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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance



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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity.

Wealth is the accumulation and possession of money and assets. Even though you may think it means the same as prosperity, the latter has a broader scope. Prosperity is about striving and succeeding in life. It is an abundant state of mind. That is why anyone planning on being wealthy should prepare for being prosperous instead.

Tom Butler Bowdon’s book 50 Prosperity Classics extracts the essential wisdom of the best books ever written on wealth creation and abundance to genuinely lay out the path to achieving a wealthy, abundant, and prosperous life. 

This is what I learned. Let me show you the four pillars of wealth and prosperity. 

1. It all starts in your mind.

Wealth creation really begins in the mind with your ideas, visions, ambitions, character, and beliefs. You can attract or repel wealth based on your inner thoughts about yourself, money and conception of others. So that is why you should start working on your mind first.

Disciplining your mind to achieve the life you ultimately deserve and want to live will be the first step towards your prosperous life.

It has been proven that we have a financial blueprint resulting from our inner thoughts and life experiences.  Which can either let money flow to us or stop it. The same self-talk makes us happy or miserable, so you need to pay attention to your thoughts and be mindful of them.

To receive the good things you are wishing for, you must put your mind in order and get rid of negative emotions. Once you have cleansed your mind, good things will start pouring into your life.

When you feel negative emotions towards a person or situation, you are bound to that spot in time, and more of the same negativity will come to you. 

The good news is that you can change the way you think to yourself and project your thoughts. Cognitive-behavioral therapy(CBT) offers resources that can help you change and adjust your mindset.

But start first by focusing on your blessings and opportunities. Make positive thoughts, opportunities, and abundance your primary state of being. Forget the past and forgive yourself and others to allow the streams of prosperity to open for you.

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” ~ Wayne Dyer

2. Create wealth

Now that you have understood the psychological aspect of wealth creation, do not get too hung up on wanting to read all the personal development books in the library or kindle. You need to take action and start creating wealth.

Starting a business or a side hustle will help you tremendously.  Lots of people who have accumulated massive wealth have written about how they did it. That is a good start if you lack ideas on what to do to make money.

Having the right profession will work too, so don’t be disappointed if you have a regular job. It can also help you achieve wealth. For instance, you can work and still invest in real estate.

During this stage, do not forget to dream big. According to Conrad Hilton, his formula for success was working hard, praying, dreaming, and thinking big. Whatever you undertake, remember to excel at it. There is an old proverb that says that Excellence is profit.

3. Manage your wealth

Once you start making money, you have to be able to keep it. No matter how profitable you are, you have to learn how to make the most of what you have. Learning and applying principles like saving, investing, and living below your means or paying yourself first is essential to managing your finances.

Focusing on creating, saving, and investing wealth rather than expending makes the difference between rich and poor. What side do you want to be on?

Planning your purchases and having a budget will help you keep more in your pocket. Then invest what you have saved and use the magic of compound interest by reinvesting all interest or dividends you earn.

The work you put in to enhance your personal qualities and your financial situation is never a waste of time or resources. Money only magnifies or exhibits what is already inside you, either good or bad. 

4. Share your fortune

The ultimate principle of prosperity and abundance is sharing it. If you are blessed with the fortune of accumulating wealth, you will be expected to use it to inspire or heal your fellow human beings.

For whom much is given, much is required. I first heard that quote from Oprah Winfrey. Meaning it is your responsibility to give back. By closing that cycle of wealth flow, you will achieve true prosperity, abundance, and joy.

You can decide to change the world. It is in your hands. Although you don’t have to wait until you have lot’s to start giving and experiencing the joy of changing people’s lives. If you share when you have little, you will join the flow of wealth soon enough.

Decide to have a prosperous life. It is possible, and you deserve it. 

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Can Organic Marketing on Facebook Be Effective in 2022?



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As another cat video is served to me in my Reels on Facebook, I am beginning to wonder if this platform can still serve to attract clients to my coaching business. And as the wondering turns into worrying, I feel a pressing need to make some vital changes to what worked for my solopreneur business for half a decade. (more…)

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How to Leverage Your Leadership Style for Business Success



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When we hear that leaders should operate within their zone(s) of genius, it’s easy to think that this only applies to tasks that they excel at. Whilst this is true, the piece of the puzzle that is often overlooked is the positive correlation between a leader’s zone of genius and their leadership style. (more…)

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5 Simple Habits to Live A Less Chaotic, Happier Life



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Many of us spend our daily lives searching for happiness. We jump from one job to another, from one hobby to another, hoping to spark a sense of joy and purpose.

