My breakfast buffet was THAT good.
I’m just kidding — this is one of those posts that I drafted out on the airplane the other day but the buffet could be like a metaphor or something…
Anyways, I’m going to ahead and ramble about abundance.
A few weeks ago, Dr. Kreso was talking to me about abundance and scarcity. He was largely talking to me about how as a business person, if you believe in scarcity, you act very differently than if you think about the world as abundant. He also pointed out that there’s NOT a finite amount of money out there. There’s also too many people in London or in the world for one person to provide value to (i.e. as a chiropractor, or as a personal trainer, or as a whatever).
A few days ago, I had a hella life coaching session talking about abundance and being open to all that I deserve. I took this as a reason to feel SPECIAL and not spoiled for all that I’m being treated to this week. Instead of feeling guilty and bad for being so lucky, I have to realize that everyone is just as entitled to being happy and treated special as I am.
A long time ago, I interviewed Tina from Carrots n Cake. She told me that when it comes to blogging and why she’s so helpful to up and coming healthy living bloggers, it’s because there’s “plenty of room at the top.” I don’t think she realizes how much this meant for me to hear!
Today, I ate at a really kick ass buffet.
All of that means that it’s time for this post!
Yup, there’s abundance in my life and I’m trying to embrace it, which means shifting some beliefs, which means big stuff to me…
Along with recognizing that there’s abundance all around, we need to recognize that there’s abundance for everyone. Not only am I entitled to all the good in the world, so is everyone else.
Living your purpose enables you to see that you’re contributing to something. You release competition because you’re living your purpose, which is bigger than your own life and which makes recognizing that we’re all playing on the same team easier. You have to start by defining your purpose, and this is something I’m definitely just starting to sort out but for me, I think I’ve come to this a few times: “My purpose is to inform, enable and motivate people to live their best lives possible, recognizing that we all deserve to be not only healthy and happy, but also awesome! I want to live an inspiring life and to serve as a leader by living on a grand scale and never settling for just okay.”
So really, why wouldn’t I want OTHER bloggers to write about these things? Why wouldn’t I want OTHER trainers to help people get strong, fit, healthy? Why wouldn’t I want OTHER girls to be epic strong, fast, and smart?
Just because I’m smart doesn’t mean other people aren’t. Just because I get to go to the spa doesn’t mean other people can’t. Just because I have money to spend on certain things doesn’t mean others don’t. Just because I like my body doesn’t mean other people can’t. And so on and so forth. I’m not taking away because all of these things — happiness, wealth, etc. — are abundant in the world! We create happiness. We create wealth. We create relationships. There’s no limit on them!
Other realizations — when you start to believe in abundance, there’s less negative jealousy. We might still get jealous but we see that it’s just an indication of what we want. Someone’s got a hot boyfriend? You want one? There’s tons of them out there. Someone have a sweet car or a big paycheque? There’s one of those waiting for you, too!
So help each other. Lift other people up. Be a mentor.
I also remember a few years ago being FLOORED when I asked someone for advice about my bootcamp. They were an established trainer with their own business and had run bootcamps in the past. Rather than helping me, they responded with a statement about how that would be crossing a line. Hi, I think someone was threatened. Who wouldn’t want more people out and exercising? FYI this was in Sarnia, and there’s about 75000 people there, and I know that the people I target are not the same as she would. But this is in the past, it’s just striking to come back to it with this newfound realization and to see how scarcity thinking was driving her fears, insecurities, etc.
Lesson: believe in abundance because it makes you nicer.
So, to wrap things up: I deserve all the good in the world. That belief is becoming my new norm. I really really really feel like I’ve shifted. But I’m adding to that — I deserve all the good in the world–and so does everyone else! There is enough love, light, health, and happiness to go around.
A couple of quotes:
Where are you letting scarcity hold you back?
Do you believe in abundance?
Who are you jealous of? How could you shift those feelings?