This is the largest issue facing professionals today, more so than financing, branding, or competition. I’ve found in coaching thousands of people globally that the retention and burden of a poverty mentality undermines their performance and limits their success.
Can I be any clearer?
A poverty mentality is one that influences behaviors consistent with beliefs that money shouldn’t be spent, opportunities are limited, any risk at all is dangerous, any success is temporary and non-replicable, and generally remaining in the back of the pack is safest.
An abundance mentality is one that assures you that you are successful and can replicate that success, you have value and talents in strong demand, and you can handle most situations that come your way very successfully. (And those times you can’t, you’re resilient and bounce back quickly.)
Signs of a poverty mentality:
- Belief that you are a victim of others’ decisions and choices.
- Fear of spending money on non-essentials.
- Constant search for cheapest alternative, even if a discomfort.
- Obsession with getting “deals” and free entry.
- Belief that you’re lucky when you succeed, incompetent when you fail.
- Denying yourself as an ongoing way of life.
- Feelings of guilt when you have more than someone else.
- Fear of being seen as boasting when you describe a simple accomplishment.
- Never picking up a check someone else may pick up.
- Never feeling you have enough reserves or resources.
- A belief you can “lose it all” despite everything you do.
One of the worst aspects of an ingrained poverty mentality is that we imbue these horrible behaviors in children. Many of us inherited it from our parents.
I’ve been asked to provide detailed guidance on the journey from poverty to abundance thinking. I’m going to provide that in this simple teleconference. (A poverty mentality would suggest that “Why would anyone listen to me?” and “You can’t charge that much,” and “You can’t do it in just 60 minutes.”)
Learn how to change your:
- Talk and examples
- Beliefs and attitudes
- Discouraging influences into positive influences
- Autobiography (which you write daily)
- Understanding of your strengths and abilities
- Interpretation of events
If you’re a subscriber to my Self-Worth weekly series, I’m happy to offer a 20% discount! If you’re in Alan’s Growth Cycle® or have owned an Alan Card or a Bentley Card, the teleconference is free! (No need to register.)
For $200 and an hour of your time you can vastly improve your life and work, perhaps for a 100,000:1 return or better in the very near future.