abundance mindset

My Winning Plan

Howdy!

It has been a long while, but since I’m home sick from my orchestra rehearsal this evening, I now have a chance to update.

In a nutshell, I finally have a plan for my life, yay!!!!! In the words of the Genie from Aladdin:

“HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO, NA NA, NA NA NA, NA NAAAAAAAH!”

Yes, I’m also getting back into my sanguine side. Sometimes.

This past weekend was a game-changer (and a life-changer!) for me. I had a long meeting with my mentors where we came up with a stratagem for my life, and how I can fulfill all of my passions, needs, wants, and desires in it.

Yay!!!

In a nutshell, I have decided that my main purpose in life is to help people create true abundance in their lives mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, and relationally, as well as staying on top of their to-do lists.

My writing is phase I of the plan. In phase I, people transition out of scarcity mindset. On a scale from scarcity to abundance, scarcity being -10 and abundance being 10, phase I helps people go from -10 to 0.

Also in phase I, I will be focusing more on my own healing and overcoming journey. While I made lots of great progress last spring, I’m not quite where I would like to be yet, so I will be making my own healing more of a priority. The great thing about this is that it actually goes hand in hand with my writing! Yay.

Phase II of the plan is my business. In phase II, people transition from 0 to 10, or true abundance in all areas. While the writing courses are more of a hands-off approach to healing, my business involves mentoring and coaching people on more of a personal, 1:1 level.

We finally worked out a solution to the crossover problem between my writing and my business, so I will be resuming my writing post haste. The first course is almost done, and then it is due for beta testing by my wonderful beta tester group!

Woo-hoo, I’m so happy to finally have that issue sorted out. I apologize for it taking so long!

Phase III of the plan is my music. I have decided to delay gratification on pursuing my musical goals until after I have fully transitioned from scarcity to abundance, -10 to 10. I am using my musical goals as incentives and rewards for building my business.

The reason I came to this decision is that while I am very passionate about the activity of playing music, I am not very enthused about the results of it. After all, the majority of the music industry is in scarcity mindset (the very thing that I’m aiming to avoid!). Once I have the freedom of time and money that my business will bring to me, I can utilize that time and money to pursue and enjoy music in a lifestyle of true abundance.

Next, we came up with ways to fold time so that I can do everything at the same time. I am actually quite satisfied with the plan and I’m very excited to begin.

All this time, I felt discontented because I thought that if I wanted to excel in one area, I had to give up all the things that I cared about in all the other areas. Not true!! This is actually scarcity thinking at play. It is actually possible for me to move forward in life and win in all the areas that I want to; I just needed my mentors and a solid plan to help me realize that.

 

The Six Main Self-Care Areas for Adults

If you’re like most adults, you struggle greatly with finding balance and meaning in your life. You might be asking yourself, “Who am I, really? What is my purpose in life? How can I serve and give back to others? How am I supposed to accomplish my life’s purpose at the same time as working a full-time job, managing my home, maintaining good relationships, and taking care of myself?”

Sound familiar?

Unfortunately, the majority of us were not taught how to balance our lives in school, nor were we taught how to create a meaningful life, legacy, and impact for ourselves. That being said, don’t let this deter you! Regardless of what age you are, there is always a chance to start fresh and change your life in a positive direction in order to produce the best results possible. All it takes is some prioritization, focus, determination, and diligence, and balance will be yours. As long as you maintain an eagerness to learn and a willingness to change your mindset, then the world will truly be your oyster.

So what is the best way to get started? There is a lot that goes into balancing your life, as well as many questions to ask. “How much time should I spend working? How do I build my financial empire? How often should I cook and clean? How often should I go to the gym? How often should I see my friends and family? How often should I work on my to-do list? How do I make good decisions? How do I manage and prevent crises? How often should I take a break, relax, and de-stress?”

Those are just the questions that apply to your life in the moment. There are also larger-scale questions to think about, such as, “how much time should I spend thinking about life in the moment vs life in the big picture? How do I achieve my goals in life at the same time as taking care of myself properly? When is it appropriate to be selfless and when it is it appropriate to be selfish? How much of my time should be spent trying to excel in this life, vs how much should be spent preparing for the next life (in a spiritual sense)?”

If a there’s a lot that goes into balancing your life, and there’s a lot of questions to ask, where do we even begin? How do we even begin to tackle this complicated problem?

To start with, I will share with you the six main self-care areas for adults. In order to achieve balance in your life, you must master the following areas:

  1. Self-Care. If it is your goal to serve and give back to others in life, then you must first be able to serve and give back to yourself. Take care of yourself mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually, and see your ability to help others soar. Self-care is the foundation for living a lengthy, prosperous, and vivacious life.
  2. Mindset and Attitude. If you would like to maintain healthy relationships with others, you again must first start with yourself. Cultivate an abundance mindset of selflessness, patience, grace, empathy, and forgiveness (after all, isn’t this the attitude that you would like others to take when they relate to you?). Take the time to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses as a person and work to improve yourself as needed.
  3. Much of our stress in life comes from unhealthy, toxic relationships. Become a master of good conflict resolution, boundaries and standards, expectations, laws, and rules of society in order to maintain good relationships with others. Be prepared to snip or limit the time you spend with others if necessary.
  4. Learn how to make better decisions in your life that will achieve the optimal result. Employ critical thinking skills (what a lifesaver!) to navigate personal and professional issues. Learn how to prevent crises from happening in your life and how to mitigate them once they do.
  5. Time Management. Much of our stress in life comes from poor time management skills. Take back control of your time, instead of having your time control you. Organize your schedule, to-do list, goals, thoughts, and mind. Streamline for better efficiency and set realistic goals for easing yourself into your schedule. Allow time for planning and reflecting in order to improve your system.
  6. In addition to better managing your relationships and your time, you should also spend some time in self-discovery mode. Much of our stress in life comes from lack of alignment with ourselves in our lives. Spend some time determining who you are, what you stand for, what your purpose is, and what your goals and dreams are. Once you know all of this, just go do it! Seek full alignment with yourself and start today.

With a complete mastery in all of these areas, you will significantly manage and reduce the amount of stress you feel in your life. Not only that, but you will be on track to achieve greatness in your life and you will be able to set out to help others. There is no better balance than being relaxed, healthy, happy, and set on a vision!