.” `Mike Dooley

As you start implementing incremental upgrades in any area of your life, you start feeling differently and showing up differently and you will be attracting, inviting and creating different results!

Every incremental upgrade you make attracts more into your life.  It puts you on a frequency to receive abundance.  Every incremental upgrade builds a strong foundation of “having.”  It exercises our “capacity to have.”

Practicing feeling abundant invites more abundance.

Final thought…”you will never create, attract or invite abundance from a place of scarcity and lack.”  Go practice being abundant!  Transformation Tuesday Replay.

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