March 31, 2021

Mélanie Boucarut

Scarcity mindset

A lot of our thoughts about money are based in our fundamental belief that ”there are not enough resources to go around”. Or in other words, a scarcity mindset.

If you think about it, back in the days (no, I don’t mean 1970. I mean 100,000 years ago) it was critical to our survival to think that way.

Food was not easy to come by. A good cave had to be harshly fought for from the bears (or so I’m told by Hollywood).

It made a lot of sense to base decisions on a concern about resources.

The problem is that when we think that way, we can’t perform efficiently.

Imagine being a sprint runner, and worrying every time you opened your mouth that there might not be enough air for you to breathe. It would take so much of your mental energy that you wouldn’t focus on whatever technique you’d need to run as fast as possible.

The same applies to our behavior around money.

Practice abundance. Try thinking “take it! I’ll make some more” about your resources – as if it were as easy as breathing in fresh air every time you felt like it. Notice what comes up.

THAT is precisely the resistance you have to making the money you’d like to earn.

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