Some days I wonder if what I’m doing is really impacting others. Some days I wonder what am I even doing. When I started blogging and working on my book, I was excited about the possibilities. I just knew someday I would gain a wide audience and become this inspirational person to the masses. Two years later, it seems like everyone’s a blogger now and everyone is writing self-published books now. There are times when I want to just stop because I feel like what I’m doing is no more significant than what everyone else is doing.
Has anybody else found themselves feeling this way?
Last week, I had the opportunity to interview trichologist and natural hair educator Dr. Kari Williams for Upscale Magazine. We discussed the word “over- saturated” and how it’s often used to describe certain work fields that are producing the most jobs and competition. I asked her for a bit of advice she’d give someone building a brand or looking to be an entrepreneur when they feel like they just can’t get their foot in the door of an “over-saturated” industry.
She talked about how the first thing everyone needs to do is have an abundance mentality.
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I keep replaying that comment over and over again in my head whenever I feel like just dropping everything. I had never heard of “abundance mentality” before. She explained to me that it’s the logic that there is enough for everyone and what you have is different because it’s coming from you. It’s original and that’s what makes it different.
What is “Abundance Mentality”
The Abundance Mentality flows out of a deep inner sense of personal worth and security. It is the paradigm that there is plenty out there and enough to spare for everybody. It results in sharing of prestige, of recognition, of profits, of decision making. It opens possibilities, options, alternatives, and creativity.
So how do I manifest an abundant mentality?
There are a lot of ways you can shift your mindset. The first is by having gratitude. Rather than focusing on what you don’t have, think about everything that you do have. Stop comparing yourself to others, their harvesting process is different from yours.
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Another way to manifest an abundance mentality is sharing. As a kid your parents should have taught you that sharing is caring. By sharing with others it creates a healthy habit that we can all share a piece of the pie. We can all pull up a chair to the feast. There is enough for all of us so don’t be stingy. Share!
Resources are not scarce and believing things are ushers in greed, closes off connections and is draining. You’ll constantly feel like you have to be keeping up with someone or something. You’ll feel this jealousy. You’ll have this rushed process because if someone takes a bigger piece of the pie then that leaves hardly anything for you.
She spoke it to me in terms of hair care and as if someone was aspiring to be a hair stylist. She said, “There is enough hair in this world for every stylist to have a seat. People can do but so much hair in one day before it’s time to let someone else in so that you can rest.” Apply that same logic to what you’re doing.
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Are you feeling defeated and planning to use the abundance mentality? Let us know in the comment section below and don't forget to share with a friend.
Deja is an inspirational lifestyle blogger at Wanderlust Musings where she empowers women to be the best in all areas (career, love, friendships, spiritual journeys, etc.). She is a digital content writer for a plethora of web publications and has been featured on Black Voices at The Huffington Post, Madame Noire, Saint Heron, and Upscale Magazine. When she isn't writing, which is rare, she loves getting lost between the pages of a good book while doing a facial mask and sipping tea.