Leverage Yourself and Gain Specific Knowledge

We are not replaceable.
We are not cogs in a machine unless we allow it.
We don't need to be geniuses in order to stand out.

If we were fortunate, we received positive messages in life, such as there's no one like you and you can achieve whatever you desire. However, many of us weren't taught how! The answer is we must seek, ask, and knock. We must desire an answer and devote effort to gain understanding.

Each of us have unique DNA. Each of us have unique fingerprints. Each of us have unique life experiences. Each of us has acquired knowledge. Each of us have intrinsic skills, abilities, and potential.

When we truly realize the value of our uniqueness, and the power of that uniqueness, we can free ourselves from many traps, gain much progress, and be more fulfilled.

There are many ways to optimize, to improve. Anyone can do this. However no one can copy you. We are each unique. Even if someone tried to copy you it would be a burden for them because they would have to continually study you. They would get your revelations way after you received them. They would always be behind.

Our DNA, our intrinsic abilities, our life experiences, and our curiosity create a combination lock that no one can hack.

"No one can compete with you on being you, and most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most." —Naval Ravikant

The question is, how do we leverage our uniqueness?

  • Introspection. Study and understand your past behaviors. The best way is to write an autobiography and study it. You will discover things about yourself you were not conscious of!
  • Apply your uniqueness into what you create. Thankfully, this comes naturally. Experiment to find the value combinations.
  • Continue to follow your curiosity. Create abundantly, but schedule time to go down rabbit holes!

Learn to identify and leverage the knowledge you have and continue to gain. The value is not our uniqueness, it is in leveraging our uniqueness. Naval Ravikant calls the knowledge we acquire "specific knowledge."

"Specific knowledge is found much more by pursuing your innate talents, your genuine curiosity, and your passion. It’s not by going to school for whatever is the hottest job, it’s not for going into whatever field investors say is the hottest." —Naval Ravikant

To your success!



What Made Steve Jobs So Successful?

I've seen this question a few times and thought I would address it.

First of all, what is success? It could be fame, innovation, or wealth.

Second, what is the reason for asking this question. Is the asker looking for advice or secrets to success?

Let's just deal with success as creating a business that creates desirable products and generates a profit over the long term.

In reading Jobs, the biography by Walter Isaacson, what struck me were three prominent attributes that Steve Jobs had at a young age.

  • The desire to sell.
  • The willingness to take risks.
  • The urgency to take action.

Anyone with these traits will do well. Whether you sell cars, houses or furniture, if you have the desire to sell then you will attain the abilities and refine these abilities over the years.

One story from the biography demonstrates the three abilities. Steve Wozniak read an article in 1971 about how to make long distance calls using a certain frequency. He was excited and called Steve Jobs. He was a senior in highschool at the time. Jobs was excited about the article and they immediately began building a digital frequency generator called the blue box. They built it together, but the first version didn’t work. Woz continued and eventually got it to work.

Jobs immediately saw the value in the blue box. Needing some money he randomly asked a stranger sitting next to them at a restaurant if they wanted to buy a device that makes free long-distance calls. The rest of the story is crazy.

Clearly, the first idea that comes to jobs is to sell the product. This was a natural gift that Steve would develop and improve throughout his life.

In this one story we see how jobs recognized value, took action to build, and used a natural ability to sell. All of this involved risk.

As creators and dream builders we might not have a natural gift for selling. However, selling can be learned and must be learned.

We might not be great at selling, but skills improve deliberate effort over time. If we have the mindset that selling is creating, then selling doesn't seem so bad.

To your success!


Books Are a Catalyst For Growth

Success leverages knowledge. Understanding leads to wisdom. The wise leverage the simple things to gain more.

To accelerate growth (flourish) we want to look for the catalysts in life. In chemistry, a catalyst is a substance that makes a chemical reaction happen faster.

Books are a catalyst for growth. One idea can result in instant change.

With a book you can sit in the presence of people with great accomplishments. They will tell you secrets. They will share about the events in life that helped them grow. The best will share their mistakes.

Reading about others not only brings us knowledge, it allows us to think about how we would handle situations. We can gain understanding we would never have had on our own. If we pick up a book and read every day, it is only a matter of time until we read that one sentence that changes our life. If it happens once, it can happen again.

What am I currently reading? The Richest Man Who Ever Lived - King Solomon's secerets to success, wealth and happiness. It's real.

Read every day and never stop.

