Have you heard these two words before? And once you hear what they are and then put them into action, you’ll by far enhance the level of joy and fulfillment in your life for yourself, your family, your kids, your partner…in fact everybody on the planet.
Now before you hear what the two words are, I’m here to let you know that it is true that just one person can change the world. And why can’t that person be you? Or me? It has to start somewhere, right? Somebody has to start the change.
And if you’re looking at the world right now saying man, what a terrible place. The terrorism that’s going on, the crime, the gangs, the way people are treating each other, the governments out of control… Whatever it is that you’re focusing on right now that’s happening in the world, you have two choices. You can either accept it and be victim to it, or you can make change.
If you’re thinking poor little me, I can’t do it… well then who is the person to do it? If it’s not you and if it’s not me, then who?
The truth is that if you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem. If we’re not helping it get better then by default, we’re helping it get worse because we’re not doing anything to make a change.
So let’s get to these two words; these two terms that get thrown around a lot. And when you really understand what they mean, they’re life transforming because when you put them into action it’s going to change what you can do, how you’re going to do it, how you treat people and certainly how you treat yourself.
The two words are: abundance and scarcity.
First, let’s look at scarcity. Scarcity is like saying God’s finished his job a long time ago and there’s no more creation happening, so now we have a limited amount of whatever we want on the planet and we have to scratch and find our way to get to that. And if we do have it, then that means that somebody else is going to have to go without it.
The terminology that goes along with scarcity is, “I would like to have this OR that.”
The abundant mentality says that creation is always happening. If you understand science or listen to the news you’ll constantly hear about new stars and planets being formed, new animal and plant species being discovered and created, new babies being born, etc. Even our bodies are creating new cells all the time, every second of the day in fact. Creation is always happening. And the universe not only keeps replenishing but it keeps expanding. Because the natural order of the universe is for everything in the universe to seek to reach it’s highest potential. Which means to evolve.
Here’s an example. One apple seed has produced every apple that’s ever been, and ever will be on the planet. That one doesn’t just create an apple. It creates an apple tree. If you cut open the apple seed, there’s no bark in there, or tree, or seeds or apples. There’s an intelligence in there that knows what its purpose is – to expand. Just like everything else in the universe. So once that first seed is planted it creates an apple tree. And from that apple tree, hundreds of apples are produced. And each one of those fruits has numerous seeds. So literally one apple seed creates an apple tree, multiple apple trees, an orchard, multiple orchards, and so on. All starting with just one apple seed.
So everything in the universe is working on expressing its evolution, and it’s happening all the time. More is always being created. So when we have an abundant mind, instead of saying “I want this OR that” you start to say, “I want this AND that.”
Marianne Williamson, in her book A Return to Love, says:
Playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Going for a life that’s abundant is where you have all the experiences that you want to have. And yes that includes wealth.
Wealth is probably one of the areas that most people on the planet are more scarce about than any other subject. When the topic of having money comes up a lot of people say, “I don’t want to be rich, I just want to be spiritual.” Well, being rich can actually help you to be more spiritual! Being spiritual means that you’re working on yourself on all levels – mind, body and spirit. And it takes wealth to be able to do that at the highest level.
For example with the mind, that might take investing in education or travelling. In fact the experience of travelling and meeting other people and cultures can be some of the best education you can get.
Now you might be thinking, I don’t need wealth to travel! Well, the scarcity mind says, “I can backpack or go economy to get there”. Yes that’s true, and yet the backpacker level only has that one choice – to do it economy. The wealthier person has more choices about which way to travel: first class, business class, economy, backpacking, hitchhiking…there’s just more choices. And with more choices comes more freedom. And when you feel free, you pass that onto others.
When you have a joyous life, that is happiness at the highest of levels, the joy simply continues to expand. You see, everything in the universe needs to evolve. And if you’re not evolving you’re dissolving. If you’re not growing, you’re decaying. If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse. If you’re not getting healthier, you’re getting sicker.
This is why we need to create real wealth, and have an abundant mind. Because if you keep playing small and you don’t have abundance in your life, what are you showing other people that they can have? What are you teaching them? Are you going to be a poor person teaching somebody else about how to get a wealthy life? Why would anybody believe you, if you don’t have it first?
