In a conversation with a friend, one of the things that we discussed was Abundance. He asked me what it meant to me, and I said that it’s the belief that there’s more than enough of everything, for everyone. He scoffed, “But that’s simply not true—there’s not more than enough of everything for everyone!”
I countered that there is, and back and forth we went. In his oh-so logical way, he made good points, and I ultimately had to admit that some things simply are finite in their availability, depending on how you interpret that (for instance, you cannot find an abundance of this specific car I love, but you can find another car of some sort because cars are abundantly available). So I had to think about how explain, better, my belief in Abundance. Here’s what I came up with:
While there are certainly finite resources, and not everything in the world is available in abundant amounts, the premise of Abundance is really one in which a person’s core belief is that there will always be more than enough of whatever she or he needs, and so there’s no need to hoard, and there can be a sharing of “stuff” (whatever a person has), freely and openly with others. Being abundance-minded means one doesn’t have to ever go into a fear-based way of being, or into “scarcity” mode, because there will always be more available.
I don’t think I dented my friend’s skepticism, but I wanted to share this with you, because (you can take this to the bank!) what you believe about this will impact your business.