To your success!


All Actions are Emotional

Everything we do is based on emotion. When I learned this it blew my mind. Everything?

"Everything you and I do, we do out of our need to avoid pain or desire to gain pleasure." -Tony Robbins

I began to think of everything important to me and asked: what emotion is tied to this?

On occasion I fall into the trap of trying to divorce my emotions from some experiences. Emotions at times get in the way. Something may upset me. Logically I know this is not an issue, let’s move on. However, my emotions do not obey. They might calm down a bit, but the chemicals that were pumped into my body don’t just disappear. It takes a while to process everything physically, while the brain can move on instantly after making a decision. Being aware of this is powerful. For some, one small issue can ruin their entire day.

At times I am tempted to be Spock, and all things are logical. Indeed! All things can be logical, but I’m still James Tiberius Kirk. I’ve got emotions. And I have to deal with them. Fascinating.

I love cars. I like the way some look. When I look at a car it triggers a certain emotion which I enjoy. To add to the experience, cars can give you visceral experiences such as fast acceleration or hard cornering. These experiences trigger emotions. If you like those emotions you want more of them. So that’s why some people like cars. Now, can a Dodge Charger give you the same feelings as a Lamborghini Huracan? Yes, and no. There’s also the feeling of pride in a brand. Maybe you love the idea of Italian design. So only an Italian car will do.

How enlightening it is to take the things we love and hate, and trace it to an emotion. Knowledge, understanding, and wisdom; they come from deeply looking at why we do what we do. Why we want what we want.

Wisdom is minimizing the effect of emotions that do not serve us. The skill and practice of introspection is supremely valuable to the mind of success. Usually emotions are the root of the problems (good and bad) we are trying to solve.

"I can see that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate the greater pleasures." -Michel de Montaigne

To your success!


How to Focus

To have more gold (value) at the end of the month, we must mine like a pro. We can use the power of focus to achieve our goals.

Most people understand the analogy of laser focus. We understand that a laser is a specific type of light that is highly concentrated and can cut through physical objects with ease. In a similar way if we focus our action we can achieve a powerful result (get more gold).

These are the key elements of focus.

One Activity

Choose your most valuable producing activity. Exclude every activity but the main thing.

Highest Priority

We can have many value producing activities. However, to get the laser effect we must work on the activity that is the highest priority.

For example we could take three activities of a writer: find publisher, do research, write book. Out of these three activities, one is crucial. Write the book! If you don't write the book, the other two valuable activities are pointless.

Dedicate Time

Dedicate a specific amount of time to execute 100% on this activity. Try to dedicate a specific start time each day and hold to it.

A rule of thumb is that human beings can only intensely focus a few hours at a time usually three or four hours a day. Use these three or four hours each day to do your number one priority activity. Then, you have the rest of the day to check email, return phone calls, do research, or do a fun task.

Repeat Daily

Repeat daily until the most valuable activity is completed. Then focus on the next priority.


There will be many distractions you will be tempted with during this time of focus. I will leave it to you to figure out how to avoid your favorite distractions.

However, there is one thing to consider if we are constantly distracted and unable to focus. That is, we don't have a compelling enough dream or our dream is not truly aligned with our purpose. We can't force a dream to happen if it doesn't have enough power to motivate us. A dream must have the power to motivate us through distractions and difficult times. Our goal is not 100% perfection. Our goal is to keep moving forward. And that means when we fall down we have a dream powerful enough that we choose to get back on our feet.


Abundance of Lifestyle Inspiration

Why don't we have our own fashion designers, architects, and artists? These services are unattainable for most people. Why? Maybe it's due to scarcity thinking. We store all of our value in money. We have lost the skills for bartering. We don't create abundantly.

I'm not a fashion person at all. However, sometimes I think it would be cool to consult with a fashion designer. Someone who knows me a little bit and knows what I would look good in and what would make me feel good. Why can't we all have fashion designers?

I love mid-century-modern design principles for homes. Yet it is nearly impossible to find a home or to acquire the services of an architect to design and build a home. I'm not talking about a mansion. It's just a few simple principles of mid-century-modern design. Yet this is out of the reach of most people.

Wouldn't it be nice to have access to an artist that knows your style? Who doesn't look at a wall and think it would be cool to have this style of painting here. I'm not looking for a Rembrandt or Banksy. Just something with the right colors and a pleasing scene. And maybe a little pride that it was painted by a local artist. An artist/consultant would be a nice service.

