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Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today
We all want to amplify our lives and achieve prosperity. Entrepreneurs want to prosper in their business, but how is that achieved? Sales professionals all have the desire to be successful. The definition of the word can be pretty broad and it may differ from one salesperson to another. Lisa Nichols is a transformational coach and her clients achieve massive succes through her use of education, motivation, and inspiration.
Getting to Know Lisa Nichols
Lisa Nichols was academically challenged in school. She had a difficult time learning and in her twenties discovered she’s functionally dyslexic. While she gets by, she’s slower than most. C was her highest grade in school and she was told she was the weakest writer her English teacher had ever met. Even her speech teacher said, “Ms. Nichols, I recommend that you never speak in public. Get a desk job.”
Education was challenging and when she had her son, she had to get government assistance. She applied for WIC (Women, Infant, Children), an organization that gives out free cheese, pasta, milk, and other necessities. There were a couple of days she had to wrap her infant son in a blanket because she hadn’t had enough money for diapers. Why? There wasn’t enough in her bank account to make a twenty dollar withdrawal. That was her all-time low. She was broke and broken and in that state, she learned a valuable lesson. When you’re broke, you’ve just got to figure out how to make money. But when you’re broken, you have to figure out how to be inspired enough to get up and go do something.
When she hit rock bottom, she made a decision to reinvent every part of her. Lisa was willing to become unfamiliar with every part of her journey so that she could become familiar with everything new. She wanted to explore her potential and know who she could be. That was the beginning of how she became the woman she is today.
What is abundance?
People tend to look at abundance in just two ways - monetary and assets. These things are part of abundance but it doesn’t show the total pictures. Money and assets fall under wealth and wealth is just a slice of the abundance pie. Abundance is a 360 experience and most people fail to see how abundance differs from wealth until they’ve achieved some level of wealth.
When wealth is achieved, they realize they want to have abundance. Abundance is not only having wealth and assets. It’s only fully achieved when you also have good health, great relationships, and a spiritual center. Instead of just going for wealth, you might as well go for abundance. #SalesProsperity
Lisa works with wealthy people who are fiscally in the top 1% but she’s not coaching them to achieve wealth. She's helping them to achieve abundance. Many people believe that it can only be achieved because of a particular zip code or nationality but the truth is, abundance is everyone’s birthright. Anyone can achieve abundance.
The limiting belief
Every so often, we live with a limiting belief that was embedded in us from an early age. It can come down through the generations, come from the gender we live in, start from our geographical origin, come from our cultural origin, or from our spiritual background.
Carrying limiting beliefs can hinder your future. Salespeople need to let go of these limiting beliefs. When you move toward a more positive, abundant mindset, you will see your world start to shift for the better. How do we begin?
The first thing is to feed yourself with better mental food. This will help you produce a different emotional and physical outcome. Learning something new enables you to do something new and when you are doing something new, you also produce something new.
Many think they’re getting a good picture of what they want by repeating what they don’t want. The truth is, the more you spend energy thinking about what you don’t want, the more you’re living a contracted experience. Energy grows where energy goes. You are a creator, an artist.
You lead where your energy follows. Ask yourself, how far out are you planning? Think about what you want your future to look like in 5 years.
Create a plan then work that plan. Most people are living without having created a plan. Ensure that you are being an abundant thinker and live your life intentionally with a plan in mind.
As you look five years ahead, ask yourself these questions:
- What are you driving?
- Where are you living?
- What’s the balance of your bank account on a monthly basis?
- How many vacations are you taking a year?
- What does your relationship with your children look like? Your spouse?
- How many times a week do you engage with your parents?
- How often are you praying?
Be specific about the details. Remember that it may not happen exactly that way, but now you have a plan, even if you have to tweak it along the way. Based on your five-year plan, figure out your three-year plan. You will notice the alignment of your plans and start making decisions based on your five-year plan. It will keep you in check and keep you focused on your goals.
Making a life plan
By creating a five-year plan, you begin to create an abundant life. The blessing is in the details and the more you see these details, it will make you hungrier and more inspired to taste more. You learn to identify the smell and color of your future and it makes you want to run toward your success. Your mindset and emotional state go together.
People fail to make plans down to the minute details because of two things - one, we weren’t taught how to make plans and we aren’t taught to pay attention to the details. We make macro goals to get macro wins. The reality is, we need micro details to achieve macro wins. The more detailed you make your goals, the more likely it is you can achieve your dreams. You are more fully engaged.
When you set a goal for yourself and don’t hit it, you lose a little bit of faith in yourself. It’s important you set yourself up to win. It’s important to set a goal you can achieve. These goals should stretch you to your full potential, not stress you from reaching your maximum potential.
When your goals stress you, then look at where you can adjust. This may be the number of goals or your timeline in achieving your goals. Give yourself time to make it happen. In Lisa’s book Abundance Now, she talks about how abundance isn’t something you can just get. It’s what expands from what you already have access to.
12 Life-changing areas
In the book, there are 12-life changing areas that make an impact. Some of these include:
- Romantic relationships
- Family relationships
- Peers, Colleagues, and social circles
- Investments and future legacy
Love relationships will help you shape your life. As a person designed to have human connections, we are spending more of our energy in our relationships. This is a great time for people of color because now, you are also able to create investments and future legacies. Your legacy can be like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and other great people who have made a lasting impact. They did this by speaking to inspire, not impress. Speaking to inspire has a ripple effect.
If you are in an environment that’s negative and draining, you can do several things. Number one, understand you have a choice. Don’t slide over in the passenger seat of your life. You should be in the driver’s seat. Number two, hunt for positive people and surround yourself with people who foster positivity.
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As a salesperson and as an individual, remember that you are the designer of your destiny. You are the true author of your autobiography. It doesn’t matter what chapter four looks like. All that matters is that your chapter four is a blank page and you are the one holding the pen in your hand. Give yourself a powerful chance to be the brilliant being you are meant to be and write a good story.
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