Cultivating an Abundance Mindset
In my position as Head of Admissions here at Yogahealer, I talk to potential Yoga Health Coaches every day. Almost everyone I
talk to wants to become a Yoga Health Coach. But only about 40% of the people I talk to enroll. So what happens to the others?
“I just can’t afford it.” “There’s no way I can afford it.” “The reality is, I don’t have the money.” Every time I hear one of of those phrases, I am saddened. I see a dream go down the drain needlessly. The problem is, we mistake beliefs for facts. “I can’t afford it,” is a limiting belief.
Our Limiting Beliefs
It’s common to let our outdated beliefs control us. The problem is we don’t know they’re outdated. We don’t even know they’re beliefs. We think they’re facts.
We think they’re facts because they are true. But, they are only true from our perspective.
It brings to mind the Henry Ford quote, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
What Henry Ford was saying is that our mindset determines our outcome. When our mindset is stuck in scarcity, we block out abundance and prosperity because we don’t believe we can have them.
Being Stuck in Scarcity
Those who are stuck in scarcity mentality, think it’s reality. They think it’s reality because they haven’t learned to think
- They haven’t learned how to have an abundance mindset.
- They haven’t learned to strategically solve their problems.
- They haven’t learned that there is always a choice.
I know this from personal experience. I’ve never told this story publicly before. Before I worked for Yogahealer, I had taken some
courses with Cate. I had taken LAC and done the Yogidetox a few times. I applied for YHC. I met with Cate. She thought that with all my sales experience, plus being a yoga teacher, that I’d make a great Yoga Health Coach. And when she told me the price, I said, “There’s no way I can afford that.”
I didn’t say it out loud. But I said it to myself and believed it fully. I mean, I was going through a divorce and could barely pay my mortgage, I was looking at the possibility of bankruptcy. There was No Way I Could Afford it. I believed it fully.
- I hadn’t learned how to have an abundance mindset.
- I hadn’t learned to strategically solve my problems.
- I hadn’t learned that there is always a choice.
The Abundance Mindset
With an abundance mindset, we are able to look at lack of funds as a problem to be solved, rather than an unchangeable reality. When we see that a problem can be solved, we work towards a solution. We learn that what we spend our money on is always a choice.
One of the most valuable lessons that Yoga Health Coaches learn is to have an abundance mindset. We, in the admissions department, help people make that shift every day. We help prospective coaches learn the value of investing in themselves and to change their mindset. We brainstorm with them and help them come up with creative ideas for financing their future.
I’ve seen how it works. I’ve seen how changing our mindset changes our reality. Those who see lack of funds as a problem to be solved, see that it can be solved. That shifts their mindsets in other areas of their lives as well.
Viewing any bad situation as a problem to be solved, rather than an inevitable reality, gives us a feeling of control. When we feel more in control of our lives we are more likely to step into new ventures and take calculated risks. We are less likely to be paralyzed by fear of the unknown. After I help new Yoga Health Coaches solve their funding problems, I watch them become more willing and more likely to solve problems that come up for them. I see them help and empower others as well. It becomes a cycle of empowerment.
How often do adults tell kids, “You can do anything if you put your mind to it.” It is still true?
Put your mind to being abundant, solving problems and knowing that you always have a choice.
That’s how you get what you want.