It seems very odd that there is a scarcity of certain services pertaining to quality of life. Yes, it's partially due to our economy and culture. We are completely preoccupied with money but value takes many forms.

I don't have an answer for these high quality problems. It takes a whole culture thinking about possibilities to make this type of renaissance happen. It is possible.

I'm not just dreaming. I'm writing books about personal success and giving FREE access to them. See the "BOOKS" menu.


Mountains of Gold

A rich and rewarding life doesn't chase us down and tackle us to get our attention.

Wisdom speaks daily but will not force us to listen.

Time offers us a once in a lifetime opportunity each day but we must take it or it's gone.

The treasures of life are not buried, but are hidden in plain sight. There are acres of diamonds and mountains of gold available for all who seek them.


Dreams Are the Engines of Possibilities

Dreams are the engines of possibilities that help us escape the status quo.

Most people don't get to dream on the job. Most jobs simply need to get done. There is a clear set of rules, responsibilities, and expectations. The tasks that need to be done dominate the hours of our day. It seems like there is no time or space for dreaming. Dream anyway. Whatever time you can carve out, spend it on a dream.

It's hard to see new things at ground level, where our view is obstructed by the daily needs, tasks, urgencies and expectations. But there is a way above it all. Our dreams train us to see possibilities.

A dream is like the engine of a rocket. When ignited, it lifts us above the gravity of the way things are. It elevates us to a higher perspective where we can see things in a new way. Giant buildings seem smaller. People look like ants. Trees look like moss growing on a rock. Lakes look like puddles. Even our problems seem smaller!

With dreams you don't need money, machines or permission. You simply imagine, create and build. The more detail you add to your dream the more possible it becomes.

Skeptics will never see the possibilities because they train themselves to see flaws. But dreamers see the things no one else sees. They are the ones that ascend to the high places and come back with visions and possibilities. Some even dare to build what they have seen.

Dreams are the engines of possibilities that help us escape the gravity of what is and elevate us to the place of what could be.

"Alice laughed. There's no use trying, she said: one CAN'T believe impossible things. I daresay you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." -Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking Glass


The Mind of Success Increases in Value

The mind of success always looks for value and adds value to all that is created. The mind of success always seeks wisdom. The mind of success is generous.

All these things Work together to make us a person of value.

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying "Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value will give more than he receives." -Einstein

This quote appeared in the May 2, 1955 issue of "LIFE".

I believe Albert Einstein was quite successful. I believe most people would say so. However Einstein used a negative definition of success that is a more fitting description as a person of greed. He uses the phrase "in our day" which suggests he is referring to society's definition of success.

Success does not equal greed. Success is becoming a person of value, which is right inline with Einstein's philosophy of life.

Having addressed the better definition of success, how does Einstein define "person of value?"

"But a man of value will give more than he receives." -Einstein

But how is it possible to give more than you receive? We give where we have abundance. We give knowledge, wisdom, counsel, love, hope, and encouragement. These are the things of value. When we acquire these things there is no limit to how much we can give them!

Success is becoming a person of value.


The Mind of Success Seeks Wisdom

Wisdom is the quality of applying knowledge, experience, and good judgment.

Being a student of success means being a student of wisdom. Being filled with knowledge has no value unless it is used wisely.

Wisdom can be attained through experience and through observation. We don't have to learn the hard way all the time. We can take our slightly painful experiences and avoid more serious consequences. Wisdom always considers unintended consequences.

Wisdom is humble and seeks the counsel of others. There are a library of stories about people who failed because they trusted their own judgment without seeking counsel from those they trust.

Wisdom respects the laws of physics and the laws of nature. Wisdom also studies the laws of human nature.

Wisdom looks for analogies in nature. Wisdom manages energy. Wisdom considers other perspectives. Wisdom is always open to discovery. Wisdom understands the value of things. Wisdom seeks rigorous self honesty. Wisdom looks beyond the surface.

The study of success is closely related to the study of wisdom. To be successful is to live a life of wise choices.


The Mind of Success is Focused

There is an optimal path to achieving what you want, but there are many distractions along the way.

I used to do what I felt like doing, when I felt like doing it. Distractions weren't a big deal to me, that is until I felt the discouragement of wandering too long. I looked back at the years I took for granted. There comes a time when we have to take an honest look at what we're trying to accomplish. Because anything worthwhile always takes more time than expected and it's always harder than we imagined.

