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Lack of abundance

By Julie Stobbe / May 30, 2023 /


Are you stuck in a mindset of “lack”?

Do you sometimes feel that you will never get ahead?  That life is holding you back.  I feel that way some days when I am working in my business.   There can be a number of stumbling blocks to becoming successful.  Some we may not have any control over.  One of the biggest stumbling blocks can be our own attitude.

Overcoming a mindset of lack and embracing abundance requires adopting new habits. Here are some steps you can take to cultivate an abundance mindset.

Your beliefs

Start by becoming aware of any negative beliefs you have about abundance and wealth. Sometimes you may think “money is scarce,” “I’ll never have enough,”.  Interestingly you may think that “rich people are greedy” and so you do things so you won’t become rich. Think about your beliefs and make sure they are positive and empowering ones so you can create wealth and abundance in all areas of your life.

Feel gratitude

Gratitude is one way to shift your mindset.  Acknowledge and appreciate the things you already have in your life, no matter how small they may seem. Make a habit of expressing gratitude for your experiences in supporting loved ones, your health, or any opportunities that come your way.

Show generosity 

In my Organizing Mind and Space Facebook group, we did a random acts of kindness challenge.  Show your generosity by doing something unexpected for someone. Here are some ideas for you.

• Check on an elderly neighbour or shut-in. move ahead of you if you only have a few items and their cart is full.
• Allow the shopper in the grocery line to move ahead of you if you only have a few items and their cart is full.
• Check on an elderly neighbour or shut-in.
• Donate your old clothes to charity.
• Tape change to a parking meter or vending machine.
• Give the new employee a tour of your work area or offer to sit with them at lunch.
• Volunteer- At a nursing home, a homeless shelter, a soup kitchen, your kid’s school, anywhere.
• Shovel the driveway for elderly neighbours or those who may otherwise have trouble doing the job themselves. Mowing lawns and raking leaves are also good ideas.
• Send a get-well card to someone, or even a card for no reason whatsoever.
• Ask for donations to your favourite charity instead of presents for your birthday.
• Smile at someone on the street.
• Give an unsolicited compliment.
• Pay for the person behind you in line at the fast food restaurant or drive-through.
• Let the manager of the store know when an associate gives you exceptional service.
• Leave kind notes in the dressing room to encourage body positivity.
• Offer to babysit for parents who really need a night away or to help with the nightly feedings for a new mother friend.
• Clean up the trash in your neighbourhood or at your favourite outdoor recreation spots like a park or beach.
• Visit a nursing home just to spend time with those who rarely receive visitors or to bring treats for the residents.
• Send a note of thanks to someone who’s made a big difference in your life.
• Pay for someone’s layaway who hasn’t made a payment in a long while.
• Fundraise by participating in a 5K, walk or other sponsored activity.
• Shovel the driveway for elderly neighbours or those who may otherwise have trouble doing the job themselves. Mowing lawns and raking leaves are also good ideas.
• Mentor a young person entering your profession
• Help someone stranded on the side of the road.
• Take the time to listen to someone who is having a bad day.

When you give without expecting anything in return, you reinforce the belief that there is always enough to share. This creates a positive abundance cycle of giving and receiving.

Take action 

An abundance mindset alone is not enough; it must be paired with action. Take steps toward your goals, whether it’s investing in your education, starting a business, or seeking new opportunities. Don’t be afraid to take calculated risks and step out of your comfort zone. I was once told that even if you fall on your face you are still moving forward.  Use your mistakes to learn new things and create new opportunities for yourself. Taking action alone can be difficult. Surround yourself with people who support and uplift you.

These are 4 steps you can take to change a mindset of lack, not having enough, wanting more and not sure how to move forward. A mind set of abundance helps you to see your future in a way that brings a sense of fulfillment, accomplishment and excitement into many areas of your life.


In the comments let me know how you overcome those feelings that you can’t achieve something that you want to accomplish. 

Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices,  virtually. She enjoys working with her clients to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situation. She reduces clutter, streamlines processes and manages time to help her clients be more effective in reaching their goals. Julie can coach you to break-free of the physical or emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms. 

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