Last week I shared that I selected the word ABUNDANCE during the WORD OF THE YEAR exercise.
A.BUN.DANCE. A feeling or mindset of plenty. Believing, trusting, knowing that there is enough.
When I was doing the exercise and writing about it last week my mind went immediately to what it would look and feel like to have an abundance of financial security and time freedom. However, once I sat still and reflected deeper I realized I have an opportunity to create abundance in all five of the life areas that are the focus of The Desire Map program. (Based on the best-selling book and course, The Desire Map, written and created by Danielle LaPorte). I am a Heart Centered facilitator and teach the Desire Map principles but I am also a student too.
So, this week I am sharing the first life area of LIVELIHOOD + LIFESTYLE and what abundance looks and feels like for me. These are my examples but you are welcome to adopt them for yourself. Or feel free to let my examples inspire you to create your own vision. Before you experience #fomo, rest assured I will share the remaining life areas and examples of how to cultivate abundance in each area over the next four weeks.
First, what is meant by LIVELIHOOD + LIFESTYLE? The focus of this life area is around career, work, money, home, things, fashion, travel, etc. For me, having abundance in these areas is when I have the freedom to work less and spend more time with friends and family without feeling guilty or worrying that I am missing out on the next client or opportunity. It feels like ease and peace. Below are some specific intentions around creating abundance in the LIVELIHOOD + LIFESTYLE area of life.
Hustling less to attract your ideal client.
Getting paid what you are worth.
Having more than enough money to pay your bills.
Fully funding an emergency fund.
Growing savings accounts and investment funds.
Saying YES to new business opportunities.
Investing in coaching and educational programs.
Donating to charity.
Spending money on FUN things like vacations and experiences.
Hosting Sunday Suppers or Game Night. More time with loved ones.
Taking time off to relax and restore your energy.
Having the $ and time to explore and travel.
Which of these resonate with you? All of the above? If the idea of cultivating abundance in your LIVELIHOOD + LIFESTYLE speaks to you, here are some questions that you can reflect on this week.
What does abundance mean to me?
What does it look like?
What does it feel like? What will it take for me to believe I am worthy of receiving more? What do I need to stop doing? What do I need or want to do more of?
Be sure to check back next week when I will share ideas on how to create abundance in the area of BODY + WELLNESS. Until then have a blessed week!
PS...As I mentioned at the beginning of this post the concepts above are based on the the teachings in The Desire Map. If you are interested in the self-paced, digital course of The Desire Map taught by Danielle LaPorte, click here. And full disclosure...I am an affiliate of both COMMUNE and Danielle LaPorte so this post does contain my affiliate links and I receive a commission that helps me offset the business costs of being an entrepreneur.