In the beginning we may be unclear, we must try many things. But in each thing we try, we must focus. We must determine if it is the right thing or we must rule it out and try a new direction. We must decisively evaluate each option until we have a clear vision.

Whether we have found that one thing to commit to or not, we must have focus. Focus rewards us with quicker results and solved problems. In order to focus we must allocate and protect our time. We focus on one thing. We identify our task and exclude all others. We perform our task for the entire time allocated. We do this every day.

I believe there are two tasks that must be performed daily. Self education and creation of value. These two tasks are my number one priority. Once complete I am free to choose what I want to do for the rest of the day. The best of both worlds is to have focus and clarity along with randomness and discovery.

Focused work is mentally draining. As a general rule-of-thumb, three to four hours per day is the optimal time allocated to my highest value tasks. This is sustainable. At the end of the week we should feel satisfied with our accomplishments and not feel burned out.

I believe there are three key areas to apply focus and give us a big win every day.

1. Creating value is the number one thing to protect. Whether it is working with clients, making furniture, or writing. We must protect the time we allocate to creating value.

2. Self-Education. Protecting the time allocated for refining and acquiring more skills should be protected. There are many ranks between private and general. So it is with what we choose to master. We start out as a private, we keep learning, and grow in rank year by year.

3. Setting priorities. We can create anything, but what is the most important thing? We must improve our skill in evaluating what is truly a priority. Out of all the things you could do, which one moves you closer to achieving your goal?

No matter where we are in our journey, these three things are always important.

It is easy to lose focus and find yourself at the end of the day with nothing to show for it. For whatever reason it seems that the more important an activity is, the more we are tempted to do something else. Who knows why, but it is a common behavior we all discover for ourselves. Once we experience the symptoms of chronic distraction then we start to look for the cure.


The Mind of Success Builds the Future

What do you want to be when you grow up? What is your major? What is your trade? How are you going to earn a living? These are just some of the questions we had to deal with as we moved from child to adulthood. At some point we’re going to be on our own.

But there is another question that is far more important. What do you want to build? We could potentially have 80 plus years of productivity. Life is short, but 80 years is enough time to build something great and enjoy the fruit of our labor for years to come. The goal isn't to build something great and retire. The goal is to live each day of our lives knowing that we are doing something our heart desires.

Big things begin from simple ideas put into practice.

1. Start by choosing a skill to learn and improve.

2. Use that skill to create something of value.

3. Sell what you created. One of the greatest, and most valuable skills is to learn how to sell.

Once you learn a skill, create something of value, and learn how to sell it, you have the basic model for building your future. Start small. Keep repeating this cycle and make improvements year-by-year.


The Mind of Success: Imagine the Possibilities

When we were kids it was easy to see things that weren't really there. We used our imagination liberally. We could imagine most anything we wanted to. As we grew up we found that the things we imagined were usually of little value in the real world. This didn't have to be the case. Perhaps we were not taught how to use our imagination to solve real problems and create tangible things.

It's not too late to reclaim our imagination. In fact, it's imperative. Without the ability to imagine it would be almost impossible to thrive.

The mind of success can see the future. It might not be crystal clear, but we have to start somewhere. The key thing is to imagine something that is an improvement over what exists today. Then start filling in the details. We can experiment, create prototypes, and validate big and small ideas.

Visualization is a key ability that we can develop and improve. The clearer we can make our vision the easier it is to build. Imagine the possibilities. Visualize a better future, better products, better processes. Solve problems that help others obtain what they want.


The Mind of Success: Add Value

The mind of success is always conscious of value. The successful ask "How can I add value?"

As we build our dreams, and find the people we want to serve and create value for, we can look for ways to add value to value. For example, a rock-star mentality creator makes jaw dropping one-of-a-kind furniture and sells for top dollar it to fans of high style. Another creator makes good quality furniture, explains why it is good, answers any questions the customer has, communicates appreciation for the customer, gets customers contact information, follows up with the customer, gets feedback from the customer, finds out what customers value, and so on. The second furniture maker will prosper consistently over the long term. This is adding value.

How many businesses do you know that sincerely care about you? It is rare because it is hard. It takes a love for what you do and a love for the person you serve.

As you build your dream, always be looking for new value opportunities and always be thinking about how to add value.


The Mind of Success: Seek Value

The mind of success is always conscious of value. What is value? What is valuable? What is valuable to me? What is valuable to others? Where is value?

