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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Sibanda

Cultivating an 'Abundance Mindset' - What you need to know

Updated: Nov 26, 2021



Mindset is a critical component of success in business, relationships and just life in general. Ultimately what you believe is what you receive and we have the choice of what to focus on on a daily basis.


The human mind is not designed to make you happy, it’s designed more so to help you survive. Imagine that you're shopping and you find the perfect coat. It falls perfectly over your frame, not too thick, not too long. It's exactly what you were looking for until you see the price tag. Almost instantly you forget all the the qualities of the garment and hone in on how much it costs and what purchasing the coat will do to your break even this month. Our minds are always looking for what could hurt you, and seemingly magnify the negatives operating from a place of fear and scarcity.


In his best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey refers to his now coined term; a scarcity mindset as people's ability to see life as a finite pie; if one person takes a big piece, that leaves less for everyone else. Most parts of society today are conditioned to have such a mindset normalising short term thinking and instant gratification. This is essentially what keeps many of us from achieving our goals whereas an abundance mindset allows you to see more in your life: more options, more choices, and more resources drawing on more positive outcomes - the paradigm that there is plenty out there for everybody.


Now you may not necessarily have a scarcity mindset but how does one cultivate an abundance mindset?


Recognise the Power of your Thoughts

Cultivating mindfulness can better interpret when your thoughts are creating a mindset of scarcity or of abundance. When we focus on one thing intently, often the other things surrounding us go unnoticed. The brain can only absorb so much, so if your belief is “I can’t do it” or “this is impossible” then any other thoughts contradicting that will be thrown out. We have the ability to train our minds to recognise posibilities by taking the time to notice what thoughts we have circulating in our minds. Make a conscious effort to shift your thought process towards abundance and tell yourself "I can do it" and "anything is possible" to clear your mind and allow new abundant possibilities to come to light.


Practice Gratitude

One of the most widely recognised tools for cultivating abundance is practicing gratitude. Tony Robbins says that “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” Start a daily gratitude journal and list the things you're grateful for. They say it's hard to feel fear and gratitude at the same time. Aim to name at least 10 things, even the simplest of things like the people in your life or having a bed to come home to that you may take for granted.


Replace Limiting Beliefs with Abundance

Limiting beliefs are the unconscious beliefs we allow to hover over us and dictate our actions; the very things we tell ourselves which prevent us from starting, pursuing and even reaching goals. The idea is to overcome these limiting beliefs and tap into ones full potential. Take the time to uncover each limiting belief, find its origin and replace these beliefs by putting yourself in a positive mindset and making a list of things you’re thankful for. Use gratitude to flip your limiting beliefs into empowering ones.


Focus on What You Have

"If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough." Thinking about all the things you don't have is essentially limiting yourself to a scarcity mindset; seeing the limitations in life instead of opportunities it has to offer. As humans we spend 46.9 percent of our waking ours thinking of the things we are yet to achieve or obtain. It sounds extremely simple but the key is to focus on what you have.


Adjust Your Law of Association

Tony Robbins states that "the quality of a person's life is most often a direct reflection of the expectations of their peer group." If you were to look at the five people you spend the most time with, could you honestly say they have an abundance mindset or one of scarcity? Attitudes are transferable. You know those people who always seem positive and see the glass as half-full instead of half-empty? Find them and start spending time with them. Surround yourself with more people that have an abundance mindset.


Create win-win situations

A scarcity mindset believes that if one person wins, another loses. Abundance is creating win-win situations that have a good result for everyone involved. One of HYPA Groups core values is to give life; to send the elevator down. Life doesn't go unplanned and there are many unpredictable outcomes but by looking for ways that everyone involved gains and grows in the process, we make a conscious effort towards abundance, the key to creating success. Practise consideration and take the time to understand your plans, actions and their impacts to fully comprehend what a win-win means for everyone involved.


"The mind is everything, what you think, you become" - choose a mind full of abundance.




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sharissa_04
Dec 06, 2021

So true you outside environment is a direct reflection of what is going on in your inside !

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Business Support
Business Support
Dec 06, 2021

Amazing work, Michelle! This is really good!

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Kurt Christian
Kurt Christian
Dec 05, 2021

This is key! Abundance Mindset is everything.

Great way even for Money. Money is everywhere, and its extremely abundant!

It is a direct reflection of how many lives we touch..

Great topic Michelle

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grace.cm20
grace.cm20
Dec 05, 2021

This is one of my favourite books! I love this, mindset is everything

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jett hoste
jett hoste
Dec 04, 2021

Highly recommend reading, absolutely fantastic.

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