We like to believe in, and we enjoy working with clients that have, an “abundance mindset”. Someone with an abundance mindset generally is an optimist who believes there is enough business, success, and praise for all of us, and that when it comes to business or family, 1 + 1 > 2.
This is opposed to a scarcity mindset, in which people believe there is only pie from which we share, thus, every piece you get takes away from what I might get. It is easy to see how a scarcity mindset could result in jealousy and an inefficient business model.
Your workplace environment, business operations, and referral sources may be aided tremendously by cultivating an abundance mindset in your business, and here are four ways to help you get there:
- Offer Words of Encouragement. Let people know how much you appreciate them, and how every individual is important to the team.
- See Opportunities, not Obstacles. Rather than focusing on obstacles as an excuse, view obstacles as opportunities to create something new or as personal challenges to succeed.
- Put People in a Position to Succeed. By capitalizing on individual strengths, team members are more likely to be productive, and less likely to exhibit jealousy and fear.
- Create Team Goals. Individual goals are important, and lead to accountability; however, it is also helpful to have team goals. Team goals ensure everyone is rowing the same direction, and often lead to greater productivity and exponential growth.
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Joseph E. Fournier is an Attorney and a CPA who has more than twenty years of experience in a variety of business legal matters, including start-ups and company formations, drafting shareholder and operating agreements, contracts, employment law, commercial litigation, tax planning and audit defense, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He also handles estate planning matters, such as business succession planning, wills, trusts, and probate.