Looking for value is a skill that is developed. When thinking about something daily it begins to shape the mind. The subconscious begins looking for value. You will get flashes of insight. The mind of success serves the master of the mind.

How can I be more valuable? What do I have that is of value? What skills do I have that are valuable to others? What skills should I acquire to increase my value? This is the way of growth and ever increasing value.

The mind of success looks for value in bad times. It asks the question "what good can come out of this? What can I learn from this?" The mind of success looks for value in all things, in all events, in all circumstances.

Why do successful people read voraciously? They know, like gold, value has to be mined. And the greatest, and most accessible, storehouse of value is in books.

The mind of success is always conscious of value.


How To Be a Creator When You Don't Know What to Create

What do you love/hate? This is a good exercise to get you closer to becoming a creator rather than just a consumer. Don't worry about missing the creator economy boat. The creator economy has been around since Adam and Eve.

When I realized I needed to choose something to create, I had to dig deep into my heart to discover the things that are most important to me.

One of the exercises to discover what is important to you is to create a love/hate list. You can create one column for things you love, and another column for things you hate. This list can give you clarity on what you value.

For example, when I created my love/hate list I became conscious of a very important quality. I hate unnecessary complexity and I can't stand ambiguous instructions. This made me realize that one of the things I do naturally when I tackle new subjects is try to bring order to the chaos. I look for the major ideas, and push the minutia to the side. Shockingly, some people can't distinguish major ideas from minor ideas. They combine them all together as one big blob of yuck. When you look at it, you think, oh my gosh this is very complicated. Truth is, people can make anything more complicated than it needs to be. If you can show me the big picture, the two or three major components, then I can intuitively seek the details on my own (and please make them easy to find).

If you don't know what to create, then the first thing you can create is a love-hate list. From this list you can come up with ideas that are in harmony with your loves and hates.

Ultimately, the goal is to create something of value for the people we want to serve in order to help them get what they want.


Curator to Creator

Most of my online life was spent curating. I looked for interesting things and collected them in the hope that I would have enough things of value to share. As I curated the work of others, my heart would break little by little, but I didn’t understand why.

After years of curating and sharing, I finally had a revelation. I realized I was wasting my life. I was promoting the work and creativity of others, and neglecting my own creativity. If your heart wasn't made for what you do, then eventually your heart will break.

I don't mean that curating is a waste of time. I have many years of experience in curating information. The problem was, I was out of balance. For me, curation was a slow march to nowhere. There will always be somebody that can out-curate you.

If you are a creator (and we all are), no one can out-create you because you are unique. People can steal what you create, but you just laugh because you can create more. You don’t have to steal, search or waste time. You create. You invest in yourself so that each day, month, year, you can create more. Create more with less effort. You create in abundance.

Moving from a curator to creator was a crucial step that gave me much more peace of mind and satisfaction. It was the fuel that ignited my growth.


Principles of Abundance - Ask Seek Knock

Abundance is increased when we utilize all opportunities that are available to us. Most every successful person has a whole list of people to thank for helping them. But we cannot create our own "thank-you" list if we don't ask, seek, and knock.

It is said:

  • Ask and it will be given to you.
  • Seek and you will find.
  • Knock and the door will be opened.

If we have a reasonable question any reasonable person will gladly answer. If someone comes up to you on the street and asks you for directions, would you not tell them if you knew? We are wired to answer questions and to be helpful.

Sure, there are mean, rude, selfish, or just plain busy people, but they are not the majority. Most people will help if they do not feel threatened or suspect you are trying to take advantage of them. Some people will even go out of their way in order to help. What a blessing to find these people!

If someone cannot help us, do not curse them. We all have stress. We all have hidden troubles. If someone can’t help, thank them and move on. Maybe even say a prayer for them, they might need it. The point is keep asking, keep knocking, and keep seeking. The right people, the right opportunity, the right solution will be found.

The key principle is that abundance increases if we are humble and willing to ask, seek and knock. Resources are available. Answers are out there if we seek them.

Abundance is a flow of giving and receiving. It is a life giving connection between people. And let us not forget the people that have helped us in the past.


Principles of Sowing and Abundance

"He who sows sparingly reaps sparingly."

This proverb fascinates me to no end. An agrarian society lives well or suffers based on the amount and quality of the harvest. But, this proverb is clearly not just about planting crops. I always try to find the most obvious and practical application.

