Do You Have An Attitude Of Abundance

How To Develop An Attitude of Abundance

There are two basic ways that you can view the world that we live and do business in. There are those that believe this is a dog eat dog world where you have to fight and claw for everything that you get. Generally speaking, this group is convinced that all that you gain has to in some way, at some time, come at the expense of someone else. They are supporting a theory that suggests that the world is a place with a limited value and limited resources. Interestingly enough, people of all political stripes belong to this group, even some very left leaning liberals who rail against large companies and those people with significant wealth.

What Will An Attitude Of Abundance Do For You

The second viewpoint, that the world is a place of inexhaustible value and unimagined resources comes from an attitude of abundance. They are not bound by the concept that in order to win there has to be someone who loses. I’m suggesting that isn’t always the way it is viewed.

 How An Attitude Of Abundance Works

fair market valueLet’s say that there is a man who has a house that he wants to sell. He bought the house years ago and has rented it out for many years, but hasn’t kept it up at all. The house is a large, older house with a solid frame but quite rundown and needs a lot of fixing up. As a result, he has not have any offers on the house for a long time and it looks as though he may not be able to sell it at all. I agree to pay the man $100,000 even though he is only asking for $80,500 because he agrees to my proposal that I will pay him $1000/month for the next 100 months. (just over 8 years)

I make this deal with him because I know a man with a family of four who has poor credit who is trying desperately to find a home that is safe and big enough for his family. I know he is a hard working carpenter/handyman who is never out of work. I approach him and make him an offer that if he will lease this house from me for the next 100 months at $1000/month, he and I will be 50/50 owners at the end of the term.

I agree with him that at that point we will have the house appraised, and I will sell him my half of the house with payments to be made at the rate of $1000/month until the debt is extinguished. The carpenter is delighted. He knows he can fix up the house so his family can live comfortably, and he also knows that as he fixes things and improves things, he is doing it on a house that is his and not some landlord. He is also getting a big house for far less than market rent, and on terms that are affordable to him.

So who is the loser here? Not the seller of the house, who had a rundown house that he couldn’t sell. He got more than fair market value for it, and he is assured of a steady flow of income from it over the next eight years.

The carpenter isn’t the loser either. He has a house to move his family into that they can call home, and he can begin to build equity for himself the minute he moves in.  He is guaranteed that his ‘rental rates’ will not increase over the next eight years.

I didn’t lose either. I have only put out a bit of money for legal fees and paper work, and I will end up with 50% equity in a attitude of abundancehouse after 8 years. And a guaranteed sale for it at a fair price! How is that losing?

This is exactly the type of possibility that comes when you have an attitude of abundance.  You could say that if I was sharp, I could have ground the house seller down to $75,000 and then just hired the carpenter to fix it up and flip it out for $125,000, and you would likely be right. But then I haven’t created any value for anyone but myself. With the other scenario, I get to help two other people with no real loss to my position.  I’d rather do that any day.

Can you imagine a world where everyone tried to help as many people as they could? Hard to comprehend isn’t it? But we can get there, one person at a time. How’s your attitude of abundance?

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6 Responses to “Do You Have An Attitude Of Abundance”

  1. Ron Simplified Myers Says:

    Awesome blog. I would agree with the attitude of abundance and it would be incredible if most lived with that type of mentality. Unfortunately most have been programmed with the dog eat dog world. That mentality is why most will never get what they want. They believe the dog eat dog approach is the only way to real abundance but their character won’t allow them to be that kind of person. So they feel stuck. That is why most are unhappy with their life. If they understood the possibilities as outlined in your blog, the roof of opportunities would lift and the world would benefit greatly. Thanks again.
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    Thank you Ron. Wouldn’t it be awesome?
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  2. Ryan Biddulph Says:

    Your post reminds me so much of The Science of Getting Rich, Sigrid.

    Leave each transaction having offered more value than you take. By doing this you leave the impression of increase on each person, and on the entire Universe.

    Give more than you take and you feel good about yourself, and the more you do this, you keep giving more and more, and the cash flows in, in increasing amounts.

    All because you had an attitude of abundance. No lack, in an Infinite Universe.

    Thanks Sigrid!
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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    Thanks for the compliment Ryan!
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  3. Nate Leung Says:

    I was thinking the exact same thing what Ryan just said. I could hear Wallace D Wattles in this blog post.

    Always give, and give value for people and don’t expect anything in return. The more you give, the more you will receive.

    Once again, awesome post my friend. :-)
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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    Thank you Nate. I appreciate you very much..
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