It’s the same with having an awesome relationship. What’s wrong with wanting the most amazing relationship with a partner possible? And if you’re going to tell me that that’s not possible and that I’m dreaming, well that’s the scarcity mentality operating again. Here’s a question for you: if you want abundance in your life, how’s that going to happen if a scarcity mentality keeps occupying your mind?
Remember that the formula for all creation is that Thoughts that get turned into Action produces the correlating Results. And it all starts with the way that we consistently think. So, to have an abundant mind we have to train our mind that even when the appearance of everything around us seems like what we don’t want, we have to see what we do want. That’s the abundant mind.
The abundant mind is that even when you’re surrounded by poverty you have to see wealth. Even when you’re surrounded by sickness and disease, you see health and fitness. When you’re surrounded by misery and pain, you still have to see happiness. When you can keep focusing on those things, you’ll act that way, and then you’ll produce the different results.
If you want to change the world, well, somebody has to start. The first thing we have to do is to start seeing the change in our mind. We have to have an abundant mentality that says, “It can change, and it can get better.” Then the first action we have to take is to make our own life better and more abundant. Because that’s the only way it’s going to change.
Remember that all terrorism, crime and gangs are all based on poverty and scarcity. People are down and out and in pain, so the leaders of these groups start luring in those pained people, promising them a better life; a way out of their current circumstance. They start using that kind of language and they might then pay people to do inappropriate things. Then people do the inappropriate things because they‘re attracted to a wealthier, better life. But if we taught those people how to be truly wealthy, and not just with money but wealthy in all areas of their life, imagine how we could change the world. And yes, being holistically wealthy does include financial wealth. Poverty sucks. It’s painful and I’ve been there. It’s not glamorous and it’s certainly not spiritual.
Wayne Dyer came up to me one day way back in the early 90’s, to congratulate me on my speaking. He’d heard something about my scarcity mentality because I was broadcasting that I didn’t want to be wealthy and that I just wanted to be spiritual (sound familiar?). He was about to get on stage to speak, and yet here he was talking to me so I said, “Wayne, aren’t you supposed to be on stage?” and he said, “Are they going to start without me? I think I’m going to be ok.”
Then Wayne said, “Kurek, this thing about you not wanting to be wealthy, just spiritual…where did you ever learn that in order to be spiritual you need to be poor? And don’t say the Bible because you’ve never read it and I have!” Well, at that point in my life he was right.
Wayne went on to say, “I know you’re about to say a quote like money is the root of all evil, yet that’s not even the right quote. It’s the love of money – when you get obsessed by it and that’s all your focus is, it’s the love of money that’s the root of all evil. That’s when people are going to do crazy stuff just to get money. Yet they’re going to sacrifice the rest of the goodness, the rest of the abundance of life.”
Wayne then asked me “Do you think I’m spiritual?” to which I replied, “Well, you are Wayne Dyer, yes of course!” Then he said, “I have eight kids, twenty-five best-sellers. Do you think I create wealth?” “I guess you do.” I replied. “And am I a good person?” he asked. “Absolutely!” I said.
My point to the story was that Wayne Dyer started to show me new references for what wealth can be and what it should be, and that it’s available for all of us. And that very moment started to open up my abundant way of thinking.
Abundance and scarcity. Take a look at the two words:
Scarcity – SCAR-CITY. You don’t want to live there!
Abundance – A-BUN-DANCE. Happier right?!
One is way funner. And when you operate from a place of abundance not only do you make your life better, more fulfilling, have more experiences, more joy, and more happiness, you spread that happiness, that joy, and that fulfillment to everyone that you’re in contact with in the world. Everybody. Just by your presence. Your partner, your kids, your family, your friends, your community, your country…the world.
So the only way to make the world happy, healthy, wealthy and successful is for you to be happy, healthy, wealthy and successful first.
That’s why we’ve developed the Roadmap to Rich Live event because it’ll by far be the most powerful workshop you’ll ever attend. I want to start helping you to look at this area of your life because it’s an area that needs to be worked on. The number one reason people are stressed out are money issues. The number one reason people break up is money issues. And stress is the number one killer on the planet. It can kill your body, your relationship, your dreams, and your goals. And remember, the number one reason people are stressed out is money issues. That’s why this is an area that needs to be worked on.
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