Why would someone sow sparingly? It could be the result of a halfhearted effort. Sometimes we want results but don't put in enough effort. This principle warns us that effort does make a difference. It can also be a warning about being lazy or distracted. We could be focused on equipment, training, motivation, and any number of things, at the exclusion of creating value. Sowing the seed is the value producing activity.

The great Jim Rohn teaches about "major time" and "minor time." Sometimes we spend too much of our time on minor things, things that don't produce results (a harvest). Jim Rohn reminds his audience that major time is time with the customer. The more time we spend with those we are serving, the more we will prosper.

Another aspect that is obvious with seeds, but difficult when trying to apply the principle is the seed must be good. It must possess the power to grow. If we plant seeds that have no power to grow, then we waste our time. This really makes us think about the value of the things we work on.

There are many other insights we can draw from this common practice of sowing seeds. The most important questions questions would be:

Are we sowing the right seed?

Are we sowing enough seed?

If we can answer these questions then we have the key to abundance.


Abundance Creates Opportunities

Imagine many people serving each other. By serving, I mean people using their skills in a way that helps others get what they want. This would set off a growth and abundance process, a process that would have no end. It would just keep expanding.

For example, if you serve others by making custom furniture, but you are not so good at upholstery, you need the support of someone who is good at upholstery. By serving others, you created an opportunity for someone else to serve you. The more people that serve, the more opportunities are created for others to serve. This process would have no end.

On the flip side, the fewer the people that serve others, the fewer opportunities are created. If our culture continues to specialize in skills that only benefit big businesses, we lose the skills that help small businesses thrive.

The good news is, I believe we are on an expansion trajectory. More people are looking for ways to have more time, freedom, and control. More people are looking for a way to have a more satisfying career. Technology and self education is helping also.

If it is overwhelming thinking about starting a small business. The key is, we don't have to! But we can if we want to. And the way to do it is to start small. Think about your skills and the type of people you would enjoy serving. Keep educating yourself and practicing your skills. Start helping one person. Then help one more person. You will learn how you can improve. Keep serving one more person.

The more people that serve, the more opportunities are created for others to serve.


Why It is Better to Serve, Than to be Served

There is hidden wisdom in simple proverbs. Most people immediately reject the idea of serving others. It is our selfish nature to want to be served.

But what does it mean to serve? To serve doesn't mean to take orders and do things you don't want to do. To serve others means you have abundance. Your needs are met. You have skills, wisdom, experience and knowledge. You have more than enough. Therefore, you have plenty to give. You are in a position to serve others by giving from your abundance. When we serve, our goal is to help others get what they need. For example, if you're good at fixing cars, you can help someone who has a broken car. You can help them with a vital need.

Why is it better to serve others? Serving others opens the doors to greater abundance. We don't seek greater abundance out of greed. We seek greater abundance in order to have greater impact. We can give more. If we have an ambition to grow more, then we simply serve more people.

Zig Ziglar knew this principle about serving. Zig famously said "If you can help enough people to get what they want then you can get everything you want." -Zig Ziglar

It is better to serve, than to be served. It is more blessed to give than to receive. Learn as much as you can. Gain something of value. Use what you have gained to serve others, and help them get what they want.


Abundance is Not One Way

Abundance starts with belief. We must believe that there is plenty for all of us. There is no need for jealousy, competition, or hoarding. However, just having a belief in abundance is insufficient. Belief is powerless without action. Things will not come to us in abundance just because we believe they will. Certainly we will receive a few things but we can’t describe it as abundance.

Abundance works when we create abundantly. What we create must have value to others. If we immerse ourselves in creating value we will soon acquire all the skills necessary to become proficient and masterful. When we acquire the skills we will be able to create abundantly. This produces a system where we will always have something of value to give.

When we create abundantly then we have value that we can give to others. We can therefore give abundantly out of the overflow that we have created. This abundant giving outward creates good will among those around us. This in turn sets up the power of abundance.

There is one more key that makes abundance work. That key is an attitude of service and truly caring about the people we serve.

The abundance mindset is a belief that there is plenty for all. This belief rejects the temptation to compete with others, to compare ourselves to others, or be envious of others.

If we want to receive abundance, then we have to be a source of abundance to others. We must create value in such a way that we have an overflow. From the overflow we have plenty to give. Then, we can use our overflow to be of service to others.

I believe that all these ideas work together to bring the experience of abundance to our lives.


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