What Does Abundance Look Like In Business & Life?
The word 'abundance' has become a buzzword in the entrepreneurial world, but considering its importance, let us be clear: It’s much more than a trend. Abundance is something everyone should aspire towards in their professional and personal lives.
Yet, here's a truth bomb: Very few people live abundant lives. Why is that?
Most people live with a scarcity mindset, fearing losses instead of inviting gains. Unfortunately, this scarcity mindset encourages them to act on fear and hoard their resources instead of investing them on meaningful things – even if those things will help them grow, make more money, and move closer to their goals. In turn, this often leads to entrepreneurs sacrificing growth for themselves and their businesses. Yikes!
This toxic attitude also creates a false belief that money, energy, and community won't come their way. So rather than welcoming abundance with open arms, they stockpile what they already have.
If you can relate to the scarcity mindset, it's time to make a shift to welcome abundance in all aspects of your life, business and
personal. As an entrepreneur, you deserve to build your empire and thrive, not make sacrifices or choices controlled by fear.
Here are three signs you’re living in abundance:
1. You show up as your whole self every single day.
When was the last time you leaned into your truest self and owned all of that power? If you can't remember, it's been far too long!
When a scarcity mindset takes over, your authentic self is put on the backburner and you start showing up for everyone…except yourself. Scarcity may appear in your life through people-pleasing tendencies or in hiding your glow because you're scared of other people's judgments.
Many entrepreneurs suffer from people-pleasing tendencies. This may occur because the people in their circle don't truly understand them or what they’re passionate about. But let's be real: You're not playing a part in someone else's life. You're living your own life.
As challenging as it may be to break out of the scarcity mindset and show up as your authentic self, it’s what you deserve. We want you to be the queen of your empire – not the doormat people walk all over.
Inviting abundance into your life means surrounding yourself with the right people. In other words, find those who love you, support you, and have your best interests in mind. Check those toxic emotions at the door – they don’t serve you!
Instead of experiencing fear, shame, and the need to hide who you are, you can live in pure and abundant authenticity. That's a relief!
The people you surround yourself with play a huge role in your personal and professional lives, so take a look at your circle and consider how you feel when you're inside of it. Do you get positive or negative vibes? Do these people bring out the best version of yourself? If you're sensing negativity, now is the time to let go of those who aren't bringing abundance to your life.
To be successful, you need to surround yourself with those who empower you and lift you up.
For entrepreneurs, it can feel challenging to show up as your whole self. After all, you wear a lot of hats and are constantly balancing your personal and professional selves. But the truth of the matter is that it’s not about living two separate lives. Instead, it’s about bringing the many intricate pieces of yourself together so your best qualities can shine no matter the setting.
For instance, as the leader of your empire, you curate your schedule every day. So why not use these savvy scheduling skills in your personal life as well? This way, you’ll get the work-life balance you crave.
Try booking coffee dates with your closest friends or blocking out days to treat yo’ self in your calendar. Remember, you make the rules of your life — own it!
One of the best ways to achieve authenticity in your life is by joining a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. Because unfortunately, navigating your entrepreneurial journey alone won’t foster abundance. True freedom and growth occur when you work alongside a community that empowers you and aligns with your journey.
Remember what I said about surrounding yourself with the right people? Being around like-minded entrepreneurs and empire-builders will allow you to step into who you are. It's powerful to share your experiences with other business owners who simply get it!
If you’ve yet to find a community you can embrace, take a look at Own It! – a 12-month membership program that includes need-to-know business fundamentals, recalibration techniques, and a Slack community to connect and share.
2. You prioritize intentional rest.
Many entrepreneurs think "abundance" looks like doing all the things all the time. But nobody has unlimited energy levels — even the best marathoners in the world need rest. (In fact, they need it most to keep up with their game!) The same goes for entrepreneurs.
Take a moment and think about the last time you prioritized rest. How did it make you feel, and how did it improve your performance?
At times, business owners get stuck on “hustle” and buy into the idea that they need to go-go-go at all times to see success. But without rest, burnout is inevitable — and all of the bubble baths and self-care hacks won't get you out of it.
I've fallen into this cycle and, as a hard-working femmepreneur, you’re likely quite familiar with it as well. But when I discovered the power of rest, that's when my life started to change for the better.
To foster abundance, we need to start putting ourselves first. How? You can begin by scheduling breaks – even on your busiest days. Take a walk outside, journal, move your body, and rest. By doing so, you’ll move closer to the best version of yourself.
Living with an abundance mindset on your terms allows you to not feel like you have to constantly add to your to-do list to keep up. Instead, you can take a step back and recognize that you require (and deserve) rest to give your best to your business and your loved ones.
Your time is a valuable and finite resource. Unlike money, you can't get it back. But with an abundance mindset, you won't feel the need to take on more than you can handle. Instead, you can prioritize the intentional rest and self-care you need to flourish in life and business.
3. You’re confident in your financial investments.
A scarcity mindset may manifest itself as a bank account that isn’t flowing but collecting dust instead. Most people would rather see their cash rise slowly than invest the money they need to see monumental growth. As an entrepreneur, it's easy to fall into this penny-pinching mentality, which makes financial decisions (big or small) seem risky.
Unfortunately, hoarding money won’t allow you to grow it as quickly or substantially as possible. Instead, focus on the bigger picture and how you want to grow your finances. This doesn’t mean throwing your money into random investments, but rather investing wisely and taking calculated risks.
Those with an abundance mindset know they have to spend money to make money. It's not about hoarding your cash but instead using your resources to create generational wealth and build a legacy for those who follow. If you want to grow financially, you’re going to have to make a change!
Look at how you view financial success and apply that vision to yourself today. You are an empire builder, a money magnet, and a wise investor. It's time to take that mentality and bring it to life.
Remember what I said earlier about investing wisely? It’s all about making smart money decisions and feeling confident in where you put your assets.
I get that money talk can be overwhelming, though, especially when you’re just starting out! If you’re not sure how to get started or where your money will make the biggest impact, check out my Business Building Essentials guide, which outlines the key investments for new entrepreneurs to grow a 6-figure empire.
Applying Abundance to Your Life & Business
I hope that everything in this post resonates with you and you're living your life in abundance. But if not, it's time to change your mindset from "never enough" to "more than enough." You are the ultimate empire-builder with the power to change, grow, and thrive in abundance.
If you feel like abundance is out of your reach or that you're not deserving, I've got news for you: it's not and you are! And our BioEnergetic Business Coaching program will show you exactly why, reaffirming what your intuition has been telling you all along: You’re worth it.
Learn more about how to realign your business with your energy, and get a clear strategy to build your empire. Here’s to a life full of abundance!