WHAT IS THE ONE THING THAT YOU DO, THAT HELPS YOU BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE?
I very much believe that it has been my abundance mindset that has filled my life with wave of opportunities, success stories and memorable experiences.
In an abundance mindset, we can experience a solid sense of knowing that we already have everything we need and we have all the resources within, so we don’t need anything else.
On the other hand, I see many people operating from a scarcity mindset. In that way, people experience this mentality that we don’t have enough time, money or resources and are constantly searching for something external of themselves to find fulfillment.
To maintain my abundance mindset I do these five practices every day:
1. Gratitude. Pause and reflect; I take time to be grateful for what I have. I don’t fixate on what I don’t have, but am instead thankful for what I do. I talk about goals and dreams like they are happening already, rather than what I want or wish for.
2. Let go of comparisons/competitors. I don’t compare myself or my business to others. It is always better to look to others for inspiration, rather than thinking of them as an unattainable goal. Then I find the power within myself to do it my own way. In dentistry, some operate with the belief that there is a scarcity of patients or opportunities so I see a lot of competitive behaviour and sometimes even jealousy. I work on the basis that there is an abundance of clients and everyone can do well for the better of society. I prefer to think of my competitors as industry colleagues and I always wish them well.
3. Try and create win-win relationships. Life is a co-operative arena, not a competitive one. This is particularly important within the practice, so with staff, I try to practice courage and consideration. The more you give, the more you get.
4. Be yourself. I try to be open and honest and always comfortable. I feel good about my choices, no matter the circumstances and always tell myself, “You are who you are”.
5. Enjoy the uncertainty. I think it is important to be ok with failing and look for the lesson the experience offers. Growth occurs outside of the comfort zone, after all.
I would suggest to anyone, business owners, dentists or even my clients, adopt the abundance mentality. Stop making excuses and blaming others. Take control and challenge yourself.