In earlier years of feeling stuck and unfulfilled as a single mom, I officially hit a major impasse on my life path. I had no financial support, no inheritance looming, and zero in my savings account. The way I saw it, I had three choices:
1. Cave into the pressure, stay stuck, and allow life to continually overwhelm me.
2. Resort to the same habitual ways of doing a job (or making money) that continually left me feeling emotionally flat and worn out.
3. Step out into the big unknown world, face my fears, and aim for a life with purpose.
To this day, I’m so thankful that I dug deep, gathered my courage, and opted for Door Number Three. Ten companies later, I can say that the unknown has been worth every single scary moment.
So many people stay immobile and stick with Door Number One or Door Number Two because they feel that nothing is worth risking the security and stability of a lifestyle that they feel familiar and safe with, even if they’re miserable. I’m not criticizing this choice. Only you can determine the right path for you. There are real issues of responsibilities, the cost of living, education, and retirement. I get it. Remember, I was there.
What I can say to help quell your fears is that when you’re following your passion, the excitement and momentum you expel can create a financially rewarding outcome far above and beyond your survival consciousness. The key is to move from survival thinking to abundance living.
As long as you continue to take the same survival actions that are based in fear, your results will not change. The reality in every aspect of your life is birthed from your belief about a particular situation, and the intention and actions you take regarding your situation.
Try this experiment. Say the words, “I am tired of of feeling stuck, broke and overwhelmed.” Repeat this statement five times.
- How do you feel in your body as you repeat this phrase?
- Do you feel your shoulders slump forward?
- Do you feel heavier, as if there is a weight on your chest, shoulders or back?
- Do you feel tired or anxious?
Now repeat this sentence five times, “Money is flowing effortlessly and easily to me, and the Universe is taking care of all of my financial needs.”
- Do you notice an energetic shift in your body?
- Do you feel lighter and more uplifted with a sense that change is on the horizon?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received for shifting from scarcity thinking to abundance living? Please share it below.
Voice for Business Success
Allison Maslan, CEO of Pinnacle Global Network, The World Leader in Scaling Businesses. She is the Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author of, Scale or Fail, which is endorsed by Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank. Allison’s built 10 successful companies starting out at age 19. Her client list has included Ben & Jerry’s, Supercuts, Charlotte Russe, and Allstate.
Now she and her team of CEO Mentors pay it forward by helping business owners scale their companies, fast-track their success and create a more meaningful life. The Pinnacle Global Network, her private mentoring and mastermind enterprise has guided thousands of business owners over the past 10 years. Allison’s been featured in Inc., Success, Fortune, Fast Company and Forbes Magazines, is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine and a featured expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox across the US. Allison has also hosted her own podcast, The Scale or Fail Show, since 2011.