How to Create the Abundance Mindset

Give away what you got.

It’s not that complicated, really.

But let’s think for a minute; what do a great number of people do instead?

When someone has a great idea, they hoard that idea.  They don’t give it away.  They shelter and protect it.  They keep it to themselves in fear that someone else might take it.  They think, “I better save that idea for later.”  They don’t share their ideas or give them away – they keep them.

Well, let’s think – why would you do that?

The problem isn’t that your ideas aren’t any good.  It’s not even because your ideas aren’t worthy or that you aren’t worthy – because you are.  The problem is your thinking.  You think that if you give one idea away that you won’t come up with more great ideas.  And that fear has got you living in the lake of lack.

Yup, you heard me right.  Instead, start by giving what you got.

Are you short on time?

Some people are always running out of time – like it was cash or some commodity.  They’re always in a panic to get stuff done.  They’re time vampires.  They literally devour their time and suck the life out of themselves – until there is no time left.

These time vampires live in the lake of lack.  The don’t give away their time because they don’t think there is “enough time” to give.  And when you don’t think there is enough, you’re coming from scarcity or lack.

So, how do you break the pattern?

You’ve got to be willing to give from where you are.

Give what you got because giving signals “more-than-enoughness.”  It signals abundance.  When you’re in a state of giving, and giving willingly you’re telling others (and yourself) that there is plenty.  That there is more than enough for everyone.

Here are 6 ways to give and create the abundance mindset:

  • Are you short on time? If that’s the case, give away some of your time. Take time to give to others. You don’t have to dedicate 90% of your day to serving others – that’s not what I’m saying. Just find that balance between giving and receiving. Find an organization or a person that you really love and volunteer some of your time. Give your time away.
  • Don’t feel loved? You’ve got to give some before you get some. Give away some hugs. Go out right now and give 5 people you know a big hug. I guarantee right after you do this, you’ll feel great. You’ll feel like a million bucks! Why? Because you feel loved. And you can only feel loved when you give that love to others. Go out right now and hug 5 people!
  • Short on Cash? Give some away. Yes, you heard me right. I’m not saying you should sell the farm, far from it. But you may consider giving money to a charity, giving money to a friend who needs it, or even giving money to a panhandler in the street.  Givers gain.
  • Are you stuck? Do you want to get unstuck?  Help others first. Think of someone you know that is having a similar problem. And think of a way that you could help them based on what you know.  I’m telling you this works!  When you help others wholeheartedly, help will always come back to you.
  • Lacking self-belief? Yup, you know it. You’ve got to give it away! If you lack self-belief, then give away that belief to others.  What do I mean?  Find someone you know who is lacking in self-confidence or in self-belief and give them a boost.  Spend some time with this person and feed their mind.  Tell them how much you believe in them.  Tell them how successful you see them becoming; how you always knew they could make it. Tell them how proud you are of them. Fill their mind with positive ideas.  Instill belief in others and belief will come flowing abundantly to you.
  • Short on ideas? This is my favorite. If you’re short on creative ideas, give them away! Give others creative ways to increase business, find a new stimulating career or improve their health.  Give ideas away and ideas will flood right back to you.

With all of these tips, you have to start with where you are.  You can’t give what you don’t have.  Be willing to give what you got from where you are and I promise you – abundance will flow into your life.  You will be actively creating the abundance mindset.


  • Srinivas Rao

    Reply Reply May 1, 2009

    Hey Steve,

    This is great stuff as always. Based on alot of your visualization exercises and more I became inspired to start another blog called the Skool of Life. In the first post I actually put a link to your visualization course :).

  • Steve

    Reply Reply May 1, 2009

    Thank-you so much Srinivas.

  • Gabriel

    Reply Reply May 25, 2009

    Thanks a lot,it really made me understand,how to have and maintain an abundant mindset…giving.

  • vass

    Reply Reply September 15, 2011

    thanks steve. interesting. much appreciated


  • Steve

    Reply Reply September 15, 2011

    your welcome VC :)

  • Richardson

    Reply Reply November 28, 2014

    Well Thanx Steve, what you wrote on creating the mindset of abundance is nothing but the truth…I can testify…I reached a point and I thought I have been giving too much, ideas, time, money etc but then I think I was only counting what I have been giving than receiving…thanx again for such an eye opening literature…

  • Ann Shea

    Reply Reply November 28, 2014

    Enjoyed this post, Steve. One of the best ways to learn the abundance mindset is to associate with people who demonstrate generosity of spirit and are encouraging and refreshing and just turning the other way when you encounter “Debbie Downers.” You are in the former group…Keep it coming! :)

  • Keith Rowbottom

    Reply Reply December 1, 2014

    I totally believe in the law of attraction. My only problem to date is many of the people promoting it. It invariably ends up with me being asked to give my credit card details for a payment. Really don’t need a course on it. ‘THOUGHTS MAKE THINGS’ right?.
    Job done !. You can have anything you want. It works through quantum physics & synchronicity. I get it. Anyway Im sure the universe can provide funds without the think positive gurus having to solicit for them. A few years ago I enquired about doing an online Bob Proctor course. Had a telephone chat with one of his team Chris Murray who told me it would cost $18,500. No need ‘Thoughts Make Things’. I even asked if it wouldcbe possible to see some testimonials regarding the efficacy of the course. He just laughed and told me ge wouldnt be sending any bad ones. At least he was honest. Anyway I suppose it just goes to show’ theres one born every minute’. Another old saying is ‘a fool and his money are easily parted’. Also I like my gurus not to have 40″ inch waistlines from too many Big Macs. Phew I saved myself some money there !.

  • Steve

    Reply Reply December 5, 2014

    Hey Keith – You don’t want to pay to learn about the Law of Attraction. That is fine. Plenty of other people will.

    As an example, I just bought this book last week from Pam Grout: E2 – Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality. This book already has 2,300 reviews on AMAZON. Which is crazy. And it just came out last year! The FACT is that there are plenty of people who will pay to learn about the Law of Attraction regardless if you do or not.

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