“When people are genuinely happy at the successes of others, the pie gets larger.” Stephen Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
When you wake up tomorrow morning, tell yourself: “I am enough, I have enough, there is enough for everyone.”
You can refer customers to competitors who are a better fit, because there are enough customers out there for everyone.
You can focus intently on what that customer is trying to say to you, because you have plenty of time.
You can be ready to walk away from the table when you’re negotiating, because you have a lot of confidence.
You can sit in silence and allow creativity in, because there’s ample time for inspiration.
You can share your resources with a colleague, because then you both have double the resources.
You spread your best ideas freely, because there will always be more coming from your idea factory.
You can attract more customers, because generosity and confidence are magnetic.
Sometimes it’s difficult to stay in that state of mental abundance, especially if you’ve been through a traumatic experience. If you’ve previously had to shutter a business, or make it through a financially rocky time, or lost a key customer at the wrong moment, you know that strong urge to gather your marbles close and hide somewhere.
The irony is, you have to do the opposite.
I’m not usually a fan of “fake it till you make it,” but in this case it’s crucial. By acting as though you are in abundance, you will make it become real.
And it’s not an attitude of “I don’t care, because there’s plenty.” It’s “I’m focused on what’s truly important, because there’s enough for everyone.”
Running a business is a daily renewed commitment to yourself, to your family, and to your customers. If you go in daily with an attitude of abundance and joy, you’ll create wins all around.
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