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September 20, 2011 by Steve
The only way to be truly happy with lots of money to spare is to live from abundance. Living from abundance is what generates more abundance in your life. This one feeling alone can cause so much more good to flow into your life. In this article I’ll share the insights I’ve gained while living from abundance.
Now here comes the contrast… most of us are not living from abundance – we operate as if something is missing; we operate as if there is ‘not enough’ of something. We operate from lack.
Enter the scarcity vibe.
Here are some other signs of the scarcity vibe…
- You constantly have a shortage of money
- You constantly have a shortage of time
- You constantly struggle to pay your bills and living expenses
- You constantly struggle to find a better paying job
- You constantly struggle to find paying clients for your business
- You lack confidence and self esteem
- You lack discipline and courage
- You feel “restricted” in some way
The common theme with the scarcity vibe is that there is a shortage of something. You are lacking in some way and that lack generates a feeling of “not-enough-ness.” This feeling of “not-enough-ness” creates a shortage of time, money, resources, good ideas and other opportunities in your life.
Let me illustrate with an example. Let’s say you’re really broke right now – I mean really broke and sinking fast. Each month seems to be harder than the last. On a ‘feeling-scale’, you might feel at about a 2/10, where a 10 is feeling totally abundant and a 1 is feeling desperately broke.
Now as you move up the feeling-scale to a 5/10… you’ll start to notice something; you’ll notice you’re doing ok with money.
You’re not completely broke, but you’re not totally abundant either.
Do you see the difference? Do you notice how that feels?
It’s the way you dominantly feel – your energetic state that drives your level of abundance and prosperity in your life. And regardless of where you are, you can quickly move from a 2/10 to a 10/10 when you are living from abundance.
Living From Abundance
It was not long ago that I was living off my line of credit to pay for my house and all of my living expenses. It was my experience of scarcity that got me rethinking about how money and abundance flows to us in the first place. I had experienced so much pain around money – I was so desperate – that I was willing to try anything.
So I went for it. I made a commitment to live from abundance.
Abundance: more than enough; fulfilled
I started to think abundant thoughts and imagine what it would feel like to live an abundant lifestyle. I imagined what it would be like to have all of my debts clear and all of my living expenses accounted for…
I imagined what it would be like to have more than enough money to buy the things I really wanted. I imagined what it would be like to be savvy in business and to be confident and successful.
That tiny seed of thought started to expand and within a few short months I started living that reality…
- I started to have more than enough money to pay my bills
- I started to increase my hourly rates for coaching and consulting
- I started to clear my debts
- I started to feel more confident
- I started to buy more of the things I wanted
- I started to have more time to do what I wanted
- I started to attract new business opportunities and new friends
- I started to feel abundant in all areas of my life
But I’m Broke!
Now you might be thinking… “but Steve, how can I feel abundant when I’m always short on cash? How can I feel abundant with the time I have when I’m always in a rush? How can I feel abundant in my business when I’m always struggling to get new clients?”
I’d say you need to stop living the illusion you are living right now. You need to give it up – let it go.
- You need to give up the illusion that there is “not enough” to go around for everyone
- You need to give up the illusion that the economy is in a financial crisis
- You need to give up the illusion of scarcity and lack
You can live an abundant lifestyle and you can change your reality at any time. You just need to be deliberate about the thoughts and feelings you choose for yourself.
So how did I do it?
Start Small and Build
I started by feeling abundant for only a few minutes each day. I started small, but I kept at it for those few minutes every day.
Then something happened. Eventually those minutes spent every morning turned into hours, and those hours turned into days of feeling abundant.
A few more weeks went by as I was practicing my new abundance vibe and I started to get calls for new work.
I started to see new opportunities that weren’t “there” before. New opportunities started to trickle in from unexpected sources where I would have never thought of looking.
My hourly consulting fees went up. In cases where I would have settled for less money, clients were paying me more.
The traffic on my blog started to pick up and then it doubled. New email subscribers started to “find” me. New coaching clients came to me from unexpected places and hired me.
What was a tiny seed of abundance planted in my mind over time has created an overflow of abundance and prosperity in my life :)
P.S. Learn more about creating the abundance vibe. Download More Money Now.