Abundance Mindset

Growing up, what messages did you hear about money?

  • All that glitters is not gold.
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees.
  • A penny saved is a penny earned.
  • Money is the root of all evil.
  • Don’t step over dollars to pick up dimes.
  • He went from rags to riches.
  • I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.
  • He who pays the piper, calls the tune.
  • It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
  • We didn’t have two nickels to rub together.
  • Health is wealth.
  • If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
  • Live below your means.
  • Money talks.
  • Put your money where your mouth is.
  • The best things in life are free.

All these messages, along with what we observed from our parents and others as we grew up, formed our emotional relationship with money as adults. While there is ageless wisdom in many of these, a lot of them convey the idea that money is bad, that it corrupts good people, and that anyone who enjoys an abundance of material things is at best very lucky and potentially greedy and selfish.

But the truth is we give money (and everything else in life) meaning—good/bad, helpful/hurtful, necessary/unnecessary, available/unavailable. The truth is money is neutral.  It’s just a thing—a tool, a resource—like air, food, fire, diamonds, love, or a hammer. All of these could be used for good or evil purposes. We choose.  We give it meaning. We control it. We decide if we will use it for good or bad, harm or help.

A builder is not controlled by his saw.

A reader is not controlled by her book.

A writer is not controlled by his pen.

A surgeon is not controlled by her knife.

They control those things.

In the world we live in, it takes money to get most things accomplished. If you want to support your family, invest in causes you believe in, compete in and contribute to the business world, or travel to dream destinations, you’ll need money. And while it’s always important to be a good steward of our money, it is also true that what we think about we bring about. What we focus on expands.

If our focus is on our lack and the fear that there will not be enough, we will experience lack and there will likely not be enough. But, if we believe that we are meant to live an abundant, full, prosperous life in every sense—financially, physically, relationally, spiritually, then we “feel” it out there. We focus on finding our way to it and attracting it on its way to us.

What we need to guard against is judging or damning those who have found abundance and aligned with it before we do. We can’t bless something and condemn it at the same time. When examples of the abundance others are experiencing comes into our awareness, it’s actually amazing evidence that it is available. It is possible and attainable. So, bless it. Be grateful for the evidence.

This isn’t just an idea that has benefits only in our personal lives. Consider how you speak about budgets, goals, overhead, raises, production, accounts receivable, and profit and loss to your team. Your attitude, definitions, and expectations around money impact how they see the present and the future. At LionSpeak, we speak often about how, in the past and in the future, we create our own economy, regardless of the country’s economic status. Our clients need us even more in financial hard times. How we think and speak about it will determine how we feel about it. And how we feel about it, draws to us the exact match.

This week, make sure your thoughts and beliefs are creating a strong magnet of feelings that draw confidence, excitement, eagerness, optimism, and abundance to you, your business, and your family. You are the driver. You are chooser. You are the magnet. And most of all, you are deserving of unimaginable abundance to be used for all the good things in life.

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”

~ Wayne Dyer


  1. Thank you, Hanif! So happy the message resonated with you this morning. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks so much for commenting!

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