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The Financial Abundance Factor
By: Jamie Scalise
Posted: June 29, 2009, from the July 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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If you are feeling good about your abundance receptivity and think your connection with allowing financial prosperity into your life appears to be solid, the following definitions on scarcity and sufficiency mindsets may confirm your feelings, or it might change your mind and send you out to look for a new attitude.
Though the Power of Three Method will work either way, you will inevitably experience higher upgrade percentages, better client relations and more solid results, as well as more abundance flowing into your life, if you improve your relationship with money. And like any relationship, the healing will occur if you seek it.
Scarcity vs. sufficiency
If you come from a sufficiency mind, “more is better” simply means even though you already have enough, you desire to experience a grander vision of abundance for yourself and your family, as well as to share your unique gifts on a larger scale and with more people. These gifts include your talents, knowledge, time and money, so in this case, your expansion becomes a connected pursuit of a higher good, and one universal law states: The more people you help get what they want, the more you get what you want.
However, if you come from the scarcity mindset, the same “more is better” idea says that you only need more for your ego’s personal gratification and you can never really have enough. If you feel the archetypal Joneses always have more than you do and your inner worth is measured by what you can own and have, then “more is better” is a disconnection, becoming a time bomb waiting to implode. The universe will not support this self-centered, wounded effort. So the question remains, from which place do you come?
If you nurture a sufficiency mind, you will be supported by universal forces in your expansion efforts. However, you’ll be thwarted by those same forces if you operate from a scarcity mindset. The good news is you can heal your financial views and make the conversion from scarcity to sufficiency with some reading and personal work, coupled with a change of mind. However, please note, this is a very important topic to internally reconcile, as it will not only affect your worldview, but your future successes as well.