But it’s hard pursuing happiness. After all, life is full of frustration and can put a stopper to our feel-good days.

And it’s challenging to be happy when we are juggling the responsibilities of everyday life like work and relationships. While achieving happiness is arduous, it’s not impossible. Try out these 5 habits to enjoy life more and be happier.

1. Walk in Nature

Spending time in nature has always improved my mood. Taking a walk around my neighborhood park, surrounded by trees and vegetation, I enter a peaceful state of mind.

The worries previously weighing on my mind are suddenly lifted, and I feel an indescribable sense of joy.

Taking just 20 minutes out of my day to get a fresh breath of air is extremely relaxing. 

In our work culture that favors busyness, there is little room for calmness. We associate a busy schedule with how successful we are, which isn’t entirely true at all.

In fact, it might be a disaster in the making. All that stress and anxiety bottled up without an outlet—the outcome is obvious.

So getting in touch with nature is my go-to way of maintaining a proper work-life balance. It makes me energized and ready to blast through the rest of my day with optimism.

2. Smile More Often

I make it a habit to smile every day; they aren’t fake smiles but genuine ones. And they have become a regular part of my life.

What am I smiling at, exactly? It can be the night sky covered with shining stars, like fine quicksand. Or, it can be the flowers sprouting new leaves in spring.

I embrace everything with open arms. Even when I have a rainy day, I don’t let it ruin my momentum.

Regardless of what happens, a simple smile can brighten my day; and best yet, it’s completely free.

At some point, everyone can have a stressful day and feel burned out. So put up a smile. Even if you’re not a positive person, take a firm stance against negativity. Your daily life will surely burst with joy.

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

3. Find Your Passion

Many people dive headfirst into a day job that doesn’t interest them. They do it just for the money, which only makes them more miserable.

People who aren’t attached to their work will find difficulty achieving happiness. They live in a gray and stale world devoid of positivity.

Listen to your heart. Ask yourself: What makes me feel enthusiastic and excited? This is a time to discover your hopes and dreams.

You have endless opportunities in this world. Start a business. Volunteer at a charity drive. Figure out your reason why.

Personally, I used to turn to real estate to earn dependable rental income. But there was no sense of fulfillment. That feeling soon reached a tipping point, which pushed me to re-prioritize everything.

I wanted to make a positive impact on people’s lives. Combining my interest in business and self-improvement, I pursued my passion for blogging. And I can’t be any happier about it.

Everyone needs something that keeps their life meaningful. It can be a source of light that helps us walk in the right direction.

So having goals and dreams makes us genuinely happy. Without them, it will be a long, treacherous journey.

4. Practice Gratitude

Some days we may not feel a shred of gratitude. We are overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of life where we seek perfection, one that is only full of success and wins.

However, that will only put you further away from happiness.

Take the time every day to pause and appreciate something in your life. What I find helpful is sitting down with a pen and paper.

I start with “I am grateful for…” It can be the appreciation for my afternoon cup of herbal tea. It can be the clear blue sky on a sunny day.

This routine sets up a support system that reinforces positive emotions. It reminds me that there are many things I’ve experienced in life and even more things that I’m grateful for.

Even if I have a bad day, I try my best to be grateful and encourage lasting joy.

So appreciate everything that enters your life—all the good and bad. You will see your mood elevate to an entirely new level.

5. Create Memories With Loved Ones

It can be tempting to focus all our time and energy on reaching valued goals. We say, “I’ll take it easy and spend time with loved ones after I’m successful.”

But what if that time never comes? What if, at some point, your loved ones are suddenly gone?

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Prioritize your loved ones today, not next year. After all, you wouldn’t want to leave any room for regret.

The cherished memories you make now will be a spark of joy. They can even be a source of motivation when shooting for goals.

As social creatures, sharing stories, feelings, and dreams can make us happy and fulfilled.

Living a solitary life is not for everyone. Although having some alone time is perfectly fine, you should still make memorable experiences with those close to you. They will be cherished within your heart for as long as you live.

The quest for lasting happiness can be daunting at times. We spend much of our time searching for it, almost giving up along the way.

But you need to see the bright side. Living a better and happier life isn’t a far-fetched dream; it’s within reach. Remember that happiness can come from the small habits and things you do daily.

If you want to lead the life you truly want, practice these 5 habits and be consistent every day. Don’t give up halfway. Once you do so, there will be nothing stopping you from enjoying life to the fullest.

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Avoid These 12 Mistakes on the Way to Success



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