In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey asserts that most people are deeply scripted in a scarcity mentality. They see life as having only so much – as if there’s only one pie out there. If someone were to get a big piece of the pie, there is less for everyone else. This kind of stinking thinking causes us to hold off, and pull back. It stunts possibility and growth, and negatively affects our performance and peace.
Thank God for the flip side – the abundance mentality that is rooted in a deep sense of security realizing that there’s more than enough. It sees possibility, opportunity and opens the door to options, creativity, gratitude, and growth.
This episode explores these two frames of thought and action.
You’ll hear common examples of scarce thinking, and how the same situation can be viewed from a frame of abundance.
The episode also includes ways to identify scarcity-based thinking in your life and tips to shut it down.
Resources Referenced in this Episode:
Note: This episode includes audio from a Facebook live on scarcity and abundance. If you’d prefer to watch the video, click here.
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- Faith Applied Podcast Episode 007 – Time Management
- Faith Applied Podcast Episode 008 – [Motivation Moment] How to Shut Up Negative Self-Talk
- Faith Applied Podcast Episode 025 – [Motivation Moment] Don’t Fight Freedom
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About this Podcast
The Faith Applied podcast is hosted by Nettye Johnson, CHES, CHC. This podcast supports purpose driven believers who want balance and better. Each episode contains truthful and transparent discussions about faith, mind/body wellness, purpose or productivity with the intent that together we’ll learn better, and do better, so we can live better. Check out Nettye’s other offerings and services to help you at http://nettyejohnson.com