Usage of the Power Tool
Do you know anyone who spends a lot of time and energy competing with others or putting people down verbally because they fear that that person is better than they are?
Are you the type of person who battles their weight, but insists on eating every last morsel of food on your plate because you don’t want to waste?
Or perhaps you can think of someone who has a relationship conflict of some type, and is struggling for an answer of what is the right thing to do.
How many times we sub optimize the solution for a problem owing to resource constraints? Is it not true that the world economic model is solely built on the assumption if scarce resources?
In these above brief examples, having an “Abundance Mentality” mindset will help overcome the challenges that many of us are faced with on a regular basis.
An Abundance Mentality basically means being of the mindset that there is plenty out there for everyone. There are many benefits to having a mentality that is secure and confident that there is plenty for all, and my mission with this article is to point out these benefits in order to help you to think “Win/Win” when making choices and decisions.
What would our lives be like if we changed our thinking to be in sync with a mentality of abundance? Examples of this mindset would be to believe that the world has fruit for all, that there is plenty to go around, that there is a lot of room at the top, that we are beneath no one and superior to no one. If we could develop this mentality, we would free ourselves from fear, we would be immune to criticism, and we would experience ultimate freedom in our minds and in our hearts.
Our lives will change for the better if we adopt this mentality, and our behavior will be more in line with achieving our own definition of success.
Win/Win is a thought process of both the mind and the heart that continuously seeks mutual benefit in human interaction. With a Win/Win frame of mind, all parties involved feel good about the solutions, agreements, and decisions because they are mutually beneficial for everyone involved. In this way of thinking, emphasis is put upon cooperation, not competition.
Application to Coaching
As coaches we need to have an abundant mind set about letting our clients feel like winners. We do not solve a client problem but we empower a client to see an abundance of their potential and capabilities. Unless we as coaches have this abundant mind set and feel secured about ourselves we cannot be successful. We should not be limited by the failures of yesterday but be hopeful about the endless possibilities of today.
Scarcity mentality will make us judgmental. It will push us to logically conclude instead of being curious. It will make us poor listeners.